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Loch Duart says new feed has improved fish health and cut carbon emissions

Independent salmon farmer Loch Duart says its switch a year ago to BioMar’s Blue Impact feed has reduced its carbon footprint, improved health for the stock and reduced natural impurities in its fish. The results of the analysis were announced...
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Breaking news: Mowi loses first round in tax case

Mowi has lost the first round of a court battle against Norway’s “salmon tax”. A court in Hordaland, Norway has rejected the company’s lawsuit against the tax, also known as the ground rent or resource rent tax. The company said...
Winners at the Seafood Excellence Global Awards 2024

Seafood Excellence winners honoured

Oysters and seaweed products took the top accolades at the Seafood Excellence Global Awards, held last night in Barcelona. The award for Best Retail Product was presented to Parcs Saint Kerber for its entry, Oysters Trio Saint Kerber, while Algolesko...
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AlphaGeo promotes Chasing’s versatile ROVs

Marine services business AlphaGeo UK will be at Aquaculture UK this May, promoting the versatile range of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from China’s Chasing Innovation Tech Company, including the Chasing M2 Pro and Pro Max. They will also be talking...
Tim Houston, Prime Minister, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia PM speaks out against Cooke fish farm plan

Nova Scotia Prime Minister Tim Houston (pictured) has come out firmly against Cooke Seafoods' plan to expand its Liverpool Bay salmon facility. In February he had already expressed his reservations about the project. Houston has now come off the fence,...
Cermaq's Nueva PCC site, Chile

Cermaq announces big investment in Chile

Cermaq has announced that it is planning to invest around £80m in a new RAS fish farm in southern Chile. Called Nueva PCC, Mitsubishi-owned Cermaq said it will be one of its most important projects in the region. It will...
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What's New

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Investing in the future

Bakkafrost Scotland’s drive to be the leading sustainable salmon producer Bakkafrost Scotland is one of the largest employers in the Outer Hebrides with more than 500 staff across 45 locations...
Benchmark Genetics

Genetics tailored for Scottish waters

Expertise in genetics is helping to create salmon stock with higher levels of resilience By Andrew Preston Lead, Trait Development and Land Based, Benchmark Genetics Benchmark Genetics is at the...
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Venice is the venue for AquaFarm 2024

AquaFarm is the Italian international conference and trade show on aquaculture and sustainable fishing organized with the two most important Italian Associations of the sector. It will be back on...
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ANB rolls out new sensor interface

ANB Sensors has unveiled the first images of the new graphical user interface (GUI) for the company’s multi-parameter, calibration-free sensors. Navigating the interface is intuitive, making data inspection seamless and...
Biomar

Solving salmon skin problems

BioMar’s Assist Skin helps to make salmon more resilient and healthy In salmon farming, maintaining optimal skin health is crucial for ensuring fish welfare and maximising productivity. Assist Skin, a...
Salmon being sampled for clinical biochemistry at Kames

Welfare has just gone Tech

The latest analytical techniques make it possible to obtain a more rounded view of the health of stock Since the arrival of SARS Covid 19 into the UK, it is...
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Jobs

Bakkafrost jobs

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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Quality Monitor, Lerwick

We’re currently recruiting for a Quality Monitor at our Lerwick processing plant. The role is within our Quality team who are responsible for ensuring the highest welfare, food safety and...
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Features

Salmon

Stark numbers

The latest report from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute indicates that the industry is still failing to get a grip on salmon and trout mortalities. Vince McDonagh reports The figures are...
Processing fish

Can you fillet?

Norway’s ban on the export of ‘inferior’ quality salmon is being challenged by the countries who want to process it, reports Vince McDonagh Is Norway heading for a potentially damaging...
Aquaculture UK 2022 – trade show

Nothing beats getting together in person

Aquaculture industry companies and suppliers are looking forward to the sector’s biggest trade show in the UK As the UK’s leading trade show for the fish farming industry, Aquaculture UK...
Mairi Gougeon MSP at Aquaculture UK 2022

Even more at Aviemore

This year’s edition of the UK’s leading aquaculture trade show promises to be bigger and better than ever This May will see the return of Aquaculture UK, which is once...
Pike perch

Fit for an emperor

A RAS farm in Germany has been leading the way in raising pike-perch for the table at a commercial scale. Robert Outram reports Mark Saalmann has some advice for any...
Moen Marine hydrogen boat

Innovation at sea

The marine sector is changing, with alternative fuels and bigger vessels coming onto the market, says Sandy Neil The world’s first hydrogen workboat, the UK’s first 100% electric workboat, the...
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Opinion

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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...
Norwegian Minister for Fisheries and Ocean Policy Cecilie Myrseth

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...
Loch Linnhe

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...
Fish farm salmon round nets in natural environment Loch Awe Arygll and Bute Scotland

The great masquerade

Salmon Scotland Chief Executive Tavish Scott addresses the blurring of the lines between activism and journalism, and highlights the desperate tactics of anti-salmon campaigners Our sector has hundreds of brilliantly...
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Events

Aquaculture UK 2022 – trade show

Nothing beats getting together in person

Aquaculture industry companies and suppliers are looking forward to the sector’s biggest trade show in the UK As the UK’s leading trade show for the fish farming industry, Aquaculture UK...
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Full speed ahead for sea trials showcase

Preparations are moving fast as vessels, speakers and delegates confirm for this year’s Speed@Seawork, partnered with the Society of Marine Industries (SMI). The event, which showcases fast working boats and demonstrates the...
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Packed programme for Aquaculture UK’s new Innovation Theatre

Aquaculture UK has unveiled the programme for its first ever Innovation Theatre, with presentations running in parallel with existing Keynote Theatre. The trade show and conference will be held over...
Trond Hakon Schaug-Pettersen, CEO Salmon Evolution

Data will drive the fish farm of the future

As technological advancements continue and costs become more accessible, how are traditional and modern fisheries adopting data-driven approaches and intelligent systems into their production processes? This will be one of...
Mairi Gougeon, Minister for Rural Affairs, at Aquaculture UK 2022

Minister to open Aquaculture UK conference

Scotland’s Rural Affairs Minister, Mairi Gougeon, will head an exciting line-up of speakers at Aquaculture UK, which gets underway in Aviemore in two months’ time.  The keynote theatre programme, now...
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Scotland’s marine software expertise on show in Chile

Software developed in Scotland to help predict the impact of fish farm waste on the marine environment will be showcased for international markets at the AquaSur trade show, in Chile...
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