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Aquaculture News

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

Logan River

If prawn hatcheries in Australia are unable to be revived following an outbreak of white spot disease, as much as a third of the industry could be wiped out, an executive with the Australian Prawn Farmers Association said.

A fifth property along the Logan River has detected the disease among its stock, and authorities remain unsure as to how contamination is spreading, according to a report in the Courier Mail. The latest contaminated site is four kilometers downriver from the farms...

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Rosenbergshrimp

Farmers in Cà Mau Province, on the southern tip of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, have begun to breed the giant freshwater prawn, or Rosenberg shrimp (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), in rice fields and have earned excellent profits in recent years. One rice farmer said he made three times his annual rice crop profit from three months of farming the prawn.

Many of the catches are sold IQF into the U.S.A., but small amounts are flown in fresh to Europe for Christmas, where they fetch gigantic sums...

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Aquaculture Cellphone

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) program has announced the launch of a Coastal Aquaculture Planning Portal (CAPP), a tool designed to assist in the planning and siting of sustainable coastal aquaculture facilities.

Developed in partnership with the Office of Coastal Management’s Digital Coast team, CAPP features more than 20 tools that have specific applications for planning and siting of aquaculture operations and industries. It was specifically designed to assist...

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Bakkafrost salmon processing

Faroese salmon producer Bakkafrost Group harvested 12,900 metric tons (MT) of gutted weight fish in the fourth quarter of 2016, down from 13,675 MT in the corresponding period of 2015, according to its latest trading update.

The contribution to the total from the company’s farming operations in the north of the Faroes amounted to 4,000 MT, while its farms in the west supplied 8,900 MT.

Bakkafrost also sold 25,000 MT of feed in the last quarter.

The company previously forecast a salmon...

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Nigeriaaqua

A major aquaculture project in Nigeria has attracted more than NGN 14 billion (USD 13.2 million, EUR 12.6 million) in investments from public and private sources.

The Central Bank of Nigeria and Nigeria’s Heritage Bank have agreed to a long-term loan for Triton Aqua Africa Limited (TAAL), which will use the funding to build out its aquaculture facilities in the most populous African country, according to AllAfrica.com.

Triton’s build-out will include a hatchery for the production of...

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