Loch Linnhe

But where are the lice?

Modelling for the supposed prevalence of sea lice is not backed up by samples taken in the field, says Dr Martin Jaffa Congratulations to the Fish Farmer magazine team for...
from left Brian Rigney, CEO CAI Software; Odd Arne Kristengård, CEO Maritech; and and Wesley Jiang, Vice President STG.

Processing software business Maritech acquired by US firm

Seafood processing and logistics software business Maritech has been snapped up by US high-tech group CAI Software. Maritech is a leading cloud-based ERP (enterprise resource planning) provider for the seafood...
Salmon pens in a blue sea with blue sky

Lerøy in positive mood despite a challenging year

Despite a number of biological challenges, the Lerøy Seafood group delivered better than expected 2023 fourth quarter results, with only a slight dip in profitability. Although lower than a year...
Aquaculture UK 2022 - awards dinner

Aquaculture Awards attract more entries than ever

The Aquaculture Awards 2024 have attracted a record number of entries, up more than 20% on last year’s event. The shortlist has been published today. The awards, to be presented...
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Måsøval sees revenue, profits up for Q4 but a loss for 2023

Norwegian salmon farmer Måsøval has reported a big jump in revenue and operating profit for the final quarter of 2023. The story for the full year was less upbeat, however,...
Fish farm salmon round nets in natural environment Loch Awe Arygll and Bute Scotland

The great masquerade

Salmon Scotland Chief Executive Tavish Scott addresses the blurring of the lines between activism and journalism, and highlights the desperate tactics of anti-salmon campaigners Our sector has hundreds of brilliantly...
Fish Farmer February 2024 cover, net pens in winter with snow

The February 2024 issue of Fish Farmer is out now online

Mowi farm, Beitveitnes, Norway

Mowi criticised over Norwegian salmon mortality

Mowi is being taken to task by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority over the high number of salmon deaths in central Norway. According to the national broadcaster NRK, around 180,000...
Optimar processing plant

Icelandic investors snap up Optimar

High-tech aquaculture and processing business Optimar International has been acquired by Icelandic investment company Kaldbakur ehf.  Kaldbakur has completed the purchase of all shares in the company from the previous...
Bella Arena - or Congress Hall D and International House in Bella Center. Copenhagen, Denmark

AQUA 2024 is taking shape!

AQUA 2024, co-organised by the European Aquaculture Society and the World Aquaculture Society, will take place from August 26-30 in Copenhagen. The event will be hosted at Copenhagen's Bella Centre...
Piper at the Scottish Pavilion, Aqua Nor 2023

Scottish Pavilion at Aqua Nor hailed a resounding success

Team Scotland’s presence last year at Aqua Nor, the international aquaculture trade show, has been hailed as a resounding success. In a poll, three-quarters of the Scottish businesses represented there...
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Seeing through the glass ceiling

Tackling unconscious choices can help us ‘banish’ bias from aquaculture, argues Heather Jones There was a wonderful moment in the BBC’s The Traitors – no spoilers here for those who...
Henning Beltestad, CEO Lerøy Seafood

ISA suspected at Lerøy site

Infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) is suspected at a Lerøy Seafood site at Frøya in Norway’s Trondelag region. Lerøy Midt AS informed the Norwegian Food Safety Authority of its concerns last week, based...
Vartdal processing plant, acquired by Ode February 2024

Cod farmer acquires salmon harvesting site

Norwegian cod farmer Ode has taken over a harvesting facility formerly owned by the salmon group Måsøval. Ode confirmed at the weekend that it had acquired the Western Seaproducts facility...
Blue Food Innovation Summit 2024 - graphic

Building blue resilience

The Blue Food Innovation Summit, taking place in London on 21 & 22 May, brings together a community of more than 350 ocean and blue food pioneers scaling innovation in...
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Fisheries and Seafood Scheme opens latest funding round

Applications are now being invited for seafood sector projects as part of the UK government’s Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS). Around £6m in matched funding is set to be allocated....
Barge, Macquarie Harbour Oxygenation Project (MHOP)

Oxygenation project at Macquarie Harbour gets underway

Scientists working on a project to restore oxygen levels in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania say the first stage has proved to be a success. The Macquarie Harbour Oxygenation Project (MHOP) aims...
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Taking on the challenges

Climate change and other factors keep throwing up new threats to fish health, as our expert panel explained in Fish Farmer’s Aqua Agenda webinar. Robert Outram reports THE PANELLISTS  [caption...
source: Proximar video

First harvest at Proximar’s Mount Fuji site now only months away

Proximar Seafood said today that the first commercial harvest for its land-based salmon farm in Japan will take place in “high summer”, in the third quarter of this year. In...