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The Chilean government's salmon industry "rescue" package, which pledges state-backed guarantees of up to $450 million in loans to struggling farmed salmon companies, is attracting a wave of criticism, the Patagonia Times reported yesterday.
Announced by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet last week, the loan guarantees are meant to help the companies solve their current cash problems and to control the spread of the infectious salmon anemia… Read More
Marine Harvest announced Petter Arnesen, technical director, will assume the new role of VP of feed and environment Dec. 1.
The world's largest farmed salmon company made the because it's seeing a growing demand for information and attention to the environmental aspects related to its operations. Arnesen will be responsible for sustainability and environment, feed issues, issues related to reputation management, cooperation with NGOs and… Read More
The Global Aquaculture Alliance expects shrimp production within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Indonesia to continue to grow through 2010.
GAA President George Chamberlain told Asia Pulse at Indonesia Aquaculture 2008 on Wednesday that global shrimp production, which is dominated by Asia, would increase by an average of 6 percent between 2007 and 2010.
The ASEAN countries with the highest growth rate of shrimp… Read More
In an effort to reduce waste, pollution and fuel use from floating fish farms, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and open-ocean aquaculture company Snapperfarm are testing a new fish cage in waters off Puerto Rico.
The self-propelled spherical fish cage, made by Ocean Farm Technologies, is about 60 feet wide and is designed to migrate from place to place using slow-moving propellers.
Members of MIT's Offshore… Read More
Aquaculture Dialogues will be launched for seriola and cobia in February in Seattle. The announcement by the World Wildlife Fund yesterday marks the 12th species to be covered by the Dialogues, a process of creating credible standards for minimizing the key environmental and social impacts related to aquaculture.
The Dialogue will focus on standards for seriola rivoliana, seriola lalandi and seriola quinqueradiata (also known as kampachi,… Read More
Change is afoot on Capitol Hill. On Jan. 20, Democrats will pick up at least six additional seats in the Senate and at least 18 in the House, and President-elect Barack Obama will take over the White House. So what will come of the push to enact a regulatory framework for open-ocean aquaculture in federal waters under a Democratic-led Congress and the Obama administration?
In early 2007 the Bush administration submitted the National Offshore… Read More
The Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 2 in Cagayan Valley is promoting an innovative pangasius diet that includes adding golden snails to feeds to decrease production costs. Dominador Abalos, a BFAR aquaculture consultant, reasoned that roughly 80 percent of production costs of pangasius farming goes to the purchase of industrial feed.
BFAR Region 2 ran an experiment on modified pangasius feed in the… Read More
Indonesia's shrimp production is projected to fall shy of the 470,000-metric-ton target initially set by the government for this year.
Chairman of the Indonesian Shrimp Commission Shidid Moeslim told Asia Pulse that production is expected to reach only 350,000 metric tons.
Last year, the country's shrimp production also fell shy of the 410,000-metric-ton target, reaching only 377,220 metric tons.
The production estimate is based on… Read More
The New York Times ran a profile yesterday of a British Columbia salmon farm critic fighting to protect killer whales. Alexandra Morton, a self-trained biologist, says farmed salmon are partly responsible for infecting wild salmon, the whales' main diet, with sea lice , endangering the whale population.
"She doesn't come from a science background but she has had a lot of influence in highlighting the issue," Ray Hilborn, a University of… Read More
Immunocorp Animal Health of Norway, a producer of aquaculture immune stimulants, was recently acquired by Biorigin and renamed Biorigin Scandinavia.
The transition allows Biorigin, a Brazilian food and feed company, to be more involved in the European market, expanding aquaculture operations and consolidating its presence as a leader in the purified beta glucan market.
"Biorigin Scandinavia aims at a substantial growth and development of… Read More