Aquaculture News

  • Chile: World’s Largest Submersible Cage Built

    Chile: The EcoSea Farming Spa consortium will begin the prototype stage at Invermar’s Traiguén 2 center, located in Achao, to develop ocean aquaculture in the country. By Jonathan Garcés (translation from original article: https://www.salmonexpert.cl/article/en-chile-construyen-jaula-sumergible-ms-grande-del-mundo/) Two technological consortiums ...


    By EcoSea Farming SpA

  • New cigarette filters block up to 60% of harmful substances thanks to Bio-on biopolymers

    Bio-on, listed on the AIM segment of Borsa Italiana and operating in the high quality bioplastic sector, announces extraordinary results achieved by its researchers: a 100% natural and biodegradable polymeric liquid has been created using a special process that can replace the triacetinused in old and new ...


    By Siemens AG

  • John Fiotakis speaks about Fiobuoy at a California State hearing on whale entanglement

    CEO of Fiomarine Industries, John Fiotakis, was invited to speak on a panel of experts and stakeholders in the field of sustainable fisheries before the California State Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Wednesday April 24. The panel’s focus was to address the issue of whale and other entanglements in fishing gear by moving beyond funding responses and rescue to looking at preventative ...

  • Major algae outbreak hits Norwegian farms

    A significant area in the fjords between the regions of Troms and Nordland have suffered an acute growth of the bloom and the fear is that it may spread to other important salmon farming areas. Losses are already expected to total at least 200 million kroner (£18 million) and are ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Salmon farms are the victim of wild claims and myths

    What would he have made of Monday night’s ‘expose’ on salmon farming in Scotland, a programme that came up with a title and then set out to prove its premise without a shred of evidence? To describe this as sensationalist suggests there was at least a revelation or two ...


    By FISHupdate

  • SSF profits drop but Orkney performs well

    Q1 revenues fell from NOK 519 million (£46.6 million) in 2018 to NOK 405 million (£36.3 million) this year, while pre-tax profits dropped from NOK 178 million (£16 million) to NOK 58 million (£5.2 million). ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Production of California coastal seaweed communities

    The rugged low power D-Opto range of dissolved oxygen instruments have made a tangible difference to the outcomes of a Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research (SBC-LTER) programme. The project’s objective is to determine the relative influence of land- and ocean-based forces on the forests of giant kelp (Macrocystis) off the Santa Barbara coast. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Jon Handley announced as Area Sales Manager, EMEA

    Troutlodge is delighted to announce the appointment of Jon Handley as Area Sales Manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Jon will utilize his technical knowledge and management skills to develop the European trout market as well as standardization of the services offered by our many distributors. Jon’s career began in 1979 working for one of the oldest trout farms and ...

  • Editor`s Note - Planetary Health Diets and Aquaculture

    For aquaculture, resource constraints mean that production from existing land area must increase, a goal that is difficult without simultaneously increasing greenhouse gas emissions associated with greater energy use. For this, decarbonization of the world’s energy system must be accelerated. In January, a report was issued with the title “Food in The Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet ...


    By World Aquaculture Society

  • Top salmon farmer denies price fixing

    MANY of Norway’s biggest salmon companies are being sued in the US over alleged price fixing, according to reports yesterday. The move follows raids by European Commission officials in February at the Scottish offices of Norwegian owned producers. Mowi, ...


    By FISHupdate

  • 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 ...


    By FISHupdate

  • 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 ...


    By FISHupdate

  • 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. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Wild salmon stocks at ‘crisis point’

    WILD salmon catches in Scotland are at their lowest level since records began, according to Fisheries Management Scotland. The body, which represents fisheries boards, said figures due to be published later will show stocks of the fish are at their lowest levels since 1952 and at ‘crisis point’, the BBC reported this morning. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • 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. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Salmon farmers a good bet, says bank

    A LEADING Nordic financial institution has said it expects salmon farming companies to continue to show an increase in earnings this year. Danske Banke, which is Danish owned and has operations in at least 16 countries, believes prices are expected to rise or at least remain stable this year and this means salmon stocks constituted a good investment buy. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • 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. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • 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 ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Young eat 50% less fish than grandparents

    YOUNG people are eating half the amount of fish that their grandparents’ generation consumed, according to research. Inadequate cooking skills are thought to be behind the decline among 18-34-year-olds, with only a quarter of millennials saying they felt very confident cooking seafood at home. The findings, from industry body Seafish, follow a recent report by the Lancet, claiming that poor ...


    By FISHupdate

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