Aquaculture

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

Published on
October 10, 2018

Aquaculture executives and researchers in China are celebrating what’s seen as the latest key piece of hardware for offshore aquaculture as the country continues to crack down on environmentally problematic onshore aquaculture.

Described as China’s first semi-submersible truss-based floating structure for aquaculture, the “Dehai 1” was launched in September by Zhuhai Xinpingmao Fishery Co. in the waters off southern

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Jason Holland

Published on
October 9, 2018

Almost one in five fish farms in Scotland have failed to meet statutory environmental standards, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has said.

The environment and human health regulator has published its annual assessment of whether environmental license conditions have been met. It found that Scotland’s aquaculture sector saw overall compliance levels drop during 2017 to 81.14 percent, against a relative peak of 85.75

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Published on
October 5, 2018

Mike Velings is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Aqua-Spark, which was founded in 2014 as the first investment fund dedicated to sustainable aquaculture. Investments made by Aqua-Spark include the Netherlands-based firm and insect farmer Protix, and XpertSea, a Canadian company that has developed a machine that accurately counts and sizes early-stage aquatic organisms such as shrimp larvae and live feed. In addition to a commitment to

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Ivan Stupachenko

Published on
October 5, 2018

Russia’s aquaculture industry is set to its increase annual production to at least 700,000 metric tons – three times more than 2017’s total – Vasily Sokolov, the deputy head of the Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries, said in his speech at the II Global Fishery Forum in St. Petersburg in mid-September.

Aquaculture is a relatively new industry for Russia, which started to develop quickly after the country banned

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Jason Holland

Published on
October 2, 2018

In the 10 years that Scottish Sea Farms has been raising salmon on the Orkney Islands, off the northeastern coast of Scotland, the company has created dozens of new, high-paying jobs, and spent millions of pounds across local businesses, a new study has found

The research titled “Impact Summary 2018: Measuring 10 years of farming Orkney waters,” compiled by economic and development consultants Imani Development on behalf of Scottish

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
October 1, 2018

American aquaculture supporters scored a victory late last week as two U.S. congressmen announced the filing of a bill that would give the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration regulatory authority over fish farming in federal waters.

U.S. Reps. Steven Palazzo (R-Mississippi) and Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota) introduced the Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture, or AQUAA, Act in a joint statement on Friday 28

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
September 28, 2018

AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies says its salmon hatchery, smolt, and market-size Atlantic Salmon Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) R&D facility near Warsaw, Poland, has seen great success since operations began in 2016. 

A noted developer of recirculating aquaculture technology and turn-key projects, AquaMaof has identified areas of significant growth potential for salmon production companies by way of its

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Jason Holland

Published on
September 28, 2018

Kingfish Zeeland has achieved certification against the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s (ASC) Seriola standard, becoming the first Dutch fish farm to be ASC certified and the first Pacific yellowtail (seriola lalandi) producer in the world to join the program.

Located in the Province of Zeeland, Kingfish Zeeland raises its yellowtail, also known as kingfish or hiramasa, on a land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) farm that

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
September 27, 2018

A ruling in a Louisiana federal court earlier this week could have major implications for how the United States regulates aquaculture in federal waters.

On Monday, 24 September, U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo ruled in favor of environmental, public interest and fishing groups who filed suit against the federal government two years ago, claiming NOAA Fisheries did not have the authority to regulate aquaculture through the

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Jason Holland

Published on
September 25, 2018

Oslo, Norway-based aquaculture company Cermaq has begun using a new pen equipped with new technology to prevent its salmon from becoming infested with sea lice.

The company has transferred the first smolt to its new closed containment system in Horsvågen, Norway, which the salmonid producer said has been built to provide maximum bio-security and fish welfare. 

 “We have been working on this project for a long time, and

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