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The controversial nature of proposed government regulations on the salmon farming industry in Chile was exposed earlier this week as Marine Harvest Chile  decided to withdraw from salmon farming association SalmonChile in protest.

For the past six months, the government of Chile and SalmonChile have jointly been developing the new rules, which aim to improve governance of the industry. The final rules will be announced imminently, Felipe Manterola, general manager of...

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The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) reached two major milestones this month as it surpassed 300 farms in its certification program and more than one million tonnes of seafood bearing its certification entering the market.

Founded in 2010 by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and IDH (Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative), the ASC is a nonprofit that has developed standards for responsibly farming seafood. The group runs a certification and labeling program for aquaculture facilities and their...

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Maine

City councilors in South Portland, Maine are considering the benefits of bringing an aquaculture operation to the Portland Street Pier in Ferry Village to potentially help attract seafood farming businesses, a burgeoning market, into the area.

During a workshop on 11 July, council members discussed the prospect of building an aquaculture processing plant in the midst of Southern Maine, noting that the hypothetical facility could spur an “if you build it, they will come” scenario, according to...

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Anglesey

Anglesey Aquaculture is up for sale, a representative of the company that owns the operation confirmed to SeafoodSource.

The company, which is owned by Linnaeus Corp., produced sea bass for premium retailers including Waitrose and Whole Foods at its facility in Anglesey, Wales, in the United Kingdom, until September 2015, when it ceased production.

According to Linneaus Corp. representative Vadim Dubrovin, Anglesey Aquaculture is Europe’s largest marine recirculating aquaculture facility...

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Cermaq

Major salmon farmer Cermaq has launched its iFarm application, which the company believes will enhance its individual-based and caged farming techniques.

A sensor chamber in the iFarm interface will have the capability to recognize and register each fish, detailing the size of the fish, the number of sea lice present as well as any disease-indicators. The system will also be able to use dot pattern analysis to identify each salmon.

“There will be huge gains if growth can be channeled to the...

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