Aquaculture News

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Marine Harvest

Marine Harvest Chile became the first company to complete the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices’ multi-size zone cluster program, which it achieved in early February.

The new program allows for multiple farm sites in the same federally set zone our grouped together logistically to apply for and earn BAP certification simultaneously.

Marine Harvest’s newly certified operations in Chile include nine salmon farms and two processing plants. As the feed mill supplying the...

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Tassal salmon

Tassal Group Ltd. achieved net profit after tax of AUD 19.3 million (EUR 12 million; USD 13.6 million) for the six months ended 31 December 2015, an increase of 4.7 percent year-on-year.

For the same period, the Australian salmon producer’s operational earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) was up 11.2 percent to AUD 41.3 million (EUR 25.7 million; USD 29.1 million), which it attributed to additional earnings from seafood sales as well operational efficiencies...

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Farmed shrimp

Intent on expanding the availability of four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) alongside National Fish & Seafood and Minh Phu Seafood Corporation. The inked document will help encourage some 800 shrimp farms in Vietnam to seek and obtain BAP certification.

The agreement puts National Fish & Seafood in charge of providing the necessary educational support and funding that will allow the...

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Fish feed

A project launched by the BioMar Group and U.S.-based retailer Whole Foods Market promoting the use of fish processing by-products in farmed salmon feeds has been given a thumbs up by the Marine Ingredients Organization (IFFO).

Approximately 35 percent, translating to nearly 5.7 million metric tons, of raw material supply for the marine ingredients industry originates from by-products produced at the other end of fish processing. Despite this, there is still a significant volume of by-product...

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ASC certified

Nova Austral, a Chilean salmon farmer and processor, has received its first certification from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) for its Aracena 2 Farm in southern Chile.

The company operates in the Magellan and Antarctic region of Chile in the far southern end of the country.

Since being acquired out of bankruptcy for USD 183 million (EUR 161.7 million) by Altor Fund III and Bain Capital in October 2014, Nova Austral has sought to improve its environmental and social aquaculture...

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