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Marine Harvest welcomes Rum news

MARINE Harvest has won planning approval to install a salmon farm off the Isle of Rum, the company reported today. Part of a move to expand the business by developing a number of new sites on the west coast of...
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New move to save English salmon rivers

THE Environment Agency of England is proposing new measures to protect salmon stocks across England and in the Border Esk, which are currently among the lowest on record. The 2015 national salmon stock assessment indicated that salmon stocks in many...
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Industry probe looks at welfare and waste

THE welfare standards in salmon farming in Scotland are currently very high and there is no reason to believe these will slip if the industry expands, a committee in Holyrood heard this morning. Dr Adam Hughes, from the Oban based...
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Two super trawlers join Iceland fleet

SAMHERJI, Iceland\'s largest fishing and fish processing company, has formally commissioned two new super freezer trawlers. They have been built to operate with the group’s German subsidiary, known as Deutsche Fischfang Union (DFFU). During a ceremony in Cuxhaven, Annegret Aeikens, wife of the German...
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New SAIC chair will be ‘great asset’

THE Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has announced that David Gregory will be its new chairman. He takes up his post on March 1, and replaces Jack Perry. Gregory brings more than four decades’ experience in the food chain, from agriculture to...
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UK wants easy movement of fish

THE British government is striving to achieve the frictionless movement of seafood and other commodities, Nigel Edwards, technical and social responsibility director of Seachill, told the Norwegian Seafood Council summit in London. The conference, held last week, was called by 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...
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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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