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Row over timing for new Slice limits

The Scottish Government has defended its decision to allow a four-year implementation period for new regulations which will reduce the permitted limits for a key sea lice treatment. Environmental campaigners have expressed concern that the new limits will not be...
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Canadian industry calls for a ‘new era’ in aquaculture

Aquaculture is agriculture – and it represents a major food and economic opportunity for Canada. That’s the message in an open letter from the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) to Federal and Provincial Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries. CAIA CEO...
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Optimizing trout performance through field trials 

Troutlodge is the world’s leading producer of eyed trout eggs. We maintain four strains of rainbow trout, which allows for security of supply for our customers all year-round. Our breeding program is designed to maximize value to customers by optimizing...
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Mowi announces Q2 profit of £195m

Mowi today reported a second quarter trading EBIT or operational profit of €230m (£195m) with Scotland continuing to improve. This is slightly lower than what some analysts had been forecasting, however. The world’s largest Atlantic salmon farmer produced a total...
Aerial view of the sea fish farm cages and fishing village in XiaPu, FuJian province, China

Big country, big ideas

The Chinese fish farming sector is steadily growing, as part of a drive to ensure food security, as Eugene Gerden reports. The Chinese fish farming sector is steadily growing these days thanks partly to the growth of the country’s economy...
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Minke whale invades salmon cage

A minke whale has broken into a salmon cage in northern Norway, highlighting a possible new problem for the industry. The incident happened at an Ellingsen facility in the north of the country. The company said on Facebook that the...
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Transforming aquaculture with sustainable, high-efficiency solutions

In the face of growing global challenges, Blue Planet Ecosystems is setting new standards in sustainable aquaculture with its groundbreaking systems. As the global population and calorie intake soar, traditional...
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Supply chain resilience

A ban on imported salmon eggs from Norway led AquaGen to come up with a UK-based solution. When Scotland banned the import of Norwegian salmon eggs in 2019, due to...
An illustration of the genetic engine to achieve progress

Optimizing trout performance through field trials 

Troutlodge is the world’s leading producer of eyed trout eggs. We maintain four strains of rainbow trout, which allows for security of supply for our customers all year-round. Our breeding...
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LARA is transforming aquaculture with sustainable, high-efficiency seafood production

Blue Planet Ecosystems has developed LARA (pictured), a groundbreaking system redefining sustainable aquaculture. With the global population rising, traditional practices are falling short. LARA, short for Land-based Automated Recirculating Aquaculture,...
Smartlink

RS Aqua unveils revolutionary smart load sensors

Leading ocean technology company RS Aqua has launched a new range of load sensors for the aquaculture industry. The smartlink® EE sensors are designed for live load sensing in aquaculture...
Moredun Scientific

New laboratory assays to measure functional immunity in fish

Moredun Scientific are now able to offer a range of laboratory assays to measure functional immunity in fish. These assays can be used for a variety of purposes such as...
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Jobs

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Key Account Manager – STIM

STIM is currently looking to identify a highly motivated individual to take on the role of Key Account Manager. As STIM is growing its presence in the UK and Ireland,...
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Marine Husbandry Opportunities – Oban area

Are you a highly motivated individual looking to grow your career within the aquaculture industry? Working within our newly designed farming structures and highly supportive teams might be just what...
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Trout Farm Assistant Manager, Harome Trout Farm – North Yorkshire

We produce over 300 tonnes of portion sized Rainbow Trout per year for a major retailer and we are looking for a dedicated individual to join our small team in...
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Features

Wild salmon

The final frontier

Salmon Scotland chief executive Tavish Scott highlights the work being done to protect Scotland’s iconic wild salmon. Captain James T Kirk: it is a name from one’s youth, depending on...
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Future fuels

Aquaculture was a key area for Seawork 2024, with questions around clean technology coming to the fore, as David Robinson reports. The 25th edition of the Seawork exhibition and conference...
Copenhagen

Blue food, green solutions

Copenhagen is the venue for an event that will bring together aquaculture expertise from all over the world. The eyes of the world’s aquaculture sector will be on Copenhagen this...
Aerial view of the sea fish farm cages and fishing village in XiaPu, FuJian province, China

Big country, big ideas

The Chinese fish farming sector is steadily growing, as part of a drive to ensure food security, as Eugene Gerden reports. The Chinese fish farming sector is steadily growing these...
Hog Island Tomales Bay Farm

Growing together

Integrated aquaculture is catching on in world-wide markets, reports Julia Hollister. Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, or IMTA, is similar to polyculture, where two or more crops are farmed in an integrated...
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Deep thinking

Norway’s Subfarm plans to take salmon farming to new depths – and exciting new locations – as Robert Outram reports The ocean is wide. Despite that, however, competition for marine...
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Opinion

Big fish eating little fish

Big fish, little fish

Consolidation in the salmon sector is based on hard economic realities, argues Dr Martin Jaffa. The salmon sector in Norway appears to be embarking on a journey that Scottish producers...
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Activism and its effects

By Nick Joy So here I am trying to concentrate whilst looking after my extremely active granddaughter. My thoughts are punctuated with “Granddad, granddad can you come and…” To a...
Wild salmon

One sided

A new podcast on the future of wild salmon features numerous guests, but only one narrow viewpoint, argues Dr Martin Jaffa. Aquaculture UK at Aviemore was a celebration of the...
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Protecting human rights

Chris Ninnes, CEO of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, offers an overview of the challenges faced by the seafood sector and what can be done to improve the social performance of...
Varieties of seafood

Counter argument

Dr Martin Jaffa asks: Is the consumer’s reluctance to try different fish actually the fault of the industry and retailers? An article in the Guardian newspaper looked at why people...
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The vegetarian oyster

By Nick Joy A long time ago, we were trying to grow seaweed and sea urchins alongside our salmon. The approach had many highly technical names, but I like to...
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Events

Stands-at-Seawork-2024

Future fuels

Aquaculture was a key area for Seawork 2024, with questions around clean technology coming to the fore, as David Robinson reports. The 25th edition of the Seawork exhibition and conference...
Copenhagen

Blue food, green solutions

Copenhagen is the venue for an event that will bring together aquaculture expertise from all over the world. The eyes of the world’s aquaculture sector will be on Copenhagen this...
Ketchikan, Alaska

State of Alaska supports Seagriculture USA 2024

Seagriculture USA 2024, the leading event for seaweed producers in North America, has secured sponsorship from the State of Alaska, where the conference will be held this September. Seagriculture USA...
Medellin, Colombia

Plenary speakers confirmed for Latin American Aquaculture Congress

Plenary speakers have been confirmed for the Latin American Aquaculture Congress, taking place in Medellin, Colombia this September. They are Dr Benjamin Le Frentz of the US Department of Agriculture,...
Aquafeed panel: (From left) Jane Byrne, Feed Navigator; Chris Ninnes, ASC; Laurent Develle, Regal Springs; Louise Buttle, DESM-Firmenich, Clément Ray, Innovafeed; and Douglas Martin, MiAlgae

Story telling

Aquaculture needs to get better at explaining itself, but there were plenty of great narratives at the Blue Food Innovation Summit, as Robert Outram reports The Blue Food Innovation Summit,...
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Faroes hosts leading seaweed sector event

The Seagriculture EU 2024 conference, the premier event for Europe’s seaweed industry, was successfully held in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, from 18 - 20 June 2024. Under the unifying theme "Bridging...
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