SeafoodSource.com covers breaking news articles that pertain to the global aquaculture industry.
Whitstable Oyster Fishery Company (WFOC) has been served an enforcement notice to remove all of the oyster trestles, bags, and buoys from their beach location within a two-month period.
The order from Canterbury City Council threatens to put an end to more than 400 years of oyster production in the U.K. town of Whitstable.
While WOFC owns the area of land where the trestles are situated, the metal structures have caused controversy… Read More
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) has filed a bill that he said would further develop the aquaculture industry in the country.
S. 3138, named the “Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture Act,” calls for the creation of the Office of Marine Aquaculture within NOAA Fisheries. That office would oversee regulatory issues within NOAA and push for development opportunities to spur aquaculture’s growth,… Read More
Mark Sheppard is hoping the second time is a charm.
After a 10-year absence in dealing in sea urchins, Sheppard, the operations manager for Green Seafoods Ltd. in Winterton, Newfoundland, Canada, has applied for a research license that could lead to his company farming the curious delicacy.
“Sea urchin roe is supposed to be one of three main traditional Japanese sushi items,” he told SeafoodSource.
Sea urchins – which… Read More
An innovative land-based United States aquaponics facility landed its first retail account on 4 July.
De Pere, Wisconsin-based Festival Foods, which operates 28 stores, began selling Superior Fresh’s farmed salmon in all its stores in time for the United State’s Independence Day holiday.
Superior Fresh, a Hixton, Wisconsin-based aquaculture firm, boasts antibiotic-free, hormone-free salmon that utilizes Wisconsin groundwater in… Read More
Whole Oceans, a company planning to build a salmon RAS facility in Bucksport, Maine, U.S.A., announced 2 July that it has hired Joe McElwee to be its chief production officer.
McElwee has 36 years of experience in the in the aquaculture industry, including more than 20 in the design and operation of land-based systems. Most recently, he was the global head of sales for Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems.
“Joe McElwee has been farming fish for… Read More
Nordic Aquafarms has been making steady progress on their planned RAS salmon facility in Belfast, Maine, U.S.A.
The facility cleared the first hurdle in April when Belfast’s City Council approved a zoning change allowing for the construction of the facility. Since then, the company has been working towards acquiring both state and federal permitting for the facility, which would be the largest indoor salmon farm in the world… Read More
Faroese salmon producer Bakkafrost Group harvested 12,900 metric tons (MT) of gutted weight fish in the second-quarter of this year, down from 18,400 MT in the corresponding period of 2017.
With no contribution to the total harvest from the company’s farming operations in the west of the Faroes, all of the salmon supplied in the last quarter came from its farms in the north.
Bakkafrost also sold 15,700 MT of feed in the three-month period,… Read More
Sea bass and sea bream producer Corfu Sea Farm S.A. has been re-certified to the Friend of the Sea standard following the conclusion of the farm’s latest third-party audit.
Founded in 1992, the company obtained its first Friend of the Sea certification in 2015. According to the new environmental impacts assessment, no critical alterations of the surrounding ecosystem were found.
“During the years, Corfu Sea Farm has upheld its… Read More
New Zealand’s export earnings from seafood are rising with aquaculture leading the way, according to the country’s Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash.
The Ministry for Primary Industries’ Situation and Outlook report for June 2018 predicts New Zealand’s seafood export earnings will grow from NZD 1.8 billion (USD 1.3 billion, EUR 1.1 billion) to NZD 2.1 billion (USD 1.5 billion, EUR 1.3 billion) by June… Read More
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… Read More