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Scottish Pavilion at Aqua Nor hailed a resounding success

Team Scotland’s presence last year at Aqua Nor, the international aquaculture trade show, has been hailed as a resounding success. In a poll, three-quarters of the Scottish businesses represented there said they expect to see an increase in turnover after...
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Seeing through the glass ceiling

Tackling unconscious choices can help us ‘banish’ bias from aquaculture, argues Heather Jones There was a wonderful moment in the BBC’s The Traitors – no spoilers here for those who still haven’t watched, I promise – when host Claudia Winkleman...
Henning Beltestad, CEO Lerøy Seafood

ISA suspected at Lerøy site

Infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) is suspected at a Lerøy Seafood site at Frøya in Norway’s Trondelag region. Lerøy Midt AS informed the Norwegian Food Safety Authority of its concerns last week, based on the results of PCR analysis carried out after samples...
Vartdal processing plant, acquired by Ode February 2024

Cod farmer acquires salmon harvesting site

Norwegian cod farmer Ode has taken over a harvesting facility formerly owned by the salmon group Måsøval. Ode confirmed at the weekend that it had acquired the Western Seaproducts facility in Vartdal near Ålesund, on the west coast of Norway....
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Building blue resilience

The Blue Food Innovation Summit, taking place in London on 21 & 22 May, brings together a community of more than 350 ocean and blue food pioneers scaling innovation in production, technology, retail, innovation and investment scaling solutions for a...
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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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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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Vónin Scotland lands £955K for new aquaculture net facility

In a significant advancement for the Scottish aquaculture sector, Vónin Scotland Ltd, a leader in aquaculture services and supplies, has received £955,000 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,...
SpinTouch FX device by LaMotte

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...
Wings ICT

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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Northern lights

Orkney and Shetland are key to hopes for expansion for the Scottish salmon sector, reports Robert Outram Some of the most exciting developments in Scottish fish farming are taking place...
Fish feed

Feeding frenzy

High feed prices could be set to continue in 2024, experts say. Fiona Nicolson reports At the end of 2022, Rabobank’s Global Animal Protein Outlook for 2023 revealed that global...
Vannamei shrimp, whiteleg shrimp, Pacific white shrimp or king prawn swimming in the aquarium tank. Close-up.

A tricky spot

A new report appears to have found a dangerous gap in shrimp disease testing The standard test applied to detect a devastating disease in farmed shrimp falls dangerously short of...
Conference speakers, including Eleanor Adamson (centre)

Aquaculture for a thriving future

Fishmongers’ Hall in London was the venue for an event focused on low-trophic aquaculture, as Nicki Holmyard reports The Fishmongers’ Company held a highly successful conference on 30 November, which...
sea lice

Mapping out the lice threat

Consultation is over and SEPA is getting ready to start enforcing Wild Salmon Protection Zones, reports Robert Outram The Scottish Government is to press forward with the roll-out of Wild...
SINTEF lab

Inside job

A tiny sensor implant could tell us far more about fish health Researcher Eirik Svendsen, at Norwegian research institute SINTEF Ocean, has developed an implant capable of measuring data, which...
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Opinion

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Seeing through the glass ceiling

Tackling unconscious choices can help us ‘banish’ bias from aquaculture, argues Heather Jones There was a wonderful moment in the BBC’s The Traitors – no spoilers here for those who...
Salmon fillets with Nick Joy cartoon logo

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...
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Events

Blue Food Innovation Summit 2024 - graphic

Building blue resilience

The Blue Food Innovation Summit, taking place in London on 21 & 22 May, brings together a community of more than 350 ocean and blue food pioneers scaling innovation in...
Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire hosts aquaculture conference

The Welsh coastal county of Pembrokeshire is to stage its first aquaculture conference at the end of this month. The Pembrokeshire Aquaculture Conference will provide a forum in which to...
Central square in Medellin, Colombia

Medellín to host Latin America’s leading aquaculture event

Medellín, Colombia will be the headquarters of the Congress on Aquaculture in Latin America "Innovation and Sustainability for Global Aquaculture". The combined event will include LACQUA 2024, THE VIII LATIN...
Seawork 2023

Seawork 2024 focuses on costs and carbon footprint

The conference programme at Seawork 2024, the leading event for workboats and working vessels, will have cutting operating costs and reducing carbon emissions as its key themes. The landmark 25th anniversary edition...
Aquaculture UK 2022

The countdown is on to the largest Aquaculture UK ever

The UK’s leading aquaculture show is gearing up for a bigger than ever exhibition, which is expected to attract record crowds from around the world. Aquaculture UK, to be held...
Nordic House in the Faroes (photo: Arne List)

Faroes set to host Seagriculture EU 2024

Europe’s biggest conference for the seaweed industry, Seagriculture EU 2024, takes place this June in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. Seagriculture EU 2024 will be held on 18-20 June at The Nordic...
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