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Arctic charr

For the first time, both Arctic char and crawfish processors have achieved Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

Islandsbleikja in Grindavík, Iceland, is the first processing plant in the country to attain the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s BAP certification. Plus, the approval is a first for Arctic char.

“We are proud to be Iceland’s first BAP-certified processing plant. Arctic char is a unique product, and to have BAP certification helps us fulfill the needs of...

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The Ocean Stewards Institute, an advocacy group for offshore aquaculture, announced a broadening in its focus moving into 2017, with the organization looking to support offshore aquaculture initiatives beyond its base in the United States.

“The Ocean Stewards have worked diligently with our partners in the U.S. over the years to successfully lay the foundation for offshore aquaculture growth in U.S. federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico,” said President Neil Anthony Sims. “This is a notable...

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Grieg Seafood logo

Norway-headquartered salmonid producer Grieg Seafood ASA achieved operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of NOK 456 million (USD 54.8 million, EUR 51.5 million) before fair value adjustment of biomass in the fourth quarter of last year. The total is up tenfold from NOK 43 million (USD 5.2 million, EUR 4.9 million) in the corresponding period of 2015 and marks the best quarter in the company’s history.

The volume of fish harvested in the last quarter totaled 20,917 metric tons...

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Scott Landsburgh, SSPO

Both the Chief Executive and the Chairman of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) are departing the industry representative body as it embarks on an 18-month transition program.

Scott Landsburgh, who has been chief executive of SSPO for the past eight years, is to retire in the coming year.

“As we embark on our path to exit the European Union, I feel proud to have played a part in helping farmed salmon become Scotland’s largest food export. This is, therefore, an opportune time...

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Marine Harvest logo

Norway-headquartered salmon farmer Marine Harvest achieved operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 259 million (USD 273.3 million) in the fourth-quarter of last year, up from EUR 90 million (USD 95 million) in the corresponding period of 2015.

“Driven by high salmon prices on strong demand and reduced supply, we achieved record high operational results in the fourth quarter. It is very encouraging to see strong operational performance in all our entities,” Marine Harvest...

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