Aquaculture Management News

  • Welfare award for MH’s Steve Bracken

    MARINE Harvest Scotland’s longest serving employee, Steve Bracken, was thanked for his commitment to fish welfare at a special presentation in Fort William yesterday. Two members of the RSPCA Assured scheme (formerly known as Freedom Food) surprised Bracken, Marine Harvest’s business support manager, when they arrived at the company’s Stob Ban office to make the presentation. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Norway Royal Salmon Q1 earnings down

    NORWAY Royal Salmon (NRS) has become the third major aquaculture company in recent days, after Bakkafrost and Lerøy, to report a drop in 2018 first quarter earnings and profits resulting from lower salmon prices. The company announced an operational EBIT (operating profit) of NOK 193 million against NOK 205 million for Q1 2017. The EBIT per kg this period was NOK 18.78 against ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Offshore pen ‘will unlock growth potential’

    INVERNESS based Gael Force Group is developing a larger, integrated offshore pen to support a move towards higher energy sites. The company, which acquired a majority stake in Scottish pen manufacturer Fusion Marine last month, announced earlier this year that it is investing £1 million to increase capacity and develop new products and services for aquaculture producers. Work is already ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Lidl joins seafood disclosure project

    THE retailer Lidl has become the first major discounter to publish a full public profile list of all the sources of its wild caught seafood on the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP) website. This gives information on fishery management, catch methods, and likely environmental impact. Amali Bunter, responsible sourcing manager at Lidl UK, said: ‘We are extremely proud of our ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Call for ‘oil tax’ on Norwegian fish farmers

    THE Socialist Left, or SV, party in the Norwegian parliament (Storting) has called on the government to impose an oil industry style tax on the country’s fish farmers. The party has submitted a document which proposes that the industry should pay an unspecified amount per kilogram of salmon, which has been described as a form of production fee  and also dubbed by critics ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Queen’s Award for Scottish Ace

    DUNDEE based company Ace Aquatec has received a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category, it was announced today. The company’s managing director, Nathan Pyne-Carter (pictured), said the award is specifically for growth and innovation in seal deterrent systems, recognising significant investment in research and development, and benefits to the aquaculture ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Students ‘must be good communicators’

    YOUNG scientists need to communicate their research to a wider audience, a PhD conference in Stirling heard yesterday. Students were given a platform to do just that at the Institute of Aquaculture (IoA), showcasing the results of several years’ study in front of their teachers, peers, and industry guests. ‘You should know how to say your PhD in one phrase in case you’re ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Go ahead for Skye organic farms

    HIGHLAND Council has given the go ahead to two organic salmon farms off Skye, the head of the planning department told MSPs this morning. Mark Harvey, giving evidence to the Rural Economy and Connectivity committee, said the farms were approved because of the social and economic benefits they will bring to the area. ‘It is not so much the number of jobs, but the fact that they are ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Community welcomes fish farm plan

    PLANS to build two organic fish farms off Staffin on Skye have been backed by the local community, which said it would welcome the job opportunities. Planners are being asked to approve the organic salmon farms subject to environmental and other conditions and despite more than 50 objections, the Herald reported today. But Staffin Community Trust (SCT) has backed the farms at Tote and ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Impact of sustainable feeds on omega-3 levels in farmed fish

    As the global population and its demand for seafood increases, more of our fish will come from aquaculture. Farmed Atlantic salmon are a global commodity and, as an oily fish, contain a rich source of the health promoting long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids. Replacing the traditional finite marine ingredients, fishmeal and fish oil, in farmed ...


    By Algae Energy, Inc

  • 6th International Workshop on Advancement in Moringa Production & Application

    The Advanced Biofuel Center(ABC) is delighted to announce the 2 Day Moringa State of Art International Workshop viz. 6th Global Moringa  Meet – 2018 to be held on 21- 22 November 2018 at Jaipur, India. India meets more than 80% demand of Moringa Products and thereby enjoying dominant position in the World Moringa Scenario. The global Moringa Products market estimated to be over US$ 4.5 ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Pieralisi Group at PRIMA stakeholder forum

    An innovative project, a group of stakeholders, and the scenario of the University of Siena. These were the ingredients that allowed the creation of PRIMA, the international research program for the Mediterranean, promoted by the European Union.   The program, after identifying its strategic plan, has entered the phase in which stakeholders meet and discuss about it. ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • Advancing aquaculture health through heightened protection

    Within aquaculture it has been proven time and again that a proactive attitude towards shrimp health is far more effective than responsive cures. As such, more and more producers are now focusing on preventative solutions that support the primary defences of their stocks and which can be applied as part of a holistic approach, alongside other best-practice management measures, in order to ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • USSEC Launches Post-Harvest and Fish Hygiene Study in Egypt

    USSEC recently launched a post-harvest and fish hygiene study in Egypt. The study, which is being carried out by Megapesce, aims to improve the market opportunities for Egyptian aquaculture products. Currently, Egypt ranks eighth globally in terms of aquaculture production. However, the post-harvest, cold chain, and processing infrastructure are minimal to non-existent, putting downward price ...

  • Armyworm, aquaculture and other exciting and interactive workshops and demos at Agritech Expo Zambia in Chisamba

    The upcoming Agritech Expo at GART in Chisamba will once again offer free workshops offering practical advice as well as live demonstrations to help farmers combat challenges such as the armyworm, explore new technologies such as aquaculture as well as learn from experts on improving efficiency of operations and yields on their farms. The award-winning event returns ...

  • Shaping today’s farmers though smarter additions: Aquaculture - the new addition to mixed farming

    Aquaculture production accounts for 30, 000 mt (19%) of fish supply in Zambia, capture fisheries supplies 75,000 mt (47%) and 55,000 mt (34%) from imports (as at 2015).  Zambia’s fisheries produce approximately 70,000 metric tons of fish per year, amounting to over 3% of Zambia’s GDP.  Over 85% of this production comes from captured fisheries and over 10% from ...

  • Success of AlgaPrime™ DHA in Aquaculture Market Drives Increased Commercial Distribution

    TerraVia (NASDAQ: TVIA), Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) (“Bunge”) and BioMar Group (“BioMar”) today announced the expansion of their distribution agreement for AlgaPrime™ DHA – a native, whole algae specialty feed ingredient high in omega-3 DHA – making the product commercially available at scale to salmon farmers and other participants in the ...


    By The BioMar group

  • Aquaculture and Aquaponics Highlight of March Workshop

    On March 10, the Ohio Aquaculture Association (OAA) will host an aquaponics workshop in Columbus. A variety of topics will be covered during the sessions, including aspects of fish and plant management, water quality, and marketing. “The goal of the workshop is to educate those interested in establishing and expanding their aquaponic businesses,” said Matthew Smith, Ohio State ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Norwegian companies at the center of new international alliance for global sustainable seafood industry

    Norway's largest seafood companies have been key in establishing a new initiative aimed to change the international fishing industry. The initiative made up by eight of the world's largest seafood companies and called "Seafood Business Ocean Stewardship"  will clear-out IUU fisheries  and inhumane working conditions. The global seafood trade is dominated by a handful of large companies ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Nutreco FeedTech Challenge offers the ultimate test for breakthrough innovations

    In its continuous quest for innovation in animal nutrition and aqua feed, Nutreco is launching a new way to kick-start breakthrough solutions with the Nutreco FeedTech Challenge. Centred around the question ‘What is your breakthrough innovation – that CANNOT wait?’ Nutreco calls for the brightest minds to help realise sustainable food production for a growing world population. ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

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