Sea Lice News

  • 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 ...


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  • 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. ...


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  • 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. ...


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  • 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. ...


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  • Mowi buys Anglesey lumpfish farm

    THE Welsh lumpfish farmer, Ocean Matters, has been bought by Mowi Scotland, effective from April 15, the company confirmed today. The facility, in Penmon, Anglesey, North Wales, has the capacity to produce two million of the cleaner fish, which it has been supplying to the salmon farming industry in Scotland to control sea lice. ...


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  • Grieg spells out Shetland lice plans

    GRIEG Seafood has outlined the measures it is taking to overcome some of the biological problems facing its Shetland operations. ...


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  • Grieg back in SSPO fold

    ALL Scotland’s salmon farmers are now represented by the industry body following the re-admittance of Grieg Seafood Shetland, it was announced today. In a letter to Rural Economy minister Fergus Ewing, the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) confirmed that the company, which was expelled from the SSPO in 2014 following a dispute over smolt imports, had rejoined the fold. Julie ...


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  • Bigger smolts to drive Bakkafrost growth

    THE Faroese fish farmer Bakkafrost has outlined two important developments in its annual sustainability and financial reports, published yesterday. First, there will be a significant increase in the number, and size, of smolts released this year. About 12.6 million smolts were released during 2018 and 9.9 million in 2017. The company now plans to raise that figure to more than 13.5 million in ...


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  • Iceland MPs on Norway fact finder

    AS Iceland gears up to expand its aquaculture sector, a group from the country’s parliament, the Althingi, has just completed a fact finding mission to study how the Norwegians successfully developed their own industry. Eleven members of the parliamentary employment committee had been in Bergen for the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) last week and, after sitting in at the various ...


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Salmon farmers separate fact from fiction

    SCOTLAND’S salmon farmers have produced a booklet of facts about their industry, aimed at addressing misperceptions and correcting often inaccurate coverage in the press. The publication, ‘Reported Versus Reality: A Pocket Guide to Scottish Salmon Farming’, has been sent to MSPs, Scottish MPs and local councillors, as well as to other stakeholders, including regulators, ...


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  • Addfield on tour throughout May

    Exhibitions are a vital part of our activities at Addfield giving us the chance to catch up with our current customers as well as spending time with future customers face to face.  Often our sales team have to fly to the other side of the world to attend a show, however, this month we are happily exhibiting a little closer to home in Warwickshire and Scotland. ...

  • Addfield on Tour Throughout May

    Exhibitions are a vital part of our activities at Addfield giving us the chance to catch up with our current customers as well as spending time with future customers face to face.  Often our sales team have to fly to the other side of the world to attend a show, however, this month we are happily exhibiting a little closer to home in Warwickshire and Scotland. As final preparations are well ...

  • Bakkafrost Q1 down, but outlook good

    THE Bakkafrost Group, the largest salmon farming company in the Faroe Islands, today unveiled a first quarter operating profit (EBIT) of 268.2 million Danish kroners (£31.7 million) for the first three months of this year. The figure is down on the Q1 performance for same period in 2017 when the EBIT was DKK 335.5 million, but that was at a time when salmon prices were at a record high ...


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  • The Hidden Cost of Salmon Farming

    While salmon is now an affordable staple in most supermarkets it wasn’t that long ago that fresh salmon was reserved for special occasions and celebrations. With the growth of salmon farming, it is now available everywhere at very reasonable prices.  As the financial cost has dropped over the years the environmental cost is now becoming of great concern. Salmon has come down in price ...

  • 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

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