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Murray Prentice (right), pictured with Scottish Sea Farms' Ewan Mackintosh, in Orkney in 2018 to mark SSF's 10th anniversary in the region

Tributes to former Northwards boss Murray Prentice

TRIBUTES have been paid to Murray Prentice, the former managing director of haulage firm Northwards, who died on February 2 after a short illness. He was 60. Northwards, a logistics company with bases in Lerwick and Kirkwall in the Northern...
Cooke farms salmon in locations from Canada to Chile to Scotland

Cooke steelhead plans face new hurdle

PLANS by Cooke Aquaculture to farm steelhead trout instead of Atlantic salmon in its US operations in Puget Sound are being challenged by environmental campaigners. The groups, which include Friends of the Earth and the Wild Fish Conservancy, filed a...
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All aboard for February’s Fish Farmer

IN this month’s Fish Farmer we have a special report on Scotland’s biggest salmon farmer, Mowi. In the depths of January, our team visited the company’s headquarters in Fort William and from there were taken on a tour by communications...
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Iceland salmon farmers grappling with storms

SEVERE weather conditions have been preventing at least one of Iceland’s main salmon companies from carrying out harvesting activities. According to Morgunbladid, Iceland’s main newspaper, the slaughter of fish at Arnarlax’s farms in Hringdal in Arnarfjordur has virtually come to a standstill over...
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Costs and lice dampen Mowi Scotland Q4 performance

ALTHOUGH Mowi Scotland achieved record harvests last year due to smolt stocking, the financial performance was dampened by higher costs and challenging biological issues, the company said today as it published results for the fourth quarter of 2019. As reported last month,...
SSPO CEO Julie Hesketh-Laird and rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing

Scottish salmon exports soar to £618m

SCOTTISH farmed salmon exports were worth a record £618 million in 2019, up 22 per cent on the previous year, according to new figures published today. The tonnage exported also increased, by 26 per cent to more than 94,000 tonnes. Exports grew in 17...
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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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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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Detail your job, add pictures and logos with contact details and link to your own website for direct applications The Jobs will appear here and we will share them on...
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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‚Äôs ban on the export of ‚Äėinferior‚Äô 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 ‚Äď 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...
Moen Marine hydrogen boat

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...
Fish farm salmon round nets in natural environment Loch Awe Arygll and Bute Scotland

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 ‚Äď 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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