The U.S. state of Maine has become a hotbed of aquaculture activity, with numerous companies announcing plans to open recirculating aquaculture system farms, including Nordic Aquafarms in Belfast, Whole Oceans in Bucksport, Kingfish Zeeland in Jonesport, and Aquabanq in Millinocket.
As of Friday, 16 October, another company has arrived in the Pine Tree State: American Aquafarms, which has invested in a site in Gouldsboro as its base for a closed… Read More
East Coast Seafood Group told SeafoodSource on Friday, 16 October, it remains committed to its Maine Fair Trade Lobster brand despite the announcement it had sold its 100,000-square-foot facility in Gouldsboro, Maine, U.S.A. to salmon aquaculture start-up American Aquafarms.
The New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based company did not disclose the sale price, but said it will continue operations there until the transfer is finalized.
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A U.S.-based start-up with backing from the founder of Global AS, which founded Norwegian cod-farming firm Norcod in 2019, is investigating a site in Gouldsboro, Maine, U.S.A. for an extensive salmon-farming operation.
American Aquafarms announced on Friday, 16 October, it had reached an agreement to purchase the 100,000-square-foot Maine Fair Trade Lobster facility owned by East Coast Seafood Group. The project will include the construction of… Read More
Improved landings in Peru and higher-than-average takes in Northern Europe are making up for a shortage of raw material that caused lower availability of fishmeal globally in the first half of 2020 ...
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Originally founded in 2013 as Edenworks and previously known as Seed & Roe, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.-based Upward Farms takes an ecosystem-based approach to its aquaponics operation, which produces microgreens and “mercury-free, antibiotic-free, and hormone-free” striped bass, rated as a “Best Choice” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. In an interview with SeafoodSource, Upward Farms CEO Jason Green… Read More
The Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) have set an ambitious goal of propelling Canada into one of the top three positions in terms of global seafood production ...
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Bergen, Norway-based Seafood People, a management consulting and executive search firm for the global seafood industry, has announced its hiring of Ole-Alexander Palm to head its global management consulting division. The appointment will begin on 1 January, 2021.
For the past six years, Palm has worked at PwC Norway, first as a manager of consulting, and moving up to serve as senior manager of strategy, director of strategy, and a consulting… Read More
A new land-based salmon farming venture is being planned for the U.S. state of Nevada.
West Coast Salmon will seek to build a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) to raise up to 50,000 metric tons (MT) of Atlantic salmon in Reno, Nevada, with the goal of serving the U.S. West Coast market.
The four key investors in the project include New York City-based private equity firm Bregal Partners; Santa Monica, California-based Beach Point Capital… Read More