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Canadian industry calls for a ‘new era’ in aquaculture

Aquaculture is agriculture – and it represents a major food and economic opportunity for Canada. That’s the message in an open letter from the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) to...
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Optimizing trout performance through field trials 

Troutlodge is the world’s leading producer of eyed trout eggs. We maintain four strains of rainbow trout, which allows for security of supply for our customers all year-round. Our breeding...
Mowi farm Beitveitnes, Norway

Mowi announces Q2 profit of £195m

Mowi today reported a second quarter trading EBIT or operational profit of €230m (£195m) with Scotland continuing to improve. This is slightly lower than what some analysts had been forecasting,...
Aerial view of the sea fish farm cages and fishing village in XiaPu, FuJian province, China

Big country, big ideas

The Chinese fish farming sector is steadily growing, as part of a drive to ensure food security, as Eugene Gerden reports. The Chinese fish farming sector is steadily growing these...
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Minke whale invades salmon cage

A minke whale has broken into a salmon cage in northern Norway, highlighting a possible new problem for the industry. The incident happened at an Ellingsen facility in the north...
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Local authority says earlier warning should have been given over job losses

The Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the Western Isles Council, has expressed frustration that employees and the community were not alerted earlier over plans to shut down a Bakkafrost...
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Growing together

Integrated aquaculture is catching on in world-wide markets, reports Julia Hollister. Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, or IMTA, is similar to polyculture, where two or more crops are farmed in an integrated...
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LARA is transforming aquaculture with sustainable, high-efficiency seafood production

Blue Planet Ecosystems has developed LARA (pictured), a groundbreaking system redefining sustainable aquaculture. With the global population rising, traditional practices are falling short. LARA, short for Land-based Automated Recirculating Aquaculture,...
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RS Aqua unveils revolutionary smart load sensors

Leading ocean technology company RS Aqua has launched a new range of load sensors for the aquaculture industry. The smartlink® EE sensors are designed for live load sensing in aquaculture...
Fish farm for breeding for rainbow trout and salmon fry in net cages. Concept aquaculture pisciculture.

Icelandic authorities probing 5,000 strong hatchery escape

Iceland is starting to experience large scale salmon escapes, with a reported serious incident in the northeast of the country. The Icelandic Veterinary Agency MAST said that just over 5,100...
Mats Snare, Seafood Norway

New appointment to help aquaculture tackle environmental issues

The employers’ group Seafood Norway has appointed a new manager with a mission to assess and help reduce the environmental impact of aquaculture and seafood in general. Mats Snåre, (pictured)...
Arnish harvest station, Stornoway

80-plus Bakkafrost processing jobs at risk in Western Isles

At least 80 jobs in the Western Isles are at risk, following the news that Bakkafrost Scotland is planning to mothball its harvest and processing facilities in Stornoway, on the...
Moredun Scientific

New laboratory assays to measure functional immunity in fish

Moredun Scientific are now able to offer a range of laboratory assays to measure functional immunity in fish. These assays can be used for a variety of purposes such as...
Lamotte Europe

SpinTouch FX can analyse fresh, salt and brackish water

Utilising proven photometric technology that has proven to be game-changing in global water testing applications, the SpinTouch FX tests eight parameters – including ammonia, nitrate and nitrite – with one...
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Deep thinking

Norway’s Subfarm plans to take salmon farming to new depths – and exciting new locations – as Robert Outram reports The ocean is wide. Despite that, however, competition for marine...
Juan Pablo Ramírez Torrealba, General Manager, Benchmark Genetics Chile

Ramírez to head Benchmark Genetics Chile

Benchmark Genetics Chile has appointed Juan Pablo Ramírez Torrealba as General Manager, succeeding Berta Contreras Mutis. Mutis will be pursuing new professional opportunities, the company said. Juan Pablo Ramírez Torrealba...
Ketchikan, Alaska

State of Alaska supports Seagriculture USA 2024

Seagriculture USA 2024, the leading event for seaweed producers in North America, has secured sponsorship from the State of Alaska, where the conference will be held this September. Seagriculture USA...
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Norwegian salmon prices down again as competition intensifies

Fresh salmon prices in Norway were down again last week, hitting their lowest point of the year so far. But demand for the pink fish remains strong, with sales volumes...