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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 ÂŁ8m 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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Increased cooling speed and shelf life with Optimice® slurry ice system

Great progress has been made in the handling of fish during the last few years. Research conducted by MatĂ­s, the Icelandic food and biotech research institute, the...
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Taking care of your fish

FLS Caligus is a high-performance delouser, focussed on fish welfare We care about fish welfare because it is both good for the fish and economically important for the farmers. FLS...
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Permeable protection

Lice skirts with built-in antifouling help to keep fish safe and well Sea lice management is one of the most complex issues to deal with at a salmon farm. Until...
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Analysing a Cleaner Future

Like all businesses, the analytical laboratories of James Hutton Limited have felt the brunt of the COVID crisis. The commercial subsidiary of Scotland’s James Hutton Institute remains open for business,...
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The innovative solution to sea lice

UK-based feed manufacturer World Feeds Ltd has been going from strength to strength throughout the pandemic, with its recent factory redevelopment promising a tenfold increase in production output. This has...
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A prickly solution for stress

SERETEC is your powerful tool for stress control in aquatic production SERETEC is a total extract of the fruit of Opuntia ficus indica, the prickly pear cactus. It accelerates the...
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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...
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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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