Aquaculture

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

Published on
December 13, 2018

Commercial fishermen and their supporters let Congress know where they stand on a bill that would grant NOAA Fisheries the ability to regulate aquaculture operations in federal waters.

The letter, signed by 100 fishermen and supporters and sent to elected officials last week, claims each fish farm in the exclusive enterprise zone would restrict access to “hundreds of acres of marine space” to commercial fishermen. They also believe

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By

Allan Lynch

Published on
December 12, 2018

Canadian Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has announced a new suite of initiatives aimed at bolstering the success and environmental sustainability of the aquaculture sector. 

The goal is to establish “a more holistic approach” to aquaculture management, according to Wilkinson. He said job creation and environmental protection would also be enhanced via four key initiatives:

First, moving toward adoption of alternative

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By

Mark Godfrey

Published on
December 10, 2018

Lukas Manomaitis is the managing director of Thailand-based Seafood Consulting Associates, a specialist consulting firm formed in 2001. 

Manomaitis recently completed a research project for the U.S. Soybean Export Council looking into the potential for aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa. He found that aquaculture output in the region will double by 2023.

Manomaitis told SeafoodSource he believes Africa will become a significant supplier of

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Chris Chase

Published on
December 6, 2018

Nordic Aquafarms, the Norwegian company planning to build a USD 500 million (EUR 439 million) salmon recirculating aquaculture system in Belfast, Maine, announced that it has officially opened an office in the city. 

According to a 6 December company newsletter, the office “will serve as our local base of operations while our salmon farm is being permitted and built, as well as an information center and exhibit space where the public

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Jason Holland

Published on
December 6, 2018

Funding totaling GBP 5.1 million (USD 6.5 million, EUR 5.7 million) has been granted by the government-funded U.K. Research and Innovation (UKRI) public body to 12 research projects aimed at addressing key challenges facing U.K. aquaculture. 

Among the recipients are a project that uses algae to create vaccines designed to keep fish free from disease.

Other projects include studying genetics and breeding patterns, looking at how shellfish

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
November 27, 2018

Farmed seafood producer The Kampachi Company is in the process of closing an equity investment from Althelia Sustainable Ocean Fund (SOF), the firm announced on 19 November. 

The investment from Althelia’s SOF – which is managed by Mirova Natural Capital – will go toward The Kampachi Company’s operation in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, and will help fund sustainable offshore production of King Kampachi,

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Chris Chase

Published on
November 27, 2018

Whole Ocean’s proposed Maine-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) salmon farm recently cleared a hurdle when the Maine Department of Environmental Protection granted the company a wastewater discharge permit. 

The planned facility, which was announced in February, would be located on the site of a former paper mill in Bucksport, Maine. Whole Oceans has an initial goal to produce 5,000 metric tons of salmon in the RAS

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
November 22, 2018

In 2016, the world’s supply of farmed salmon fell by almost 10 percent as a result of sea lice infestations. The pest’s economic impact has been estimated at EUR 0.10 to 0.20 (USD 0.11 to 0.23) per kilogram of salmon produced, with total losses of around EUR 300 million (USD 340 million) per year.

Sea lice, which have found to be prevalent in the Atlantic salmon farming industries in Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Chile,

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By

Chris Chase

Published on
November 7, 2018

Three opponents to Nordic Aquafarm’s bid to build a USD 500 million (EUR 435.5 million) salmon recirculating aquaculture system in Belfast, Maine, have lost their bids to become councilors in the city. 

Two of the candidates – Ellie Daniels and Jim Merkel – ran as write-in candidates, and the third candidate – Joanne Moesswilde – was on the ballot. Daniels lost her race 2,199 to 691 to incumbent Mary Mortier,

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Ben Fisher

Published on
October 31, 2018

A sea lice infestation at Cermaq Canada’s Fortune Channel salmon farm caused the farm to be closed this past summer. 

The exact number of salmon that were euthanized was not disclosed, but according to Johnson, the company typically has “several hundred thousand fish” at each of the company’s farm sites. 

“Closing the site was the right thing to do as the fish were never going to recover well and would

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