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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… 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… 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… 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… Read More
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… 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… Read More
AquaChile has received an Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for three of its salmon farm centers as it looks to continue its campaign to certify more of its salmon operations.
According to a press statement from the company, the company has received certification for its Quilque Sur (Calbuco), Serapio (Cochamò) and Chauque (Quemchi) centers in the south of Chile.
The company… Read More
Counterfeiting remains a problem across China’s economy and the aquaculture sector is being affected, as a leading provider of seedlings to fish farms has launched a hotline for fish farmers to report sales of fake versions of its carp seedlings.
Fo Shan City San Shui Bai Jin Shui Chan Zhong Miao Seedlings Co. has issued a statement warning of “fake” versions of its ‘Bai Jin’ brand carp seedlings and… Read More
Norway’s Nordic Aquafarms have started the long process of making its vision of building one of the world’s largest land-based salmon farms a reality.
The company’s proposal to build a USD 150 million (EUR 120 million) land-based aquaculture facility in Belfast, Maine, U.S.A., would require approvals from multiple regulatory bodies, including the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service… Read More
Mike Meeker has built a career on, in, and under water.
After studying marine biology at the University of Wisconsin, he had a brief career as a professional hockey player, including a stint in the National Hockey League with the Pittsburgh Penguins, which was curtailed by a back injury.
Then he became a fish farmer. For 34 years, he has farmed rainbow and steelhead trout at three sites in the north channel of Manitoulin Island in… Read More