Aquaculture

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

Published on
January 15, 2019

Damage to two salmon cages owned by Chilean salmon farmer Ventisqueros was reported at the end of December 2018 by Chilean fishery authorities and now, despite prior claims by the company that no escapes had occurred, the firm is acknowledging that over 25,000 salmon did escape.

Chile`s national fisheries and aquaculture service Sernapesca had filed two reports for two separate escapes that occurred at Ventisqueros facilities at the end of 2018.

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Jason Holland

Published on
January 15, 2019

With gill challenges like amoebic gill disease (AGD) providing some of the Atlantic salmon farming industry’s most detrimental problems, two Scottish consortiums are embarking on initiatives to improve gill health and resilience in the species. 

The projects, valued at a combined GBP 3.5 million (USD 4.5 million, EUR 3.9 million), are backed by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and bring together expertise from

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
January 15, 2019

China’s central government spent CNY 200 million (USD 29.6 million, EUR 25.8 million) to promote “deep-sea” aquaculture in 2018 in eight provinces. 

The central government will spend an additional CNY 1.69 billion (USD 250 million, EUR 218 million) between 2015 and 2019 on “ocean pastures” (also translated as “sea ranches”) for aquaculture, according to a Ministry of Agriculture document summarizing

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
January 14, 2019

Less than three months after announcing plans to build a 67-acre shrimp hatchery in its home state, an aquaculture company has had to change course and move forward with constructing the production facility in a neighboring state.

On 4 January, South Dakota officials announced trū Shrimp would build its first production facility in Madison. That facility will replace one planned for Luverne, Minnesota. Madison is located about 50 miles

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
January 14, 2019

The performance of the aquaculture sector in the European Union is improving across the board, with all sectors displaying strong economic growth, according to the latest report from the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF).

The 2018 Economic Report of the EU Aquaculture Sector is a comprehensive overview of the latest production figures, value, structure, and competitive performance of the sector at both country

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Cliff White

Published on
January 10, 2019

The application process for the 2019 Aquaculture Innovation Challenge is set to kick off on 23 January, pitting promising aquaculture-related start-ups against each other in a battle for a cash prize and introductions to deep-pocketed investors.

The first Aquaculture Innovation Challenge took place in 2017 in Vietnam, with Entobel, a firm that produces fish feed from insects fed with byproducts from Vietnam’s food industry, taking home the

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Ben Fisher

Published on
January 7, 2019

The Washington State Department of Ecology is accepting comments on permit renewals for four Cooke Aquaculture net-pen facilities in the state. 

If granted, the permits will remain in effect until a state ban on net-pen farming comes into effect in 2022.

Cooke leases the areas it uses for fish farming from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, but oversight of its adherences to its permits is also performed by

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Ben Fisher

Published on
December 20, 2018

After a test required by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife showed that 800,000 of its juvenile farmed Atlantic salmon carried a strain of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), Cooke Aquaculture Pacific destroyed the fish, according to the Seattle Times.

This is the second time the Canada-based company has had to destroy PRV-infected fish, the last time being in May 2017. The strain of PRV is the same that was found at the Icelandic

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Chris Chase

Published on
December 17, 2018

Huon Aquaculture, in collaboration with AKVA Group and Crisp Bros. and Haywards, celebrated the launch of their newest feed barge. 

Launched on 14 December from Crisp Bros. in Tasmania, Australia, Huon’s latest vessel, the Hogan, is one of the most technologically advanced feed barges in the world and “designed for the most exposed fish farm in the world,” according to a release by the company. The new vessel, weighing 600

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Steve Bittenbender

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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