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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
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
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
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
The Global Aquaculture Alliance of St. Louis yesterday announced it completed Best Aquaculture Practices standards for tilapia farm certification. Tilapia facilities can now achieve BAP certification by contacting the Aquaculture Certification Council, the international organization that implements the certification program.
The tilapia standards are the result of a two-year development process directed by a technical committee chaired by… Read More
Last week, Thailand's Fisheries Department released the outline of its 2009-11 strategic plan for the farmed shrimp industry. Thanwa Jitsanguan, VP of Kasetsart University's special projects, reported that the shrimp industry will focus on sustainability, including growing 2,000 acres of mangrove forests.
The plan also promotes growing seaweed in shrimp ponds to absorb impurities. Shrimpers use shells to clean up water and organic residue from… Read More