Sustainable Fisheries News

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sprouts Empowers Guests with Environmentally Friendly Tips and Resources During Earth Month

    Sprouts Farmers Market is inspiring guests to celebrate Earth Month throughout April with educational tips and resources at ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Taking stock of wild salmon

    A NEW scheme aimed at boosting stocks of wild salmon is explained in a special Fish Farmer podcast by Jon Gibb, fishery manager of the River Lochy and director of the Lochaber District Salmon Fishery Board. Working with Mowi, Scotland’s biggest salmon farmer, Gibb and his team have launched a new approach to restocking, thought to be the first project of its kind in the world. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • 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. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Loch Duart up for export prize

    SCOTTISH salmon farmer Loch Duart has been shortlisted as Exporter of the Year in the 2019 Insider Made in Scotland Awards. The independent Scottish business, which farms in Sutherland and the Uists, has seen export sales increase by 68 per cent over the last two financial years to an all-time high for the business. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Bringing aquaculture sustainability down to earth

    More recent efforts to develop indicators of sustainability incorporate broader considerations that include economic and social sustainability in addition to environmental sustainability. Of these, economic and social sustainability considerations have received far less attention in the research literature than has environmental sustainability. In today’s world, there is no debate over ...


    By World Aquaculture Society

  • Iceland salmon debate ‘too angry’

    THERE was far too much prejudice surrounding the debate on salmon farming, Iceland’s fisheries minister Kristján Þór Júlíusson, has said. He was speaking before the start of a seminar in Reykjavik on agreeing new genetic risk assessments affecting farmed and wild salmon stocks – a forum which attracted more than 100 participants. Iceland’s ...


    By FISHupdate

  • UN aquaculture worker in plane toll

    A BRITISH woman who was among the 157 people killed in yesterday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash worked for the United Nations fisheries and aquaculture department. Joanna Toole, 36, from Devon, one of seven Britons to die in the tragedy, was heading for the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. The Boeing 737 Max 8 plane hit the ground six minutes after departing Addis Ababa on Sunday ...


    By FISHupdate

  • 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 ...


    By FISHupdate

  • IUCN Director General’s statement for International Women’s Day 2019

    We are all fighters in the global battle for gender equality. And as we fast approach International Women’s Day we should rightly celebrate our successes, while also highlighting the areas where the world urgently needs more progress. ...

  • Egemar Marine Aquaculture Ras Skid Systems

    EGEMAR MARINE AQUACULTURE PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK The project scope of the Egemar Marine Aquaculture Facility is the development of a completely new fish hatchery with multi-stage RAS equipment. Egemar’s target is to produce saltwater fish production for both domestic and international markets. Currently their hatchery produces Sea Bream, Sea Bass, Meager and ...

  • Fish Feed Plants

    In addition to the process and plant design for the complete line, Kahl provided support regarding the basic formulas and the raw materials to be used as well as intensive training of the operating personnel. The fish feed factory is equipped with the latest KAHL process technology, the core of which is ...


    By Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG

  • Fin Whale, Mountain Gorilla recovering thanks to conservation action - IUCN Red List

    Conservation action has brought renewed hope for the Fin Whale and the Mountain Gorilla, according to today’s update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Fin Whale has improved in status from Endangered to Vulnerable following bans on whaling, while the Mountain Gorilla subspecies has moved from Critically Endangered to Endangered thanks to collaborative conservation efforts. ...

  • atg UV gains NVI Approval

    Earlier this year, atg UV Technology’s WF range of UV systems was awarded Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) approval for disinfection of intake water and wastewater from aquaculture installations. The approval followed 45 weeks of field-testing on board the Norsk Fisketransport operated well boat MS Namsos which is used for the transport of live salmon from sea cages and for de-lousing ...


    By atg UV Technology

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