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SalMar salmon processing

Norwegian-headquartered salmon farming group SalMar ASA delivered operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of NOK 576.3 million (USD 68.1 million, EUR 63.6 million) in the third quarter of this year, up from NOK 333.7 million (USD 39.5 million, EUR 36.8 million) in the corresponding period of 2015, despite facing considerable biological challenges throughout the three months.

SalMar harvested a total of 29,600 metric tons (MT) of salmon in the last quarter, compared with 32,200 MT...

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Scotland has just launched an ambitious Vision 2030 growth strategy for aquaculture, to double the size of the sector to GBP 3.6 billion (USD 4.5 billion, EUR 4.2 billion) by 2030.

The strategy seeks to unleash the sector’s full potential contribution to Scotland’s economy, environment and communities, and predicts the generation of more than 9,000 new jobs.

Mussels already play a key and growing part in the sector, but research has shown that if all current lease sites were farmed at...

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New Zealand King Salmon

New Zealand King Salmon confirmed the North Canterbury-centered earthquakes that occurred in the early hours of Monday 14 November resulted in some minor damage and loss of fish at its backup hatchery but that the harvest operations that were cancelled due to tsunami alerts were expected to quickly resume after the warnings were scaled back.

The company’s Queen Charlotte Sound and Tory Channel farms had been evacuated following the tsunami warnings, but team members have since returned to the...

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Jurassic Salmon

Polish company Jurassic Salmon has become the first land-based salmon farm to earn certification from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

Jurassic Salmon, which opened in 2013, is considered to be the world’s first organic Atlantic salmon farm as it uses thermal water from 150 million years ago, according to the company.

“We have a number of customers interested in ASC-certified fish and we feel being certified will be of benefit to us,” said Michal Kowalski, Jurassic Salmon’s...

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Aquaculture without Frontiers has formed a new executive group to help ensure the charity’s consistency and cohesiveness in its worldwide operations.

The formation of the Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) International Council speaks to the streamlining of efforts among three affiliated AwF organizations around the world – USA (Americas region), Australia (Oceania region) and Latin America (based in Mexico). All offices have agreed to follow a “global campaign strategy, but work...

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