Proximar on track despite February tank incident

Proximar Seafood has reported that biomass at its new land based salmon farm in Japan has more than doubled during the first three months of 2024. At the end of March  the Norwegian salmon company had a standing biomass of 111.9  metric tonnes at the farm, located at Oyama near Japan’s Mount Fuji, compared with…

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Indian shrimp farmers accused of major human rights violations

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India’s extensive shrimp farming industry has been accused, in a new report, of large scale human rights abuses and unacceptable employment practices. The report has been published by the international human and labour rights organisation, Corporate Accountability Lab (CAL). It has carried out a three year long  investigation into India’s multi-billion dollar shrimp aquaculture industry…

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Study shows how nitrates in RAS systems affect fish health

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Exposure to nitrates can adversely affect the intestinal health of fish in RAS systems, a study by researchers in China has found. While it is well known that nitrates have a toxic effect, the study provides a detailed analysis of how nitrate (NO3) levels can have an impact at molecular level. A team of scientists…

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ASC Feed certification for Thai Union

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Seafood giant Thai Union has become the first Asian producer to win Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for one of its feed plants. The single-site certification for Thai Union’s Mahachai Plant, located in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province just west of Bangkok, is the first ASC Feed Standard certification in Asia. The feed mill produces feed…

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India opens up for Norwegian seafood

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Norway has opened up a new and potentially important salmon market after the signing of a free trade deal with India, one of the world’s largest economies. Although not regarded as a nation of salmon consumers, more affluent Indians are generally partial to Western food tastes. The deal has been negotiated through the trade organisation EFTA of…

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Seafood Council’s former China envoy returns to old job

A former Norwegian Seafood Council envoy to China is returning to his previous role. Sigmund Bjørgo (46) (pictured) takes over from Andreas Thorud, who has left after three years for a senior post in China with the land-based salmon farmer, Nordic Aqua Partners. Børge Grønbech, Director of Global Operations at the Council, said: “Sigmund Bjørgo is strategically…

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Barramundi raises £8.8m for growth in Brunei

The Barramundi Group has raised the equivalent of £8.8m to expand its fish farming operations in Brunei. The company announced yesterday that it had secured the credit facility, of BND $15m, from a Bruneian financial institution. The Singapore-based Barramundi Group farms the fish of the same name, also known as Asian sea bass. It has…

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