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Conference speakers, including Eleanor Adamson (centre)

Aquaculture for a thriving future

Fishmongers’ Hall in London was the venue for an event focused on low-trophic aquaculture, as Nicki Holmyard reports The Fishmongers’ Company held a highly successful conference on 30 November, which...
sea lice

Mapping out the lice threat

Consultation is over and SEPA is getting ready to start enforcing Wild Salmon Protection Zones, reports Robert Outram The Scottish Government is to press forward with the roll-out of Wild...
SINTEF lab

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...
Many Pangasius in Chao Phraya river.

Ambition in the East

Vietnam is looking to grow its aquaculture – and to make it more efficient. Vince McDonagh reports It might come as a surprise to some people to learn that Vietnam...
Shrimp

Sector set for growth

Rabobank’s look ahead to 2024 suggests better days are coming for aquaculture producers, reports Vince McDonagh After a turbulent 2023, the aquaculture industry – and the salmon sector in particular...
Scottish fish farm

HPMAs: what’s next?

Proposals to bar all commercial activity from 10% of Scotland’s waters have been dropped. Where do we go from here? Sandy Neil finds out The decision, after all the debate,...
atlantic cod in the wild underwater

Spawn to be wild

Selective breeding means farmed cod are less likely to spawn multiple times, research from Nofima suggests After several attempts in the past, cod farming on a commercial scale is on...
Clams and wood

Worms for dinner, anyone?

Seen by Westerners for centuries as nothing but a menace, Teredo worms have the potential to become a tasty and nutritious part of our diet. By Nicki Holmyard Shipworms, also...
Ferry crossing to Hoy, Orkney: ferry fares for the Northern and Western Isles are set to go up substantially next year

The business reset needs to be turbo-charged

Salmon Scotland’s Chief Executive Tavish Scott explains the Scottish Government is saying the right things but needs to act faster After replacing Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister, Humza Yousaf promised...
Fish Farmer February 2024 cover, net pens in winter with snow

The February 2024 issue of Fish Farmer is out now online