Aquaculture

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

Published on
May 24, 2019

Charoen Pokphand Foods said it is on target to achieving its 2020 sustainability goals, according to a release sent 24 May. 

The company announced that it has made progress in areas of animal welfare, environmental footprint reduction, and packaging management. While much of the animal welfare efforts have been focused on the company’s chicken and pork production, the company has also worked at new packaging for aquaculture products

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Erich Luening

Published on
May 24, 2019

A new report by an American think tank on the state of the U.S. aquaculture industry highlights the challenges and opportunities facing domestic seafood farming in state and federal waters.

The Washington, D.C., U.S.A.-based Center for American Progress found that aquaculture offers major economic benefits, but it must be balanced with regulations to ensure the proper location, farm management practices, and species selection.

The authors,

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
May 22, 2019

Chinese telecoms equipment firm Huawei is bringing 5G technology to offshore aquaculture, helping to meet government goals of increasing output while also turning the farms into a major tourist attraction. 

Authorities in Rongcheng have this week been touting “China’s first 5G fish farm,” equipped with real-time camera technology allowing visitors a 3D experience of underwater life. The technology is also helping assist

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
May 22, 2019

Recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) company Whole Oceans has completed the purchase of a parcel of property in Bucksport, Maine, U.S.A., where it plans to raise Atlantic salmon, the firm announced on 21 May. 

A sale agreement for the site, which was once a Verso paper mill, was reached between American Iron and Metal (AIM) and the Emergent Holdings-owned Whole Oceans as of Wednesday, 21 May, and is being viewed as a milestone achievement

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Cliff White

Published on
May 21, 2019

AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies Vice President of Marketing and Sales Shai Silbermann has a message to potential aquaculture investors: stop waiting.

Silbermann is an evangelist of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). Speaking to SeafoodSource at the 2019 Seafood Expo Global, he said those waiting for more proof that RAS can be profitable haven’t looked close enough at what his company has accomplished.

“Our technology is

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Ben Fisher

Published on
May 17, 2019

Vietnam War veteran Dan Barth thinks that shellfish can help soldiers handle post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as save his fellow veterans from isolation, and ultimately suicide. 

Soon after Barth graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in forestry in 1969, he was drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, where he served from 1970 to 1973. 

After returning home from the war, he worked for Washington

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Cliff White

Published on
May 17, 2019

The aquaculture sector in northern Norway is being hit hard by an algae bloom, according to a 16 May statement from Norway’s Directorate of Fisheries.

The algae bloom is affecting the waters between Nordland and south of Troms, an area of about 450 kilometers of coastline.

“Dead fish are registered at some sites, some hit harder than others. This is a serious situation and a significant number of fish have died,” the statement

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Cliff White

Published on
May 17, 2019

“Artifishal,” a feature-length documentary released in April, presents a passionate case against fish hatcheries and net-pen aquaculture.

The documentary was financed and produced by Patagonia, an outdoor clothing and gear company based in Ventura, California, U.S.A. The company has direct ties into the seafood industry through its Patagonia Provisions subsidiary, which sells sockeye salmon jerky, ready-to-eat smoked pink salmon

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Published on
May 17, 2019

Nordic Aquafarms responded on 16 May to opponents of its planned salmon farm in Belfast, Maine, U.S.A., who challenged a submerged land lease the company need to route its inflow and outflow pipes into the nearby Penobscot Bay. 

Two organizations, Upstream Watch and the Maine Lobstering Union, submitted a brief in early May that asserted Nordic does not have sufficient title, right, or interest to cross a section of tidal flats the company

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Colin Bennett

Published on
May 10, 2019

A barge carrying feed for a subsidiary of Chilean salmon farmer Blumar that sunk this week  southern Chile has been found, but authorities believe none of the three crewmembers survived. 

The Navsur IV barge, owned by a shipping firm on contract for Blumar subsidiary Bluriver, was found on Monday evening, according to statements from the Chilean navy. The barge disappeared the day before in the Seno Skyring, a bay just outside of the

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