Aquaculture

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

Published on
April 27, 2017

A major Chinese shipbuilder and marine equipment firm has signed a contract with a Norwegian company to build “intelligent” deep-sea aquaculture platforms off the East China coast. 

CIMC Raffles Engineering and Ocean Saver SA will work together to construct 30 -to 100-meter-deep cages to produce species including blowfish, yellow croaker and grouper, according to CIMC general manager Wang Jian Zhong. 

Now a wholly owned subs… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 24, 2017

Denmark-based sustainable aquaculture firm BioMar Group is expanding its feed capacity this year with a second plant in China and expanded capacity at its Norway facility.

In addition, the supplier is planning a EUR 38 million (USD 41 million) to EUR 40 million (USD 43 million) feed factory in Australia. The new plant will have an annual capacity of 110,000 tons

“In 2016, we opened a factory in Turkey and this year we will be ready with our… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 21, 2017

Miami, Florida-based Verlasso, a producer of premium farmed salmon, is entering new partnerships in the United States after seeing sales of its product soar in 2016.

The company, owned by Chilean salmon farming firm AquaChile, saw its sales rise around 30 percent last year, general manager Moises Del Rio told SeafoodSource, and Del Rio said he expects double digit growth for Verlasso in 2017, “led by a strong performance in [U.S.] retail, … Read More

Published on
April 18, 2017

Higher value marine-bred fish species are boosting sales of aquafeed in China, according to the representative body for the feed industry in China’s key feed and aquaculture producing region. 

The Feed Association of Guangdong province has reported that sea-based production of golden pomfret and Chinese sea bass consumed 200,000 and 160,000 metric tons (MT) of feed last year. 

While the consumption figure for seabass is down from … Read More

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Aaron Orlowski

Published on
April 17, 2017

Flying drones are revolutionizing land-based businesses, with realtors taking aerial photos of for-sale houses, and retailers exploring drone-based delivery systems.

A similar revolution could be on the horizon for aquaculture, with underwater drones giving fish-farmers eyes under the waves, allowing them to monitor water conditions and fix equipment problems cheaply.

Instead of delivering packages, these underwater drones will measure dissolved … Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
April 14, 2017

A new soy-based aquafeed being developed for farm-raised bluefin tuna has been successfully tested in a project led by the Illinois Soybean Association and Ichthus Unlimited.

The results of the trail were presented by Ichthus Unlimited’s by Alejandro Buentello at the Offshore Mariculture Conference in Ensenada, Mexico last month.

“The successful research results should help provide permanence to tuna aquaculture, and can become the pl… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
April 13, 2017

What do you get when you combine two idealistic former Wall Street hotshots, a former bluefin tuna wrangler, and an abandoned offshore aquaculture facility located less than two hours from the huge and hungry consumer base in Southern California?

Pacifico Aquaculture’s executives – Rex Ito, the bluefin tuna wrangler, and Daniel Farag and Omar Alfi, the former Wall Streeters – hope the above equation results in a highly successfu… Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 12, 2017

A USD 15 million (EUR 14.1 million) investment has been generated by Boston-based InnovaSea Systems Inc. to build an all-in-one, open ocean fish farming system – a vital component to sustainable seafood’s future, the company told Boston Business Journal.

The investor is Cuna Del Mar, which focuses on open ocean aquaculture projects and is run by the Walton family, which founded Walmart.

The end result of a merger between Maine's … Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
April 12, 2017

Mariculture was touted as integral to increasing the production of seafood in India at the annual meeting of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) on Saturday, 8 April in Kochi, India.

The meeting was focused on encouraging investment in Indian mariculture in order to increase the country’s fish production and spur exports. The event’s keynote speaker, J.K. Jena, the deputy director general of the Indian Council of A… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 12, 2017

Huon Aquaculture is proposing to develop an Australian-first salmon nursery at its Whale Point industrial site in Port Huon, where salmon smolt will be grown to larger sizes in a land-based facility before being transferred to sea pens.

“We have been watching the development of land-based technologies for some time and we are preparing to take our first step toward it with a new salmon nursery,” said Peter Bender, CEO and managing dir… Read More