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Shrimp drives aquaculture growth in Queensland

Aquaculture production in Queensland, Australia saw an impressive 17% increase by value in 2022/23, driven largely by shrimp farming. The annual Ross Lobegeiger report, published by the Queensland Government, shows that aquaculture production in the north-eastern Australian state was worth...
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ISA confirmed at Norwegian farm

Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been confirmed in the far north of Norway, in what is a growing number of outbreaks in recent weeks. The latest company to get the unwelcome news is Nordlaks Havbruk AS which has just received...
Scottish Parliament

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 family farm, and we are in the midst of lambing....
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Måsøval battles winter demons to produce solid Q1

The large central Norwegian salmon farmer Måsøval has reported a strong first quarter performance, despite encountering some of the problems that have hit a number of producers. The company battled against jellyfish, winter storms and cold sea temperatures during the...
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Nordic Halibut to release one million fish a year

White fish farming company Nordic Halibut says it is well positioned to achieve its target in two years’ time of 4,500 tonnes (HOG), and on track to reach 10,350 tonnes by 2031. Presenting this year’s first quarter results, Nordic Halibut...
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Canada’s High Liner Foods invests £8m in Norwegian salmon farmer

The large North American seafood company High Liner Foods is making a big investment into land-based salmon producer Andfjord Salmon. Norway’s Andfjord Salmon last night launched a private placement to raise between NOK 300 million and 350 million (£22 and...
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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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Vónin Scotland rolls out new brand in Aviemore

Vónin Scotland debuted under its new brand at Aquaculture UK 2024, held in Aviemore on May 14-15. Part of the Vónin 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

Scottish Parliament

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...
Oysters

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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Brussels launch for logistics firm

A NEW seafood logistics company is to be launched at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels this week, offering Scottish fish and shellfish processors an overnight distribution service to mainland Europe....
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Ace set for stunning show

SCOTTISH supplier Ace Aquatec plans to showcase its in-water electric stunner and ‘electric fish’ deterrent at the Seafood Expo in Brussels next week. The event, the world’s largest seafood exhibition,...
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Loch Duart up for export prize

SCOTTISH salmon farmer Loch Duart has been shortlisted as Exporter of the Year in the 2019 Insider Made in Scotland Awards. The independent Scottish business, which farms in Sutherland and...
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Brussels first for women in seafood

THE world’s largest seafood show, to be held in Brussels in May, is to focus on women in the industry, during a seminar running alongside the exhibition. The first session...
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