The November issue of Fish Farmer is online now After nearly two years of peering at each other on screen, the aquaculture industry is cautiously returning to in-person events. Last month the European Aquaculture Society held its annual conference, […] Olympic champion carries flag for Norway’s seafood Norwegian Olympic champion Karsten Warholm has signed a two year deal to help promote the country’s seafood across the world. The co-operation agreement is with the Norwegian Seafood Council. The […] Russian Aquaculture reports strong growth and profit Russian Aquaculture has seen significant growth in both revenue and profit for the first nine months of 2021. The company, which farms Atlantic salmon and trout in the Murmansk and […] Norway seafood exports hit new record a month early Norway’s seafood exports last month have broken the 2019 all-time record figure of NOK 107.2bn (£8.9bn), the latest figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council show. With the December figure still […] Måsøval raises £33m to help fund Vartdal purchase Norwegian fish farming company Måsøval has successfully raised NOK 400m  – around £33m – to help finance the purchase of the Vartdal Group, another family salmon business. Måsøval has made […] Lobster restoration project reaches another milestone Orkney Shellfish Hatchery (OSH) has announced the release of its first stock of land-raised European clawed lobster juveniles into the ocean. The release, which saw 500 of the hatchery’s advanced […] MPs ‘concerned’ over more delays to import checks MPs on an influential Westminster committee have expressed “deep concern” that the UK government has further delayed implementing checks on food imports from the European Union. The Environment, Food and […] Missing in action The Salmon Interactions Working Group (SIWG) report was published in May 2020. As reported on this site, the Scottish Government’s response to it came out in October this year, around […]

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Being Isolated

Isolating specific strains is a key control point in disease prevention The period between 2012 and 2018 saw a steady increase in the prevalence, in Norway, of Yersiniosis or Enteric […] Continue Reading

Managing aquaculture risk

In-depth knowledge of the industry makes Sunderland Marine an invaluable resource for fish farmers With farmed fish under increasing threat from environmental conditions – including algal blooms caused by excess […] Continue Reading


Field Engineers/Mechanics

Are you a time served Mechanic or Engineer with a passion for the outdoors? Are you looking for a progressive and innovative business to broaden your career? Scottish Sea Farms […] Continue Reading


Coming up, Down Under

Every Christmas Eve – before the pandemic struck – Australians would descend on big city seafood markets in their tens of thousands buying up salmon, prawns and almost every type […] Continue Reading

Making waves

Sound waves are a non-lethal way to deter seals, but there is a debate over their use. Sandy Neil reports It’s a simple question fish farmers face: how do you […] Continue Reading

Must fish fly?

Salmon are meant to swim, not fly! With these words Atli Gregersen, owner of the Faroese fish farming company Hiddenfjord, sparked off a major debate inside the industry after he […] Continue Reading


What’s in a word

In last month’s edition the definition of sustainable investment for the blue economy was discussed (“A question of definition”, Fish Farmer October 2021). As sustainability is one of my favourite […] Continue Reading

Chain reaction

The SSPO’s rebrand is more than just a change of name, as Hamish Macdonell reports. “You have to make it relevant to them: how does it affect them in their […] Continue Reading

Meal deals

The ‘value added’ packaged salmon meal was an idea that came and went, as Dr Martin Jaffa reports. I’m in the process of moving office and the move offers the […] Continue Reading


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