Aquaculture

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

Published on
September 10, 2018

A new aquaculture farm planned for Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, has received final environmental approval from the province’s government.

The project – which could produce up to 33,000 metric tons of salmon annually in 11 sea cages positioned around Placentia Bay – is a joint venture between Grieg Newfoundland, a subsidiary of Norwegian salmon farming firm Grieg Group, and St. John’s, Newfoundland,

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Jason Holland

Published on
September 7, 2018

Grieg Seafood Group (GSF) has shared its plans to ramp up its salmon harvest while also improving the sustainability of its operations.

Hosting a Capital Markets Update in Oslo, Norway, entitled "A salmon farming pioneer entering the digital era," the company confirmed that higher salmon prices have led to substantial growth in its revenues in recent years but that its harvest volumes have remained stable (62,598 metric tons – MT last

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Jason Holland

Published on
September 5, 2018

Organic salmon producer Marine Harvest Ireland (MHI) has voiced its disappointment at the latest delay by authorities in reaching a decision on a proposed finfish license for Bantry Bay. The Donegal-based firm originally submitted its application to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in 2011.

The application for a site at Shot Head was approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine in September 2015 but was

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Christine Blank

Published on
September 4, 2018

Two Cooke Aquaculture workers were rescued off the coast of Maine, U.S.A., this past weekend after their boat caught fire. The vessel was a complete loss.

Brett Newman and Patrick Blair were supplying feed to Cooke’s farm sites on a 40-foot lobster-style boat in Passamaquoddy Bay when it caught fire. The two employees, who were not injured, noticed smoke and then flames from the engine room, according to a Maine Department of Marine

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
August 31, 2018

Denmark-headquartered pump and mixer manufacturer Landia is championing the ensiling process for aquaculture, wherein formic acid is used to produce fish silage from fish byproducts. The process is proving to be one of the most effective methods of killing bacteria and eliminating the risk of infection from fish that don’t survive rearing facilities, the company said in a recent press release. 

The aquaculture industry has been

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
August 30, 2018

A Chinese offshore aquaculture equipment maker has gone a step further with its ambitions with a new agreement with a local manufacturing specialist to build what’s billed as the world's largest and most capable deep-water fish farming fishery in the South China Sea.

The “Guangdong Shantou Deep Distant-water Intelligent Fishery Platform Project Manufacturing Agreement” was signed in late August in Shantou between Hubei

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
August 29, 2018

China is helping Costa Rica ramp up its shrimp production through a training course paid for by the Ministry of Commerce of China.

The 2018 Costa Rica Marine Fisheries Cultivation and Breeding Training Course was hosted in August at the National University of Costa Rica in Heredia and opened by vice president, Marvin Rodriguez, who thanked China for helping the country improve education levels on the country’s coast according to a note

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Ivan Stupachenko

Published on
August 24, 2018

Russia is experiencing a boom in aquaculture and is seeking to increase its farmed seafood almost threefold, to 700,000 metric tons (MT) through 2030. Investment activity in the sector during the last three years suggests the projected figure can be exceeded provided some cornerstone problems be solved and international experience be used. 

This is the second article in a two-part series exploring Russia's aquaculture industry. Part one,

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
August 24, 2018

China’s shrimp buyers should be securing supply through acquisitions of production facilities in Mexico, according to a Mexican producer seeking Chinese shrimp investment. 

China should tap into Mexico and farm its own shrimp there – that’s according to Guadalajara-based shrimp farmer Jimmy Urrutia, who is trying to tempt Chinese firms to his property, which adjoins Ocean Garden’s facilities, on Mexico’s

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Ivan Stupachenko

Published on
August 23, 2018

Russia is experiencing a boom in aquaculture and is seeking to increase its farmed seafood almost threefold, to 700,000 metric tons (MT) through 2030. Investment activity in the sector during the last three years suggests the projected figure can be exceeded provided some cornerstone problems be solved and international experience be used. 

This is the first of a two-part series exploring Russia's aquaculture industry. Part two will appear

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