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Atlanticsapphire

Atlantic Sapphire USA, a subsidiary of Norwegian farmed salmon firm Atlantic Sapphire A/S, will soon start construction on a massive land-based aquaculture facility in Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

Atlantic Sapphire CEO and Founder Johan Andreassen confirmed to SeafoodSource the company has acquired all approvals necessary to begin the first phase of the project, which will cost around USD 100 million (EUR 94 million). Andreassen said he expects the facility will be capable of producing around 10,000...

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Bakkafrost processing

Atlantic salmon producer Bakkafrost Group has taken the decision to harvest all of its remaining fish at site A-73 Hvannasund Nordur early as a precautionary action due to the continued suspicion of pathogenic infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) virus.

The site has been under increased surveillance since July last year, when it was initially suspected of being infected with the virus, while tests taken this year by the Faroese Veterinary Authority again resulted in the suspected presence of the...

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A list of fishmeal exporters that failed quality tests has drawn back the curtains on supply chains and corporate relationships inside the opaque Chinese market.

Tests of samples from 31 provinces by the Agriculture Ministry in Beijing for the second half of 2016 showed a 95.2 percent pass rate. However, there were some big names among the shipments that failed the quality tests, with shipments from Namibia, Peru and Uruguay all being flagged for containing excessive amounts of sodium...

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Haidchina

One of China’s leading aqua-feed producers, Guangdong Haid Group Co, is running a public relations campaign in the hopes of professionalizing the shrimp sector in the country through the increased use of covered sheds and more regulated feed and water usage.

The campaign focuses on the success of shrimp breeder Lin Jianqing. Lin, described as “China’s shrimp king” is based in Changle, near Fuzhou on China’s southeast coast. He successfully converted used concrete ponds once used for eel...

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Scottish rope grown mussels

A GBP 1 million (USD 1.2 million, EUR 1.1 million) pilot program to support innovation in Scotland is set to go ahead after the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) approved the funding package. The government agency will run the project in conjunction with the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).

The 30-month pilot, which is expected to attract a similar level of funding from the private sector, is targeted at helping small to medium enterprises (SMEs) achieve greater...

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