aquaculture sector News

  • Offshore pen ‘will unlock growth potential’

    INVERNESS based Gael Force Group is developing a larger, integrated offshore pen to support a move towards higher energy sites. The company, which acquired a majority stake in Scottish pen manufacturer Fusion Marine last month, announced earlier this year that it is investing £1 million to increase capacity and develop new products and services for aquaculture producers. Work is already ...


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  • Certified Reference Material ERM?-AD482 to identify absence or presence of ruminant material in feed

    With the contribution of the JRC, the European Union Reference Laboratory for Animal Proteins (EURL-AP) validated of new DNA-based methods detecting unauthorised proteins from ruminant origin (e.g. beef). This new method has been taken up in EU regulation. For its implementation the JRC now certified the reference material ERM-AD482, allowing the absence or presence testing of ruminant material ...

  • Work to start on Tasmania feed plant

    FEED company BioMar’s proposed new facility in Tasmania has won the final seal of approval from the local authority and the 14-month construction phase can begin. The company announced plans last December to develop the AUS $56 million aquaculture feed production plant in response to the growth of the sector in Australia. The factory at Wesley Vale, near Devonport, will produce around ...


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  • Troutlodge shortlisted in 2019 Aquaculture Awards for achievement in BCWD resistance

    The Aquaculture Awards is an annual event to recognize the achievements of the sector, including individuals and companies from around the world. Nominees must fit the following criteria: Employ the highest standards of aquaculture husbandry Farm with a high level of environmental awareness Deliver a high-quality end product to local, national or international ...

  • The way ahead for European aquaculture debated in Brussels

    Today and tomorrow the European Commission will be hosting a major conference in Brussels on 'European Aquaculture and its Opportunities for Development'. The purpose of the conference is to advance the debate on the sustainable development of European aquaculture, and in particular to examine the role that public authorities can and should play in this context. Around 200 delegates are expected ...

  • The Ecomondo and Key Energy Showcase Will Tackle the North African Area

    Circular economy and the development of renewable energies are two of the great changes under way in the green economy universe. Both will be featured in key showcases at Ecomondo and Key Energy, two trade shows organised by the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) at Rimini Expo Centre (Italy) from 6th to 9th November. At the 22nd edition of Ecomondo, the core focus will be on the circular economy, ...

  • Big rise in aquaculture production

    A report to be released today highlights a $63 million increase in the value of Australian aquaculture. The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Tony Burke said the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) report on Australian fisheries shows the value of aquaculture production increased by 8 per cent in 2007-08. “Aquaculture presents great opportunities for ...


    By Australian Government

  • 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 future development should be ...


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  • New jobs created by stronger rules, say BC’s salmon farmers

    Better rules would mean better opportunity for BC’s salmon farmers, a senate committee was told today by representatives of the sector. While BC’s salmon farming community currently contributes $800-million to the provincial economy, it could grow to $1.4 billion by 2020, resulting in 8,000 total jobs. By 2035, it could reach $3.5 billion and 20,000 jobs. All the sector ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • £5bn scope in Scotland’s marine economy

    SCOTLAND’S Highlands and islands have enormous potential to develop the marine economy according to a new study. Entitled ‘The report focuses on supporting the growth of aquaculture, as well as energy and marine biotechnology, all identified as the most innovative sectors. Opportunities highlighted in the report – Maximising the Marine Economy in the Highlands and Islands ...


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  • BiOWiSH™-Hydroponic receives Organic Certification

    July 18, 2011  For Immediate Release CHICAGO, IL - The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has certified BiOWiSH™-Hydroponic as an organic material. BiOWiSH™-Hydroponic is a commercial fertilizer that helps stimulate microbial activity, increase nutrient availability and improve plant vigor, while preventing sludge build-up and problematic scaling in dripper ...


    By BiOWiSH Technologies

  • Cross-border Irish mussels limber up with MSC label

    The blue mussel sectors in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland supported by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development NI, and the Department of Agriculture Food and Marine have been MSC certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. Subject to chain of custody traceability certification, mussels from the fishery are now eligible to bear the MSC’s blue ecolabel. In ...

  • Florida Sea Grant highlights aquaculture in new Florida Trend report

    Aquaculture, the controlled production of seafood, ornamental fish and other aquatic life, is big business in Florida. In 2012, the state’s producers earned $70 million in cash receipts, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey. Worldwide, aquaculture is responsible for about half of all seafood consumed, so this emerging sector of Florida agricultural production holds great ...

  • The Soy Checkoff Continues to Find New Customers in Global Aquaculture

    Even though soybean meal is the No. 1 protein source used in fish feeds worldwide, many people are still unaware of the benefits of feeding soy to this sector of animal agriculture. And the aquaculture industry is working on feed sustainability with soy as part of that equation. To educate other global aquaculture representatives, soy checkoff farmer-leaders Mike Beard, from Frankfort, Ind., and ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • BC`s salmon farmers to be featured on 60 Minutes

    Vancouver Island and BC’s beautiful coast will get international attention this weekend as the province’s top agricultural export, farm-raised salmon, is featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes. The show is scheduled to air May 11, 2014 “It’s great that 60 Minutes came to the area to learn first-hand the value and integrity of the BC salmon farming industry,” said Vic ...

  • B.C. Celebrates North America’s First ASC Certified Salmon Farm

     British Columbia is now home to North America’s first salmon farm certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.  Marine Harvest Canada has announced that its Marsh Bay farm has joined fewer than 30 salmon farms worldwide in achieving the certification first developed by the World Wildlife Fund.   The company expects its first ASC certified salmon to be available to ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • Lidl joins seafood disclosure project

    THE retailer Lidl has become the first major discounter to publish a full public profile list of all the sources of its wild caught seafood on the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP) website. This gives information on fishery management, catch methods, and likely environmental impact. Amali Bunter, responsible sourcing manager at Lidl UK, said: ‘We are extremely proud of our ...


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  • USSEC Works with Philippines’ Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources on its Aquaculture Development Plan

    USSEC recently met with the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) in Diliman, Quezon City to learn their plans and program for the country’s aquaculture sector over the next five years. The head of the Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Division presented the newly approved “Comprehensive National Fisheries Industry ...

  • Interim chief executive for rural payments agency appointed

    Richard Judge has been appointed as the interim Chief Executive of the Rural Payments Agency, Agriculture Minister Jim Paice announced today. Dr Judge, who is currently Chief Executive of the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), will formally take up the interim role from Monday 2 August for a period of three to six months, while a permanent Chief Executive ...

  • 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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