Aquaculture

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

Published on
February 19, 2019

Christiansfeld, Denmark-based aquaculture firm Aller Aqua has debuted a new aquafeed specifically designed for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).

Its PowerRAS feed line is based upon Aller Aqua’s proprietary research on raw material nutrient digestibility for fish at different life stages and under varying environmental conditions, the company said.

“The PowerRAS concept meets the high demands towards feed for RAS in terms of

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Ben Fisher

Published on
February 14, 2019

Aquaculture is being unfairly demonized, and that’s not good for industry or the planet, according to Hugh Mitchell, a newly appointed board member of the Northwest Aquaculture Alliance. 

Mitchell, a fish health expert and co-owner the Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A.-based fish health supply distributor and consultancy company Aquatactics, said he joined the board of the organization formerly known as the Washington Fish Growers

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Chris Chase

Published on
February 11, 2019

Nordic Aquafarms announced on 9 February that the company is planning to build a second recirculating aquaculture system facility in the United States.

The new facility will be in Humboldt County, California, and has the potential to be a USD 400 million (EUR 354.9 million) investment, according to Nordic.

Nordic has already been working through the permitting process for the first phase of its USD 500 million (EUR 443 million) project in

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Ben Fisher

Published on
February 8, 2019

A peer review recommended by the Cohen Commission, a Canadian government sponsored inquiry into the decline of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River, has found that the threat of the spread of piscine irthoreovirus (PRV) from farmed Atlantic salmon near the Discovery Islands to wild Fraser River sockeye salmon is minimal. 

The review, carried out by the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, concedes that “there are still some knowledge

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
February 7, 2019

More than 120 seafood industry leaders and other aquaculture proponents have signed on to a letter that was sent to members of Congress on Wednesday, 6 February, urging federal lawmakers to open up opportunities for offshore fish farming.

The letter, sent to legislators by Stronger America Through Seafood, said House and Senate members plan to reintroduce updated versions of the Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
February 5, 2019

As Chinese New Year approaches, the dining halls of China’s Agriculture Ministry in the central Beijing district of Tuanjiehu get busy with well-wishers from various embassies dropping in with seasonal gifts or for banquets with officials.

Emissaries in Beijing have been beating a path to the fisheries section at the Agriculture Ministry to greet fisheries officials who maintain relations with counterparts in most countries on the

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Chris Chase

Published on
February 4, 2019

InnovaSea Systems Inc., of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., announced on 1 February that it has acquired Water Management Technologies Inc. (WMT), of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

WMT has, for 25 years, designed and supplied equipment that can be utilized in aquaculture systems, including effluent and complete recirculating aquaculture systems. The new acquisition, according to InnovaSea, will become a new business unit within the company called

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
January 23, 2019

One of China’s leading seafood production regions is embarking on an ambitious project to test-run offshore aquaculture integrated with wind farms. 

At a government press conference to launch the “Shandong Province Modern Ocean Farming Comprehensive Pilot Scheme Construction Project,” several officials from the Agriculture Department and provincial Ocean Affairs Bureau announced they will build 83 ocean pastures over

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Jason Holland

Published on
January 22, 2019

The world’s first commercial flight using a sustainable biofuel originating from a fish farm has been confirmed by the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC).

A non-profit entity established by Masdar Institute (part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology), SBRC said the Etihad Airways Boeing 787 flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam marked a major milestone in the development of a clean, alternative aviation fuel to reduce

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
January 16, 2019

Niels Alsted, the former executive vice president of business relations at BioMar, recently retired after 45 years in the aquaculture industry. 

Alsted, known to his colleagues as "Mr. Aquaculture," admitted to having mixed feelings about leaving a job he loved, but explained that he had prepared for this day for the past few years.

“Everything has an end, but for the next few years at least, it is not a total goodbye to the

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