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...
A workboat passes fish pens leaving a wake

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...
Breaking through the glass ceiling graphic

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...
render of a fish farm embedded in a mountain, with a boat alongside

90,000-tonne land-based salmon farm planned for Lewis

A Norwegian salmon company is hoping to build a 90,000-tonne land-based fish farm in a remote part of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. The story was broken this week by...
Aberdeen , Scotland, Wednesday, 21 February  2024 

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Sean Wolpert, President at DEEP

Picture by Michal Wachucik/Abermedia

Subsea awards recognise underwater expertise

Aberdeenshire firm J+S Subsea was one of the big winners at last night's Subsea Expo Awards in Aberdeen, picking up two accolades. The Kintore-based firm collected the Company of the...
Ronja Star - Bakkafrost

Applecross and wellboats leading Bakkafrost Scotland fightback

Increased treatment capacity and investment in the Applecross hatchery are enabling Bakkafrost to address fish health issues in its Scottish operations, the company has reported. “Dual treatment” – tackling sea...
Grieg Seafood worker on pen

Grieg Q4 rocked by spiro, jellyfish and winter sores

Grieg Seafood is the latest Norwegian salmon farmer to report biological and jellyfish issues during the final quarter of 2023. The company, which was big in Scotland until three years...
Egg bearing female salmon lice

Sea lice research at VESO Aqualab

Sea lice – a point of focus VESO is a world leading contract research facility, committed to the conduct of state-of-the-art trials with fish and fish pathogens. Our main focus...
Salmon fillets with Nick Joy cartoon logo

What shall I talk about?

There’s hardly been any news about farming, so what on earth can I talk about? With French farmers dumping God knows what on their parliament and Brussels trying to fend...