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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...
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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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Eight Loch Duart sites to integrate Innovasea’s real-time pen monitoring solution

RS Aqua, a leading supplier of aquaculture equipment in the UK and Ireland, is set to install Innovasea’s environmental monitoring solution, aquaEnvironment, at eight additional Loch Duart sites in the...
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VĂłnin Scotland rolls out new brand in Aviemore

VĂłnin Scotland debuted under its new brand at Aquaculture UK 2024, held in Aviemore on May 14-15. Part of the VĂłnin Group, the company has service stations in Scalpay and...
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Socorex FishGuide™ helps in fish injections

FishGuideTM is a device enabling quick and precise fish and syringe positioning. It reduces the risks of fish wounds and protects users from injuries. Recommended for injecting various fish species,...
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The Green Sea is back, and ready to service

A Norwegian company is helping Scottish salmon farmers with effective, safe delousing Facts about Green Sea Service • Established in Kristiansand, Norway, in 2019 with managing director Stian Espeland as...
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Marine Cranes Ltd launches services and partners with Iron Fist to expand crane distribution for the UK and Ireland

Newly formed Marine Cranes provides servicing, overhaul and sales to the marine industry across the UK and Ireland. It has recently acquired an exclusive dealership with IRON FIST to supply...
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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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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

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MEPs condemn new lice treatment: who’s right?

Last night, the European Parliament passed a motion condemning use of the chemical agent on which Benchmark’s CleanTreat® delousing treatment is based. So, is CleanTreat a threat to the marine...
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Tsar quality

As one of the most expensive dishes on the planet – just 1kg of an Iranian-bred variety sold for £20,000 a few years ago – it is no surprise that...
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Face value

Machines are learning to identify individual fish out of thousands. If you believe all salmon have the same facial expression, then it could be time to think again, according to...

A closer look at the solutions Evoqua supplies for the Aquaculture industry

What is the history of aquaculture and when did its surge in popularity begin? Aquaculture has recently gained a lot of attention with the huge growth in global demand for...
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Norway at the crossroads

Norway’s salmon farming sector is poised to enter the most crucial period in its relatively short history, a new study suggests. Almost everyone agrees the industry has been a phenomenal...
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The clean-up crew

A group of researchers is investigating whether sea cucumbers can help to minimise the environmental impacts of fish farming. They recently completed a feasibility study to assess how well 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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