Aquaculture News

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BAP

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program has decided to extend the 60-day public comment period for its mollusk farm standards to 12 February, the organization announced.

All significant farmed mollusk species, including mussels, scallops, oysters, clams and abalone, will be addressed and covered in the new standards. The guidelines will apply to the culture of all species of bivalves, said GAA . Culture methods can entail “the direct sowing on the...

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Tilapia

AquaChile’s new tilapia hatchery in Costa Rica is yielding positive results already, reported the company.

The hatchery, a USD 5 million (EUR 4.6 million) investment, employs a novel technique applied at the reproductive stage during the tilapia farming process – the technique involves extracting eggs and replacing the collection of larvae from open ponds. The resulting juvenile tilapia emerge stronger and healthier, according to the company, and practice better behavior in the farming’s...

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Sahara Desert

South Korean technology and funding has led to the establishment of a sea shrimp farm in the middle of the Sahara Desert in northern Algeria, revealed the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries on 28 January.

The farm, known as the Shrimp Cultivation Research Center, consists of both indoor and outdoor units alongside several office buildings and research structures, reported the Yonhap News Agency. Altogether, it measure to approximately 10 hectares, or 12 soccer fields, in size.

The farm came...

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Stole Sea Farm's Prodemar turbot

Turbot, sole, sturgeon and caviar producer Stolt Sea Farm (SFF) recorded an operating loss of USD 2.5 million (EUR 2.3 million) in the fourth-quarter of 2015, compared with a loss of USD 400,000 (EUR 366,565) in Q4 2014.

In Q3 2015, SFF posted an operating loss of USD 2.1 million (EUR 1.9 million).

The company said the accounting for inventories at fair value had a negative impact of USD 2.7 million (EUR 2.5 million) in the last quarter, compared with a negative impact of USD 2.1 million in...

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Scottish Sea Farms expands Orkney Islands presence

Scottish Sea Farms will build a new salmon farm at Westerbister after the Orkney Islands Council planning committee approved of it at its 27 January meeting.

The GBP 3 million (USD 4.27 million, EUR 3.92 million) farm will be composed of 16 100-meter cages and have the capacity to hold 1,791 tons of salmon, making it the second largest Scottish Sea Farms site in Orkney. Six new jobs will be created when the new farm opens.

“This planning approval has been the culmination of four years of...

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