Aquaculture News

  • 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 ...


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  • Aquaculture and the Global Food Challenge

    Aquaculture represents 40% of the global fish supply and continues to be the fastest-growing animal food-producing sector. With limited availability of land and water, however, the only way to increase production in aquaculture is intensification: producing more fish per unit of area and water. ...


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  • Igal Magen, CTO BioFishency speaking at ILTV Studio

    Igal speaks about the "re-circulating aqua-culture systems" created by BioFishency that aims to overcome major challenges in the fish-farming section and help impoverished nations better-access important, and inexpensive sources of protein. ...


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  • Hosting a delegation from China

    BioFishency hosts a delegation from China on a fish farm in Kibbutz Lohamei Haget'aot in Israel. ...


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  • The Ecomondo and Key Energy Showcase Will Tackle the North African Area

    Circular economy and the development of renewable energies are two of the great changes under way in the green economy universe. Both will be featured in key showcases at Ecomondo and Key Energy, two trade shows organised by the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) at Rimini Expo Centre (Italy) from 6th to 9th November. At the 22nd edition of Ecomondo, the core focus will be on the circular economy, ...

  • King crab wears export crown

    KING crab has become the latest seafood fashion from Norway, with catches continuing to make its fishermen big money, according to the latest exports figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council. Not only has the supply of this giant creature increased, but exports shot up by 71 per cent last month and they now account for 76 per cent of the total value for the species. Josefine Voraa, advisor ...


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  • 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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  • Salmon farmer ‘ensuring welfare’: SPCA

    A SCOTTISH salmon farm targeted by activists has been given the all-clear by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Loch Roag on the isle of Lewis was inspected by the Scottish SPCA after officers received images of unhealthy fish, allegedly photographed at the site. Managers at the farm, which belongs to the Scottish Salmon Company, invited the SPCA to visit the site ...


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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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  • Scallop war fears as talks fail

    THE threat of further clashes between British and French scallop fishermen has surfaced again after the two sides failed to reach agreement at the weekend. ...


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  • Historic Howietoun fish farm for sale

    SCOTLAND’S first fish farm site has been put up for sale, along with its ponds and outbuildings, set in about 27 acres in Stirling. Historic Howietoun Fishery was established in the late 19th century by Sir James Maitland – described as the father of scientific aquaculture – on his estate near Sauchieburn. In the 1870s, Sir James pioneered scientific trials into trout breeding ...


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  • New salmon egg site opens

    A NEW salmon egg facility in Norway will help supply the global market with biosecure eggs all year round. The £40 million plant, based in Salten and owned by Benchmark Holdings, is a land based unit and the most modern salmon egg production site in the world, said the company. The new facility will increase Benchmark’s capacity by 75 per cent. The company currently outsources part of ...


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  • Iceland farmer plans closed cage expansion

    ANOTHER Icelandic salmon farming company has unveiled significant expansion plans – this time using closed cages. The latest in a series of recent aquaculture expansion moves has come from AkvaFuture, which wants to set up a facility for up to 6,000 tonnes of salmon in the fjords running alongside Ísafjarðardjúp in the Westfjords region. The company has drawn up an ...


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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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  • Grimsby Seafood Village for sale

    GRIMSBY Seafood Village has been put up for sale with a guide price of over £4 million. Opened in July 2012, it heralded a new era for the Grimsby seafood sector, helping to bring it into the 21st century. The project was the brainchild of three local fish merchants, Peter Dalton, Gary Cadey and Lea Kirwin who, despite formidable obstacles, brought it to a successful conclusion. ...


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  • UK and France close to scallop deal

    BRITAIN and France have reached agreement in principle over the scallop row which has seen fishermen from both countries confront each other in a series of ugly clashes at sea. A deal was thrashed out after talks in London yesterday between UK and French fish producer groups when it was agreed that British vessels will not fish the scallop rich grounds in the Baie de Seine off Normandy during the ...


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  • New farm gives jobs boost for Orkney

    ORKNEY is to gain six new skilled jobs after Scottish Sea Farms was granted approval today for a new salmon farm off Lober Rock close to St Margaret’s Hope in Scapa Flow. The new £3 million farm, which is the culmination of several years of research and planning into identifying the best farming locations in Orkney waters, has consent to grow 1,274 tonnes of salmon and is expected to ...


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  • Grieg aiming for growth and lower costs

    GRIEG Seafood has outlined plans to increase production and lower operating costs over the next two years, helped by introducing some of the latest technology. In a Capital Markets Presentation in Oslo yesterday under the title ‘A salmon farming company entering the digital era’, the salmon farming company said that while its harvest volumes had remained stable over a period of time, ...


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  • Gael Force in recruitment drive

    INVERNESS based fish farm equipment supplier Gael Force Group is investing in a recruitment drive at Oban firm Fusion Marine. It is boosting the workforce with up to 12 appointments as it gears up for a large programme of work and sustained period of growth. The jobs span a range of highly skilled roles including technical sales, fabrication, product development and administration. The ...


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  • Cermaq opens new processing plant

    THE Norwegian salmon farming company Cermaq has opened an ultra-modern new salmon processing factory in the Nordland region. The plant, located in the nearby the community of Steigen, is said to be one of the country’s most efficient processing sites for salmon, and the first factory to be constructed in accordance with the industry 4.0 standard, which means it is geared up for full ...


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