Southern exposure


Scotland was well-represented at the Aquasur trade show in Chile, as Mairi Gougeon reports I have recently returned from an official visit to Chile, promoting Scotland’s aquaculture sector and exceptional produce on the world stage. In a busy programme, I joined innovative Scottish companies at a major trade fair, made site visits to learn from…

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Emerging innovations for the shellfish industry

Oyster depuration

Innovation could help the shellfish industry adapt to restrictions posed since Brexit, writes Martin Sutcliffe Water quality is an important issue for the aquaculture sector and can be incredibly varied across UK coastlines due to contamination from sewerage. One sector that has been directly impacted by water quality is the shellfish industry, which has faced…

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Fish farms are part of the solution

Wild salmon leaping out water

Jon Gibb says the aquaculture sector is one of the few that has demonstrated its willingness to help save the king of fish Bob Dylan famously sang: “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” This is exactly how I feel in the twilight years of a career managing wild salmon…

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Together against AMR

Antimicrobial resistance is not stopped by national borders, argue Henrik Duesund and Dr Patrik Henriksson By 2050, 10 million people could die from bacteria and other microorganisms resistant to antibiotics. Even countries and regions that make limited use of antibiotics will be affected. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global threat to human and animal health…

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Inside job

A tiny sensor implant could tell us far more about fish health Researcher Eirik Svendsen, at Norwegian research institute SINTEF Ocean, has developed an implant capable of measuring data, which can be associated with disease and ailments in farmed fish at an early stage. The tiny device may be the most advanced implant ever made…

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Balancing act

Managing aquaculture growth and environmental restoration is not easy but it is essential, argues Javier Ojeda The escalating global demand for aquatic food, anticipated to surge by almost 80% by 2050 according to a Stanford University study, is propelled by diverse factors such as population growth and shifts in local affordability. Anticipating and meeting this…

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