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The Bangladesh Shrimp Cultivators Association's Satkhira District held a press conference last week to discuss the shrimp industry's declining profits. Association President Dr. Aftabuzzaman reported that many shrimpers in Satkhira have lost interest in shrimp farming and have abandoned their farms to earn money elsewhere.
During the conference, the association requested that the government allow farms to export their products directly… Read More
A study by a British Columbia researcher suggests sea lice generated by open-net salmon farms can be just as deadly to larger fish as they are to juveniles.
The study, conducted by Simon Fraser University doctoral candidate Brendan Conner, shows sea lice can transfer from infested salmon fry to coho salmon or cutthroat trout that prey upon them.
The study, published in the online science journal Biology Letters, showed lice on juvenile… Read More
Australis Aquaculture has received an investment license from the Van Phong Economic Zone in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, approving a 25-year lease of more than 494 acres in central Vietnam, the Turners Falls, Mass., company announced today.
The license allows Australis to establish a wholly owned operating subsidiary in Vietnam, Australis Aquaculture Limited Vietnam, which now begins development of a barramundi hatchery and offshore… Read More
Last week the Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Program Co. Board pledged U.S.$7.33 million for its Western Province Sustainable Aquaculture program, which is designed to provide social development and sustainable export income for the Western province community. Within the next decade, annual revenue generated from the program is estimated to exceed $3.66 million, according to Pacific Magazine.
The aquaculture funds started the Daru… Read More
A Network of Aquaculture Centers spent a week in Vietnam recently to complete its second evaluation to create a reliable data for the industry. During the inspection, the team tested survey questions designed on its previous evaluation trip in May. The data will be used to implement a program called "Development of Better Management Practices for Catfish Aquaculture in the Mekong Delta."
Simon Wilkinson, communication manager of the Network… Read More
On Monday, the Whakatohea Maori Trust Board approved the proposal of the Opotiki District Council to promote aquaculture off the Opotiki Coast, clearing the way for a mussel farm for Chinese aquaculture company Oriental Ocean.
To accommodate aquaculture, the District Council also proposed redevelopment of Opotiki Harbor, which was approved during the board's annual general meeting. Australian consultant SGL Group has been appointed to do a… Read More
Marine Harvest ASA, the world's largest farmed-salmon company, today announced that Arne Sorvig will become VP of communication as of August.
Sorvig has been director for the Norwegian Seafood Export Council in Spain for the last six years and is a major contributor to the recent success Norwegian seafood has had in the Spanish market.
The Norwegian company says Sorvig's culinary and marketing experience will be a valuable asset in the… Read More
The Newfoundland and Labrador government is providing nearly $8 million in financial support for a new salmon farming operation on the province's south coast.
Gray Aqua Group of New Brunswick will establish a $16 million, four-site operation in the Bay d'Espoir region, according to a Canadian Press report.
The Newfoundland government is providing $7.8 million - a loan guarantee of $6.8 million and an equity investment of $1 million.
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Cooke Aquaculture attributes recent downtime at its salmon processing plant in Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, to cold weather that has slowed the fishes' appetites and growth.
Nell Halse, director of communications at Cooke Aquaculture, told The Coaster in Newfoundland that the company chose to grow the salmon out more before processing, hence the inactivity at the plant.
"We target a 10-pound average on our fish for processing," Hales told… Read More
Stirling Products of Perth, Australia, today announced that its wholly owned North American subsidiary, Stirling Products North America (STI-NA) successfully completed product trials in shrimp with a global animal pharmacology company for applications of ProVale, an immune-stimulating bioactive extract.
STI-NA entered into an agreement with the pharmacology company in July 2007 and conducted validation trials in shrimp in Southeast Asia. The… Read More