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£10m support for seafood sector ‘on its knees’

THE Scottish government has announced a £10 million funding package to help seafood businesses weather the coronavirus crisis. With many firms fighting for survival, and in turn threatening livelihoods in coastal communities, the Scottish Seafood Business Resilience Fund will provide...
Liz Plizga, group vice president of Diversified Communications

September dates for Boston seafood show

THE Boston Seafood show, postponed last month, is to be staged on September 23-24, the expo organisers confirmed yesterday. The slightly shorter exhibition will take place at its usual venue, the Boston Exhibition and Convention Centre, with a three-day conference...
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Norwegian exports defy coronavirus onslaught

REMARKABLY, Norway saw its salmon exports increase last month despite the ravages to trade caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Its fish farmers exported 85,800 tonnes of salmon worth NOK 6.1 billion (£473 million) in March. This is an increase in volume of four per cent,...
Norwegian Seafood Council analyst Paul Aandahl

Norway salmon exports to UK up 27%

NORWEGIAN exports of fresh salmon to the UK increased by 27 per cent last week, according to the Norwegian Seafood Council. And with Easter sales picking up, exports to other European countries including Sweden and Finland ‘exceeded expectations’. Norway is...
Ewen Grant and Janice Cooney with their boat, the Seaflower

Lifeline deliveries over the sea from Skye

A SEAFOOD business on Skye is providing a lifeline delivery service to neighbours on the remote island of Rona during the coronavirus crisis. Ewen Grant and Janice Cooney normally operate seafood cruises aboard their 40-foot luxury catamaran, Seaflower. The popular...
AKVA CEO Knut Nesse

AKVA reports ‘significant year’ in 2019

THE AKVA group, one of the main technology and service providers to the aquaculture sector, achieved an order intake of four billion kroner – or £311 million – last year, it has revealed in its annual report. CEO Knut Nesse...
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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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