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Cooke farms salmon in locations from Canada to Chile to Scotland

Nova Scotia premier opposes Cooke expansion plan

A potential dispute is looming between the aquaculture giant Cooke Seafood and the leader of the Nova Scotia regional government in Canada. Nova Scotia prime minister Tim Houston has come out against Cooke鈥檚 proposal to expand its salmon farm in...
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Faroes shines for Bakkafrost as Scotland steadily improves

Bakkafrost鈥檚 Scottish business began to turn the corner during the final three months of 2023, the company reported today. After a difficult time with biological challenges between July and September Bakkafrost said 鈥淭he fourth quarter聽gave opportunities with good biological development...
Lumpfish - Mowi Scotland transported cleaner fish from its Anglesey site to the Faroe Islands

RSPCA standards extended to cover cleaner fish

A new version of the RSPCA Assured standards for farmed Atlantic salmon welfare comes into effect from 19 May this year, with more than 300 new standards and amendments. The standards will apply to the vast majority of salmon production...
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V贸nin Scotland lands 拢955K for new aquaculture net facility

In a significant advancement for the Scottish aquaculture sector, V贸nin Scotland Ltd, a leader in aquaculture services and supplies, has received 拢955,000 in funding from the Scottish Government. The grant will contribute towards the large investment required to develop a...
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Nordlaks set to resume shelved investment projects

Nordlaks, Norway鈥檚 largest privately owned salmon farmer, is resuming a major investment programme it cancelled following the announcement of the salmon tax 18 months ago. Plans for a new slaughterhouse, filleting department and offices at B酶r酶ya in Stokmarknes were among...
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What's New

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Sea lice research at VESO Aqualab

Sea lice 鈥 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...
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V贸nin Scotland lands 拢955K for new aquaculture net facility

In a significant advancement for the Scottish aquaculture sector, V贸nin Scotland Ltd, a leader in aquaculture services and supplies, has received 拢955,000 in funding from the Scottish Government. The grant...
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Effective and sustainable wastewater treatment in Aquaculture NAPRAS

Alumichem, along with partners, has secured a Green Development and Demonstration Programme grant for the NAPRAS fish farming wastewater treatment project Collaborating with DTU Aqua, Clean Matter and Drying Matter,...
SpinTouch FX device by LaMotte

New for the fish farming market 鈥 the SpinTouch FX Water Analyser

Using proven photometric technology that has been game-changing in global water testing applications, the SpinTouch FX tests eight parameters, including ammonia, nitrate and nitrite with one water sample, simultaneously, within...
Masterflex

Because fish deserve safe and first-class travel, too

Caption: Master-PUR H FishTec. Profile extruded PU transport hoses in different diameters with metal spiral and a fish and with connecting element Master-PUR H FishTec, represents the future of fish...
Wings ICT

Flying high

AQUAWINGS is promoting productivity and environmental sustainability of aquaculture sites through IoT and artificial intelligence The human population is constantly growing, reaching tremendous numbers and creating a relatively huge demand...
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Jobs

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Hatchery Manager, Girlsta Hatchery – Shetland

We have a rare opportunity for a highly skilled Hatchery Manager to help deliver our plans for growth. With 58 marine farms around Scotland鈥檚 west coast and Northern Isles, Scottish...
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Aqua Technician, Girlsta Hatchery – Shetland

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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Electrical/Maintenance Engineer, Girlsta Hatchery – Shetland

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

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Taking on the challenges

Climate change and other factors keep throwing up new threats to fish health, as our expert panel explained in Fish Farmer鈥檚 Aqua Agenda webinar. Robert Outram reports THE PANELLISTS聽 [caption...
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Grow your own

The coastal town of Grimsby has processed salmon for many years but now it will be producing them too, as Vince McDonagh reports Grimsby used to pride itself on being...
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Smash and grab

Farmed salmon are facing a new threat in the form of hungry bluefin tuna, reports Vince McDonagh Norway's salmon farmers are facing a new threat from a powerful predator. Large...
Trout in kelp bed

Gimme shelter

Kelp forests are a cornerstone environmental resource. One seaweed farmer in the west of Scotland is doing its bit to restore them, reports Sandy Neil Highland coastal kelp forests are...
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Steady as she goes

The Netherlands鈥 fish farming sector is steadily growing, reports Eugene Gerden The Netherlands鈥 fish farming sector has been steadily growing, thanks to continuing stable domestic demand for farmed fish and...
Selcoth

Powered up

Selcoth Fisheries already runs largely on renewable energy but the family running it want to do more. Robert Outram finds out why Selcoth Fisheries is a trout farm in the...
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Opinion

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What shall I talk about?

There鈥檚 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...
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The nation鈥檚 favourite fish

By Nick Joy I may be suffering a little bit, not as you may think from overindulgence for a change but because I went for a long hill walk with...
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Together against AMR

Antimicrobial resistance is not stopped by national borders, argue Henrik Duesund and Dr Patrik Henriksson By 2050, 10 million people could die from bacteria and other microorganisms resistant to antibiotics....
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Fish, feasts and fasting

Carp for the table is a niche market in the UK, writes Dr Martin Jaffa, but it has a long history The article in the last issue of Fish Farmer...
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Balancing act

Managing aquaculture growth and environmental restoration is not easy but it is essential, argues Javier Ojeda The escalating global demand for aquatic food, anticipated to surge by almost 80% by...
Ferry crossing to Hoy, Orkney: ferry fares for the Northern and Western Isles are set to go up substantially next year

The business reset needs to be turbo-charged

Salmon Scotland鈥檚 Chief Executive Tavish Scott explains the Scottish Government is saying the right things but needs to act faster After replacing Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister, Humza Yousaf promised...
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Events

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Pembrokeshire hosts aquaculture conference

The Welsh coastal county of Pembrokeshire is to stage its first aquaculture conference at the end of this month. The Pembrokeshire Aquaculture Conference will provide a forum in which to...
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Medell铆n to host Latin America鈥檚 leading aquaculture event

Medell铆n, Colombia will be the headquarters of the Congress on Aquaculture in Latin America "Innovation and Sustainability for Global Aquaculture". The combined event will include LACQUA 2024, THE VIII LATIN...
Seawork 2023

Seawork 2024 focuses on costs and carbon footprint

The conference programme at Seawork 2024, the leading event for workboats and working vessels, will have cutting operating costs and reducing carbon emissions as its key themes. The聽landmark 25th聽anniversary edition...
Aquaculture UK 2022

The countdown is on to the largest Aquaculture UK ever

The UK鈥檚 leading aquaculture show is gearing up for a bigger than ever exhibition, which is expected to attract record crowds from around the world. Aquaculture UK, to be held...
Nordic House in the Faroes (photo: Arne List)

Faroes set to host Seagriculture EU 2024

Europe鈥檚 biggest conference for the seaweed industry, Seagriculture EU 2024, takes place this June in T贸rshavn, Faroe Islands. Seagriculture EU 2024 will be held on 18-20 June at The Nordic...
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San Antonio conference set to break records

Aquaculture America 2024 will take place over February 18-21, 2024, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas USA. The event is organised by the World Aquaculture Society....
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