Canadian government orders \’phase-out\’ for 19 farms

The Canadian government has ordered that 19 open-net fish farms in British Columbia must be phased out over the next 18 months. The farms, in the Discovery Islands, near the Campbell River, British Columbia (BC) have been the subject of controversy, and the government said that its decision had been taken in consultation with representatives…

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Canadian government orders \’phase-out\’ for 19 farms

The Canadian government has ordered that 19 open-net fish farms in British Columbia must be phased out over the next 18 months. The farms, in the Discovery Islands, near the Campbell River, British Columbia (BC) have been the subject of controversy, and the government said that its decision had been taken in consultation with representatives…

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Mowi unveils plans for closed tanks in Scotland

Mowi is looking at four potential sites in Scotland for closed tanks to grow post-smolts, following the final harvest from its farm at Loch Ewe. The Neptune tank technology was developed by Aquafarm Equipment and has already been trialled successfully in Norway. The solid tank enables fish farmers to better control water inputs and outputs,…

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Green bonds can solve feed dilemma, report says

Green (or blue) finance could help fish farmers make the transition from fish-based feed to more sustainable alternatives, according to a report from not-for-profit think tank Planet Tracker. Feed represents the aquaculture sector’s biggest operational cost, and it is also one of the sector’s most pressing sustainability issues, with concerns that the traditional sources of…

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Strong uptake for Mowi\’s employee share offer

Mowi Group employees have been invited to buy shares in the company at a discounted price. So far, 860 have taken up the offer. Mowi is the largest listed fish farm group worldwide. It rolled out its share offer to all permanent employees in the group and in its subsidiaries in Norway, Canada and Scotland,…

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Strong uptake for Mowi\’s employee share offer

Mowi Group employees have been invited to buy shares in the company at a discounted price. So far, 860 have taken up the offer. Mowi is the largest listed fish farm group worldwide. It rolled out its share offer to all permanent employees in the group and in its subsidiaries in Norway, Canada and Scotland,…

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Mowi orders two new well boats

Two new “super green” well boats have been ordered for Mowi’s fish farming operations in Norway. The order has been placed by DESS Aquaculture Shipping based in Grimstad and the vessels will be on long term lease to Mowi. Each has a very large capacity and will also be equipped with four dual-fuel generator sets…

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Sainsbury fish counter decision hits seafood sector

A decision by supermarket giant J Sainsbury to close fresh fish counters at its larger stores around the country will be seen as a blow to salmon and other seafood suppliers. The company yesterday announced a £137 million half year loss and said it was cutting 3,500 jobs through the closure of its fish, meat…

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Mowi Q3 results show high volumes, lower earnings

Mowi Scotland continued to be affected by a series of biological problems during the third quarter of this year, it emerged today – but improvements are on the way. The world’s largest farmed salmon producer has published its Q3 results which show, as expected, it achieved a global EBIT of €80 million, against €148 million…

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