atlantic salmon farming News

  • Xelect awarded Smart: Scotland Funding

    February 2014 Scottish Enterprise have awarded Xelect Ltd a SMART: SCOTLAND grant to develop genetic tests for selecting broodstock Atlantic salmon with superior production traits for farming . The production traits being targeted are growth rate, yield, flesh quality and nutritional value. The proposed feasibility study will allow Xelect Ltd to build on its market leading position in the ...


    By Xelect Ltd.

  • China at centre of new salmon fraud claims

    A NEW salmon fraud scandal has hit China. Following allegations a few weeks ago that unchecked Nordic salmon was being smuggled into the country through Vietnam, there are now claims that farmed trout from an area in neighbouring Tibet ( known as China’s Qinghai province) is being passed off as European bred salmon. According to a survey by the Chinese state broadcaster, up to a third of ...


    By FISHupdate

  • 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

  • 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

  • SalMar to invest £63m in new plant

    SALMAR is planning to invest 675 million kroners (around £63 million) in a ground-breaking new production and processing plant in the north of Norway. The independently owned and rapidly expanding fish farming company – which owns 50 per cent of Scottish Sea Farms – said it will become one of the world’s most advanced facilities for processing salmon. The project, ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Americas region fishery update

    Since our last newsletter in September, one fishery was certified, one was re-certified and three entered full assessment in the Americas region. The U.S. Atlantic sea scallop fishery, the highest landed value fishery in the United States, achieved MSC certification in ...

  • US gives GM salmon ‘all clear’

    THE word’s first genetically modified salmon can now be farmed in the US, following a decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lift its final restrictions. AquaBounty Technologies, which is based in Prince Edward Island, Canada, described the decision as a milestone for its AquaAdvantage salmon. The company can now go ahead with its farming operations at a land based RAS ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Lower salmon prices hit Lerøy Q1

    THE Lerøy Seafood Group, whose operations include salmon farming, white fish trawling and fish processing today reported a significant drop in both earnings and operating profit for the first quarter of 2018. Revenues for the period totalled NOK 5,000 million, compared with NOK 5,459 million in Q1 2017, while the operating profit before fair value adjustment related to biological assets ...


    By FISHupdate

  • 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

  • Environmentally Sustainable Salmon Dinner a Success

    The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) hosted a dinner event in support of its environmentally-sustainable salmon aquaculture program on Wednesday, May 15th at the Yale Club, New York, NY. Sixty guests had the opportunity to sample land-based, closed containment salmon, which was prepared by renowned chef and culinary consultant Tom Valenti. The salmon was grown in a land-based closed containment ...

  • Animal reproduction research to transform industry

    Being able to produce more animals of the desirable sex to re-stock the herd, pond or sea cage has been a long-held goal of industry, as have cost effective and welfare-friendly ways to control unwanted animal pregnancies. Thanks to new research being undertaken by an international partnership led by CSIRO, these goals are set to become reality. According to CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship ...

  • The Largest Tasmanian Farmed Salmon in Australia Achieves Sustainability Recognition

    Australia’s largest farmed Atlantic salmon producer, Tassal Operations Pty Ltd. (Tassal), has earned certification to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard, the most rigorous environmental and social sustainability certification program for farmed ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Vaccination of farmed fish good for animals and thus for humans

    More than half of the fish consumed worldwide is cultivated in ponds or tanks. And the percentage of cultivated fish in relation to wild fish is increasing. The scale on which fish are currently farmed makes it necessary to protect them, by means of vaccination, against disease and premature death. An understanding of the immune system in fish will hopefully lead to effective vaccination methods ...

  • B.C. Salmon Farmers grow sustainability efforts to meet demand

    B.C. salmon farmers are celebrating Aquaculture Awareness Week, September 21 – 27, by reaffirming their commitment to sustainability. By 2020, B.C. aims to be the first region in the world to be certified by ‘Gold Standard’ environmental programs, which includes having all farm-raised Atlantic salmon certified to the standards set out by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • 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 ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Go-ahead at last for Grieg Newfoundland project

    GRIEG has finally received clearance to proceed  with its planned  $250-million aquaculture project in the  Placentia Bay area of Newfoundland. As part of the project, Grieg NL Nurseries, part of the Norwegian owned Grieg group, wants to farm salmon off the coast  near the town of Marysport. It had received approval, but following objections from anti-aquaculture groups  ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Scientists say feeding fish soy, not fish, more sustainable

    Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians. A South Dakota State University fisheries scientist is developing a soy protein feed that's tasty and easily digestible to eventually reduce the industry's need for using wild-caught fish as food for farm-raised fish. Much of the tilapia, Atlantic salmon and catfish that Americans toss into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fisheries Council has set fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2014

    On 17 October the EU Fisheries Ministers reached an agreement on the fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2014 – total allowable catches (TAC’s) for certain fish stocks and the fishing effort limits for the Baltic cod stocks. The agreement was reached based on the successful results of negotiations at the regional level. It takes into account the scientific advice and follows ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Impact of sustainable feeds on omega-3 levels in farmed fish

    As the global population and its demand for seafood increases, more of our fish will come from aquaculture. Farmed Atlantic salmon are a global commodity and, as an oily fish, contain a rich source of the health promoting long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids. Replacing the traditional finite marine ingredients, fishmeal and fish oil, in farmed ...


    By Algae Energy, Inc

  • World fisheries near collapse

    According to a United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) commercial fish stocks around the world could collapse within decades. The report, In Dead Water, states that 2.6 billion people rely on these stocks for protein, which could be destroyed through a combination of climate change, overfishing and pollution. At least three quarters of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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