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High seas fish farm set to sail under a French flag

Plans for a fish farming “superyacht”, the Ocean Ark, have moved a step closer to reality, with an agreement between assurance and risk management provider DNV and the developers, aimed at securing registration as a French vessel. The Ocean Ark,...
Helge Albertsen, former CEO, Gigante Salmon

Gigante CEO out after further construction cost hike

The CEO of Norwegian land-based fish farmer Gigante Salmon has left the company after a warning that construction costs for the completion of its site at Rødøy are now expected to be more than 50% higher than the previous estimate....
Lerøy Sjøtroll smolt facility at Kjærelva in Fitjar municipality (photo: Multiconsult)

Lerøy loses 490,000 young salmon to ‘water quality’ issues

The Lerøy Seafood group has been affected by another biological incident which has led to the death of almost half a million young salmon in Norway. The deaths were reported at the Lerøy Sjøtroll facility at Kjærelva in Fitjar municipality...
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Brighter outlook for AKVA group

Aquaculture technology service company AKVA has reported a strong increase in revenues and operating profits for last year. AKVA recorded an EBIT of NOK 68m (ÂŁ5m) against an operating loss of NOK 56m (ÂŁ4m) in 2022. Revenues increased by 2%...
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‘Green’ eggs make their debut at Barcaldine hatchery

Scottish Sea Farms has taken delivery of the first batch of “green” eggs at the new £2m incubation unit at the company’s Barcaldine Hatchery. The move is part of a strategy aimed at making the company’s operations more self-reliant in...
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Smart farming

Salmon farmers may be slow to experiment with artificial intelligence solutions but Cermaq is one of the leaders, reports Vince McDonagh Norway may be the world leader in aquaculture, but the industry is still too slow in adopting artificial intelligence...
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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...
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...
Tritonia are working to develop a regulatory standard for hard substrates beneath fish farms using ROV based 3D photogrammetry

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...
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...
Oyster depuration

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...
Air freight

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...
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...
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...
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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...
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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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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