Aquaculture News

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Oysters

Perfecting operations in the realm of oyster farming has risen in prevalence over the last decade, particularly in the U.S. state of Virginia, where oyster aquaculture is quickly becoming king.

As a means to establish best practices for the accelerating oyster aquaculture industry in the state, the Marine Advisory Services of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) created the Fisheries Resource Grant (FRG) program, which ultimately seeks to help Virginia growers and hatcheries explore...

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BAP

A feed mill in Ecuador has become the first of its kind in the country to obtain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

GISIS, the shrimp and tilapia feed mill in question, also holds the distinction of being the third feed operation in South and Central America outside of Chile to win a BAP bid. For shrimp and tilapia companies looking to put out a four-star BAP product – four-star status being the top accolade under the BAP certification program – sourcing feed from GISIS could help...

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The Scottish Salmon Company logo

The Scottish Salmon Company reported lower operating revenues for the second quarter of 2015 and attributed the performance to the impact of unprecedented price volatility, fluctuating exchange rates, and lower harvest volumes.

The Edinburgh-headquartered producer achieved revenues of GBP 31.2 million (EUR 42.5 million; USD 47.9 million) in the last quarter, based on 7,329 metric tons (MT) of head-on gutted (HOG) salmon, this was down from revenues of GBP 33.8 million (EUR 46 million; USD 51.9...

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Niels Alsted

Danish aquaculture company the BioMar Group has appointed Niels Alsted to serve as VP in the company’s Asian region.

The move follows a joint venture the company announced earlier in August with Chinese company Tongwei Co. to build a new factory to produce more than 100,000 metric tons of feed per year. At the time, BioMar indicated this was its first foray into China, with plans to expand further into Asia. Alstead will serve as VP of this new expansion.

“I am sure Niels Alsted will be a...

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Peter Carpenter

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has hired a 30-year seafood industry veteran to serve as its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification manager.

Peter Carpenter worked most recently for Aqua Star, according to an announcement from the GAA, working as director of quality assurance and sustainability from 2007 to 2012, and as a consultant to the company from 2012 to 2015. He also worked for Fishery Products International in Danvers, Mass., as director of quality assurance from 2006 to...

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