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The Pew Charitable Trusts held a press conference yesterday to heighten awareness of the global farmed salmon industry's flaws. Conference participants included an environmentalist, a scientist, a consumer advocate and a chef. But a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration associate commissioner, the fifth and final participant, offered the only realistic solution when he said the industry's troubles must be attacked at the source.
The farmed… Read More
Marine Harvest, of Oslo, Norway, today announced it appointed Jorgen Christiansen communications director.Marine Harvest, of Oslo, Norway, today announced it appointed Jorgen Christiansen communications director.
Christiansen has extensive experience, most recently as director of communications of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken in Norway.
He will begin his new position Jan. 1.… Read More
Fish farmers in the Philippines have discovered tilapia prefer natural fish feed over commercial varieties.
According to a regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), phytoplanktons are easier for tilapia to digest than commercially available fish feed. In addition, by delaying the introduction of commercial feeds, farmers can save as much as five bags, or about $72.
BFAR also says that the delay in commercial… Read More
Harvest Select Catfish, of Uniontown, Ala., on Tuesday announced realignments and new roles for management personnel.
Lee Ballard was assigned to work with the parent holding company, where he'll be responsible for the oversight of certain properties within the organization.
Bret Dunaway was promoted to VP of sales. He has been with the company for 18 months and has extensive experience in the foodservice industry.
Larry Hart was… Read More
The spread of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) will continue to hamper production, a Chilean farmed salmon industry association predicted yesterday.
SalmonChile says salmon production could fall by as much as 20 percent this year, possibly dipping as low as 275,000 metric tons. Chile, the world's second-largest producer of farmed salmon, produced nearly 400,000 metric tons of salmon in 2007 worth more than $2.2 billion.
"We've had many crises… Read More
Indian shrimp farmers are gearing up to raise Pacific white shrimp after the government cleared the way for the species' introduction into the country about a week ago.
Indian farmers are expected to begin raising vannamei in a few months after the regulations are sorted out, P. Brahamanadam, managing director of Devi Seafoods Ltd., told Mint, an Indian business newspaper.
The shrimp-farming industry has long been demanding introduction of… Read More
Kona Blue Water Farms of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, is expanding production to Mexico, according to a report in the Honolulu Advertiser.
The company plans to raise kahala, or amberjack, in the Sea of Cortez, also called the Gulf of California. Neil Sims, company co-founder and president, told the newspaper that hauling the fish to Los Angeles by truck will reduce its carbon dioxide emissions.
Kona Blue raises Kona Kampachi, a yellowtail… Read More
Marine Harvest is implementing a new business plan for its Chilean operations in an effort to regain sustainability in the region.
The world's largest salmon farmer expects to release 15 million smolt in Chile this year and in 2009, with a 10 percent annual increase in subsequent years. Harvest volumes in 2009 and 2010 are projected to be 40,000 metric tons.
"Marine Harvest remains confident that Chile will be one of the most interesting… Read More
Thai Union Frozen Products (TUF) purchased a 14.99 percent share in Avanti Feed, India's second largest shrimp feed producer, in a $1.16 million transaction. TUF took ownership of 1.19 million shares for 83 cents per share from the Bombay Stock Exchange-listed company.
Avanti Feed's activities include shrimp feed manufacturing and black tiger shrimp processing, mostly for export.
The move is a strategy to boost TUF's market base. The… Read More
Marine Farms ASA announced today that its subsidiary, Lakeland Marine Farms Ltd., has completed its acquisition of two Scottish salmon farm licenses from Lighthouse Caledonia ASA for about $4.3 million.
The new licenses will increase Lakeland Marine Farms' annual production capacity by about 15 percent, or 1,500 metric tons of salmon.
Additionally, Lakeland Marine Farms purchased applications for two new salmon farm sites in the same area, but… Read More