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Aquaculture News

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Paringa Salmon Farm Café

Some 13,000 fish have died at New Zealand-based salmon farm Paringa Salmon Farm Café, after intruders on the premises tampered with machinery regulating the farm’s water supply.

Police are investigating the incident, which occurred overnight on 3 December. According to authorities, offenders allegedly shut off the water supply to the salmon rearing tanks located onsite, causing the fish to suffocate, reported the New Zealand Herald. The local police station’s senior constable Paul Gurney has...

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Tropag

Colombian tilapia farm Piscícola El Rosario has received a second star under the Global Aquaculture Association’s Best Aquaculture Practices scheme.

The latest certification for the company reflects the approval of the certification body of sustained incorporation of best practices at its processing facility, located nearby the farm in Antioquia, Colombia, according to a press release from Piscícola El Rosario partner Tropical Aquaculture Products, located in Rutland, Vermont...

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Hainantilapia

Xuefeng Han is Secretary-General of the Hainan Tilapia Sustainability Alliance, an industry-led initiative to promote sustainable tilapia production in China. Its particular focus is the industry in Hainan, China's southern tropical island province, which ranks among the country’s top three tilapia-producing regions. With assistance from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) and the China Blue Sustainability, the alliance encourages members to follow a Code of Good Practice from a zonal...

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Koreaaquaculture

A dramatic increase in worldwide demand for salmon is spawning aquaculture projects across Asia.

In recent weeks, two large-scale salmon farming projects have been announced in China and South Korea.

The first, initiated by Yunnan Ao Chang Nong Ye Kai Fa Co. is set to break ground in Tengchong, in the mountainous province of Yunnan, which borders Laos and Myanmar and has an economy primarily built around processing and trading jade and timber from Burma. The RMB 70 million (USD 10.2 million...

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Cermaq Humboldt

Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation has merged its two major salmon farming companies in Chile into a single entity.

The decision to move Salmones Humboldt into the newly created Cermaq Chile went into effect Thursday, 1 December. According to a joint press release, the merger was planned and implemented representatives from both firms. Union representatives have been informed during the process and customers are being notified of the changes, the company said.

"This integration...

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