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Aquaculture News

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

Hainan Aquaculture

There are “big opportunities” for aquafeed suppliers in China, thanks to a goal set by the government to drastically improve efficiency, according to the key official in charge of China’s feed industry.

China wants to improve efficiency by three percent per year, according to Ma You Xiang, head of the Animal Husbandry Bureau at the Agriculture Ministry and manager of the China Feed Work Office.

Under the China Agriculture Modernization Plan 2016-2020, there will be a 52-million-ton output in...

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Center for Aquaculture Technologies

December marks the opening of the Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada in Souris, Prince Edward Island.

Located within a renovated 21,000-square-foot building – renovations to the space totaled CAD 6 million (USD 4.5 million, EUR 4.3 million), according to a Theguardian.pe.ca. report – the center comes equipped with new research suites, molecular laboratories and wet lab areas for scientists to explore fish health and to conduct nutritional trials.

According to the news report, the...

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Oysterbaskets

Innovative *oyster baskets made by Australian firm SEAPA are selling well in the U.S. and France and leading the company to establish offices around the world.

SEAPA, based in Adelaide, South Australia, has grown significantly in the past 12 months after introducing oyster baskets that maximize the natural movement of the ocean to develop premium oysters, according to an article in The Lead, a news site covering South Australia.

SEAPA is now selling more than 100,000 baskets a year, which are...

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Moana New Zealand - Blue Abalone

Bream Bay’s Moana New Zealand Blue Abalone has earned a first for aquaculture businesses in New Zealand – the farming operation has become the nation’s premier Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification holder.

The company, which worked for two years to garner its certificate, is only the fourth abalone producer globally to have earned ASC accolades. Moana New Zealand Chief Executive Carl Carrington anticipates the hard work will pay of for the company.

“It’s an incredibly rigorous...

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Cermaq Norway COO Knut Ellekjær

Farmed salmon and trout producer Cermaq has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for its Norwegian operations.

Knut Ellekjær is new to the fish farming industry but has a wealth of industry experience from other food industry sectors. He has been production director of Stabburet, the largest pizza company in Norway, managing director of Sætre, a Nordic biscuit company, and is currently innovation director for the Norwegian snacks and confectionary business of Orkla.

“Knut will add...

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