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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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Oxygenation project at Macquarie Harbour gets underway

Scientists working on a project to restore oxygen levels in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania say the first stage has proved to be a success. The Macquarie Harbour Oxygenation Project (MHOP) aims to tackle the problem of low dissolved oxygen levels in...
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Taking on the challenges

Climate change and other factors keep throwing up new threats to fish health, as our expert panel explained in Fish Farmer’s Aqua Agenda webinar. Robert Outram reports THE PANELLISTS  Dr Iain Berrill Dr Iain Berrill Head...
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First harvest at Proximar’s Mount Fuji site now only months away

Proximar Seafood said today that the first commercial harvest for its land-based salmon farm in Japan will take place in “high summer”, in the third quarter of this year. In a trading update for the fourth quarter of 2023, Chief...
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90,000-tonne land-based salmon farm planned for Lewis

A Norwegian salmon company is hoping to build a 90,000-tonne land-based fish farm in a remote part of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. The story was broken this week by local paper the Stornoway Gazette, which was tipped off following...
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Subsea awards recognise underwater expertise

Aberdeenshire firm J+S Subsea was one of the big winners at last night's Subsea Expo Awards in Aberdeen, picking up two accolades. The Kintore-based firm collected the Company of the Year Award – under 50 employees, which was sponsored by...
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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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VĂłnin Scotland lands ÂŁ955K for new aquaculture net facility

In a significant advancement for the Scottish aquaculture sector, VĂłnin Scotland Ltd, a leader in aquaculture services and supplies, has received ÂŁ955,000 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,...
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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...
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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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Features

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Taking on the challenges

Climate change and other factors keep throwing up new threats to fish health, as our expert panel explained in Fish Farmer’s Aqua Agenda webinar. Robert Outram reports THE PANELLISTS  [caption...
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Grow your own

The coastal town of Grimsby has processed salmon for many years but now it will be producing them too, as Vince McDonagh reports Grimsby used to pride itself on being...
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Smash and grab

Farmed salmon are facing a new threat in the form of hungry bluefin tuna, reports Vince McDonagh Norway's salmon farmers are facing a new threat from a powerful predator. Large...
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Gimme shelter

Kelp forests are a cornerstone environmental resource. One seaweed farmer in the west of Scotland is doing its bit to restore them, reports Sandy Neil Highland coastal kelp forests are...
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Steady as she goes

The Netherlands’ fish farming sector is steadily growing, reports Eugene Gerden The Netherlands’ fish farming sector has been steadily growing, thanks to continuing stable domestic demand for farmed fish and...
Selcoth

Powered up

Selcoth Fisheries already runs largely on renewable energy but the family running it want to do more. Robert Outram finds out why Selcoth Fisheries is a trout farm in the...
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Opinion

Never-ending Brexit

The UK's European divorce continues to have repercussions for the salmon industry It always used to be said that Scottish devolution was “a process not an event”. Well, it seems...

Huffing and puffin

Our favourite seabirds are facing a shortage of sand eels, but please don't blame the fish farmers. On 15 May 2021, the Herald newspaper included a two-page commercial feature placed...

The feed conundrum

There have been great strides forward in aquafeed, but the industry will need to continue looking for even better solutions. When I was first in the industry, feed was pelletised...

Disappearing act

A statistical glitch meant figures for Scottish salmon exported to the EU in January were wildly wrong, but it took a while for HMRC to realise there was a problem....
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Chicken feed

Maybe it’s time to revisit a bright idea from the 1990s? Industry critics regularly refer to comments, made by the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) Committee in 2018,...

The Changing of the Guard

So here it is, my dear old Mum is nearing the end and it is a sad, sad process to have to stand by and watch. Many of you will...
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Events

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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...
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Medellín to host Latin America’s leading aquaculture event

MedellĂ­n, 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...
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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...
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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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San Antonio conference set to break records

Aquaculture America 2024 will take place over February 18-21, 2024, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas USA. The event is organised by the World Aquaculture Society....
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