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Marine Harvest Salmon Farm

Marine Harvest Canada has become the first company to complete the pilot segment of the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new group farm program, according to the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA).

Passing the pilot has resulted in BAP certification for 11 of Marine Harvest Canada’s salmon farm sites located along the coastline of British Columbia. By taking the BAP Group farm approach, companies are able to reduce the number of site audits – instead of every site getting audited, a subset of...

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Mitsui & Co. logo

Japanese corporate giant Mitsui & Co. has bought a stake in Chilean salmon producer Salmex, in a deal that will give Mitsui a stake with an estimated value of USD 101 million (EUR 90.5 million).

Mitsui, according to a statement from the company, will own 23.4 percent of Salmex’s shares once the purchase deal is complete. The company already owns shares in Salmex’s subsidiary, Multiexport Pacific Farms (MPF). Part of the Salmex acquisition will come from purchasing new shares, and part will...

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National Lobster Hatchery larvae

The National Lobster Hatchery out of Padstow in the United Kingdom has been awarded EUR 3 million (USD 3.35 million) in funding to further along a research project focused on the advancement of European aquaculture.

The funds – which were handed out by Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) – will be put to use on science endeavors and technologies associated with lobster culture under the Lobster Grower 2 project, and will serve to get Europe up to...

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Bill Herzig

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has announced it will be giving its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award to one of its founding members, Bill Herzig.

Herzig will receive the award at the GAA’s GOAL 2015 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 29 October.

“Bill Herzig and I have worked together in the seafood industry for more than 40 years, principally at the business operations level,” said GAA Executive Director Wally Stevens. “His forward thinking has led to innovation...

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AquaBounty salmon

The 20th anniversary of the application by U.S.-based salmon farmer AquaBounty to sell genetically modified (GMO) salmon came and went this month with little fanfare, but despite no decision yet from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there’s no sign the uproar over AquaBounty’s product is dying down.

The latest developments began earlier this year, with U.S. grocery retailer Costco. While the warehouse club recently said it will not currently sell genetically modified salmon, it...

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