Storms leave a trail of fish escapes

Hundreds of salmon are thought to have escaped following Storm Ingunn which savaged the Norwegian coastline last week. Storm Ingunn, which saw northern Norway battered by hurricane-level winds, was one of the worst incidents of its kind for many years. It forced the salmon industry to batten down the hatches for several days. But the…

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Nova Austral rescue plan delayed again

The hoped-for financial rescue package for Nova Austral, one of Chile’s principal salmon farmers, has been delayed yet again. Creditors met yesterday to discuss a reorganisation agreement that sets out a number of alternatives. They failed to reach an agreement, however, and in a brief Oslo Stock Exchange statement the company said the meeting was…

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Producers tempted back to salmon permit auction

The latest salmon and trout farming permit auction in Norway has raised around NOK 1.5bn (£113m), it has been reported. The licences should have been sold a year ago, but the auction was boycotted by several companies in protest over the salmon tax . A call for it to be postponed was ignored by the…

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The Power of Metagenomics

State-of-the art DNA surveillance can surpass current diagnostics approaches Aquaculture is under pressure. Last year’s Salmon Production Survey revealed that even though output marginally increased in 2021, the general trend of decreasing Year 2 survival continues. This alarming drop in fish health also results in economic loss. Mortalities arise when animals succumb to stress induced…

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Water monitoring at its most effective

ANB Sensors presents innovative accessories to enhance the company’s calibration-free water quality sensors The intelligent battery housings accommodate lithium-ion batteries and are rated up to 900m depth. With a built-in power management system and battery voltage monitor, they ensure prolonged lifetimes, whilst the onboard datalogger simplifies data retrieval. The flow adapter streamlines sensor integration into…

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FIAP’s Alu series is light but strong

FIAP GmbH from Bavaria, Germany, has for many years offered a range of light but sturdy aluminium landing nets for fish farmers to facilitate their work The FIAP profinet Alu was developed in-house by the company many years ago. Among the features contributing to its robust and user-friendly design is the aluminium bow system of…

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Barramundi focuses on Brunei after Australian sell-off

Finfish farmer Barramundi Group has announced a “strategic pivot” to Brunei as a production centre, following the disposal of its Australian assets and fish health setbacks in its Singapore operations. The Singapore-based company reported its financial results for the first half of this year today. Barramundi cut its net losses from SGD 11.9m (£6.95m) in…

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From idea to solution

Navigating the regulatory process in product licensing requires the right certifications and guidance, and the right aquaculture contract research organisation with GLP, GCP & GMP certifications Product licensing is a long, intricate process, and a daunting endeavour for even the most experienced of organisations, let alone for ambitious entrepreneurs new to the industry. Ground-breaking ideas…

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Cooke’s Tassal buys struggling barramundi producer

The Tasmanian salmon farmer Tassal has bought a troubled Western Australia barramundi farmer, saving dozens of jobs in the process. Tassal, now part of the global Cooke aquaculture and seafood group, said last night that it has taken over MPA Fish Farms Pty Ltd and MPA Marketing Pty Ltd, which operates Western Australia’s only ocean based barramundi…

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Japanese giant Mitsui invests £43m in trout farm project

The giant Japanese trading group Mitsui is investing a further 78.5 billion Yen (£43m) in a major RAS trout farming project. It means that Mitsui now has a majority 50.4% stake in the trout producer known as FRD Japan. The new plant will be sited at Futtsu-shi, Chiba, around 25 miles east of Tokyo. Large…

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