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Insects 'no replacement for marine diet'

AN article published in the National Geographic magazine this week, stating that insects are a more environmentally friendly diet for salmon than fish, is ‘out of date and incorrect’, according to IFFO, the Marine Ingredients Organisation. The article, titled ‘Why...
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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, February 9

ANTI-FREEZE SECRET TO COD SURVIVAL COD carry a type of anti-freeze in the form of proteins in their blood which allows them to survive ultra-low temperatures and avoid sea lice, researchers at the University of Oslo have found. The proteins bind to tiny...
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Careers fair lines up industry leaders

MARINE Harvest Scotland managing director Ben Hadfield will give the keynote address at this year’s aquaculture careers day at the University of Stirling. The event, organised by the Aquaculture Students\' Association, is now in its fourth year and has broadened...
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Salmon sector drives Gael Force growth

AQUACULTURE supply company Gael Force Group is to invest more than ÂŁ1 million in an expansion and innovation programme this year following record growth in 2017. Last year, the Inverness based firm increased turnover by almost 45 per cent and...
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Gove welcomes Stirling innovation

THE Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, visited Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture (IoA) this week to see how cutting edge research is positioning the UK at the forefront of the global aquaculture industry. The University of Stirling has more than 40 years...
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Next Scottish salmon probe seeks all views

THE next parliamentary review of Scotland’s salmon farming sector is to take evidence in March, April and May, it was announced today. The wide ranging inquiry, by the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) committee, follows on from the...
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Eight Loch Duart sites to integrate Innovasea’s real-time pen monitoring solution

RS Aqua, a leading supplier of aquaculture equipment in the UK and Ireland, is set to install Innovasea’s environmental monitoring solution, aquaEnvironment, at eight additional Loch Duart sites in the...
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VĂłnin Scotland rolls out new brand in Aviemore

VĂłnin Scotland debuted under its new brand at Aquaculture UK 2024, held in Aviemore on May 14-15. Part of the VĂłnin Group, the company has service stations in Scalpay and...
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Socorex FishGuide™ helps in fish injections

FishGuideTM is a device enabling quick and precise fish and syringe positioning. It reduces the risks of fish wounds and protects users from injuries. Recommended for injecting various fish species,...
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The Green Sea is back, and ready to service

A Norwegian company is helping Scottish salmon farmers with effective, safe delousing Facts about Green Sea Service • Established in Kristiansand, Norway, in 2019 with managing director Stian Espeland as...
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Marine Cranes Ltd launches services and partners with Iron Fist to expand crane distribution for the UK and Ireland

Newly formed Marine Cranes provides servicing, overhaul and sales to the marine industry across the UK and Ireland. It has recently acquired an exclusive dealership with IRON FIST to supply...
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Heritage Global Partners: online auction

Auction, liquidation and asset advisory firm Heritage Global Partners is holding an online auction featuring vessels & intangible property from an innovative and patented aquaculture net washing company, Brunswick Jetters....
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Jobs

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Seaweed Farm Manager, SAMS – Oban

SAMS is a world leading marine science institute engaged in research, teaching and commercial ventures. The Role SAMS actively operates two seaweed cultivation sites that are a cornerstone in delivering...
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Quality Supervisor, Scottish Sea Farms – South Shian

We are currently recruiting for a Quality Supervisor at our processing operations in South Shian. Scottish Sea Farms are pioneers in the farming of superior quality Scottish salmon, reared with...
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Under Manager at Freshwater Fish Farm – Loch Damph, South

We are looking for a proactive leader who is eager to advance their career in fresh water aquaculture and join our Loch Damph, South team as undermanager of this new...
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Electrical/Maintenance Engineer, Scottish Sea Farms – 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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Marine Electrician, Scottish Sea Farms – Shetland Islands

We are currently recruiting for a Marine Electrician to join our Engineering team to service our Shetland Marine Farms. Responsible for the full service, maintenance and repair of the regions...
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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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Features

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Time to hit the reset button

Salmon Scotland chief executive Tavish Scott argues that the government’s task is to create the conditions for change and growth, not interfere or hold back business My daughter runs a...
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Cutting the carbon

Seafood giant Thai Union aims to get more sustainable shrimp onto the world’s supermarket shelves Thai Union Group, the world’s seafood leader, has launched an innovative programme to significantly reduce...
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Warmer Waters

Our roundup this month covers thermal stress, a mystery parasite and why your sunscreen might be bad for marine life Climate change is making our seas warmer. This much is...
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An uphill task

The shellfish world is one full of contrasts, Nicki Holmyard finds As we gained plaudits, column inches and airtime in March for the wonderful benefits to the environment, biodiversity, ecosystem...
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California dreaming

Kelp farming in America’s Golden State requires patience, as Julia Hollister reports Getting a licence to become a kelp farmer in California seems like a great idea. But before you...
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Brokering a better Brexit deal

Salmon Scotland Chief Executive Tavish Scott says the coming general election is an opportunity to reset the UK’s relationship with the EU and smooth the vital flow of trade The...
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Opinion

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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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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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Events

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AQUA 2024 plenary speakers confirmed

The speakers for the two plenary sessions at AQUA 2024, jointly hosted by the European Aquaculture Society and the World Aquaculture Society in Copenhagen this August, have been confirmed. They...
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Keynote speaker announced for Aquaculture Africa

Leading academic Professor Constantinos Mylonas has been announced as the opening keynote speaker at Aquaculture Africa 2024 (AFRAQ24) this November.  The event, which takes place in Hammamet, Tunisia on 19-22...
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Seagriculture 2024 set to ‘bridge continents’

The Seagriculture EU 2024 conference, the leading conference for the seaweed industry, will be taking place in TĂłrshavn, Faroe Islands from 18 - 20 June 2024. Under the theme, Bridging...
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Speakers confirmed for SAGB Conference

The British shellfish sector will be returning in force to London this month for the 54th Annual Conference of the Shellfish Association of Great Britain. This year’s conference is being...
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Heritage Global Partners: online auction

Auction, liquidation and asset advisory firm Heritage Global Partners is holding an online auction featuring vessels & intangible property from an innovative and patented aquaculture net washing company, Brunswick Jetters....
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First in-person Seagriculture Asia-Pacific conference set for next year

The first in-person event of Seagriculture Asia-Pacific will be premiering in Adelaide over 18-20 March 2025. This marks a pivotal moment for the Seagriculture Conferences, expanding their borders and venturing...
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