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New tax plan “changes nothing” – Seafood Norway

Seafood Norway, one of the country’s main organisations representing employers in aquaculture and fisheries, today described changes to the proposed “salmon tax” as disappointing, The organisation’s CEO Geir Ove Ystmark accused the government of not listening or understanding the salmon...
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Making herstory

The March issue of Fish Farmer magazine celebrated International Women's Day by featuring insights from women involved in aquaculture in the UK and beyond. You can read Q&As with: Teresa Garzon, Chair of Women in Scottish Aquaculture; Bakkafrost Scotland's Matilda...

Loch Duart promotes Hazel Wade as Operations Director

Independent salmon farmer Loch Duart has promoted Hazel Wade to the post of Operations Director. Wade has worked with Loch Duart for more than 18 years and has been Operations Manager since 2019. She brings 20-plus years of experience in...

Oslo government cuts salmon tax rate to 35%

The Norwegian government today unveiled its new salmon ground rent tax plans, lowering the rate from the original 40% to 35%. Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Finance Minister Trygve Vedum announced their proposals at a special press briefing this...
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Iceland aquaculture exports hit new record in 2022

Iceland’s aquaculture-related exports totalled a record 49 billion kroner (£287m) last year, according to the latest official figures. This represents a 39% increase on 2021, according to Statistics Iceland. As with Norway, salmon is by far the biggest earner with...
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ASC’s Australian awards celebrate sustainable seafood

Pacific Reef Tigers, a prawn farm near Ayr in north Queensland, has been named as Best Responsible Producer in the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s annual Sustainable Seafood Awards in Australia. The company was praised for its innovative water quality control system...
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Tenacibaculosis – an alternative approach

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada has launched a tenacibaculosis model to assist farms in combating growing disease challenges In 2023, the Norwegian salmon industry experienced the loss of 62.7...
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Revolutionising aquaculture safety

OTAQ introduces LPAS to combat harmful algae blooms: a game-changer in aquaculture monitoring Within the aquaculture industry there are increasingly frequent reports of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABS) being responsible for...
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BIO-UV and Pinnacle in partnership for ozone treatments

BIO-UV Group has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with US-headquartered Pinnacle Ozone Solutions to leverage the company’s QUADBLOCK Ozone water treatment products in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. ...
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Aquaculture technology and biosecurity

Advanced aquaculture technology is enhancing biosecurity and fish welfare, writes Iain Brown, Industry Sales Engineer, Xylem UK and Ireland Leading aquaculture experts from Xylem will deliver a keynote address at...
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UCO nets a solution to the problem of containment 

Maintaining the integrity of nets is essential for a fish farm – but can be expensive. Fortunately, there is an answer to the dilemma Containment of stock is a key...
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Enhancing aquaculture operations

A comprehensive solution from Tritonia and Ocean Ecology Tritonia Scientific provide underwater surveying through the use of remote sensing techniques (multibeam, sidescan and ROV – remotely operated vehicle – visual...
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Jobs

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Quality Monitor, Lerwick

We’re currently recruiting for a Quality Monitor at our Lerwick processing plant. The role is within our Quality team who are responsible for ensuring the highest welfare, food safety and...
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Senior Husbandry, Orkney

Are you a highly motivated individual looking to expand your career? We are currently recruiting for a Senior Husbandry role to support the Farm manager in the day-to-day operation of...
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Electrical/Maintenance Engineer, Girlsta Hatchery

At Scottish Sea Farms we are committed to supporting local economies in some of the most remote parts of the Scottish Highlands and Islands by providing employment and career development...
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Features

Mairi Gougeon MSP at Aquaculture UK 2022

Even more at Aviemore

This year’s edition of the UK’s leading aquaculture trade show promises to be bigger and better than ever This May will see the return of Aquaculture UK, which is once...
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Fit for an emperor

A RAS farm in Germany has been leading the way in raising pike-perch for the table at a commercial scale. Robert Outram reports Mark Saalmann has some advice for any...
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Innovation at sea

The marine sector is changing, with alternative fuels and bigger vessels coming onto the market, says Sandy Neil The world’s first hydrogen workboat, the UK’s first 100% electric workboat, the...
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Emerging innovations for the shellfish industry

Innovation could help the shellfish industry adapt to restrictions posed since Brexit, writes Martin Sutcliffe Water quality is an important issue for the aquaculture sector and can be incredibly varied...
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Fjords, the Faroes and flying fish

For a small fish farming nation, this rocky archipelago punches above its weight, writes Robert Outram. Additional reporting: Vince McDonagh The Faroese Research establishment formerly known as Fiskaaling has a...
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Hurdles get higher

Bureaucracy, import duty and international tension are holding back seafood trade, the Norwegian Seafood Council says. Vince McDonagh reports War, international unrest and inflation are creating major challenges for seafood...
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Opinion

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The speed of reaction

Opinion piece by Nick Joy I admit that my mind might not be quite on the job at the moment. Coming back from Sicily by car has been quite an...
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Southern exposure

Scotland was well-represented at the Aquasur trade show in Chile, as Mairi Gougeon reports I have recently returned from an official visit to Chile, promoting Scotland’s aquaculture sector and exceptional...
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Why we need exports

By Nick Joy Travelling to Europe is a wonderful thing for widening the mind but also reminding me how much we continue to depend on the good taste of our...
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Building up an appetite

How to persuade UK consumers to eat more seafood was a key issue at the Norway-UK Seafood Summit, reports Dr Martin Jaffa At the end of February, Norway came to...
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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...
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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...
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Events

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Full speed ahead for sea trials showcase

Preparations are moving fast as vessels, speakers and delegates confirm for this year’s Speed@Seawork, partnered with the Society of Marine Industries (SMI). The event, which showcases fast working boats and demonstrates the...
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Packed programme for Aquaculture UK’s new Innovation Theatre

Aquaculture UK has unveiled the programme for its first ever Innovation Theatre, with presentations running in parallel with existing Keynote Theatre. The trade show and conference will be held over...
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Data will drive the fish farm of the future

As technological advancements continue and costs become more accessible, how are traditional and modern fisheries adopting data-driven approaches and intelligent systems into their production processes? This will be one of...
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Minister to open Aquaculture UK conference

Scotland’s Rural Affairs Minister, Mairi Gougeon, will head an exciting line-up of speakers at Aquaculture UK, which gets underway in Aviemore in two months’ time.  The keynote theatre programme, now...
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Scotland’s marine software expertise on show in Chile

Software developed in Scotland to help predict the impact of fish farm waste on the marine environment will be showcased for international markets at the AquaSur trade show, in Chile...
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Silver anniversary for Seawork 2024

As Seawork prepares to host its 25th edition from 11 to 13 June, the emphasis is on its growing international flavour. More than a quarter of last year’s exhibitors to...
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