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Fisheries and Seafood Scheme opens latest funding round

Applications are now being invited for seafood sector projects as part of the UK government’s Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS). Around £6m in matched funding is set to be allocated. FaSS is open for applications until 31 March 2025 or...
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Oxygenation project at Macquarie Harbour gets underway

Scientists working on a project to restore oxygen levels in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania say the first stage has proved to be a success. The Macquarie Harbour Oxygenation Project (MHOP) aims to tackle the problem of low dissolved oxygen levels in...
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Taking on the challenges

Climate change and other factors keep throwing up new threats to fish health, as our expert panel explained in Fish Farmer’s Aqua Agenda webinar. Robert Outram reports THE PANELLISTS  Dr Iain Berrill Dr Iain Berrill Head...
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First harvest at Proximar’s Mount Fuji site now only months away

Proximar Seafood said today that the first commercial harvest for its land-based salmon farm in Japan will take place in “high summer”, in the third quarter of this year. In a trading update for the fourth quarter of 2023, Chief...
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90,000-tonne land-based salmon farm planned for Lewis

A Norwegian salmon company is hoping to build a 90,000-tonne land-based fish farm in a remote part of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. The story was broken this week by local paper the Stornoway Gazette, which was tipped off following...
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Subsea awards recognise underwater expertise

Aberdeenshire firm J+S Subsea was one of the big winners at last night's Subsea Expo Awards in Aberdeen, picking up two accolades. The Kintore-based firm collected the Company of the Year Award – under 50 employees, which was sponsored by...
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What's New

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Sea lice research at VESO Aqualab

Sea lice – a point of focus VESO is a world leading contract research facility, committed to the conduct of state-of-the-art trials with fish and fish pathogens. Our main focus...
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VĂłnin Scotland lands ÂŁ955K for new aquaculture net facility

In a significant advancement for the Scottish aquaculture sector, VĂłnin Scotland Ltd, a leader in aquaculture services and supplies, has received ÂŁ955,000 in funding from the Scottish Government. The grant...
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Effective and sustainable wastewater treatment in Aquaculture NAPRAS

Alumichem, along with partners, has secured a Green Development and Demonstration Programme grant for the NAPRAS fish farming wastewater treatment project Collaborating with DTU Aqua, Clean Matter and Drying Matter,...
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New for the fish farming market – the SpinTouch FX Water Analyser

Using proven photometric technology that has been game-changing in global water testing applications, the SpinTouch FX tests eight parameters, including ammonia, nitrate and nitrite with one water sample, simultaneously, within...
Masterflex

Because fish deserve safe and first-class travel, too

Caption: Master-PUR H FishTec. Profile extruded PU transport hoses in different diameters with metal spiral and a fish and with connecting element Master-PUR H FishTec, represents the future of fish...
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Flying high

AQUAWINGS is promoting productivity and environmental sustainability of aquaculture sites through IoT and artificial intelligence The human population is constantly growing, reaching tremendous numbers and creating a relatively huge demand...
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Jobs

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Hatchery Manager, Girlsta Hatchery – Shetland

We have a rare opportunity for a highly skilled Hatchery Manager to help deliver our plans for growth. With 58 marine farms around Scotland’s west coast and Northern Isles, Scottish...
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Aqua Technician, Girlsta Hatchery – Shetland

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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Electrical/Maintenance Engineer, Girlsta Hatchery – Shetland

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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Advertise your vacancies  here on the Fish Farmer Magazine website.

Detail your job, add pictures and logos with contact details and link to your own website for direct applications The Jobs will appear here and we will share them on...
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Features

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Taking on the challenges

Climate change and other factors keep throwing up new threats to fish health, as our expert panel explained in Fish Farmer’s Aqua Agenda webinar. Robert Outram reports THE PANELLISTS  [caption...
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Grow your own

The coastal town of Grimsby has processed salmon for many years but now it will be producing them too, as Vince McDonagh reports Grimsby used to pride itself on being...
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Smash and grab

Farmed salmon are facing a new threat in the form of hungry bluefin tuna, reports Vince McDonagh Norway's salmon farmers are facing a new threat from a powerful predator. Large...
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Gimme shelter

Kelp forests are a cornerstone environmental resource. One seaweed farmer in the west of Scotland is doing its bit to restore them, reports Sandy Neil Highland coastal kelp forests are...
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Steady as she goes

The Netherlands’ fish farming sector is steadily growing, reports Eugene Gerden The Netherlands’ fish farming sector has been steadily growing, thanks to continuing stable domestic demand for farmed fish and...
Selcoth

Powered up

Selcoth Fisheries already runs largely on renewable energy but the family running it want to do more. Robert Outram finds out why Selcoth Fisheries is a trout farm in the...
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Opinion

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What shall I talk about?

There’s hardly been any news about farming, so what on earth can I talk about? With French farmers dumping God knows what on their parliament and Brussels trying to fend...
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The nation’s favourite fish

By Nick Joy I may be suffering a little bit, not as you may think from overindulgence for a change but because I went for a long hill walk with...
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Together against AMR

Antimicrobial resistance is not stopped by national borders, argue Henrik Duesund and Dr Patrik Henriksson By 2050, 10 million people could die from bacteria and other microorganisms resistant to antibiotics....
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Fish, feasts and fasting

Carp for the table is a niche market in the UK, writes Dr Martin Jaffa, but it has a long history The article in the last issue of Fish Farmer...
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Balancing act

Managing aquaculture growth and environmental restoration is not easy but it is essential, argues Javier Ojeda The escalating global demand for aquatic food, anticipated to surge by almost 80% by...
Ferry crossing to Hoy, Orkney: ferry fares for the Northern and Western Isles are set to go up substantially next year

The business reset needs to be turbo-charged

Salmon Scotland’s Chief Executive Tavish Scott explains the Scottish Government is saying the right things but needs to act faster After replacing Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister, Humza Yousaf promised...
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Events

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Exciting networking opportunities at Seagriculture USA 2023

Seagriculture USA 2023 will take place in Portland (ME), USA from September 6-7, 2023. The Seagriculture USA conference was successfully launched last year. More than 270 delegates from 12 countries...
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Packed programme for Scottish Pavilion at Aqua Nor

The Scottish Pavilion at the Aqua Nor 2023 trade show in Trondheim this August is offering a packed programme of events and presentations. Team Scotland’s presence at Aqua Nor is...
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Sea Lice Conference 2024 dates, location confirmed

Dates and a venue have been confirmed for the International Sea Lice Conference 2024. The Conference will take place in Glasgow on 10-12 September next year at the University of...
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Finalists announced for Aqua Nor Innovation awards

A sensor system to monitor fish health in pens, a non-destructive testing system for salmon and trout eggs and a robot designed to clean fish tanks are the shortlisted finalists...
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Seagriculture EU 2023 attracts record numbers

Seagriculture EU 2023, the leading conference for the seaweed industry, has been hailed as a resounding success. The conference took place from 21-22 June 2023, bringing together industry professionals, researchers,...
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A busy programme for Scotland at Aqua Nor

This August, a Team Scotland partnership comprising Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and the Marine Directorate of the Scottish Government will provide a platform...
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