Aquaculture

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

Published on
October 30, 2018

Production of vannamei shrimp is estimated to reach around five million metric tons in 2019 – with a turnover of EUR 100 billion (USD 115 billion) according to the Food and Agriculture Organization – and growth of the industry is set to continue. 

With a current average production capacity of around 1,500 kilos per hectare, the challenge is to optimize growth through more effective use of technology.

Spanish company Marine

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
October 25, 2018

Researchers in New Hampshire have received federal funding to create an offshore aquaculture program that will be used to recruit fishermen in northern New England interested in raising steelhead trout and blue mussels.

Officials from the University of New Hampshire – which manages the state’s Sea Grant program – along with the state’s federal leaders announced the USD 747,673 (EUR 655,574) award last week. The grant was

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Cliff White

Published on
October 24, 2018

Having purchased the assets of TerraVia in September 2017, Corbion is seeking to leverage the algae platform to develop an innovative new algae-based shrimp feed additive in Asia, according to company executives.

Jill Kauffman Johnson, Corbion’s head of global market development for algae ingredients, told SeafoodSource Corbion’s takeover had been a net positive AlgaPrime DHA, the long-chain omega-3-rich aquaculture

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
October 19, 2018

Sustainable aquaculture investment fund Aqua-Spark has invested in a Norwegian software and hardware developer focused on improving feed management.

An Aqua-Spark investment of an undisclosed amount has been injected into CageEye, a company best known for its echo-sounder technology, which uses acoustic data and machine learning to measure and analyze biomass movements. The Norway-based company will use the funds to invest in research and

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Cliff White

Published on
October 17, 2018

The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership, an Ecuador-based certification system for shrimp aquaculture launched in March 2018, is pushing forward with developing the metrics for its certification.

The group, founded by seven of Ecuador’s largest shrimp-farming companies, has partnered with the nonprofit Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification (ICONTEC), which developed sustainability standards for the Colombian coffee

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
October 16, 2018

Select fish farms certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) will soon be piloting Fair Trade USA’s requirements, thanks to a recent memorandum of understanding signed by the certification bodies. 

The collaboration, announced 9 October, will see Fair Trade USA’s model of "responsible business and conscious consumption" implemented by certain ASC-certified fish farms. The pilot – being carried out in the

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Jason Holland

Published on
October 15, 2018

A total of 20,000 oysters are to be introduced into the sea near Glenmorangie’s highland home as part of the single-malt whiskey company’s project to restore oyster reefs fished to extinction a century ago. 

Last year, Glenmorangie and its partners in the Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project (DEEP) placed 300 oysters in the protected waters of the Dornoch Firth to confirm the species could survive. The second phase of the

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
October 15, 2018

The Global Aquaculture Alliance will host its annual GOAL conference in Chennai, India next year – the first time the event has been held in the Southeast Asian country since it began 19 years ago. 

Scheduled to run from 21 to 24 October, 2019, next year’s GOAL will be the 20th installment of the event, and will mark the 10th time that the conference has been held in Asia. The event, which attracts aquaculture stakeholders from

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
October 11, 2018

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) launched an initiative at the beginning of October aimed at helping seafood farmers not yet ready to achieve certification with improving their practices and mitigating their social and environmental impacts. 

The initiative, known as the ASC Improver Program (AIP), seeks to involve seafood producers beyond just those actively looking to obtain ASC approval, even if they ultimately decide not to

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Jason Holland

Published on
October 11, 2018

With high-energy sites expected to become an important part of the Scottish aquaculture industry’s growth, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy Fergus Ewing visited Cooke Aquaculture’s Orkney headquarters last week to hear about progress being made at the company’s new salmon farming site at East Skelwick, Westray.

“Cooke are championing innovative approaches to sustainably growing the Scottish aquaculture

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