Aquaculture

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

Published on
October 24, 2018

Having purchased the assets of TerraVia in September 2017, Corbion is seeking to leverage the algae platform to develop an innovative new algae-based shrimp feed additive in Asia, according to company executives.

Jill Kauffman Johnson, Corbion’s head of global market development for algae ingredients, told SeafoodSource Corbion’s takeover had been a net positive AlgaPrime DHA, the long-chain omega-3-rich aquaculture

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
October 19, 2018

Sustainable aquaculture investment fund Aqua-Spark has invested in a Norwegian software and hardware developer focused on improving feed management.

An Aqua-Spark investment of an undisclosed amount has been injected into CageEye, a company best known for its echo-sounder technology, which uses acoustic data and machine learning to measure and analyze biomass movements. The Norway-based company will use the funds to invest in research and

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Published on
October 17, 2018

The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership, an Ecuador-based certification system for shrimp aquaculture launched in March 2018, is pushing forward with developing the metrics for its certification.

The group, founded by seven of Ecuador’s largest shrimp-farming companies, has partnered with the nonprofit Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification (ICONTEC), which developed sustainability standards for the Colombian coffee

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
October 16, 2018

Select fish farms certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) will soon be piloting Fair Trade USA’s requirements, thanks to a recent memorandum of understanding signed by the certification bodies. 

The collaboration, announced 9 October, will see Fair Trade USA’s model of "responsible business and conscious consumption" implemented by certain ASC-certified fish farms. The pilot – being carried out in the

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
October 15, 2018

The Global Aquaculture Alliance will host its annual GOAL conference in Chennai, India next year – the first time the event has been held in the Southeast Asian country since it began 19 years ago. 

Scheduled to run from 21 to 24 October, 2019, next year’s GOAL will be the 20th installment of the event, and will mark the 10th time that the conference has been held in Asia. The event, which attracts aquaculture stakeholders from

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Jason Holland

Published on
October 15, 2018

A total of 20,000 oysters are to be introduced into the sea near Glenmorangie’s highland home as part of the single-malt whiskey company’s project to restore oyster reefs fished to extinction a century ago. 

Last year, Glenmorangie and its partners in the Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project (DEEP) placed 300 oysters in the protected waters of the Dornoch Firth to confirm the species could survive. The second phase of the

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
October 11, 2018

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) launched an initiative at the beginning of October aimed at helping seafood farmers not yet ready to achieve certification with improving their practices and mitigating their social and environmental impacts. 

The initiative, known as the ASC Improver Program (AIP), seeks to involve seafood producers beyond just those actively looking to obtain ASC approval, even if they ultimately decide not to

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Jason Holland

Published on
October 11, 2018

With high-energy sites expected to become an important part of the Scottish aquaculture industry’s growth, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy Fergus Ewing visited Cooke Aquaculture’s Orkney headquarters last week to hear about progress being made at the company’s new salmon farming site at East Skelwick, Westray.

“Cooke are championing innovative approaches to sustainably growing the Scottish aquaculture

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Mark Godfrey

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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