Labour election hopeful impressed during visit to Cooke Aquaculture

Cooke Scotland managing director Colin Blair, left, and North Lanarkshire councillor and Coatbridge and Bellshill Labour Party prospective parliamentary candidate Frank McNally at Cooke's Bellshill head office.

Frank McNally, a leading Scottish Labour politician and general election hopeful, has met with Cooke Aquaculture Scotland to hear about the positive and social impact the company, and aquaculture in general, is having on the region. (Pictured) Cooke Scotland managing director Colin Blair, left, and North Lanarkshire councillor and Coatbridge and Bellshill Labour Party prospective…

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AKVA in solar deal to power up Chile salmon industry

AKVA group, the world’s largest supplier of services to the aquaculture industry, has entered into a partnership deal which could help transform the Chilean fish farming industry’s power setup. The deal is with Inseanergy which specialises in turnkey solutions for floating solar power systems. AKVA  said  it marks a significant step towards being able to electrify…

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Building blue resilience

The Blue Food Innovation Summit, taking place in London on 21 & 22 May, brings together a community of more than 350 ocean and blue food pioneers scaling innovation in production, technology, retail, innovation and investment scaling solutions for a biodiverse, stronger and resilient blue economy. While the demand for blue foods is on the…

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China approves protein from industrial gas as aquafeed

Calysta’s FeedKind protein, which is created using waste gases from industry, has received formal approval for use in aquaculture feeds in China. The new feed is being manufactured in China by Calysseo, a joint venture between Calysta and feed giant Adisseo. Calysseo hopes to deliver its feed product to customers in China shortly. The country’s…

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Portuguese project aims to create sustainable aquafeed

Plans have been unveiled for a new state-of-the-art industrial unit in Coruche, Portugal to produce fish feed sustainably from a range of animal by-products. The new facility is being developed by Sebol, a subsidiary of the Portuguese ETSA Group, which produces a variety of products for the food, pharmaceutical, pet food, biofuel and other industries.…

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Investing in the future

Bakkafrost Scotland’s drive to be the leading sustainable salmon producer Bakkafrost Scotland is one of the largest employers in the Outer Hebrides with more than 500 staff across 45 locations on the West Coast of Scotland and Hebridean Islands. It continues its commitment to become Scotland’s leading salmon producer with a sustainable approach to business.…

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Cooke’s Scotland arm deploys a third hybrid barge

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland has deployed its first hybrid feed barge in Shetland, in a move which the company says will further reduce its carbon footprint.  The new hybrid diesel-electric system, built by Fjord Maritime UK, for the Copister salmon farm site in Yell, Shetland, is the third to be implemented by Cooke Scotland in its…

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Bakkafrost salmon hitches ride on ‘sustainable’ flight

Yesterday a Virgin Atlantic plane carried out the first transatlantic flight fuelled entirely by sustainable aviation fuel – and it was carrying a cargo of salmon from the Faroe Islands. The consignment of fresh salmon came from Faroese producer Bakkafrost, which said its participation in the flight was part of the company’s commitment to reducing…

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Salmon companies at top of sustainable producers list

Salmon producers have taken the top three places in a global listing of the most sustainable animal protein producers. Mowi was ranked first for sustainability by the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index for the fifth year in succession. The company is joined in the top three ranked companies by fellow aquaculture businesses Lerøy Seafood Group…

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Campaigners question ‘sustainable salmon’ claims

Two campaign groups are calling on the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority to take action over the industry body Salmon Scotland’s use of the word “sustainable”. The two organisations, WildFish and Coastal Communities Network Scotland (CCN), say they have submitted a detailed dossier and complaint to the CMA. The complaint details the extensive use of…

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