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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...
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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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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...
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Tenacibaculosis – an alternative approach

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada has launched a tenacibaculosis model to assist farms in combating growing disease challenges In 2023, the Norwegian salmon industry experienced the loss of 62.7...
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Revolutionising aquaculture safety

OTAQ introduces LPAS to combat harmful algae blooms: a game-changer in aquaculture monitoring Within the aquaculture industry there are increasingly frequent reports of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABS) being responsible for...
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BIO-UV and Pinnacle in partnership for ozone treatments

BIO-UV Group has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with US-headquartered Pinnacle Ozone Solutions to leverage the company’s QUADBLOCK Ozone water treatment products in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. ...
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Aquaculture technology and biosecurity

Advanced aquaculture technology is enhancing biosecurity and fish welfare, writes Iain Brown, Industry Sales Engineer, Xylem UK and Ireland Leading aquaculture experts from Xylem will deliver a keynote address at...
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UCO nets a solution to the problem of containment 

Maintaining the integrity of nets is essential for a fish farm – but can be expensive. Fortunately, there is an answer to the dilemma Containment of stock is a key...
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Jobs

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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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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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After the split

It was one of my Salmon Scotland colleagues who put it best: “We have no greater access to Europe than a tilapia farmer from Zimbabwe. We are a third country...

Stability is what we need now

As I was sitting down to write this, it occurred to me just how nice it would be to go back five years; only five years! Why this popped into...
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The message

It has been three years now since the Scottish salmon sector last held a Christmas reception at Holyrood. In December 2018, dozens of MSPs were there. There were at least...

New year, new beginning?

It’s hard to believe that here we are in 2022. Despite the continuing pandemic, the year that has just passed appeared to vanish as quickly as it started. Regardless of...
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Festive feasts

Christmas is coming and I have noticed that my local fishmonger is already displaying some whole carp on his fish counter. Traditionally, carp are grown in Europe during the summer...

Dreaming of a grey Christmas

It is difficult not to wonder where the spirit of Christmas has gone. The season of “goodwill to all” seems to have bypassed all those involved in the recent fishing...
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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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