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Denmark-based aquafeed group BioMar has promoted group finance manager Claus Eskildsen to chief financial officer, effective 1 January, 2017.

Eskildsen replaces Mogens Stentebjerg,a 30-year veteran of the company and CFO since 1995, who is retiring. Stentebjerg will continue working for BioMar Group for an undefined period of time “to ensure continuity and solid handover of responsibilities,” according to the company

"I am very pleased that we have managed to grow a strong internal successor...

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A new venture in the U.S. state of Maine seeks to grow and market sugar kelp, joining a small but growing number of commercial seaweed farmers operating in New England.

Nathan Johnson is the owner of Shearwater Ventures, which was just granted a lease from the state to grow and harvest kelp on nearly four acres of seabed off Chebeague Island in Casco Bay. Johnson’s lease, which will cost him USD 100 (EUR 96) per acre annually, is good for up to three years, according to an article in the...

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While a major earthquake occurred off the coast of Chile on 25 December, no major damage to salmon farming operations or deaths have yet been reported.

However, officials and major salmon companies are still evaluating the extent of the damage. The magnitude 7.6 quake hit about 25 miles from Puerto Quellon, near the salmon-farming areas off the island of Chiloe, and thousands of people evacuated coastal areas.

A statement issued 27 December by Chile’s Undersecretariat of Fisheries and...

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Marine Harvest

By the end of 2017, Norwegian salmon farming giant Marine Harvest aims to cut back on the use of antibiotics across its Chilean locations by as much as 70 percent, the company reported to Economia y Negocios.

The company will go from using 450 grams of antibiotics per metric ton of harvested salmon in Chile to 150 grams of antibiotics per metric ton of farmed fish, according to the report. A new drug developed by Pharmaq will be administered as a vaccine for all species, said Marine Harvest’s...

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Enterprising criminals in Chile are stealing trucks loaded with salmon coming from fish farms in the region of Bío Bío.

Representatives of the Chilean salmon industry met recently to discuss the growing problem, after a series of robberies that took place the past week in which armed gangs stole almost CLP 500 million (USD 741,620, EUR 710,410) worth of salmon, according to Radio Bío Bío.

According to the radio report, armed men have stopped the trucks between the towns of Pitrufquén and...

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