SeafoodSource.com covers breaking news articles that pertain to the global aquaculture industry.
A sudden change in regulations that would affect the density allowed in Chilean salmon farms has riled the industry.
Chilean Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism Josè Ramòn Valente confirmed the government’s plan to move forward with changes to rules on salmon-pen density limits at a meeting with representatives of 23 salmon farmers that operate in Chile’s salmon-producing regions. Valente confirmed that… Read More
Hatch, the world’s first aquaculture accelerator, is seeking applicants for its second 12-week program, which aims to develop and scale talented and disruptive aquaculture startups.
This year’s program is set to take place in Cork, Ireland, from 18 September to 6 December, and applicants have until 24 August to apply with their ideas at hatch.blue.
Program Director Wayne Murphy told SeafoodSource that following a successful… Read More
The University of Alaska – Fairbanks is adding a full-time faculty member at its Kodiak, Alaska, U.S.A. campus to teach and research mariculture, according to UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Dean Bradley Moran.
Founded in 1981 on Near Island, the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, which houses the UAF's mariculture program, used to benefit from significant federal funding in years past, but recently has fallen into… Read More
A stand-off between shrimp farmers and authorities in eastern China has highlighted the pressure on China’s aquaculture sector from the enforcement of stricter environmental laws.
Tighter enforcement of environmental regulations has seen wholesale closures of aquaculture facilities in sensitive shoreline, wetland and reservoir areas around China this year, with a resultant inflationary impact on prices.
After authorities… Read More
Animal nutrition business Cargill has opened an aquaculture innovation center in Indonesia to work with freshwater fish farmers on raising farming and feeding standards. This is the fourth Technology Application Center (TAC) that Cargill has opened in South Asia in 2018.
The Indonesian TAC is located at Ciseeng, Parung-Bogor, which Cargill describes as “a hub” for the country’s freshwater aquaculture sector.
It will bring… Read More
Vietnam has set an ambitious goal of becoming a leading country in aquaculture – specifically in the productive development of its coastal marine environment.
Currently ranked as the fourth-largest producer of seafood from aquaculture, behind China, Indonesia, and India, Vietnam produced 3.84 million metric tons (MT) of farmed seafood in 2017. That was more than 53 percent of Vietnam’s total seafood production of 7.23 MT, which… Read More
Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) is teaming up with a giant, state-owned firm to farm shrimp in China's Hainan Province.
Earlier this month, representatives from CP and Hai Ken Group – also known as Hainan State Farm Group – met to approve the start to a series of a shrimp farm build-outs; the farms’ eventual output is expected to reach 10,000 tons per year. The project is part of a bigger “modern… Read More
Tasmania, Aus-headquartered Huon Aquaculture has become the first seafood producer in Australia to join the RSPCA’s Approved Farming Scheme after satisfying the animal welfare standards set by the program.
“Fish welfare has always been essential to every aspect of what we do. That’s why, after a lot of extremely hard work by all of our people and as Australia’s first RSPCA Approved salmon farmer, we are proud to be… Read More
Control Union Peru (CUP) has become the sixth independent, third-party certification body accredited by the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program to audit aquaculture facilities against the BAP standards, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on 25 July.
Based out of the Netherlands, CUP exists as part of Peterson Control Union Group B.V., providing auditing and certification services to a number of industries including food, feed,… Read More
Leading figures in aquaculture have selected 12 finalists to compete for the top prize in the Aquaculture Innovation Summit’s Innovation Showcase, Aquaculture Innovation Europe announced on 19 July.
The finalists were chosen from a pool of over 25 promising start-up companies paving a way for global aquaculture. Each finalist is actively searching for financial investment or strategic partnerships, and will present their novel technology… Read More