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The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a U.S. nonprofit organization established in the 2014 Farm Bill, has awarded a USD 300,000 (EUR) grant for pioneering new scallop production techniques in the state of Maine.
The grant, announced 23 April, is going to Brunswick, Maine-based Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), which will manage the program. CEI offers business advisory services to small businesses as well as financing… Read More
Aquaculture feed supplier BioMar said that its ATC Patagonia research and development facility in Chile has successfully completed its first year and reached 75 percent of its research capacity during 2017.
In a statement, BioMar said that the facility, announced in February 2017, worked with 12 projects focused on three species: Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, and coho salmon, at different stages of their development.
The ATC Patagonia… Read More
OysterTracker, a new software system intended to help shellfish farmers manage their farms, launched in April with 15 clients in the U.S. and Australia.
The program aggregates and helps manage a wide array of operational metrics on a farm to keep costs lower and increase efficiency. That can equate to big savings in costs, which leads to higher revenue down the road, according to OysterTracker CEO and co-founder Chip Terry.
“We… Read More
Norway will deliberate introducing a tax on fish farmers because of their use of the country’s national resources, said the country’s finance ministry.
“The government will ... study and possibly recommend a tax on the use of natural resources to be introduced in 2020,” the finance ministry said in a statement, which was reported by Reuters. “Such a tax is under consideration without a detailed plan yet… Read More
AquaBounty Technologies is expanding genetically engineered salmon production in the United States after receiving approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new facility near Albany, Indiana.
AquaBounty will raise AquAdvantage genetically-engineered salmon at the land-based contained facility, after FDA issues its labeling guidelines.
Earlier this year, AquaBounty Technologies, Inc., issued an underwritten public offering… Read More
Canada is not doing enough to mitigate the risks associated with salmon farming, a report released by the country’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Julie Gelfand has found.
The report cites a lack of national standards for nets and anchoring equipment, suggested that the Department of Fisheries and Natural resources is not doing enough to monitor diseases among farmed fish populations, and recommends that… Read More
Two new organic salmon farms will be created off the coast of the Scottish island of Skye after the Highland Council approved planning permission.
To be operated by Organic Sea Harvest (OSH), the farms at Tote and Culnacnoc, near the village of Staffin, will each comprise 12, 120-meter cages, enabling the company to harvest up to 5,000 metric tons (MT) of fish annually. Production will adhere to Soil Association organic aquaculture… Read More
Norway-based Nordic Aquafarms cleared the first major hurdle on the way to building the world’s largest indoor salmon farm in Belfast, Maine, U.S.A.
Belfast’s city council voted unanimously on 17 April to approve the zoning changes necessary to allow the facility to be built. The company is proposing to build a USD 150 million (EUR 121 million) aquaculture facility in the small city, which has a population of just over… Read More
The government of India’s Andhra Pradesh state is looking into investments in aquaculture as an economic growth engine.
The state, located on India’s east coast, has been the top state in fish production in the country, accounting for 45 percent of India’s total seafood exports. During the 2016-17 fiscal year, its seafood exports reached INR 170 billion (USD 2.60 billion, EUR 2.12 billion) in value, out of the total INR 378… Read More
SalMar ASA has acquired 51 percent of the shares of Stavenger, Norway-based MariCulture AS, with the aim of partnering to develop an offshore Atlantic salmon farm near Trøndelag, Norway.
SalMar, based in Frøya, Norway, announced the investment in a press release posted on its website on 13 April. MariCulture has been working to create a semi-submersible cage for Atlantic salmon farming designed to operate on the high seas under… Read More