An uphill task


The shellfish world is one full of contrasts, Nicki Holmyard finds As we gained plaudits, column inches and airtime in March for the wonderful benefits to the environment, biodiversity, ecosystem services, food security and surrounding fisheries that our offshore mussel farm brings, it struck me that this side of the business is far removed from…

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Full speed ahead for sea trials showcase

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Preparations are moving fast as vessels, speakers and delegates confirm for this year’s Speed@Seawork, partnered with the Society of Marine Industries (SMI). The event, which showcases fast working boats and demonstrates the latest maritime technology and equipment, takes place on Monday 10 June 2024, just ahead of the Seawork trade show. The venue for Speed@Seawork is The…

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Research set to assess benefits of offshore shellfish farming

A new study aims to use tagged lobsters to help assess the positive impact of offshore shellfish aquaculture on marine ecology. Scientists, mussel farmers and fishers on the Devon and Dorset coast are this month beginning the tagging work that will help them assess the impact of offshore aquaculture on the general health of the…

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RS Aqua to integrate two real-time monitoring systems at Scottish Sea Farms, Orkney

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Leading Portsmouth-based aquaculture supplier, RS Aqua, is set to install two cutting-edge real-time aquaculture monitoring systems at two sites owned by Scottish Sea Farms in Orkney. Following the success of monitoring systems on their Shetland and mainland Scotland sites, this move marks the expansion of Scottish Sea Farms’ commitment to incorporating innovative solutions for optimal…

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Silver anniversary for Seawork 2024

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As Seawork prepares to host its 25th edition from 11 to 13 June, the emphasis is on its growing international flavour. More than a quarter of last year’s exhibitors to the show, which runs alongside the Marine Civils event, were from overseas, including 20% from Europe. This year, Seawork will be welcoming National Pavilions, including…

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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 of Seawork takes place over 11-13 June 2024 with Speed@Seawork Monday 10 June 2024 in Southampton, UK. This year’s conference will lead on “The Future Fuel Matrix &…

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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 hailed the seafood capital of Europe. But that crown slipped some time ago, partly as the result of Brexit but mainly because the town lost…

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Seawork Careers event highlights marine opportunities

Leading maritime trade event Seawork is delighted to be working with Maritime UK and the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to deliver another exciting careers event on the final day of Seawork, Thursday 13 June 2024.  As the organisers point out, the commercial marine industry needs the next generation of innovators and problem solvers to…

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Ocean Ecology acquires Tritonia Scientific

Marine environmental services business Ocean Ecology Limited (OEL) has taken a controlling stake in underwater survey specialist Tritonia Scientific. The move follows OEL’s acquisition of marine tech company Ecospan Environmental last year. Tritonia’s key technology involves using georeferenced 3D photogrammetry (G3DP) to evaluate hard substrates beneath and around fish farm sites. G3DP also serves as…

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