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Two new organic salmon farms will be created off the coast of the Scottish island of Skye after the Highland Council approved planning permission.
To be operated by Organic Sea Harvest (OSH), the farms at Tote and Culnacnoc, near the village of Staffin, will each comprise 12, 120-meter cages, enabling the company to harvest up to 5,000 metric tons (MT) of fish annually. Production will adhere to Soil Association organic aquaculture standards.
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Norway-based Nordic Aquafarms cleared the first major hurdle on the way to building the world’s largest indoor salmon farm in Belfast, Maine, U.S.A.
Belfast’s city council voted unanimously on 17 April to approve the zoning changes necessary to allow the facility to be built. The company is proposing to build a USD 150 million (EUR 121 million) aquaculture facility in the small city, which has a population of just over 6,600.
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The government of India’s Andhra Pradesh state is looking into investments in aquaculture as an economic growth engine.
The state, located on India’s east coast, has been the top state in fish production in the country, accounting for 45 percent of India’s total seafood exports. During the 2016-17 fiscal year, its seafood exports reached INR 170 billion (USD 2.60 billion, EUR 2.12 billion) in value, out of the total INR 378 bill… Read More
SalMar ASA has acquired 51 percent of the shares of Stavenger, Norway-based MariCulture AS, with the aim of partnering to develop an offshore Atlantic salmon farm near Trøndelag, Norway.
SalMar, based in Frøya, Norway, announced the investment in a press release posted on its website on 13 April. MariCulture has been working to create a semi-submersible cage for Atlantic salmon farming designed to operate on the high seas under roug… Read More
A Superior Court judge in Thurston County, Washington, has ruled against Cooke Aquaculture, which had proposed a restocking of its Atlantic salmon net-pen farm at Cypress Island, Washington.
Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz in December terminated the farm’s license. She said that the company had violated the terms of the lease after a catastrophic collapse of the net last August, which resulted in more than 300,000… Read More
Chefs in the Canadian province of British Columbia have banded together to pressure the government to reduce the number of salmon farms off the province’s coast.
Spearheaded by environmental activist David Suzuki the group of over 50 chefs, many of them from high-profile restaurants in Vancouver, are encouraging officials not to renew the leases for 20 net pens that sit on the Broughton Archipelago, an important migratory path for wild-salm… Read More
A growing number of unauthorized shrimp farms has pushed India’s Andhra Pradesh government to come up with a plan to declare so-called “aqua zones” across the state.
The recently proposed zones are intended to streamline aquaculture development in the state by more closely regulating land and water use. Paired with a proposed new regulatory plan and the creation of a state-level aquaculture authority, the government hopes to cra… Read More
Faroe Islands salmon producer Bakkafrost Group harvested 12,200 metric tons (MT) of gutted weight fish in the first-quarter of this year, which represented a 1,000 MT decrease compared with the corresponding period of 2017.
The contribution to the total from the company’s farming operations in the north of the Faroes amounted to 2,700 MT (down from 9,100 MT in Q1 2017), while its farms in the west supplied 9,500 MT (up from 4,100 MT).
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Salmon with cases of infectious salmon anemia were discovered at a Northern Harvest Sea Farms site in Newfoundland, Canada, according to officials with the Newfoundland and Labrador government.
The infected salmon were discovered at the company’s site in Spyglass Cove, located near the community of Pool’s Cove on the south coast of Newfoundland. As soon as ISA was found at the site, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency was notif… Read More
A Scottish Sea Farms’ employee has been named Aquaculture Learner of the Year at the LANTRA Scotland Awards 2018.
Alan Tangny, who is based on the Isle of Mull and is undertaking a Modern Apprenticeship in Aquaculture through Inverness College UHI, was nominated for the exceptional commitment he has shown both to his on-site and Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) work.
Thirty-year old Tangny came to salmon farming in his late 20's with… Read More