Aquaculture Cages News

  • World`s first electrically powered boat for fish farming goes into operation in Norway

    The world's first battery-powered work boat for fish farming has been brought into operation in Norway. The "Elfrida" electric boat is used off the coast of Central Norway by Salmar Farming AS, a Norwegian salmon farmer. Siemens developed and supplied the complete electrical propulsion and control system to the local shipbuilding company, Ørnli Slipp. The double-hulled boat is around ...


    By Siemens AG

  • USSEC conducts cage aquaculture production cost management seminar in the Philippines

    USSEC conducted a cage aquaculture production cost management seminar for the Chinese staff and managers of Sahara Feeds Corp. Milkfish Cage Farm in Taal Lake, Talisay, Batangas, Philippines on December 7. USSEC Philippines Technical Manager – Aquaculture Levy Manalac discussed how to manage and save on cage aquaculture production cost with the proper use of extruded floating feed and good ...

  • Aqua-Cage Fisheries Uses DTG2 ROV on Rainbow Trout Farm

    Aqua-Cage Fisheries is an aquaculture farm in Parry Sound, Ontario that produces rainbow trout for the food market. They receive fingerlings from a hatchery in Southern Ontario, grow the fish in the open waters of Georgian Bay and harvest them for a processor that ships to major grocery stores. Aqua-Cage produces environmentally sustainable, high quality fish for the consumer, while bringing in a ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • USSEC Plans New Location For Fy16 Offshore Marine Fish Cage Culture Study Tour:Malta And Italy

    In May, USSEC visited and investigated the offshore marine fish cage aquaculture industry in Malta to evaluate whether it would be a suitable replacement for the recently cancelled (due to ongoing security concerns) team tour to the offshore industry in Izmir, Turkey. USSEC Aquaculture Program Lead Technical Consultant – SEA Lukas Manomaitis worked with a local expert, Dr. Carmelo Agius, to ...

  • AquaVision 2016 underway

    AquaVision 2016, the 11th edition of the world business conference on aquaculture, was officially opened today in Stavanger, Norway, by Knut Nesse, CEO of the Executive Board of Nutreco. Welcoming a fully-booked conference, comprising more than 375 delegates from 35 different countries, including many top decision makers from the aquaculture industry, Nesse highlighted ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • FAO puts sustainability on the menu in the world’s fastest-growing food sector: fish

    High-level delegations of fisheries ministries from more than 50 countries are gathering in Agadir for a summit with industry players to discuss emerging governance needs in a sector that provides the world with 17 percent of its animal protein and developing countries with more export revenue than meat, tobacco, rice and sugar combined. The globalization of the fish trade, ...

  • First-ever federal rules for offshore fish farming issued

    The first-ever federal regulations for large-scale fish farming in the ocean were issued Monday, opening a new frontier in the harvesting of popular seafood species such as red drum, tuna and red snapper. The new rules allow the farming of fish in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The rules - in the making for years - were announced in New ...


    By Associated Press

  • Things to know about marine aquaculture

    Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported, yet the Obama administration's push to expand U.S. marine aquaculture into federal waters has failed to see one offshore farm in operation, nearly two years after the first permit was issued. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is pushing for marine aquaculture production in the U.S. to jump by 50 percent by 2020. The ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

     The latest of five generations who have worked the same ground in northeastern Nebraska, 52-year-old Scott Garwood, isn't growing corn or cattle - it's fish. Specifically, thousands of an Australian freshwater species called barramundi - often dubbed Asian sea bass because of its similar sweet, white flaky flesh - in large tanks inside a warehouse. With global consumption of seafood ...


    By Associated Press

  • Gulf Offshore Aquaculture Rule Finally Released for Comment

    A long-awited notice of proposed rulemaking on the Gulf Fisheries Management Plan was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 28, 2014. The rule will set up a permitting process for offshore aquaculture operations in the Gulf of Mexico and has been widely anticipated by ASA and offshore aquaculture stakeholders. A link to the proposed rule is  ...

  • Partner Release: Virginia Mason First Hospital to Receive Marine Stewardship Council Certification

    Virginia Mason announced today it is the first hospital in the United States to earn Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its commitment to serving seafood grown and harvested by certified, environmentally sustainable methods. “MSC is pleased to be part of Virginia Mason’s commitment to implementing green business practices to ...

  • Destruction order for net used in illegal elver net fishing

    On Tuesday 25 March 2014, Graham Stokes of Gloucester pleaded guilty at Gloucester Magistrates’ Court to one charge of unauthorised elver net fishing. The 49-year-old was fined £250, ordered to pay £350 in costs, along with a £25 victim surcharge. The court issued a destruction order of Mr Stokes’ elver net and banned him from applying for any authorisation for two ...

  • FAO Director-General meets typhoon-stricken farmers in the Philippines

    FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today witnessed the positive results of FAO's Typhoon Haiyan response programme and committed FAO to supporting the recovery of fishing and farming livelihoods in the longer term. Graziano da Silva travelled together with Secretary Proceso Alcala of the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Permanent Representative to FAO, ...

  • World fish trade to set new records

    The booming world fish trade is generating more wealth than ever before, but countries must help small-scale fishers and fish farmers benefit too, FAO said today. Global fishery production from wild capture fisheries and aquaculture is expected to set a new record in 2013 at 160 million tonnes, up from 157 million tonnes the previous year, while exports will reach $136 billion, ...

  • Cost of Putting Seafood on Dinner Tables: 650,000 Marine Mammals Killed or Hurt by Foreign Commercial Fishing Each Year

    In order to put wild-caught seafood on dinner tables, more than 650,000 marine mammals are killed or seriously injured every year in foreign fisheries after being hooked, entangled or trapped in fishing gear, and enforcement of a U.S. law to protect marine mammals could help prevent tens of thousands of these deaths, according to a ...

  • Question and Answers on the EU`s fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing

    Why does the Commission list Belize, Cambodia and Guinea as non-cooperative third countries taken? The Commission's decision to list these three third countries (Belize, Cambodia, Guinea) was taken following a warning (yellow card) issued to eight countries last year. Each country was given a reasonable deadline within which to react and to resolve the issues identified. ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws

    The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests. The House Agriculture Committee added language to its version of the farm bill earlier this year that says a state cannot impose certain production ...


    By Associated Press

  • MSC labelled Pacific skipjack tuna arrives in Europe

    The world’s largest tuna fishery, the PNA skipjack tuna free school purse seine fishery, will be delivering the MSC labelled skipjack tuna from the Pacific into Europe in November 2013. Austrian retailer, SPAR, are the first to offer MSC labelled canned skipjack tuna from the Central and Western Pacific oceans where the MSC certified sustainable Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) skipjack ...

  • Alaska Salmon Fishery Earns MSC Re-certification

    Global seafood markets can continue to source MSC certified Alaska salmon and apply the MSC ecolabel, after a scientific, stakeholder-engaged, third-party assessment by Intertek Moody Marine (IMM) determined that 13 units of certification meet the MSC Standard as a sustainable ...

  • Fisheries Reform: Time to Draw in the Net

    Achieving healthy fish stocks globally was a key challenge flowing from Rio+20 and will be a central litmus test for realizing an inclusive Green economy. So it is good news that Europe recently reached an historic agreement to reform its Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) that promises to reverse decades of excessive overfishing by European fleets. The agreement covers the rebuilding of fish stocks ...

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