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Aquaculture News

SeafoodSource.com covers breaking news articles that pertain to the global aquaculture industry. 

China aquaculture

There are signs that China’s efforts to professionalize its aquaculture sector is finally paying off and bringing younger participants into the sector, making for better quality, higher-margin products.

With China’s Agriculture Ministry already making “ecological production” its priority for aquaculture in 2017, official media has been lionzing Liu Zhi Sheng, a 26-year-old farmer of Mandarin fish in Hubei province, who learned his all-eco, low-intensity approach to fish-farming at an...

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GMO Salmon

AquaBounty’s genetically modified salmon, AquAdvantage, continues to inch closer towards markets in the United States, despite efforts opposing the commercialization of GMO salmon.

Walmart and Albertsons are the most recent retail chains to say they will not sell GMO salmon when it becomes commercially available. They joined Target, Ahold, Delhaize America and many other major supermarket companies in deciding against selling GMO salmon.

On the political front, Alaska State Rep. Garen Tarr is...

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Bakkafrost logo

Tests taken this month by the Faroese Veterinary Authority at the salmon farming site A-73 Hvannasund Nordur, owned by the Bakkafrost Group, have again resulted in suspicion of pathogenic infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) virus.

Site A-73 Hvannasund Nordur has been under increased surveillance since July last year, when it was initially suspected of being infected with the virus.

These latest tests were part of the increased surveillance.

The site has 1.2 million fish with an average weight of...

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Chinaprocessing

China-based Fangyuan Shipbuilding Co. is investing CNY 3 billion (USD 437 million, EUR 408 million) in an aquaculture and processing project in the Philippines intended to supply the Chinese market.

Headquartered in Zheijiang province on China’s east coast, Fangyuan plans fish farms involving 3,000 hectares and 10,000 workers. The firm builds vessels for Chinese fishing firms but hasn’t had any seafood operations of its own to date.

It’s not clear whether the deal is part of a Chinese pledge...

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Marine Harvest salmon

Norway-headquartered salmon farmer Marine Harvest achieved operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 257 million (USD 274.8 million) in the fourth-quarter of last year, more than doubling the EUR 90 million (USD 96.2 million) posted in the corresponding period of 2015.

According to the company’s latest trading update, the operational EBIT of its salmon of Norwegian origin in Q4 2016 increased to EUR 2.70 (USD 2.89) per kg. Operational EBIT improvements were seen in its...

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