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Aker BioMarine revenues up 6%

The Atlantic krill harvesting company Aker BioMarine has unveiled a 6% increase in its second quarter revenues to US $94 million (£73m). The adjusted EBITDA or operating profit increased by 35% year on year to US $29 million (£22m). Aker...
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UVAXX announces breakthrough against deadly fish disease

A Singapore company is reported to have successfully developed a vaccine which it believes can successfully combat a deadly disease. The company, UVAXX, a renowned leader in autogenous vaccines and a subsidiary of the Barramundi Group, made the announcement at...
North Sea Farmers proposed seaweed farm site

Combined wind and seaweed farm looks to pioneer offshore

The company behind an ambitious seaweed farm in the North Sea says it will be the world’s first offshore facility of its kind on a commercial scale. North Sea Farmers plans to open a seaweed farm this autumn, co-located with...
Diver

Under pressure

The diving industry is backing calls to reinstate the hyperbaric chamber at Dunstaffnage, as Sandy Neil reports. More than 25,000 people have backed an online petition calling for the reinstatement of a hyperbaric chamber on Scotland’s west coast. This medical...
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What price differentiation?

By Nick Joy The climate for fish sales and prices globally is generally set fair, with the odd bump. This is in stark contrast to the outlook for production globally, especially for salmon. The Canadian government isn’t just making life...
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Salmon now Iceland’s second highest seafood earner

Farmed salmon has jumped into second place as Iceland’s second most valuable seafood export, the latest official figures show. But it is still running a long way behind cod, the fish species the country has long been famed for. Salmon...
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Transforming aquaculture with sustainable, high-efficiency solutions

In the face of growing global challenges, Blue Planet Ecosystems is setting new standards in sustainable aquaculture with its groundbreaking systems. As the global population and calorie intake soar, traditional...
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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...
Moredun Scientific

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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Jobs

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Farm Manager – Braevallich, Near Lochgilphead

Dawnfresh Farming Ltd is the largest Trout Farming Company operating in the UK with farms located throughout Scotland and Northern Ireland. We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified...
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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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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

Diver

Under pressure

The diving industry is backing calls to reinstate the hyperbaric chamber at Dunstaffnage, as Sandy Neil reports. More than 25,000 people have backed an online petition calling for the reinstatement...
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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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...
Norwegian Minister for Fisheries and Ocean Policy Cecilie Myrseth

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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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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