The May issue of Fish Farmer magazine is online The Scottish parliamentary elections of 6 May resulted in the SNP retaining their place in government (with the support of the Scottish Greens). Politically the status quo continues as before, […] Bakkafrost delivers higher than predicted operating profit The Bakkafrost group, owners of the Scottish Salmon Company, delivered a total operating EBIT or profit of 223.5m Danish kroner (£26m) during first three months of this year, higher than […] OTAQ takes a stake in Blue Lion Labs Marine technology group OTAQ has taken a 10% stake in Blue Lion Labs, a Canadian data management and software company focused on monitoring harmful organisms in water. OTAQ is investing […] Iceland shines for NRS, but Norway disappoints Norway Royal Salmon today announced a first quarter operating profit of NOK 60m (£5m) during the first quarter of 2021, down from NOK 75m (£6m) a year earlier. The latest […] Scottish Sea Farms celebrates an antibiotic-free year Scottish Sea Farms has reached an important milestone in its mission to reduce the use of antibiotic treatments, with zero usage recorded for the company’s marine farms and hatcheries. The […] January’s cyber attack cost AKVA £4m The cyber attack which hit the AKVA group at the beginning of this year has cost the business more than £4m or NOK 49.7m. The figure is disclosed in the […] Cumbrae Oysters signs port deal Shellfish farmer Cumbrae Oysters has signed a new lease with the owners of Hunterston Port and Resource Centre, doubling the size of its site at the part. Peel Ports, the […] Norway Royal Salmon to give up triploid production Norway Royal Salmon has announced it is abandoning plans to continue breeding triploid salmon. The news follows a decision by the Ministry of Trade and Industry to order the suspension […] RSPCA Assured resumes in-person assessments Animal welfare body RSPCA Assured will be returning to in-person assessments as standard from 17 May, in line with easing Covid-19 restrictions in the UK. The organisation, which carries out […]

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Ramboll wins RAS kingfish contract

Aquaculture technology business Ramboll has been awarded a further contract by The Kingfish Company for design and engineering services for a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) site being built in Jonesport, […] Continue Reading

Norcod turns loss into profit

Norcod has announced a significant turnaround in its financial position, nearly doubling revenues and reporting a 2021 first quarter profit. The Norwegian cod farmer announced an income of NOK 11.8m […] Continue Reading


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Raising the stakes

Supply partner Gael Force Group reveals how its sector-leading quality assurance programme and specialised SeaQureWeld process is taking fish pen manufacturing to the next level. The forces of nature in […] Continue Reading

The jab that’s just the job

The new generation of vaccination machines are safe, effective and economical. Immunisation of stock is now a standard practice in salmonid aquaculture and has been so for nearly three decades. […] Continue Reading


AROTEC-G® offers an effective and sustainable strategy for the control of the ectoparasite Sparicotyle chrysophrii in gilthead seabream farming AROTEC-G® is a microencapsulated functional product composed of a blend of […] Continue Reading


Fish Farm Technician

The leading Rainbow Trout producer in Germany is seeking an experienced farm technician to join its team in the Black Forest area in South West Germany. The company produces rainbow […] Continue Reading

Field Engineer – Argyll

Scottish Sea Farms are a recognised employer within remote areas of the West Coast and Scottish Highlands and Islands.  Providing industry leading personal learning and development paths, our aim is […] Continue Reading


Norway at the crossroads

Norway’s salmon farming sector is poised to enter the most crucial period in its relatively short history, a new study suggests. Almost everyone agrees the industry has been a phenomenal […] Continue Reading

The clean-up crew

A group of researchers is investigating whether sea cucumbers can help to minimise the environmental impacts of fish farming. They recently completed a feasibility study to assess how well the […] Continue Reading


Unfair game

Earlier this month, I came across a headline in the Mail on Sunday that declared: “Listen to country folk – we know our land best”. This was a piece written […] Continue Reading


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