Aquaculture

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

Published on
September 22, 2017

After many months of negotiations, a California Coastal Commission decision will allow Coast Seafoods, the largest producer of shellfish in California, to continue shellfish farming in Humboldt Bay through 2025. 

The company is based in Eureka, California, and is one of the largest harvesters of clams and oysters in the United States. Initially, the company had lobbied to expand its operation by 260 acres, but that proposal was denied in Jun… Read More

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
September 22, 2017

Antibiotic resistance in fish farms is passed on from fishmeal, claims an article in the 7 September, 2017 edition of The Economist. 

The article reports on a paper published in “Environmental Science and Technology,” which finds that the benthic sediment below fish farms harbors antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

Antibiotics may be used to prevent or cure disease in fish, but a group of scientists, led by Jing Wang of Dalian U… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
September 21, 2017

A new partnership between mariculture company PFG Group Pty Ltd. and the University of Tasmania is looking to commercialize rock lobster production research and establish the world’s first hatchery for the crustaceans.

Despite the high value of rock lobsters, until now the long and complex lifecycle has made it impossible to produce the species in a commercially scalable hatchery. However, research at the University of Tasmania’s Inst… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
September 21, 2017

Aquaculture leaders in the United States and Canada worry that the Cooke Aquaculture salmon escape in Washington state could lead to additional regulations on all ocean net pen operations.

Washington officials estimate that more than 100,000 salmon still remain in the waters surrounding Cypress Island a month after the massive escape occurred. Many of the Atlantic salmon have been spotted in Canadian waters as well, leading Native groups, environ… Read More

Published on
September 19, 2017

Nearly a month after structural damage allowed hundreds of thousands of Atlantic salmon to escape from a Cooke Aquaculture fish farm on Cypress Island in Washington State, officials estimate that more than 100,000 of the salmon remain in the waters surrounding the island, The Bellingham Herald reported earlier this week. 

Although Washington State encouraged fishermen to catch the salmon after the “spill,” telling them that they … Read More

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Jagdish Kumar

Published on
September 18, 2017

India’s Kerala state is eyeing aquaculture as a means to increase fish production and counter its dwindling wild fishery stock that has been caused by marine pollution and overfishing.

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam said that stricter measures are needed to protect marine biodiversity and state needs to promote aquaculture as an alternative means of increasing fish production in the state, the New Indian Express reported.

Kerala, which has 21… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
September 15, 2017

A company in one of China’s leading seafood producing regions has announced what it claims is the first major installation of a solar panels on a seawater aquaculture facility.

Fangcheng Gang Xi Jiang Energy Co. in Guangxi Province has added 80 megawatts’ worth of panels on the roofs of shrimp sheds in Guangxi province. The rollout of solar panels on aquaculture facilities has been promoted with much vigor in recent years in China as … Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
September 14, 2017

China’s desire to pursue ambitious mariculture plans is bumping up against a new government effort to clean up coastal waters. 

A new series of “redline” zones where various forms of industry are forbidden includes much of the Bohai Gulf region around Shandong Province – including key seafood production hubs like Qingdao and Yantai. 

The redline zones, listed in a five-year plan running from 2016 to 2020, are the… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
September 14, 2017

Coppens International, the European aquaculture feed subsidiary of animal health and nutrition company Alltech has chosen its marketing and sales manager, Ronald Faber, to be its new managing director.

Faber has been with the company since 1998 and his promotion follows the decision by current MD, Anno Galema, to step down from the role. 

Alltech acquired Coppens in June last year, and Galema had worked closely with the new parent company to… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
September 13, 2017

Increasing output of sole is China’s top mariculture priority, according to an action plan published at a recent gathering of the country’s top researchers and officials in sea-based aquaculture. 

A recent forum organised by the Qingdao-based and government funded Yellow Sea Aquatic Products Research Academy introduced plans to improve offshore aquaculture equipment and quality for a list of species that also includes turbot, cro… Read More