Aquaculture

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

Published on
March 22, 2019

Koropi, Greece-based sea bass and sea bream farmer Nireus is seeking Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification for three of its farms in Greece.

“The future of aquaculture can be ensured only by improving the responsibility of industry’s practices,” Nireus said in a press release. “This is of vital importance in an attempt to minimize the impact on the marine environment.”

The certification is being sought by

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Published on
March 19, 2019

At Seafood Expo North America on Monday, 18 March, companies representing about 80 percent of the total production of salmon in Chile vowed to reduce their use of antibiotics and seek a “Good Alternative” rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program by 2025.

Members of the Chilean Salmon Marketing Council, which include Cermaq Chile, MultiExport Foods, Australis, Salmones Camachaca, Blumar, Ventisqueros,

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By

Chris Chase

Published on
March 19, 2019

Delft, The Netherlands-based Veramaris has revealed that survey data indicates the presence of omega-3 fatty acids in salmon are key to consumption by consumers 

The survey, which encompassed 50 retailers in five countries, and 14,000 consumers in six countries, showed that more than half of participants indicated that the omega-3 content of salmon is a big factor in purchasing the product. That data is valuable to Veramaris, which is

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Chris Chase

Published on
March 18, 2019

Open Blue announced the debut of a new open-ocean raised Pacific snapper during Seafood Expo North America 2019. 

The new product, which comes as both frozen and fresh headed and gutted, the debut is the first time Pacific snapper has been commercially produced using mariculture. Produced by Earth Ocean Farm, the new product represents roughly five years of research and development by the company. 

“For the first time in the

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By

Chris Chase

Published on
March 18, 2019

Dutch food ingredients company Corbion has partnered with Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.-based celebrity chef Sammy Monsour to educate consumers about how its research into algae-based aquaculture feed is paying off. 

Corbion debuted an educational video showcasing salmon that Chilean-based Ventisqueros – which sells in the U.S. via the BluGlacier brand –  raised using feed containing its AlgaPrime DHA during Seafood Expo

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 15, 2019

Antarctic salmon supplier Sixty South is investing in the construction of a new hatchery, to be located 45 kilometers north of Porvenir, Tierra del Fuego, Chile, the company announced on 14 March. 

The state-of-the-art facility will allow Sixty South to produce 12 million smolts of 120 grams per year, amounting to three million every quarter, the firm said in a press release. The hatchery will be entirely indoors, promoting greater control

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 14, 2019

The Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organization (HAPO), which is representative of approximately 80 percent of Greece’s aquaculture industry, aims to actively promote its Fish From Greece brand to the North American market this month at Seafood Expo North America, taking place in Boston, Massachusetts from 17 to 19 March. 

The privately-owned non-profit, which consists of 21 Greek seafood farmers, will be “demonstrating its

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By

Jason Holland

Published on
March 14, 2019

Bakkafrost’s push for sustainability is accelerating, the company plans to have 86 percent of all salmon harvested in 2019 certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

In the Faroese salmon company’s second Sustainability Report, it confirmed that it had accelerated progress to have all farming sites ASC certified as part of its Healthy Living Sustainability Plan by taking the total number of sites certified from four to

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Chris Chase

Published on
March 13, 2019

In the wake of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifting its import alert preventing genetically engineered salmon or salmon eggs from entering the country, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has acknowledged that some genetically engineered products – in particular AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage salmon – is eligible for Best Aquaculture Practices certification. 

In a statement issued by GAA, the organization

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By

Christine Blank

Published on
March 12, 2019

For the first time, famed music and culture festival South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, featured a panel on aquaculture dubbed “The Future of Food: Aquaculture” on 11 March.

The panel was led by Andrew Zimmern, host of The Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern,” who is also a restaurant operator. In addition to Zimmern, the panel included Rod Fujita, co-founder of the Environmental Defense

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