Aquaculture

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

Published on
June 23, 2017

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) have begun a two-year program to improve the quality of vocational training in Vietnamese aquaculture.

The program, as reported by Vietnam News, aims to link businesses and vocational training schools, and reinforce their collaboration in order to create a skilled workforce that is able to meet the requirements of aquaculture employers.

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
June 22, 2017

Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui) has successfully hatched eggs of fully-farmed octopus using artificial incubation at its Oita Marine Biological Technology Center in Saeki, Oita Prefecture, in western Japan, the company announced on 8 June. 

Around 140,000 eggs were produced during incubation in what is the first full-cycle aquaculture technology process for octopus, which has been known to have a low survival rate of roughly 30 days after bein… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
June 22, 2017

A firm with ties to China’s military has teamed up with an aquaculture systems and consultancy firm to roll out a swathe of new fish farms in the far west of China. The new project is part of a build-out production of seafood for the region and for neighboring central Asian states, including Kazakhstan. 

Shandong Qingdao Zhong Ke Hai Science and Technology Ltd. is advising on a 5,000-square-meter aquaculture sheds project being built b… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
June 21, 2017

Rising temperatures mean Chinese aquaculture farmers are spending more on more specialized, disease-resistant feeds, according to the boss of the Guangdong arm of leading agriculture conglomerate New Hope. 

The firm has launched two new feed products that aim to reduce liver disease in fish as well as a protein-rich gut feed, according to Yang Wen Xue, speaking at a public sales event where the company took orders from trade buyers. 

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
June 21, 2017

China is showing an interest in Norwegian aquaculture technology, with firms seeking to partner with Norwegian firms as manufacturers. 

This follows the successful completion by Qingdao Wuchuan Heavy Industry of an offshore aquaculture mooring system (with 250,000 cubic meters of cage space) for Norwegian firm Ocean Farming, a subsidiary of the SalMar Group. 

The project was subcontracted to the Qingdao firm by the China Institute of Ma… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
June 19, 2017

A protocol for enhancing sustainability of soy grown in the United States is gaining acceptance from aquaculture certification schemes and organizations around the world, according to the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC).

The U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol, or SSAP, is a third-party audited

Certification that verifies the sustainable soybean production in the United States. It was developed by the United Soybean Board, the American… Read More

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Chris Loew

Published on
June 16, 2017

A Japanese biotech company is teaming with researchers at Tohoku University to develop a test for shrimp that can detect the virus responsible for early mortality syndrome (EMS) at an early stage.

Tohoku Bio-Array, also known as TBT Co. Ltd., and Tohoku University, both of Sendai City, will jointly develop a genetic bio-assay kit to allow early discovery of infectious diseases in cultured shrimp, the Nippon Keizai Shimbun reported on 5 June. The … Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
June 16, 2017

A Minnesota company is building a USD 50 million (EUR 45 million) commercial shrimp production operation that will incorporate unique farming techniques.

Trū Shrimp Company, a subsidiary of Ralco Nutrition, based in Balaton, Minnesota, announced on 14 June its plans for a production facility in Luverne and a hatchery in Marshall, Minnesota. It also plans to renovate a vacant processing facility in Marshall to handle more than eight million pound… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
June 16, 2017

Demand for efficiency and sustainability is creating an opening in aquaculture for ABB, a Swedish-Swiss multinational systems engineering firm that focuses on automation.

Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, ABB operates in more than 100 countries and employs around 132,000 people. It sees a potentially large opportunity in helping to automate major aquaculture farms and processing plants, according to Lars Andersen, head of the ABB aquacul… Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
June 15, 2017

As the Maine, U.S.A.-based Bremen’s Lobster Pound Co-op adjusts to new ownership, it’s also making room to potentially incorporate aquaculture back into its operations.

Boe Marsh, who deals in lobster, clams and shrimp, has been named the new owner of the co-op in the aftermath of a merger between Community Shellfish and the fishermen’s association. In an interview with Lincoln County News, Marsh discussed his interest in conver… Read More