Aquaculture

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

Published on
January 18, 2018

Atlantic Canadian company Ocean Choice International (OCI) and Norway’s Grieg Group have finalized ownership agreement details surrounding the development and execution of the Placentia Bay Aquaculture Project, the companies announced on 16 January. 

The Placentia Bay Aquaculture Project calls for the construction of a land-based recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) hatchery for Atlantic salmon in the marine national park located in … Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
January 17, 2018

Norway-headquartered salmon farmer Marine Harvest achieved operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 177 million (USD 216.2 million) in the fourth-quarter of last year, which was EUR 82 million (USD 100.2 million) less than it posted for the corresponding period of 2016. 

Though down significantly, the latest EBIT was still almost double the EUR 90 million (USD 110 million) achieved in Q4 2015.

According to the company&rsq… Read More

Published on
January 17, 2018

The discovery of a variety of rare marine species in Scotland’s Sound of Jura has prompted Kames Fish Farming Limited to table its plans to construct a sizeable fish farm in the area, according to a report from Herald Scotland.

An underwater survey conducted by public body Scottish Natural Heritage uncovered evidence of rare northern sea fans – among other scarce species – living in the sea beds along the shoreline of Douni… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
January 15, 2018

Chinese freshwater aquaculture researchers have flown to Brazil to share ideas as part of a cooperation project. Led by Wan Yi Bing, deputy director at the Wuxi-based Freshwater Fisheries Research Center (FFRC), the delegation visited carp and tilapia facilities across Brazil, including the tilapia seedling center run by BRUNO and FABNCA carp facilities.

The project is a link-up between the Brazilian Department of Industry and Commerce and the Ch… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
January 9, 2018

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s  2018 Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) conference will land in Ecuador in 2018.

The annual conference, which is dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture, will take place at the Hilton Colon Guayaquil in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from 25 to 27 September, the organization announced on Monday, 8 January. 

Guayaquil is Ecuador’s largest city and is th… Read More

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Ben Fisher

Published on
January 8, 2018

Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has ruled that Cooke Aquaculture must shut down its Atlantic salmon net pen farm off the Ediz Hook in Port Angeles, citing lease violations including a defective anchoring system and styrofoam discharge into Puget Sound. 

In response, the Canada-based aquaculture firm, which has eight farms in Washington, has filed a lawsuit against the state claiming that it was not in default and t… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
January 3, 2018

Faroese salmon producer Bakkafrost Group harvested 11,400 metric tons (MT) of gutted weight fish in the fourth quarter of 2017, down from 12,900 MT in the corresponding period of the previous year and 13,675 MT in Q4 2015.

With no fish coming from the company’s farming operations in the north of the Faroes, its farms in the west supplied the last quarter’s entire volume.

Bakkafrost also sold 19,000 MT of feed in three-month period, do… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
December 31, 2017

China’s most prestigious fisheries research academy has signed a deal with central Asian states to promote the sector in the region.

A letter of intent for a Fisheries Research Science and Technology Multilateral Agreement was signed at a recent summit of fisheries officials from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, hosted by the China Academy of Fishery Sciences at its base in northern China. 

Speaking at the summit, the academy’s directo… Read More

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Jagdish Kumar

Published on
December 31, 2017

In order to meet growing local demand for fish, India’s Bengal state is aiming to up its farmed fish production.

According to Bengal's Tribune news service, a government official said that the state has decided to initiate a fish cage culture system, or cage aquaculture, in order to catch up with local demand currently being met by importing fish from other states in India.

 The state will be using brackish water bodies owned by the St… Read More

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Ben Fisher

Published on
December 21, 2017

More than three months after more than 150,000 Atlantic salmon escaped from Cooke Aquaculture’s pens near Cypress Island, Washington, the non-native fish have been found more than 42 miles up the Skagit River, an important tributary for native salmon, the Seattle Times reported.

On a recent fishing expedition on the river, a crew of Skagit Indian fisherman caught more Atlantic salmon than any other species.

Scott Schuyler, the tribe’s… Read More