Aquaculture

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

Published on
April 22, 2019

Nearly surrounded by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, the Crimean Peninsula has a rich seafood history. 

But in March 2014, when it was then a part of the Ukraine, it gained the world’s attention for a different reason, when the Russian military entered the peninsula, held a disputed referendum, and moved to annex the territory as a Russian federal subject.

SeafoodSource is taking a deeper dive into Crimea’s seafood industry

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Bernadette Carreon

Published on
April 22, 2019

The North Pacific island nation of Palau unveiled what it is calling the largest giant clam seed production center in the world on 12 April.

The newly renovated mariculture center, expanded through a USD 6.6 million (EUR 5.9 million) grant from the Japanese government, can now produce an estimated one million seedlings a year.

Renovations of the facility began in 2016, and the new center includes a marine resource library, more office space for

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 18, 2019

The initial round of the Aquaculture Innovation Challenge (AIC) is complete, with 17 of 56 applicants moving onto the second round, contest organizers announced on 18 April. 

A panel of judges was tasked with grading each proposal individually, selecting innovations that held the most promise and potential to progress into the later rounds of the challenge. Among the successful proposals moving forward in the competition are six out of the

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Chris Chase

Published on
April 17, 2019

Land-based salmon aquaculture facilities utilizing recirculating aquaculture systems have been a growing topic of interest in the seafood industry.

Between Nordic Aquafarm’s planned facilities in both Belfast, Maine and Humboldt County, California; Whole Ocean’s plans for a facility in Bucksport, Maine; and Atlantic Sapphire’s facility in Miami, Florida, the RAS method for growing salmon is poised to become a breakthrough

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 17, 2019

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has announced new freshwater projects that will see the company invest approximately GBP 10 million (USD 13.1 million, EUR 11.6 million) in its operational infrastructure and the rural economy.

A new facility in the Applecross estate in Wester Ross called “Applecross Kishorn” is due to be completed in 2020 and will create a center of excellence in freshwater production. The company has also acquired

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Toan Dao

Published on
April 9, 2019

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) on Tuesday, 9 April launched a group certification in Vietnam, making its certification more accessible for small producers in the Southeast Asian nation.

A launch event was held in Can Tho City in the Mekong Delta, the most important region for pangasius and shrimp farming in the country, ASC said in a statement.

Under the new initiative, smaller-scale producers are able to join together as a group to

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
April 9, 2019

A new study involving an international and multidisciplinary team of experts from universities and organizations in and beyond the aquaculture industry concludes that there is an urgent need for a paradigm shift in the definition of sustainable shrimp feed.

The global farmed shrimp industry has an estimated production volume around four million metric tons (MT), and has become one of the biggest consumers of fishmeal in the aquaculture sector.

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 3, 2019

Faroe Islands-based salmon producer Bakkafrost Group harvested 13,700 metric tons (MT) of gutted weight fish in the first-quarter of this year, representing a 1,500 MT increase compared with the corresponding period of 2018.

The contribution to the total from the company’s farming operations in the north of the Faroes amounted to 6,700 MT (up from 2,700 MT in Q1 2018), while its farms in the west supplied 7,000 MT (down from 9,500

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Cliff White

Published on
April 2, 2019

Two years ago, Markos Scheer was sitting pretty. He had a comfortable job working as an attorney at the Williams, Kastner & Gibbs law firm, representing seafood companies and fishermen that operated from California to the Bering Sea. His family was living quite happily in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. 

Then he started learning about the potential of mariculture in Alaska.

Now, Scheer is the CEO of Premium Aquatics, which just received a

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 2, 2019

A man has pleaded guilty to fraud after claiming up to GBP 4.7 million (USD 6.1 million, EUR 5.5 million) worth of European Union and Welsh government grants to make Wales an aquaculture powerhouse.

Anthony Smith, 72, admitted to three counts of fraudulent trading at Cardiff Crown Court, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed.

The grants relate to the companies Dragon Research Ltd., Dragon Feeds Ltd., and Dragon Baits Ltd., and their

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