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How the proposed Gaia Salmon post-smolt facility at Traena will look.

Plans to blow up islets to build large post-smolt facility

A row is brewing over plans for a new post-smolt facility in the north of Norway – which will involve blowing up two small islands to make space for the construction. The company behind the project is Gaia Salmon, which...
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Indian shrimp farmers accused of major human rights violations

India’s extensive shrimp farming industry has been accused, in a new report, of large scale human rights abuses and unacceptable employment practices. The report has been published by the international human and labour rights organisation, Corporate Accountability Lab (CAL). It...
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Underwater Contracting adds more Falcons to its fleet

Scottish-based marine support services business Underwater Contracting (UCO), already owner of the world’s largest fleet of Saab Seaeye Falcon ROVs, has added to its pool through the purchase of five new machines. The deal gives UCO a total of 38...
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Grant helps novel sea lice vaccine research to next step

Hopes for an effective vaccine against sea lice have been boosted with the news of a grant that is helping research into a further stage. Partners from the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture, AQUATRECK Animal Health SL and Moredun...
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Now Norwegians changing minds on fish farming

Norwegians are becoming increasingly negative about salmon farming, according to new polling. The survey was carried out by Norwegian broadcaster NRK public radio and follows a series of reports about large salmon death numbers from various biological issues. But the...
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Research set to assess benefits of offshore shellfish farming

A new study aims to use tagged lobsters to help assess the positive impact of offshore shellfish aquaculture on marine ecology. Scientists, mussel farmers and fishers on the Devon and Dorset coast are this month beginning the tagging work that...
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AlphaGeo promotes Chasing’s versatile ROVs

Marine services business AlphaGeo UK will be at Aquaculture UK this May, promoting the versatile range of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from China’s Chasing Innovation Tech Company, including the Chasing...
Atlantic salmon with gill lesion caused by Tenacibaculosis

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...
UCO’s Netfix system on an ROV

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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Jobs

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Marine Engineering Technician, Bakkafrost

At Bakkafrost Scotland we see things from a FRESH perspective. And you can join us. The Marine Engineering Technician will work as directed by the Engineering Manager, across our Marine...
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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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Features

Salmon

Stark numbers

The latest report from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute indicates that the industry is still failing to get a grip on salmon and trout mortalities. Vince McDonagh reports The figures are...
Processing fish

Can you fillet?

Norway’s ban on the export of ‘inferior’ quality salmon is being challenged by the countries who want to process it, reports Vince McDonagh Is Norway heading for a potentially damaging...
Aquaculture UK 2022 – trade show

Nothing beats getting together in person

Aquaculture industry companies and suppliers are looking forward to the sector’s biggest trade show in the UK As the UK’s leading trade show for the fish farming industry, Aquaculture UK...
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...
Pike perch

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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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...
Norwegian Minister for Fisheries and Ocean Policy Cecilie Myrseth

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

Aquaculture UK 2022 – trade show

Nothing beats getting together in person

Aquaculture industry companies and suppliers are looking forward to the sector’s biggest trade show in the UK As the UK’s leading trade show for the fish farming industry, Aquaculture UK...
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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...
Trond Hakon Schaug-Pettersen, CEO Salmon Evolution

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...
Mairi Gougeon, Minister for Rural Affairs, at Aquaculture UK 2022

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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