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Scottish Pavilion at Aqua Nor hailed a resounding success

Team Scotland’s presence last year at Aqua Nor, the international aquaculture trade show, has been hailed as a resounding success. In a poll, three-quarters of the Scottish businesses represented there said they expect to see an increase in turnover after...
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Seeing through the glass ceiling

Tackling unconscious choices can help us ‘banish’ bias from aquaculture, argues Heather Jones There was a wonderful moment in the BBC’s The Traitors – no spoilers here for those who still haven’t watched, I promise – when host Claudia Winkleman...
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ISA suspected at Lerøy site

Infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) is suspected at a Lerøy Seafood site at Frøya in Norway’s Trondelag region. Lerøy Midt AS informed the Norwegian Food Safety Authority of its concerns last week, based on the results of PCR analysis carried out after samples...
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Cod farmer acquires salmon harvesting site

Norwegian cod farmer Ode has taken over a harvesting facility formerly owned by the salmon group Måsøval. Ode confirmed at the weekend that it had acquired the Western Seaproducts facility in Vartdal near Ålesund, on the west coast of Norway....
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Building blue resilience

The Blue Food Innovation Summit, taking place in London on 21 & 22 May, brings together a community of more than 350 ocean and blue food pioneers scaling innovation in production, technology, retail, innovation and investment scaling solutions for a...
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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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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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Aquaculture Site Manager – Loch Damph, South

Job Opportunity for Aquaculture Site Manager 12 Month Fixed-Term Contract with Renewal Opportunities Location: Loch Damph, South Starting Salary: ÂŁ61,400 with a variable biannual bonus. Property available to successful applicant...
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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

Ferry crossing to Hoy, Orkney: ferry fares for the Northern and Western Isles are set to go up substantially next year

The business reset needs to be turbo-charged

Salmon Scotland’s Chief Executive Tavish Scott explains the Scottish Government is saying the right things but needs to act faster After replacing Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister, Humza Yousaf promised...
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Homegrown success for the Scottish salmon sector

UK sales for salmon are up more than 3% year on year, and that is just one indicator of the importance of the industry to the national economy. So says...
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From egg to plate

The value of Scotland's salmon industry - which creates an estimated ÂŁ766m in gross value added for the economy - benefits not only the fish farmers but also the many...
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An unholy alliance

Over the last decade, it has become clear that our country is developing a worse and worse climate for business. Government is populated by people who simply don’t understand that...
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Dye hard

No, farmed salmon is not pink because it's dyed that way with chemicals after slaughter, as Dr Martin Jaffa explains in his latest column for Fish Farmer, but it's a...
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Common Purpose – or hidden purpose?

There is a great deal of coordination in the “anti” groups that exist all over the world to campaign against a range of industries, argues Nick Joy in his latest...
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Events

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Building blue resilience

The Blue Food Innovation Summit, taking place in London on 21 & 22 May, brings together a community of more than 350 ocean and blue food pioneers scaling innovation in...
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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...
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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...
Aquaculture UK 2022

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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