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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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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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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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