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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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Young's 2017 sales and profits jump

YOUNG\'S Seafood has delivered impressive full year results, with turnover up by almost six per cent, thanks to a strong performance and the capture of some important new contracts. And the even better news for the company is that the final...
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What's New

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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...
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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,...
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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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SpinTouch FX can analyse fresh, salt and brackish water

Utilising proven photometric technology that has proven to be game-changing in global water testing applications, the SpinTouch FX tests eight parameters – including ammonia, nitrate and nitrite – with one...
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Mort collection solution sees Aviemore debut

Aquaculture 2024 in Aviemore was the first outing for Scottish ROV company MoROV to showcase their new mortality collection ROV (remotely operated vehicle). With the company’s base conveniently located in...
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Jobs

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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

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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...
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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...
Feeding fish

The aquafeed dilemma

The industry knows that we need to find alternative ingredients for aquafeed, but will consumers have a problem with that? One of the North Atlantic’s key fish stocks is in...
Salmon in a fish farm

Global approach

Instead of a dozen species-specific standards, the ASC is rolling out one. Robert Outram finds out why The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is one of the leading standard-setting bodies in...
Aquatic Food Security book

Seafood in an insecure world

A new collection of academic essays explores global food security issues and the role of aquaculture. Food security has come again to the fore as a policy issue, underlined by...
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Opinion

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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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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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Events

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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...
Outside view from Aquaculture UK 2024

Avie-more than ever

The political weather might be stormy, but the Highland weather was kind for Aquaculture UK. Robert Outram reports The sun was (mostly) shining on the Scottish Highland resort of Aviemore...
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Packed programme for AQUA 2024

The eyes of the world’s aquaculture sector will be on Copenhagen this August, when the city hosts AQUA 2024, a joint event co-organised by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and...
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