Marine Fish Farming News

  • Feedback from our end users on our vertical axial flow pump

    Thanks for our valued customer and friend Mr.Nanang who shared us these pump photos and videos taken in the working Site. These pumps are our FRP(glass steel )material vertical axial flow pump with large water capacity,designed for river water or salty sea water,widely used for irrigation, fish farming, aquaculture , salt production,etc. When received customer feedback and satisfaction,it is our ...

  • Industry talks to itself about growth

    AQUACULTURE industry representatives from around Scotland are holding a meeting in Edinburgh today to discuss how to accelerate the sector’s growth. But despite industry leaders’ stated aim of improving transparency as a criteria of expansion, the gathering, of nearly 100 delegates, is to take place behind closed doors. The decision not to invite press and public was apparently at the ...


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  • Tromsø dilutes ban on sea farms

    THE northern Norwegian city of Tromsø has rowed back on its controversial plan for an outright ban on open sea fish farms within its municipal area. The left leaning city council caused a big stir last November when it declared that all future development should be ...


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  • Mowi plans to farm in the depths

    NORWEGIAN salmon farmer Mowi plans to lower its fish farms far below the surface of the sea, combining technology from the Norwegian aquaculture, subsea and offshore industries. ...


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  • Shetland welfare course goes global

    AQUACULTURE students from around the world have enrolled on a fish welfare course run from Shetland, thanks to online learning. More than 200 students – from Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Canada – have signed up to the course since it was launched, by the NAFC Marine Centre UHI. ...


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  • Ace scoops second Queen’s Award

    DUNDEE based Ace Aquatec has won a prestigious Queen’s Award for the second year in a row after its electronic stunner was recognised for animal welfare innovation. The Award for Enterprise Innovation marks the success of the company’s in-water electric stunning system ...


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  • Salmon veteran to run Tasmania mill

    FEED company BioMar has appointed farming veteran David Whyte to run its new plant in Tasmania, due to open in early 2020. Whyte, a marine biologist with 32 years’ experience in aquaculture, was chief operating officer at New Zealand King Salmon for a period last year. ...


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  • Mowi buys Anglesey lumpfish farm

    THE Welsh lumpfish farmer, Ocean Matters, has been bought by Mowi Scotland, effective from April 15, the company confirmed today. The facility, in Penmon, Anglesey, North Wales, has the capacity to produce two million of the cleaner fish, which it has been supplying to the salmon farming industry in Scotland to control sea lice. ...


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  • £5bn scope in Scotland’s marine economy

    SCOTLAND’S Highlands and islands have enormous potential to develop the marine economy according to a new study. Entitled ‘The report focuses on supporting the growth of aquaculture, as well as energy and marine biotechnology, all identified as the most innovative sectors. Opportunities highlighted in the report – Maximising the Marine Economy in the Highlands and Islands ...


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  • Egemar Marine Aquaculture Ras Skid Systems

    EGEMAR MARINE AQUACULTURE PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK The project scope of the Egemar Marine Aquaculture Facility is the development of a completely new fish hatchery with multi-stage RAS equipment. Egemar’s target is to produce saltwater fish production for both domestic and international markets. Currently their hatchery produces Sea Bream, Sea Bass, Meager and ...

  • Gael Force Group announces new company names, logos and jobs for Fusion and Corpach

    Oban-based Fusion Marine becomes Gael Force Fusion and Corpach Boatbuilding Company is renamed to Gael Force Boatbuilding, positioning both businesses under the Gael Force brand. ...


    By Fusion Marine Limited

  • Be a part of the Global Food Solution

    Demand for fish protein is on the increase due to population growth and is putting more pressure on both marine and fresh water stocks. More than 33% of ocean fishing is fully exploited due to overfishing (the practice of commercial and non-commercial fishing which depletes a fishery by catching so many adult fish that ...


    By BioFishency

  • Go-ahead at last for Grieg Newfoundland project

    GRIEG has finally received clearance to proceed  with its planned  $250-million aquaculture project in the  Placentia Bay area of Newfoundland. As part of the project, Grieg NL Nurseries, part of the Norwegian owned Grieg group, wants to farm salmon off the coast  near the town of Marysport. It had received approval, but following objections from anti-aquaculture groups  ...


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  • Kames plans farm west of Jura

    PLANS have been submitted to Argyll and Bute Council to build the first fish farm off the Isle of Jura’s uninhabited west coast, the Oban Times reported. ...


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  • Salmon images ‘lack context and veracity’

    THE Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) has defended the industry’s health record following the latest propaganda campaign by anti-salmon farm activists. Video footage and photographs of unhealthy salmon have been taken out of context, said Julie Hesketh-Laird, chief executive of the SSPO. ‘The video footage and images circulated in the media recently are horrible to ...


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  • Iceland lobster ban likely

    ICELAND’S lobster fishermen are being forced to endure one their worst seasons for many years, according to the latest industry reports. And a complete fishing ban now seems likely. It is just over a month since Fisk Seafood announced it was closing a coldwater shrimp processing centre in the west of the country because of poor returns and a gradually depleting stock. Now another ...


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  • Iceland raises cod and haddock quotas

    ICELAND is raising its cod and haddock quotas later this year – which is good news for UK fish buyers, especially those based on the Humber. The decision will also help to offset the impact of expected reduced catches from the Barents Sea, if the ICES recommendations are accepted by Norway and Russia. The Humber is one of Iceland’s largest customers for cod, haddock and other ...


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  • Fish vet to chair animal charity

    THE Scottish SPCA has elected Ronnie Soutar as its new chairman, the first fish vet to hold the post. Soutar (pictured), head of Veterinary Services at Scottish Sea Farms, is one of the country’s most respected fish veterinarians, working with salmon farmers at home and abroad to advance health and welfare. His career has included two terms as president of the Fish Veterinary Society ...


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  • 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. ...


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  • 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 ...


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