Aquaculture

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

Published on
June 14, 2018

Two of Scotland’s leading salmon farmers, Marine Harvest Scotland and Scottish Sea Farms, have reported a sustained improvement in fish health during the first five months of 2018, with a marked reduction in disease-related mortalities.

Figures for both producers show that the number of fish that died as a result of disease fell by more than 50 percent between January and May compared with the previous six months. 

Disease-related

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Chris Chase

Published on
June 14, 2018

Sea Pact, an association of ten North American seafood companies, announced on World Oceans Day – 8 June – that they have chosen three research projects for funding. 

The three projects are all aimed at improving aquaculture operations in various parts of the world: Shrimp farming in Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand, and the farming of Atlantic salmon. 

“We congratulate the selected organizations and look forward to

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Published on
June 14, 2018

The Netherlands-based aquaculture nutrition company Coppens International, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, has been rebranded Alltech Coppens with immediate effect.

Since Alltech’s acquisition of Coppens two years ago, the goal has been to establish Coppens International as the cornerstone of Alltech’s global aquaculture business, Alltech Coppens CEO Patrick Charlton said. 

“By becoming Alltech

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Cliff White

Published on
June 8, 2018

An algae bloom in the Jervis Inlet in British Columbia, Canada, has killed an estimated 250,000 fish at two Grieg Seafood’s salmon farms in the area.

The Bergen, Norway-headquartered company, which operates several salmon farms and a hatchery in British Columbia, said an outbreak of heterosigma, a species of microscopic algae, spread in high concentration through the entire water column in the inlet. 

“Grieg Seafood continuously

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Chris Chase

Published on
June 6, 2018

The Future of Fish Feed Fish Oil Challenge recently announced that there are 10 global companies currently registered to participate. 

Sponsored by F3 – Future of Fish Feed, the contest – dubbed the F3 Fish Oil Challenge – aims to promote fish-free fish oil solutions. The winner of the sales contest will win a USD 100,000 (EUR 85,340) prize, which has been sponsored by The University of Arizona, University of Massachusetts

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Published on
May 26, 2018

Atlantic salmon survival in Cermaq’s Chilean and Canadian farming regions improved in the first quarter of this year but declined in Norway, the company has reported.

The Oslo, Norway-headquartered, fully-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation publishes quarterly sustainability results on key indicators related to fish health, environmental, and social topics.

For the quarter running from January through March 2018, Cermaq

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Christine Blank

Published on
May 26, 2018

Huon Aquaculture, one of the largest salmon farmers in Australia, is defending the escape of some of its Atlantic salmon into the Tasman Sea earlier this week.

Numerous news reports and the Tasmanian Greens political party claimed that up to 250,000 Atlantic salmon are on the loose after escaping from Dover, Tasmania, Australia-based Huon Aquaculture’s pens. Severe weather in the area caused the escape from two pens near Bruny Island in

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
May 25, 2018

Finalization has been the focus of 2018 so far for Noordzee, one of Turkey’s leading producers of sea bream, sea bass, and stone bass.

The family-helmed aquaculture business has pursued a rapid growth strategy since its establishment in 1998, and has yet to slow its momentum. To date, Noordzee’s capacity is more than 15 times what it was to begin with, and a crop of recent “big investments” should serve to bolster that

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Chris Chase

Published on
May 18, 2018

Northern Harvest Sea Farms was recently fined CAD 12,000 (USD 9,375 EUR 7,947) for the illegal use of pesticides on its salmon farm off Head Harbour on Campobello Island, Canada, according to the Canadian Broadcast Company

The company admitted on 15 May that it knowingly used the pesticide Salmosan 50 WP on 26 July, 2017, without the proper permitting to address a sea lice outbreak. The company had applied for a permit on 18 July,

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
May 11, 2018

Government money is being channeled into encouraging farmers to install solar panels on aquaculture facilities in one of China’s key crayfish production regions. 

China is the world’s leading manufacturer of solar panels, as well as the leading installer. China appears to be using that strength as part of a dual-pronged effort to both support the industry and alleviate poverty. The central government has backed a trial program

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