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Blueprint for industry innovation published

Aquaculture features prominently in a new report setting out research priorities for the UK’s animal-based food sector. Government-supported body the UK Agri-Tech Centre has published a report, “Livestock and Aquaculture innovation: the next ten years”, based on input from more...
North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-Un, visits an offshore fish farm site (photo: Korean Central News Agency)

North Korea looks to aquaculture to solve food crisis

North Korea, one of the world’s most isolated states, is planning to expand its fish farming industry on the orders of the country's leader, Kim Jong Un. But its products are unlikely to appear on world markets any time soon....
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Buyers willing to pay for farmed halibut, says producer

White fish farmer Nordic Halibut has reported earnings of almost NOK 20 million (£1.43m) during the second quarter this year, thanks to the willingness of buyers in Britain and elsewhere to pay high prices for this popular prime fish –...
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Call for new approach as seafood consumption declines

Seafood consumption in Britain is continuing to fall, a new survey by the industry body Seafish finds. Cost inflation, which reached its peak last year, is one of the main reasons, but the study says other factors are also in...
Wild salmon

The final frontier

Salmon Scotland chief executive Tavish Scott highlights the work being done to protect Scotland’s iconic wild salmon. Captain James T Kirk: it is a name from one’s youth, depending on age. Or if one is the same age as my...
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Algal bloom detection system marks first year in operation

A system created to detect harmful plankton has analysed around 38 million images in its first year of operation at a fish farm site in Shetland. The Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB) uses a combination of lasers and cameras to detect and photograph...
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Supply chain resilience

A ban on imported salmon eggs from Norway led AquaGen to come up with a UK-based solution. When Scotland banned the import of Norwegian salmon eggs in 2019, due to...
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Optimizing trout performance through field trials 

Troutlodge is the world’s leading producer of eyed trout eggs. We maintain four strains of rainbow trout, which allows for security of supply for our customers all year-round. Our breeding...
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LARA is transforming aquaculture with sustainable, high-efficiency seafood production

Blue Planet Ecosystems has developed LARA (pictured), a groundbreaking system redefining sustainable aquaculture. With the global population rising, traditional practices are falling short. LARA, short for Land-based Automated Recirculating Aquaculture,...
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RS Aqua unveils revolutionary smart load sensors

Leading ocean technology company RS Aqua has launched a new range of load sensors for the aquaculture industry. The smartlink® EE sensors are designed for live load sensing in aquaculture...
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New laboratory assays to measure functional immunity in fish

Moredun Scientific are now able to offer a range of laboratory assays to measure functional immunity in fish. These assays can be used for a variety of purposes such as...
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SpinTouch FX can analyse fresh, salt and brackish water

Utilising proven photometric technology that has proven to be game-changing in global water testing applications, the SpinTouch FX tests eight parameters – including ammonia, nitrate and nitrite – with one...
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Jobs

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Key Account Manager – STIM

STIM is currently looking to identify a highly motivated individual to take on the role of Key Account Manager. As STIM is growing its presence in the UK and Ireland,...
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Marine Husbandry Opportunities – Oban area

Are you a highly motivated individual looking to grow your career within the aquaculture industry? Working within our newly designed farming structures and highly supportive teams might be just what...
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Trout Farm Assistant Manager, Harome Trout Farm – North Yorkshire

We produce over 300 tonnes of portion sized Rainbow Trout per year for a major retailer and we are looking for a dedicated individual to join our small team in...
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Features

Wild salmon

The final frontier

Salmon Scotland chief executive Tavish Scott highlights the work being done to protect Scotland’s iconic wild salmon. Captain James T Kirk: it is a name from one’s youth, depending on...
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Future fuels

Aquaculture was a key area for Seawork 2024, with questions around clean technology coming to the fore, as David Robinson reports. The 25th edition of the Seawork exhibition and conference...
Copenhagen

Blue food, green solutions

Copenhagen is the venue for an event that will bring together aquaculture expertise from all over the world. The eyes of the world’s aquaculture sector will be on Copenhagen this...
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Big country, big ideas

The Chinese fish farming sector is steadily growing, as part of a drive to ensure food security, as Eugene Gerden reports. The Chinese fish farming sector is steadily growing these...
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Growing together

Integrated aquaculture is catching on in world-wide markets, reports Julia Hollister. Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, or IMTA, is similar to polyculture, where two or more crops are farmed in an integrated...
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Deep thinking

Norway’s Subfarm plans to take salmon farming to new depths – and exciting new locations – as Robert Outram reports The ocean is wide. Despite that, however, competition for marine...
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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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Future fuels

Aquaculture was a key area for Seawork 2024, with questions around clean technology coming to the fore, as David Robinson reports. The 25th edition of the Seawork exhibition and conference...
Copenhagen

Blue food, green solutions

Copenhagen is the venue for an event that will bring together aquaculture expertise from all over the world. The eyes of the world’s aquaculture sector will be on Copenhagen this...
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State of Alaska supports Seagriculture USA 2024

Seagriculture USA 2024, the leading event for seaweed producers in North America, has secured sponsorship from the State of Alaska, where the conference will be held this September. Seagriculture USA...
Medellin, Colombia

Plenary speakers confirmed for Latin American Aquaculture Congress

Plenary speakers have been confirmed for the Latin American Aquaculture Congress, taking place in Medellin, Colombia this September. They are Dr Benjamin Le Frentz of the US Department of Agriculture,...
Aquafeed panel: (From left) Jane Byrne, Feed Navigator; Chris Ninnes, ASC; Laurent Develle, Regal Springs; Louise Buttle, DESM-Firmenich, Clément Ray, Innovafeed; and Douglas Martin, MiAlgae

Story telling

Aquaculture needs to get better at explaining itself, but there were plenty of great narratives at the Blue Food Innovation Summit, as Robert Outram reports The Blue Food Innovation Summit,...
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Faroes hosts leading seaweed sector event

The Seagriculture EU 2024 conference, the premier event for Europe’s seaweed industry, was successfully held in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, from 18 - 20 June 2024. Under the unifying theme "Bridging...
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