Researchers address global gill health challenge

RESEARCH that will address global gill health issues in farmed salmon is being undertaken on sites in Scotland and Tasmania, Australia. The project aims to improve the monitoring and treatment of gill disease, which is one of the aquaculture sector’s biggest challenges. A Scottish consortium – which comprises Scottish Sea Farms, the University of Aberdeen,…

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Broader customer base boosts BioMar results

FEED giant BioMar has reported record revenue and earnings for 2019, despite competitiveness in the salmon feed market. The Danish company said its best ever results showed EBITDA increasing by 15 per cent compared to 2018, from 713 million Danish kroner (£82 million) to DKK 966 million (£112.3 million). At the same time, revenue increased…

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Oral sea lice vaccine feeds hope

AN oral vaccine for sea lice is being developed by a team of Scottish and international aquaculture experts. The aim of the project is to produce a vaccine that can be delivered through feed, following recent advances in the understanding of fish immune systems. With funding provided through the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), partners…

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\’More questions than answers\’ in gender debate

THERE is no wilful exclusion of women from aquaculture roles, but there is a generational issue of men avoiding the ‘difficulty of having a more diverse workplace’. This was the view of Lara Barazi, CEO of Kephalonian Fisheries in Greece, one of six panellists (three women and three men) at a Women in Aquaculture seminar…

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\’More questions than answers\’ in gender debate

THERE is no wilful exclusion of women from aquaculture roles, but there is a generational issue of men avoiding the ‘difficulty of having a more diverse workplace’. This was the view of Lara Barazi, CEO of Kephalonian Fisheries in Greece, one of six panellists (three women and three men) at a Women in Aquaculture seminar…

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BioMar boosts ‘natural’ diet with insect meal

A FRENCH trout producer has teamed up with feed giant BioMar to bring fish fed with insects to the market. Rainbow trout farmer Aquadis Naturellement said the feed, called Salvea, has resulted in a fish in/fish out (FIFO) ratio as low as 0.3, making it very sustainable. BioMar announced this week that the first feed…

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Salmon farmer invests £750,000 in gill health

SCOTTISH Sea Farms is to lead a research project focused on increasing understanding of gill health in farmed salmon. The £601,000 study – of which Scottish Sea Farms will fund 62 per cent – will be the salmon farmer’s second such collaboration with academics at the University of Aberdeen, feed specialists BioMar and the Scottish…

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Danes feed greener growth in China

BIOMAR has sealed a deal with the largest trout farmer in China to supply a diet with almost half the environmental impact of local Chinese feed. A delegation from China, led by Yan Jinhai, the vice governor of the Peoples Government of Qinghai Province, was in BioMar’s production facilities in Brande, Denmark, to witness the…

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Scottish Sea Farms scores awards hat-trick

IT was Scottish Sea Farms’ night at Aquaculture Awards 2019 yesterday, with the company picking up three coveted prizes at a special ceremony in Edinburgh. And the evening also saw Fish Farmer\’s William Dowds receive special recognition for his contribution to aquaculture. First up for Scottish Sea Farms (SSF) was the Applied Research Breakthrough award,…

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New diet ‘cures lumpfish cataracts’

FEED maker BioMar said it has eliminated the common problem of cataracts in lumpfish with a specially formulated diet. Cataracts affect at least 60 per cent and as much 100 per cent of lumpfish, clouding the lens of the eye which reduces vision and in serious cases will lead to blindness. The cleaner fish species…

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