Aquaculture Operations News

  • 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  ...

  • Commission welcomes Parliament`s adoption of Maritime Spatial Planning legislation

    The European Parliament today endorsed a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the various activities that take place at sea, ensuring they are as efficient and sustainable as possible. In coastal and maritime areas, many activities compete for the same space and resources: fishing grounds, aquaculture farms, marine protected ...

  • Opportunities for aquaculture to be highlighted at Senate hearings

    Visiting senators could provide a great boost to the salmon farming business on Vancouver Island, agree the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce and BC Salmon Farmers Association. Members of the Senate Standing Committee for Fisheries and Oceans are visiting Tofino, Campbell River, Comox Valley and Nanaimo next week on a fact-finding tour. The committee is currently researching a study on the ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • Prince Edward Island lobster fishery enters MSC full assessment

    The Prince Edward Island (PEI) lobster fishery, located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, has entered into independent, third-party assessment against the global, science-based Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification program. The fishery client includes the PEI Fishermen’s Association, the PEI Seafood Producers Association, the Abegweit First Nation and the Lennox Island First ...

  • Environmentally Sustainable Salmon Dinner a Success

    The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) hosted a dinner event in support of its environmentally-sustainable salmon aquaculture program on Wednesday, May 15th at the Yale Club, New York, NY. Sixty guests had the opportunity to sample land-based, closed containment salmon, which was prepared by renowned chef and culinary consultant Tom Valenti. The salmon was grown in a land-based closed containment ...

  • AgriMarine Appoints Chief Operating Officer to Lead Expansion in China

    AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FSH)(OTCQX: AGMHF)(FRANKFURT: A2G) (the "Company" or "AgriMarine"), the leader in floating closed containment clean technology for sustainable aquaculture and commercial salmon producer in Canada and China, is pleased to announce the appointments of Ms. Lily Gao as Chief Operating Officer (China) and Mr. Josh McKibben (Hong Kong) as General Manager of Farm ...


    By Marketwire

  • DSM to Launch New Line of Bio-based Materials Via Partnership With Empresa Brasileira de Biotechnologia (EBRABIOTECH)

         CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal DSM, the global Life and Material Sciences company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding between its US-based Business Unit DSM Functional Materials and Empresa Brasileira de Biotechnologia (Ebrabiotech) of Brazil for the launch of a new line of DSM-branded bio-based materials targeting the concrete floor coatings market.  ...


    By DSM

  • Interim chief executive for rural payments agency appointed

    Richard Judge has been appointed as the interim Chief Executive of the Rural Payments Agency, Agriculture Minister Jim Paice announced today. Dr Judge, who is currently Chief Executive of the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), will formally take up the interim role from Monday 2 August for a period of three to six months, while a permanent Chief Executive ...

  • Is the aquaculture boom starting to fade?

    The aquaculture industry has reached an important crossroads, with new challenges emerging regarding the sector’s ability to meet future world demand for fish. Small-scale farmers in developing countries are facing difficulties in exporting their produce, and need help to become competitive and access global markets, according to FAO. In 2006, the world consumed 110.4 million tonnes of fish, ...

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