Aquaculture News

  • Aldi tops sustainable fish list

    THE discount retailer Aldi has been named as the UK supermarket chain with the best record of stocking the highest proportion of sustainable seafood, says the Marine Stewardship Council. It is even beating high end retailers such as Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. The MSC, which is the international body that sets fishing standards around the world,  also says that more shops generally ...


    By FISHupdate

  • John West owners joins ghost gear fight

    THE Thai  Union Group,  one of the world’s largest seafood companies, has joined forces with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative  in a drive to reduce the growing problem of abandoned and discarded fishing gear  worldwide. The  global ghost initiative (GGGI)  is an alliance founded by World Animal Protection, dedicated to tackling the problem of ghost fishing gear ...


    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

  • Bristol Seafood in $5m expansion

    THE US state of Maine has received another significant boost to its expanding seafood industry. The company Bristol Seafood has announced it is investing nearly $5 million in its Portland processing facility over the next three years. The company says the investment, in partnership with the Maine Technology Institute (MTI), is made possible through a grant of more than $740,000 from the ...


    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

  • Nancy Glen raised in Loch Fyne

    THE fishing boat Nancy Glen has been raised, according to a report in the Campbeltown Courier. The vessel, which foundered on January 18 with the loss of two Tarbert men, was raised by a crane on a recovery barge. Skipper Duncan MacDougall and crewman Przemek Krawczyk are believed to have gone down with the boat. The Scottish government pledged to cover the cost of trying to ...


    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

  • Fuel cost threat to fishing profits – survey

    THE UK fishing fleet earned a record £950 million last year as the volume of landings rose by 10,000 tonnes. However, the figures, compiled by Seafish, also show that higher fuel costs are starting to eat into operating profits. Seafish’s preliminary estimates reveal that skippers and vessel owners are reporting that spending on fuel is now taking up 12 ...


    By FISHupdate

  • £1m project aims to save wild salmon

    A PROJECT aimed at trying to halt the decline in wild salmon stocks was launched this morning on the River Garry in the Scottish Highlands. The Missing Salmon Project will track scores of fish in an attempt to uncover what has caused populations to drop by 70 per cent in the past 25 years. And with global populations of wild Atlantic salmon declining from eight to ten million in the 1970s to ...


    By FISHupdate

  • IRIUM SOFTWARE supports ECHO-MER association

    IRIUM SOFTWARE is supporting the La Rochelle-based association “ECHO-MER” which is engaged into numerous environmental projects all linked with the marine environment as well as sustainable development ...


    By Irium Software

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Axiom Microbiome Array for Research

    Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, recently launched the Applied Biosystems Axiom Microbiome Array for simultaneous detection of archaea, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses in human and non-human samples. Developed in collaboration with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the array is designed to increase the understanding of microorganisms, while ...

  • 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

  • Intra-row weeding possible with vision systems

    Researchers of Wageningen University & Research, BU Greenhouse horticulture, developed weeding machines which are able to do intra-row weeding. Our experts in robotics were responsible for the detection of weed based on camera images. This development brings great advantage in weed control on the field, improving crop size and quality. When growing organic vegetables on the field, one of the ...

  • Fish Farm Diseases Preventable With Chemical-Free UV Treatment

    PASTURELLA SKYENSIS Today, BBC News unearthed an account where a company in Scotland lost around 125,000 salmon due to an outbreak of the bacterium Pasturella Skyensis. With high concentrations of salmon living in each cage at farms and hatcheries, diseases and bacteria, ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Vietnamese Fish Farmer Expands IPA System to Aquaponics

    Vũ Thị Thắm is among the first intensive pond aquaculture (IPA) adopters in Northern Vietnam, learning the IPA concept from a seminar organized by USSEC and Cargill in Hưng Yên, Vietnam in August 2016. Ms. Tham constructed an IPA fixed floor raceway by following the instruction of Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, a technical manager at Cargill, who joined the Shanghai ...

  • Aviko Snowvalley Teams Up With Tomra Sorting Food For Its State-Of-The-Art French Fry Plant In China

    SnowValley Agricultural Group and Aviko Group, invested by the joint venture between the two leading potato product brands, have decided to once again team up with their long-term processing partner TOMRA Sorting Food, for the development of a new state-of-the-art French fry processing facility. Both SnowValley and Aviko listed sustainability, quality and processing ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Aqua feed – Animeal Factory

    Animeal Factory is an aqua feed factory in the city of Deurne, the Netherlands. They produce Fish Feed as well as Pet food on multiple production lines. As Animeal Factory is highly committed to control odours emitted by their processes, Aerox was requested in 2016 to design and supply a tailor made Aerox Injector for a new built fish feed line. Aerox was selected based upon received references ...


    By Aerox B.V.

  • USSEC Emphasizes In Pond Raceway System Application in Vietnam

    Vietnam’s aquaculture industry is currently facing several natural resource issues such as water and energy, as well as environmental issues, including fishpond effluent treatment. These problems hold back the country’s aquaculture industry development. USSEC Vietnam emphasizes In Pond Raceway System (IPRS) technology to promote profitable and sustainable pond aquaculture production. ...

  • AQUA DESIGNER 8.1 New Version now available.

    Including following Rules of DWA: ATV-DVWK-A 131, 2016 NEW! ATV-DVWK-A 198, April 2003 DWA-A 202, Mai 2011 DWA-M 210, Juli 2009 DWA-A 226, August 2009 NEW! DWA-M 229-1, Mai 2013 NEW! DWA-M 368, Juni 2014 NEW! ...


    By BITControl GmbH

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