Cermaq acquires new Norwegian business

The salmon giant Cermaq is expanding its Norwegian business with the purchase of the family owned company Ballangen Sjøfarm.

Based in the north of the country, Ballangen Sjøfarm employs around 50 people and produces 10,000 tonnes of salmon a year.

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Cermaq announces big investment in Chile

Cermaq has announced that it is planning to invest around £80m in a new RAS fish farm in southern Chile. Called Nueva PCC, Mitsubishi-owned Cermaq said it will be one of its most important projects in the region. It will have a production capacity of 14 million smolts per year. Cermaq Chile said the second stage of…

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Now Cermaq is forced to cull 900,000 young salmon

Cermaq has become the latest large Norwegian salmon company to be hit by a major biological issue. The company said yesterday it has been forced to cull 900,000 fish with wounds in six cages at its facility near Hammerfest. The fish weigh around 500 grammes on average. Earlier this week the Lerøy Seafood group reported…

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Smart farming

Cermaq iFarm

Salmon farmers may be slow to experiment with artificial intelligence solutions but Cermaq is one of the leaders, reports Vince McDonagh Norway may be the world leader in aquaculture, but the industry is still too slow in adopting artificial intelligence (AI) into its systems, says a new report. This means Norwegian fish farmers are likely…

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Cermaq ordered to cut production in Nordland

Salmon farmer Cermaq has been ordered to reduce activities by a third at one of its sites in Nordland, Norway – and it is not happy. The instruction has come from the Nordland state administrator which has ruled that production must be reduced from 5,400 tonnes to 3,600 tonnes. Cermaq said that while the decision…

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Together against AMR

Antimicrobial resistance is not stopped by national borders, argue Henrik Duesund and Dr Patrik Henriksson By 2050, 10 million people could die from bacteria and other microorganisms resistant to antibiotics. Even countries and regions that make limited use of antibiotics will be affected. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global threat to human and animal health…

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Salmon’s ‘big six’ to challenge EU price fixing claims

Norway’s “big six” salmon companies have all strongly denied an accusation of price collusion made by the European Commission. The Commission claimed yesterday that the companies broke competition rules by sharing information on prices and salmon volumes. It has sent what is known a statement of objection, also known as an SO, to each of…

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BREAKING – Norway’s salmon ‘big six’ did violate rules, says EU

The European Commission believes that six leading Norwegian salmon producers breached EU anti-trust rules by colluding to distort competition in the market for spot sales of Norwegian farmed Atlantic salmon in the EU. The Commission has advised the producers concerned that this is its “preliminary” view. The companies named are Mowi, SalMar, Grieg Seafood, Bremnes Seashore,…

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