Aquaculture News

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Jon Hindar

Improved biology in Chile with predictable and sustainable volume growth will benefit the Norwegian salmon farming industry, according to Cermaq CEO Jon Hindar.

Speaking at the Seafood Conference 2016 in Oslo, Hindar said that because Norway and Chile accounted for 80 percent of the global salmon supply in 2015, other regions were too small to materially impact global market balance and prices. Therefore, a prolonged negative growth scenario in Chile could lead to demand destruction for salmon...

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Andromeda

Greek aquaculture specialist Andromeda Group has been sold by the South Eastern Europe Fund to Amerra Capital Management, an American agribusiness asset management firm, and Athens' daily newspaper is reporting that two other major players in Greek aquaculture may also be sold.

Following the sale of Andromeda, Selonda and Nireus may also be following the same path, reported Ekathimerini.com. Selonda, with 32,000 metric tons of annual production of sea bream and sea bass, is based in...

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Clearspringsjessicahenry

Clear Springs Foods, a trout farming operation based in Idaho, in the United States, has named Jessica Henry its director of marketing.

Henry was formerly the marketing manager at Idaho Milk Products, where she built up that organization’s brand and industrial customer base. She has a total of six years of marketing experience and a bachelor’s degree in social science from the University of Oregon, according to a press release.

“[Henry] will work closely with our sales team in developing...

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Irish oysters

The aquaculture industry in Ireland increased in value by 20 percent or EUR 34 million (USD 38 million) to EUR 150 million (USD 167.7 million) last year, according to new figures published by the Irish Sea Fisheries Board, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM).

Data from the latest BIM Annual Aquaculture Survey also showed that 2015 saw a strong recovery in the volume produced with a 25 percent rise in the country’s total harvest, reaching 40,140 metric tons (MT). At the same time, the number of people...

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SAIC

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Center (SAIC) alongside Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE) will conduct a two-phase scoping study this week as a means to gauge industry opinion regarding a proposed Center of Excellence for Scotland.

“Aquaculture is a hugely important industry, both for Scotland’s economy and its communities,” said SAIC Aquaculture Innovation Director Jason Cleaversmith in a press release. “It’s also a highly ambitious industry, with producers keen to increase production...

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