Too many deformed salmon being exported, says regulator

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has found that salmon is being sent out of the country with wounds, deformities and other issues. The authority said a total of 49 inspections were carried out and it was found that 24 of them did not meet the required regulations. The purpose of the requirements in the regulation…

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Chile loses thousands of salmon and trout to algal blooms

Coho salmon and trout in Chile have perished prematurely in their thousands, in what appears to be a mass mortality episode . The incidents have been centred around the Los Lagos region, with the latest reports suggesting that more than 500 tons of fish have already perished, representing around 2% of the total biomass in…

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From egg to plate

The value of Scotland’s salmon industry – which creates an estimated £766m in gross value added for the economy – benefits not only the fish farmers but also the many businesses and their employees operating up and down the entire supply chain. So says Salmon Scotland CEO in his latest column for Fish Farmer, which…

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Now for fish farming – the SpinTouch FX Water Analyser

Using proven photometric technology that has been game-changing in global water testing applications, the SpinTouch FX tests eight parameters, including ammonia, nitrate and nitrite with one water sample, simultaneously, within two minutes. The genius lies in the disk, which uses precisely measured reagents, meaning results are easy to obtain, accurate and repeatable. Portable, rugged and…

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Arnarlax owner faces high lice bill

A recent serious salmon lice infestation could cost the Icelandic Salmon company (also known as Arnarlax) up to £5m, the business has reported. Last month Icelandic Salmon decided to take out significant volumes of fish from Tálknafjörður in the Westfjords region of Iceland. Icelandic Salmon, which is owned by Norway’s SalMar, said: “This will have…

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Kingfish founder joins redfish start-up as Chairman

US fish farming start-up Pine Island Redfish has appointed Ohad Maiman, founder and former CEO of The Kingfish Company as Chairman of the Board. The move reunites Pine Island founder Megan Sorby – who was formerly Operations Manager with Kingfish Maine – with her former boss. Maiman, an Israeli financier, founded The Kingfish Company in…

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Nordic Aquafarms edges closer to green light for California

Nordic Aquafarms has passed another milestone in its bid to build a land based yellowtail kingfish farm in California. The California Coastal Commission has issued a ”Notice of Intent to Issue” a Coastal Development Permit (CDP), which will be the final major permit required for the farm. The decision was passed  12-0 in favour. It…

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Profit collapse hits major Chilean salmon farmer

The big Chilean salmon farmer Salmones Camanchaca suffered a price collapse during the July to September third quarter period and operating revenue fell despite higher harvest volumes, the company has disclosed. It has blamed lower prices and higher costs as being among the main reasons for the situation. The Atlantic Salmon harvest volumes totalled 17,760…

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Volcano crisis: fish farmer battles to save business

Fish farming and fishing companies around the beleaguered town of Grindavik are racing to save what they can of their businesses from being engulfed by an expected volcanic eruption. The latest reports suggest that the port could be lost for good, with problems likely to remain for years. Earthquakes in the locality have already caused…

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Lerøy Q3 hit by ISA issues

The Lerøy Seafood group is lowering its fish farming production forecasts for this year following a series of illness issues at some of its sites in Norway. Presenting its third quarter results today the group, which is part owner of Scottish Sea Farms, unveiled an 8% higher turnover at NOK 8,001m (£591m) but an operational EBIT (operational profit)…

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