The January 2022 issue of Fish Farmer is online now The January 2022 issue of Fish Farmer is out online now, and you can read it here. This month we look at examples of fresh thinking, from the ambitious design […] Speculation over NTS grows following shareholder group bid A bid by a shareholders’ group to win full control of the NTS integrated aquaculture group has sparked a flurry of speculation in the Norwegian media about the future shape […] Brazil signs huge offshore fish farm deal Forever Oceans, a US-owned company, has signed a deal with the Brazilian Government to create the world’s largest offshore fish farm. The area being talked about is in the coastal […] Wales invites bids for £1m in fisheries funding Seafood businesses in Wales are being invited to submit applications to a £1m fund to primarily help mitigate the ongoing impact Covid-19 is having on the industry and adapt to […] Action plan to save Scotland’s wild salmon An ambitious strategy which aims to bring Scotland’s wild salmon population back from crisis point has been launched by Holyrood. Numbers have declined worryingly since the 1970s, with climate change […] US victory for Cooke steelhead plans The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously rejected various damage claims by a group of environmental organisations and upheld a permit granted to Cooke Aquaculture Pacific by the Washington Department […] Skills programme on offer to aquaculture entrepreneurs Businesses in the aquaculture and animal health sectors are being encouraged to consider applying for a fast-track skills programme for entrepreneurs, developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). The Pathfinder […] The Fish Farmer Year Book 2022 is online now The Fish Farmer Year Book 2022 is out now, and you can read it online here. It will also be available in a hard copy format with the December issue […]

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Heart of the matter

One of the biggest threats to farmed salmon is not what you might expect. Every year, hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, of fish die from a little-discussed cardiac disease, cardiomyopathy […] Continue Reading

Solid progress

Scottish aquaculture made excellent progress in almost eliminating the use of “critically important antibiotics” last year, according to an independent report. Norway, the world’s largest salmon farming country, can also […] Continue Reading

Nothing wasted

Fish farming byproducts have the potential to increase the sustainability of aquaculture and contribute to other sectors – such as food, diet supplements, animal feed and cosmetics – according to […] Continue Reading


Festive feasts

Christmas is coming and I have noticed that my local fishmonger is already displaying some whole carp on his fish counter. Traditionally, carp are grown in Europe during the summer […] Continue Reading

It’s a wrap!

Nick Joy muses on the links between Christmas, smoked salmon – and packaging. Just lately I have been buying rather a lot of smoked salmon. Having received a lot of […] Continue Reading



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