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Nordic Aquafarms announced on 9 February that the company is planning to build a second recirculating aquaculture system facility in the United States.
The new facility will be in Humboldt County, California, and has the potential to be a USD 400 million (EUR 354.9 million) investment, according to Nordic.
Nordic has already been working through the permitting process for the first phase of its USD 500 million (EUR 443 million) project in… Read More
A peer review recommended by the Cohen Commission, a Canadian government sponsored inquiry into the decline of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River, has found that the threat of the spread of piscine irthoreovirus (PRV) from farmed Atlantic salmon near the Discovery Islands to wild Fraser River sockeye salmon is minimal.
The review, carried out by the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, concedes that “there are still some knowledge… Read More
More than 120 seafood industry leaders and other aquaculture proponents have signed on to a letter that was sent to members of Congress on Wednesday, 6 February, urging federal lawmakers to open up opportunities for offshore fish farming.
The letter, sent to legislators by Stronger America Through Seafood, said House and Senate members plan to reintroduce updated versions of the Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture… Read More
As Chinese New Year approaches, the dining halls of China’s Agriculture Ministry in the central Beijing district of Tuanjiehu get busy with well-wishers from various embassies dropping in with seasonal gifts or for banquets with officials.
Emissaries in Beijing have been beating a path to the fisheries section at the Agriculture Ministry to greet fisheries officials who maintain relations with counterparts in most countries on the… Read More
InnovaSea Systems Inc., of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., announced on 1 February that it has acquired Water Management Technologies Inc. (WMT), of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
WMT has, for 25 years, designed and supplied equipment that can be utilized in aquaculture systems, including effluent and complete recirculating aquaculture systems. The new acquisition, according to InnovaSea, will become a new business unit within the company called… Read More
One of China’s leading seafood production regions is embarking on an ambitious project to test-run offshore aquaculture integrated with wind farms.
At a government press conference to launch the “Shandong Province Modern Ocean Farming Comprehensive Pilot Scheme Construction Project,” several officials from the Agriculture Department and provincial Ocean Affairs Bureau announced they will build 83 ocean pastures over… Read More
The world’s first commercial flight using a sustainable biofuel originating from a fish farm has been confirmed by the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC).
A non-profit entity established by Masdar Institute (part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology), SBRC said the Etihad Airways Boeing 787 flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam marked a major milestone in the development of a clean, alternative aviation fuel to reduce… Read More
Niels Alsted, the former executive vice president of business relations at BioMar, recently retired after 45 years in the aquaculture industry.
Alsted, known to his colleagues as "Mr. Aquaculture," admitted to having mixed feelings about leaving a job he loved, but explained that he had prepared for this day for the past few years.
“Everything has an end, but for the next few years at least, it is not a total goodbye to the… Read More
The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation filed a claim in Vancouver federal court last Thursday against Canada’s federal government for authorizing licenses for 10 fish farms in tribal waters without consulting or seeking consent from the group.
The Dzawada’enuxwm, from Kingcome Inlet, British Columbia, Canada, say that the net-pen Atlantic salmon farms owned by Marine Harvest and Cermaq along the British Columbia coast pollute and… Read More
Damage to two salmon cages owned by Chilean salmon farmer Ventisqueros was reported at the end of December 2018 by Chilean fishery authorities and now, despite prior claims by the company that no escapes had occurred, the firm is acknowledging that over 25,000 salmon did escape.
Chile`s national fisheries and aquaculture service Sernapesca had filed two reports for two separate escapes that occurred at Ventisqueros facilities at the end of 2018.… Read More