Aquaculture News

  • Chile Mandates Real-time Environmental Monitoring at Salmon Farms

    Ocean-based fish farms in Chile have been ordered by Chilean officials to start monitoring environmental conditions in and around their pens in real time and immediately transmit the data to government environmental agencies. According to the August regulation from the Superintendencia de Medioambiente (SMA), ocean-based aquaculture sites will need to monitor water conditions for dissolved ...


    By InnovaSea Systems, Inc.

  • Evonik to concentrate MetAMINO production at its three, world-scale, best-in-class hubs

    Evonik is to cluster its MetAMINO® (DL-methionine) production at three international hubs (Americas, Europe, and Asia) to maximize economies of scale and utilize robust processes. Evonik to manage all its DL-methionine production from three world-scale hubs in Europe, Americas and Asia. Evonik to strengthen its competitiveness by further improving its cost position. Evonik to ...


    By Evonik Fibres GmbH

  • NOAA Selects Gulf of Mexico, Southern California as First Two Aquaculture Opportunity Areas

    We have all seen over the last few months how the global COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted supply chains, including those for food and beverages. In response, several countries have made food security a priority as they prepare for future pandemics or other global challenges that may disrupt commerce and logistics. As part of that effort, the United States made some significant strides to ...


    By InnovaSea Systems, Inc.

  • Digital Wind: High-Powered Computing Helps Scientists Grasp Airflows at Offshore Wind Farms

    At its theoretical peak, the Summit supercomputer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, can calculate in one second what it would take the entire human population 305 days to do. That formidable mathematical horsepower comes in handy when modeling highly complex systems — such as how gusty sea winds hamper the performance of powerful ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Bluegrove acquires SEALAB

    Bluegrove, with its subsidiary CageEye AS, has acquired fellow aquatech company SEALAB to combine their sensor technologies and create an open platform for integration with other suppliers. “By bringing together two of the world leaders in aquaculture sensor technology, we will deliver solutions that improve the welfare of farmed fish and raise productivity levels in the salmon farming ...


    By NorseAqua

  • EPA Announces Proposal to Add Chitosan to the List of Active Ingredients Permitted in Exempted Minimum Risk Pesticide Products

    On August 20, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is seeking to add chitosan to the list of active ingredients allowed for in minimum risk pesticides exempted from pesticide registration requirements under Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Section 25(b). A minimum risk product must meet six specific conditions to be exempted from ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Conformity Assessment Body Suspended in China for Six Months

    SCS Global Services has been suspended from carrying out new ASC certifications in China following a review. SCS Global Services is a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) – the bodies which independently audit farms and make certification decisions against the ASC standards. Like all CABs, SCS Global is accredited by another independent body, Accreditation Services International (ASI). In ...

  • ASC’s First Monitoring & Evaluation Report Shows Impact of Certified Responsible Aquaculture

    ASC has published its first Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) report, demonstrating for the first time the impact of certified responsible aquaculture, including clear improvements in the environmental performance of salmon farms in Norway, Canada and Chile, and shrimp farms in Vietnam. The report is a product of ASC’s measurable performance requirements, commitment to transparency, and ...

  • Senators Stabenow, Murkowski Team Up to Reintroduce Bipartisan Food Supply Protection Act

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, reintroduced the Food Supply Protection Act with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to help protect the food supply after the COVID-19 crisis has put an unprecedented strain on farmers, workers, food banks, and families. “The COVID-19 crisis has continued to ...

  • Two New Public Consultations Launched on New Developments for ASC Programme

    ASC has today (August 3, 2020) launched two public consultations, allowing stakeholders and consumers to have their say on important developments for the programme. To contribute to Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) module, click here. To provide your feedback on Certification and Accreditation Requirements (CAR) review, click here. The consultations are seeking feedback on two separate ...

