The February issue of Fish Farmer is online The February issue of Fish Farmer magazine is out now and you can view the online version here. This issue of Fish Farmer is, somewhat inevitably, dominated by Brexit. What […] Brexit ‘has already cost salmon producers £11m’ Red tape, delays and depressed prices following the end of the Brexit transition period have cost Scotland’s salmon producers £11m in January and February alone. That is the calculation of […] Norcod gears up for first harvest this summer Norwegian cod farming venture Norcod is in a “strong position” to start commercial sales this summer, the company said. Reporting on results for the fourth quarter of 2020, Norcod said […] Benchmark signs World Heritage Salmon deal Benchmark Genetics has agreed a five-year deal to provide 20-25 million ova annually for World Heritage Salmon (WHS), which is developing a land-based aquaculture facility in an abandoned mine. The […] SalMar reports ‘satisfactory’ Q4 although profits are down Salmon farming giant SalMar today announced a “satisfactory” final quarter operational EBIT or profit of NOK 413.8m (£35m) . The figure is down 37% on the 2019 Q4 EBIT of […] Malcolm Pye joins OTAQ board Marine technology business OTAQ has appointed Malcolm Pye, founder and former Chief Executive of Benchmark Holdings plc, one of the leading players in aquaculture health, nutrition and genetics. OTAQ provides […] Shutdown ‘puts more than 1,500 jobs at risk’ The Canadian federal government’s decision to close salmon farms in the Discovery Islands region of British Columbia will put 1,535 jobs at risk and the state’s economy will take a […] Loch Duart reports growth for 2019/20 Scottish salmon farmer Loch Duart saw growth in both revenue and profit for the financial year 2019/20, the company’s accounts show. Loch Duart made a profit of £1.3m (up 18% […] Mussels and Brussels I generally class myself as an optimist, but Brexit has rather soured my thinking, and on this subject at least, I have become a fully paid-up member of the pessimistic […]

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