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Row over timing for new Slice limits

The Scottish Government has defended its decision to allow a two-year implementation period for new regulations which will reduce the permitted limits for a key sea lice treatment. Environmental campaigners have expressed concern that the new limits will not be...
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Canadian industry calls for a ‘new era’ in aquaculture

Aquaculture is agriculture – and it represents a major food and economic opportunity for Canada. That’s the message in an open letter from the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) to Federal and Provincial Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries. CAIA CEO...
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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 program is designed to maximize value to customers by optimizing...
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Mowi announces Q2 profit of £195m

Mowi today reported a second quarter trading EBIT or operational profit of €230m (£195m) with Scotland continuing to improve. This is slightly lower than what some analysts had been forecasting, however. The world’s largest Atlantic salmon farmer produced a total...
Aerial view of the sea fish farm cages and fishing village in XiaPu, FuJian province, China

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 days thanks partly to the growth of the country’s economy...
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Minke whale invades salmon cage

A minke whale has broken into a salmon cage in northern Norway, highlighting a possible new problem for the industry. The incident happened at an Ellingsen facility in the north of the country. The company said on Facebook that the...
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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...
MoROV

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

Aerial view of the sea fish farm cages and fishing village in XiaPu, FuJian province, China

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...
Hog Island Tomales Bay Farm

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...
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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...
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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

Fergus Ewing - seafood processors are the lifeblood of many rural and coastal communities

Minister to open awards day seminar

FERGUS Ewing, Scotland’s Rural Economy minister, is to open the aquaculture seminar in Edinburgh later this month, to be held before the 2019 Aquaculture Awards. He will also be present...
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Brand new look for Scots smoker

LUXURY smoked salmon producer John Ross Jr will reveal its new brand identity and packaging at this year’s Seafood Expo Global in Brussels. In contrast to the black and gold...
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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....
Ace Aquatec head of sales and marketing Mike Forbes and managing director Nathan Pyne-Carter

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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