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On Monday, the Whakatohea Maori Trust Board approved the proposal of the Opotiki District Council to promote aquaculture off the Opotiki Coast, clearing the way for a mussel farm for Chinese aquaculture company Oriental Ocean.

To accommodate aquaculture, the District Council also proposed redevelopment of Opotiki Harbor, which was approved during the board's annual general meeting. Australian consultant SGL Group has been appointed to do a feasibility study for the U.S.$30 million project....

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Marine Harvest ASA, the world's largest farmed-salmon company, today announced that Arne Sorvig will become VP of communication as of August.

Sorvig has been director for the Norwegian Seafood Export Council in Spain for the last six years and is a major contributor to the recent success Norwegian seafood has had in the Spanish market.

The Norwegian company says Sorvig's culinary and marketing experience will be a valuable asset in the furthering its marketing approach.

The Newfoundland and Labrador government is providing nearly $8 million in financial support for a new salmon farming operation on the province's south coast.

Gray Aqua Group of New Brunswick will establish a $16 million, four-site operation in the Bay d'Espoir region, according to a Canadian Press report.

The Newfoundland government is providing $7.8 million - a loan guarantee of $6.8 million and an equity investment of $1 million.

Trevor Taylor, Newfoundland's acting minister of...

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Cooke Aquaculture attributes recent downtime at its salmon processing plant in Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, to cold weather that has slowed the fishes' appetites and growth.

Nell Halse, director of communications at Cooke Aquaculture, told The Coaster in Newfoundland that the company chose to grow the salmon out more before processing, hence the inactivity at the plant.

"We target a 10-pound average on our fish for processing," Hales told the newspaper. "If you harvest them before they...

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Stirling Products of Perth, Australia, today announced that its wholly owned North American subsidiary, Stirling Products North America (STI-NA) successfully completed product trials in shrimp with a global animal pharmacology company for applications of ProVale, an immune-stimulating bioactive extract.

STI-NA entered into an agreement with the pharmacology company in July 2007 and conducted validation trials in shrimp in Southeast Asia. The findings show ProVale improves survival rates and...

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