Aquaculture News

  • European Consortium Receives €2.2 Million to Develop Safe Solution to Control Sea Lice

    Sea lice are the most significant and widespread parasites in open sea aquaculture, causing health issues to cultured fish and a severe risk for the marine environment. The economic damage resulting of sea lice exceeds € 1 billion per year globally in reduced production, quality and pharmacological treatment costs. A European Consortium, coordinated by LG Sonic, started the LiceSonic Project ...


    By LG Sonic

  • New Skretting concept boosts marine hatchery efficiency and flexibility

    Artemia, known also as brine shrimp, are tiny crustaceans that are widely used as a live diet in the early stages of aquaculture production. Despite this application,Artemiado not naturally contain the highly unsaturated fatty acids DHA and EPA that are essential to marine fish growth and development. Because hatcheries typically want a DHA-EPA ratio of 2:1 in theirArtemia, they subject it to an ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • New Frontier 3-point Mounted Sprayers Available from John Deere

    For the tractor-mounted sprayer market for 2017, John Deere introduces the Frontier LS11 Series 3-point Mounted Sprayers. These economical, efficient sprayers are ideal for making spray applications to pastures, small or large fields, road ditches, fence rows, specialty crops ...


    By John Deere

  • Maryland confronts overuse of antibiotics on farms

    A new law in Maryland will prohibit the routine use of antibiotics on animals that are not sick, a procedure health experts believe helps spread drug resistant bacteria. The Keep Antibiotics Effective Act will also require the Department of Agriculture to ...

  • 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

  • FAO issues alert over lethal virus affecting popular tilapia fish

    A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world's most important fish for human consumption. The outbreak should be treated with concern and countries importing tilapias should take appropriate risk-management measures - intensifying diagnostics testing, enforcing health certificates, deploying quarantine measures and developing contingency plans - ...

  • 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

  • Biomass Powering a Military Base in Upstate New York

    Fort Drum, a U.S. Army installation located in northern New York state and home to a 60-megawatt biomass power plant, is a leader in its support of the U.S. Department of Defense’s priorities to enhance energy security and the use of renewable energy. The ReEnergy Black River facility, operated by ReEnergy Holdings ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • MERIT model maps feasibility of circular economy innovations

    People looking to invest in the circular economy have to take specific risks into account and this can make it hard to build a strong business case. Using the MERIT model, Wageningen Economic Research is able to analyse the economic feasibility of circular and biobased innovations in advance. “Parties wishing to invest in the closing of cycles are often entering virgin territory,” ...

  • 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 ...

  • Unlocking Zambia’s potential through local investment

    The first dedicated fish feed plant in Zambia has been constructed by Skretting Africa to assist the country’s fast-growing aquaculture industry reach its full potential. The investment is part of Skretting’s 75/25 joint-venture with African Century Foods (ACF) for the production, sale and distribution of tilapia feed that was announced last year. Within the African continent, there ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • 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 ...

  • Maize breeders benefit from using drones

    Using drone technology could cut labour and costs spent in collecting data for maize breeding by at least ten per cent, preliminary findings of a project shows.   With increased demand for better seeds to adapt to changing climate, breeders have turned to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also known as drones for ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • WaterVent’s growing success in six years

    Incepted in February 2010 (in Berlin WaterVent (acronym of Water and Venture)) is enjoying a steadily increasing brand awareness. Though we notice hundreds of congresses and trade fairs dealing with water issues and subjects organized globally, WaterVent was and is still the only international water technologies (and related nexus) focused forum: minimum 50% of presentations done are setup by ...


    By Watervent

  • Skretting to invest EUR 6 million in expanding R&D capacity

    Skretting has research facilities in Norway, China, Italy, Japan, Australia, Egypt and Ecuador. To match the rapid growth of aquaculture and the technological advancements of the industry, the decision has been taken to invest in expanding its research capabilities to continue to support the ever-changing industry’s progress. Skretting’s R&D expansion will focus on two key areas. ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • World’s most innovative agricultural ideas step into the spotlight in Abu Dhabi

    A host of innovative ideas and products for sustainable agriculture, which have the potential to act as game-changing catalysts in the plight to feed 9.7 billion people forecasted by 2050, will be presented in Abu Dhabi next week. The free to attend Open Innovations Theatre, a popular feature on the show floor of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), will highlight products such ...


    By Turret Media FZ LLC

  • 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

  • Skretting champions collaborative challenge solving at Animal Health Investment Europe

    On Thursday 23 February 2017, Animal Health Investment Europe hosted a top-level panel discussion on Innovation and Sustainability in Aquaculture, gathering leaders from across the aquaculture industry that are not only setting the bar high for innovation within their own companies but are also working together to find solutions to sustainability challenges.  At the forum, which was attended ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco 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

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