Aquaculture

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

Published on
March 11, 2019

With an eye to the impacts of climate change, one of China’s leading seafood producing regions is offering lucrative subsidies to firms to kick-start innovation in water monitoring systems for the aquaculture sector.

Fujian provincial Ocean and Fisheries Bureau (part of the local government) is offering CNY 5 million (USD 743,385, EUR 661,581) per project to companies who will help construct a province-wide real time online monitoring

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
March 8, 2019

Minnesota-based trū Shrimp has announced a partnership with a Minneapolis public relations and communications firm to help it develop a brand strategy for the aquaculture-based shrimp products it plans to take to consumers.

Jamie Brink-Thordson, trū’s sales and marketing director, told SeafoodSource that Padilla was one of four finalists for the contract. The process, which also included fielding pitches from firms outside of Minnesota,

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Published on
March 5, 2019

China’s per capita seafood consumption data looks overstated and has huge space to grow, according to a Guangdong feed firm aiming to attract more firms to switch into the aquaculture sector.

Chinese seafood consumption stands at 11.4 kilograms per capita, well below a global average of 20 kilograms per capita, Guangdong Lian Kun Group, a producer of feed for aquaculture and white meat, wrote in a document circulated recently to

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Cliff White

Published on
March 5, 2019

After years of losing market share to competitors in other countries who farm vannamei shrimp (Penaeus vannamei), Bangladeshi shrimp farmers, who primarily farm black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon), are looking for a pathway back to relevance in the international shrimp market.

From 26 to 28 February, representatives of Bangladesh’s shrimp industry and its government met with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), the Seafood Trade

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Chris Chase

Published on
March 5, 2019

Regal Springs North America announced the launch of a new “Naturally Better Tilapia" line of products on 5 March, alongside a new sustainability initiative the company has dubbed Regal Springs "WE CARE."

The two announcements coincide with each other, with the WE CARE program’s first phase being devoted to consistently producing the Naturally Better Tilapia products, regardless of country of origin, across the company’s

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Toan Dao

Published on
February 27, 2019

Viet Uc Seafood Corp., a leading shrimp breeding company in Vietnam, expects to start production at its new high-tech shrimp farm in April, the company’s controlling director, Vu Duc Tri, told SeafoodSource in an interview in Ho Chi Minh City on 21 February.

The company, which is the only producer of shrimp broodstock in the country, will begin operations at the new facility focused on shrimp breeding operations, and then expand to

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Chris Chase

Published on
February 26, 2019

The Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Certified Quality Aquaculture scheme has become the latest certification scheme to be recognized by the Global Sustainable Seafood Alliance (GSSI). 

BIM’s “Farm Standard” from November 2019 was found to meet all essential components of GSSI’s Global Benchmark Tool, according to a press release from GSSI. The formal recognition of the scheme makes it the eighth total recognized by GSSI,

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Ben Fisher

Published on
February 22, 2019

Salmon aquaculture should be moved out of sensitive native salmon migratory habitats out of concern for the impact it may have on wild fish, according to Canadian Minister for Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard Jonathan Wilkinson. 

In recent public comment,s Wilkinson expressed alarm related to wild salmon stock declines.

“We need to move to area-based management, which means we are actually thinking about siting of these

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Cliff White

Published on
February 19, 2019

Christiansfeld, Denmark-based aquaculture firm Aller Aqua has debuted a new aquafeed specifically designed for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).

Its PowerRAS feed line is based upon Aller Aqua’s proprietary research on raw material nutrient digestibility for fish at different life stages and under varying environmental conditions, the company said.

“The PowerRAS concept meets the high demands towards feed for RAS in terms of

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Ben Fisher

Published on
February 14, 2019

Aquaculture is being unfairly demonized, and that’s not good for industry or the planet, according to Hugh Mitchell, a newly appointed board member of the Northwest Aquaculture Alliance. 

Mitchell, a fish health expert and co-owner the Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A.-based fish health supply distributor and consultancy company Aquatactics, said he joined the board of the organization formerly known as the Washington Fish Growers

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