Mayors in mass protest over salmon traffic light plan

A GROUP of 14 mayors along the west coast of Norway have signed a petition against government proposals to reduce fish farming in some parts of the region. They fear it will lead to a cut in investment and jobs among the coast communities which they represent. But what is worrying for the government is…

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Mowi in staunch defence of salmon

MOWI has come out fighting against industry detractors with a news statement describing salmon as a nutritional powerhouse. The company says on its website : “We are all aware of the numerous health advantages linked with salmon consumption, but how beneficial is it for you? “Nutrient-dense foods such as salmon play an important role in…

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Canada’s Poseidon crosses Atlantic to Norway

The Canadian based aquaculture solutions company Poseidon Ocean Systems is to move into Norway. It has just announced that it is partnering with the Norwegian based technology supplier Fjord Miljo in a move which it says will allow it to reach new customers across the Atlantic while receiving the same level of service Fjord Miljo…

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Researchers seek seafood sector insights to unlock by-product prize

Researchers from Aberdeen have put a call out to Scotland’s seafood sector to help understand why the industry could be missing out on netting the full potential of its fish by getting more value from by-products.   The team of researchers from The James Hutton Institute have been looking at opportunities to achieve better value throughout…

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Fit for an emperor

Pike perch

A RAS farm in Germany has been leading the way in raising pike-perch for the table at a commercial scale. Robert Outram reports Mark Saalmann has some advice for any aquaculturist looking to start farming a new species. As he explains: “Every fish is different. You can’t build a trout farm for a pike-perch.” Saalmann…

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RS Aqua shortlisted in two Aquaculture Award categories 

Dr Ryan Mowat, Director of Innovation at RS Aqua (pictured).

In May all roads lead to Aquaculture UK 2024, where leading aquaculture supplier RS Aqua has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards: “Supplier of the Year” and the “Collaboration award” (the latter in conjunction with Innovasea, Scottish Sea Farms, and UKRI). At the conference, attendees will get an opportunity to explore the full range of…

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Electric ‘powerhouse’ compressors are suitable for every environment

Kerr Compressor Engineers

The latest KERR – KAESER MOBILAIR M250E and M255E stationary e-power portable compressors feature emissions-free, whisper-quiet electric drive, making them the perfect choice for use in aquaculture environments and low-emission or noise-protection zones. MOBILAIR e-power compressors are perfectly equipped for onshore and offshore applications, no matter how challenging. These portable electric powerhouses are incredibly durable,…

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Salmon farmers and government join forces to combat fish disease

aerial view of salmon farm

In an initiative inspired by the fight against Covid-19, salmon producers and the Chilean government have joined forces to tackle the problem of bacterial infection in farmed fish. The project, which has been named “Yelcho”, involves eleven leading Chilean salmon farming companies, the Salmon Council, SalmonChile’s Salmon Technological Institute (Intesal) and is supported by Aquabench,…

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Buoyant Kingfish on course to profit

The Kingfish Company, the Netherlands-based yellowtail fish farmer, recorded a strong performance last year. Publishing its accounts for 2023, the company reported revenues up coupled with what it said was an excellent biological performance. It achieved a 17% revenue increase in 2023, reaching €21.9m (£18m) against €18.7m (£16m) in 2022. Kingfish, which has a second…

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Mowi court battle over salmon tax gets underway

Mowi’s attempt to get Norway’s new salmon tax declared unlawful has finally reached the courts. According to the newspaper/news site Bergens Tidende the company met government officials at the Hordaland district court near Bergen yesterday. Mowi’s Chief Executive Ivan Vindheim, who is the probably the industry’s strongest opponent of the tax, was there for the start…

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