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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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
An “elevated mortality level” has been recorded at Bakkafrost’s A-81 Kolbanagjógv salmon farming site, the Faroese company has confirmed.
Approximately 750,000 salmon with an average live weight of 500 grams died within a couple of hours on 20 September. These fish were transferred to the sea cages between June and August this year.
“It has not been possible to confirm the cause of the incident, but algae… Read More
The Union of B.C. Municipalities, a Canadian local government body, has joined with First Nations tribes and environmental groups in calling for a transition from open-net salmon farms to a closed containment system for the industry.
A resolution passed by the UBCM urges the province to look into why many open-net fish farms were opened in First Nations territories without adequate consultation and encourages the province to begin… Read More