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Norway fish farmers bid millions for licences
NORWAY’S fish farmers have spent tens of billions of kroners at auction buying new salmon production licences as a prelude to a major expansion of the industry.The result is that 160 coastal communities will received at least NOK 2 billion (almost £200 million) in development funding.The Oslo government decreed two years ago that those communities where fish farms are based should benefit directly from any new growth plans through a dedicated Aquaculture Fund, from which money is distributed every...
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, environmental groups, and any public bodies connected to the industry. The 24-page A6 guide tackles issues such as mortality...
Call for ‘oil tax’ on Norwegian fish farmers
THE Socialist Left, or SV, party in the Norwegian parliament (Storting) has called on the government to impose an oil industry style tax on the country’s fish farmers. The party has submitted a document which proposes that the industry should pay an unspecified amount per kilogram of salmon, which has been described as a form of production fee and also dubbed by critics as a ‘fish farming oil tax’. However, the move, which the government is duty bound to consider, is unlikely to gather...
App ‘trained’ to spot crop disease, alert farmers
Researchers win grant to further test app for smallholders App diagnoses deadly cassava diseases in field, sends alerts Roll-out in Africa needs engagement with farmers, says expert A team of scientists has received US$100,000 grant to refine a mobile application (app) that uses artificial intelligence to diagnose crop diseases, and aims to help millions of African smallholders. The CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas team won the grant during big data conference in Colombia on 21...
Vietnamese Fish Farmer Expands IPA System to Aquaponics
Vũ Thị Thắm is among the first intensive pond aquaculture (IPA) adopters in Northern Vietnam, learning the IPA concept from a seminar organized by USSEC and Cargill in Hưng Yên, Vietnam in August 2016. Ms. Tham constructed an IPA fixed floor raceway by following the instruction of Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, a technical manager at Cargill, who joined the Shanghai IPA tour trip in May 2016. She has a 3 ha farm, managed by her son, Vũ Duy Hào. She also runs a hub to...