Gigante confirms new CEO in board shake up

Norwegian land-based salmon farmer Gigante Salmon has a new Chief Executive and has also managed to receive commitment of NOK 120 million (almost £9m) in funding, the company has announced. Gigante Salmon had problems earlier this year, reporting significant mortality with its second smolt batch. In a double Oslo Stock Exchange announcement today, the company…

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Can you fillet?

Processing fish

Norway’s ban on the export of ‘inferior’ quality salmon is being challenged by the countries who want to process it, reports Vince McDonagh Is Norway heading for a potentially damaging dispute with the European Union (EU) over the sale of production fish? Commonly known as prodfish, this term is mainly given to salmon that have…

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Nothing beats getting together in person

Aquaculture UK 2022 – trade show

Aquaculture industry companies and suppliers are looking forward to the sector’s biggest trade show in the UK As the UK’s leading trade show for the fish farming industry, Aquaculture UK is keenly anticipated by the organisations taking part – even more so because it only takes place once every two years. Fish Farmer asked some…

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DNV takes ownership of Ocean Ecology

UK-based consultancy Ocean Ecology is now wholly owned by assurance and risk management provider DNV, following a chain of corporate deals. The move confirms DNV’s control of the UK firm, following DNV’s acquisition of Åkerblå, the previous majority shareholder of Ocean Ecology. Established in 2013, Ocean Ecology is a leading UK provider of marine environmental…

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Skretting named as feed supplier for flow-through project

Aquafeed business Skretting has committed to supply feed to the Icelandic land-based fish farmer LAXEY. LAXEY, known until last September as Icelandic Land Farmed Salmon, is building a hybrid flow-through salmon farm on the south coast of Iceland. The company has just successfully completed a EUR €40m (£34.5m) capital raising exercise, with Skretting’s parent, Nutreco,…

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Norwegian government names new seafood minister

Norway has a new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans – just six months after the appointment of Cecilie Myrseth in the role. Myrseth moves up to Trade and Industry as part of a number of new senior appointments which the Labour-Centre Party coalition government hopes will help restore its popularity. She only took on the…

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Bluefront Equity launches new seafood fund

Seafood investor Bluefront Equity has launched its second investment fund by securing US $50m (£40.4m) for sustainable projects. Interest is thought to be very high, with the launch reported to be attracting considerable international attention both in Norway and elsewhere. Global impact investment firm Cambridge Associates is one of the lead investors in Bluefront Capital…

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Even more at Aviemore

Mairi Gougeon MSP at Aquaculture UK 2022

This year’s edition of the UK’s leading aquaculture trade show promises to be bigger and better than ever This May will see the return of Aquaculture UK, which is once more being held in Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands. With huge interest being demonstrated by exhibitors and registrants, this show looks set to retain its…

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Tenacibaculosis – an alternative approach

Atlantic salmon with gill lesion caused by Tenacibaculosis

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada has launched a tenacibaculosis model to assist farms in combating growing disease challenges In 2023, the Norwegian salmon industry experienced the loss of 62.7 million Atlantic salmon before they reached market size, marking an increase in mortality by 6 million salmon from the previous year. The largest contributors to…

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Revolutionising aquaculture safety

Example AI performance

OTAQ introduces LPAS to combat harmful algae blooms: a game-changer in aquaculture monitoring Within the aquaculture industry there are increasingly frequent reports of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABS) being responsible for devastating fish kill events, in some cases with a single event wiping out an entire farm’s stock. In order to mitigate this, farms have been…

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