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  • Major algae outbreak hits Norwegian farms

    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 ...

  • SSF profits drop but Orkney performs well

    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). Scottish Sea ...

  • Salmon farms are the victim of wild claims and myths

    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 ...

  • Top salmon farmer denies price fixing

    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 ...

  • Industry talks to itself about growth

    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 ...

  • Wild salmon stocks at ‘crisis point’

    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 ...

  • Shetland welfare course goes global

    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 ...

  • Tromsø dilutes ban on sea farms

    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 ...

  • Mowi plans to farm in the depths

    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. The company has applied for 36 development licences for the ...

  • Fuel truck wait times at US-Mexico border ease

    Fuel truck wait times at US-Mexico border ease

    Crossing times for trucks carrying fuels to Mexico from the US shortened this week after delays that started in late March, but transporters have already lost millions, Mexican national freight transportation association (Canacar) said. The group ...

  • Salmon veteran to run Tasmania mill

    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 farmers a good bet, says bank

    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 ...

  • Ace scoops second Queen’s Award

    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 ...

  • Young eat 50% less fish than grandparents

    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 ...

  • Taking stock of wild salmon

    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 ...

  • Mowi buys Anglesey lumpfish farm

    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 ...

  • Loch Duart up for export prize

    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 ...

  • Salmon medicated to beat the blues

    Salmon medicated to beat the blues

    SALMON may be vulnerable to a bout of the ‘blues’, with symptoms similar to those suffered by humans, a leading Norwegian marine scientist has suggested. The researcher, Øyvind Øverli, has discovered that some farmed ...

  • Whale watchers oppose Iceland fish farm

    Whale watchers oppose Iceland fish farm

    SOME of Iceland’s salmon farmers are facing a new and unusual source of opposition to their growth plans. Whale watchers and the tour companies that take them out to sea are challenging a proposal by AkvaFuture to produce up to 20,000 tonnes ...

  • Grieg spells out Shetland lice plans

    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. Writing in the company’s annual report, CEO Andreas Kvame said: ‘Unfortunately, we got a hit back (in ...