  • 2 Units of Dongfeng Water Sprinkler Truck (10000 Liters) with Cummins Engine Shipped to Our Customer in PAX Cleaning Service Company in Timor-Leste

    The water tanker truck is mainly used for water transportation, road sprinkling, plant watering, etc. The water tank truck is consisted of chassis, Q235 water tank, front, side and rear sprinkler nozzle. Also , the rear of the water truck is equipped antiskid platform with water cannon. The water cannon can rotate 360 degree and the water flow can be adjusted to mist, light rain, moderate rain, ...

  • Smart Use of the North Sea

    As of minute 3:23 you can see how seaweed can play a role in a multi-use setting. We are convinced that the only way to be successful in any sea or ocean, is to have a systemic approach. By combining different activities that have a beneficial effect on each other, we can create an industry that has both a positive environmental and financial impact. The movie is in Dutch, however YouTube offers ...


    By The Seaweed Company

  • ASC Standards Translated for Farmers in Indonesia, World’s Second Largest Farmed Fish Producer

    ASC has translated its Shrimp, Tilapia, and Tropical Marine Finfish Standards and related guidance documents into Indonesian to help more farmers in the country work towards more responsible practices. Indonesia is the world’s second largest producer of farmed fish, making it a vital country for ASC’s mission to improve aquaculture practices. As well as the full standards, audit ...

  • Algae Photobioreactor Time-Lapse Scale-Up

    Watch as the photobioreactor automatically scale-up this algae culture over four days. Inoculation This 1250L PBR from Industrial Plankton was inoculated with 2x 20 L carboys of Chaetoceros muelleri grown in f/2+Si culture media. Stay tuned for a video of this inoculation! Once inoculated, water was continuously added to the bioreactor with nutrients (bottles to the left and right of the ...


    By Industrial Plankton Inc.

  • SEP-Art Tools: New Artemia innovation drives efficiency in shrimp and fish hatcheries

    New tools launched by INVE Aquaculture – part of Benchmark – provides farmers with the best tools to drive efficiency in hatcheries. The SEP-Art Tools are a sustainable solution designed to maintain quality nauplii, reduce losses and ensure safety for workers and the environment. For years, Artemia nauplii have been separated from cysts using a decapsulation or double sieve, methods ...

  • Tech that turns CO2 into animal feed gets funding boost

    Nine innovative projects that apply big data, AI and robotics to UK farming will help establish a more efficient system of food production. Innovative agri-tech projects across the UK, including fruit picking robots and autonomous crop systems, to benefit from £24 million government investment leading project in Nottingham that recycles carbon dioxide from Drax power station into ...


    By Saga Robotics

  • ASC Responds to Fish Welfare Report

    Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has today responded to a report about animal welfare standards in the aquaculture industry. The ASC standards include a number of requirements for animal welfare. By choosing seafood with the ASC logo, consumers reward environmentally and socially responsible farmers who are required to treat their animals, as well as their staff and their neighbours and the ...

  • 120m3 Large Round Fish Farming Tank For Ghana Aquaculture Project

    The Ghana customer ordered 60 units of 120m3 fish tank which loaded three 40ft containers. Each tank size is Diameter10m*1.5m, the drainage hole at the bottom center of the tank, and the drainage size is DN110-4inch. This position of drainage will be more efficient. Our galvanized steel tube frame support fish tank warranty is more than 8 years under normal use. Such this big project, our ...


    By Weifang Fushan Trade Co.,Ltd

  • Farm Certifications Suspended and Withdrawn Following Escapes

    A Chilean salmon farm has been suspended following an escape incident. The Caicura 149 Farm in the Los Lagos region of Chile, operated by Salmones Blumar, was suspended following the mass escape on 28 June 2020. To ensure independence, ASC certification is audited and applied by separate bodies known as Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs). The CAB in this case is Control Union Peru, which ...

  • Integrated seaweed cultivation concept

    The Province of South Holland has awarded a subsidy to The Seaweed Company to start developing an integrated seaweed cultivation concept. In cooperation with TWD Engineering and De Nettenfabriek, a first prototype for seeding, growing, and harvesting seaweed will be designed and developed. The first results are expected around April ...


    By The Seaweed Company

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