Salmon Farming Articles

  • How do I start a home based fishing farm business?

    Why Start a Fish Farming Business? Fish is a delicious and nutritious source of protein, rich in nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, which improve our heart health and lower blood cholesterol. Farmed fish play an important role in meeting global protein needs. The rise of fish in the home today opens up many lucrative opportunities. Home-raised fish can easily be sold nearby or around ...

  • Innovation the key behind success at Fusion Marine

    It has been another busy year for Fusion Marine with the international fish farming sector ordering fish containment pens and a wide range of other specialist aquaculture systems from their diverse range. ...


    By Fusion Marine Limited

  • Triton and Oceanflex offer flexibility to future proof farm infrastructure

    One of the advantages of our Triton and Oceanflex salmon pens is their ability to be extended so as to cater for future expansions in production. ...


    By Fusion Marine Limited

  • Sea lice control using LG Sonic ultrasound technology

    In May 2017, a Consortium, coordinated by LG Sonic, started the LiceSonic research project in order to develop a smart and environmentally friendly method to control sea lice in open finfish production. The research project has now advanced to finalizing integration between the monitoring software and hardware. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Easy to Use Ozone Water Treatment Solution at Salmar Smolt Hatchery - Case study

    SalMar Settefisk in Follafoss, part of SalMar ASA, is one of the largest salmon producers in the world with its production of 10 million smolts (fry) a year. When expanding its facility with a new RAS (recirculating aquaculture) system Primozone® was chosen to supply and design the complete ozone water treatment solution for the hatchery. Preferred supplier The Primozone solution was ...


    By Primozone Production AB

  • Transgenic fish are ready for us. Are we ready for them?

    After decades of regulatory and legal challenges, AquaBounty aims to bring genetically engineered salmon to U.S. and Canadian markets next year. On a hill above the cold waters around Prince Edward Island, technicians painstakingly create fertilized Atlantic salmon eggs that include growth-enhancing DNA from two other fish species. The eggs will be shipped to ponds in the high rainforest of ...


    By Ensia

  • Salmon lice and how to contain them

    Over the past few years, the problem of parasitic lice spreading on farmed salmon has been increasing at an alarming rate. We are now seeing situations like last year where lice killed thousands of tonnes of farmed fish, caused skin lesions and secondary infections in millions more, and cost the Scottish industry alone around £300m in trying to control them. ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • U.S. Farm-Raised Finfish and Shellfish

    Seafood has long been recognized as an important component of a healthy diet. Seafood contains high quality, complete protein and an important array of nutrients, while it is low in calories, cholesterol, and saturated fats. The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids found primarily in fish have been clearly documented. U.S. farm-raised seafood is an important center of the plate choice that can ...


    By Aquacare Environment Inc

  • Salmon aquaculture could incorporate seaweed and sea urchins to reduce nitrogen enrichment

    Farming fish together with seaweed and other species could help improve the sustainability of aquaculture and reduce pollution. A new study provides a tool for designing sustainable fish farming systems and calculates their potential to recycle waste. An example of a salmon farming system incorporating seaweed and sea urchins could reduce nitrogen releases to the environment by 45%. Over half of ...

  • Does one of the world’s most abundant animals need protection from our appetite?

    As demand grows and habitat disappears, scientists ponder tighter controls on the Antarctic krill harvest. Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue ...


    By Ensia

  • Fishing for a Solution

    As writer Rowan Jacobsen explores in our recent feature “Has Meat Met Its Match?,” animal agriculture’s hefty environmental footprint is creating interest in exploring ways to meet humans’ growing appetite for animal protein that extend beyond beef, chicken and pork. In some places, that ...


    By Ensia

  • Growth and survival of pacific coho salmon smolts exposed as juveniles to pesticides within urban streams in western Washington

    Pesticides are frequently detected in urban streams with concentrations often exceeding those reported in surface waters within agricultural areas. We studied growth, survival, and return rates of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) smolts exposed to a pesticide mixture (“cocktail”) representative of that most frequently reported within urban streams in western Washington State, USA, in fall ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Overfishing Threatens Critical Link in the Food Chain

    The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Historically, people have eaten ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Pesticides in urban streams and early life stages of pacific coho salmon

    Pesticides are frequently detected in urban streams and are believed to be primarily the result of homeowner use. Although concentrations in most cases are low ( ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Toxicity of forest fire retardant chemicals to stream‐type Chinook salmon undergoing parr–smolt transformation

    Long‐term fire retardants are used to prevent the spread of wildland fires. These products are normally applied by aircraft and are intended specifically for terrestrial application, but fire retardants have entered aquatic habitats by misapplication and/or accidental spills and have resulted in fish mortalities. The authors examined the toxicity of two fire retardant products, PHOS‐CHEK 259F ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Open sea-based Aquaculture case study

    Salmon farming is a multi-billion dollar global industry facing considerable difficulties posed by growing pressure from environmental regulatory bodies. Because marine organisms grow on and “foul” synthetic nets, oxygen available to fish is reduced and infectious diseases and parasites can spread among the fish. A test to study the reduction of fouling formation on netting of fish ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Rising Meat Consumption Takes Big Bite out of Grain Harvest

    http://www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2011/highlights22 World consumption of animal protein is everywhere on the rise. Meat consumption increased from 44 million tons in 1950 to 284 million tons in 2009, more than doubling annual consumption per person to over 90 pounds. The rise in consumption of milk and eggs is equally dramatic. Wherever incomes rise, so does meat consumption. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Composting In rural Alaska

    Gardeners, communities and commercial enterprises have proven that composting works in Alaska, especially given large quantities of fish waste and diminishing landfill capacity. ALASKA is two and a half times larger than the largest state in the lower 48 states. Over half of the entire state’s population lives within the municipality of Anchorage. Many Alaskan villages can only be reached ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Protecting ireland’s aquaculture

    Background Mulroy Bay in North West Ireland is a pristine marine environment with a number of rare and sensitive habitats. As a result Mulroy Bay is designated as a Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC). The sheltered nature of the bay has seen it develop into a major centre for aquaculture producing shellfish and salmon with an annual value of ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Fish farming at Kontiolahti

    At Kontiolahti Fish farm the cuttings of salmon, trout and rainbow trout are cultivated to juveniles. Spawn is hatched and the juveniles of 0+ age-class are farmed inside. The older juveniles are farmed outside in surface basins. The water flow is 100-170 l/s depending on the season. Situation in the beginning The oxygen rate of the becoming water to the farm was not enough time to time, ...


    By W-Rix Ltd

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