Aquaculture

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

Published on
July 20, 2017

One of China’s leading aquaculture feed suppliers is drumming up sales of feed for high-value species like pomfret with an ambitious program that recruits farmers and officials into fish nutrition training programs in exchange for sales. 

Guangdong Yuehai Feed Group Co is signing agreements with villages in key aquaculture regions, offering training and seminars as part of its “100 Counties, 1,000 Villages” program that set… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
July 20, 2017

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.A.-based SouthFresh Aquaculture has achieved the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s three-star Best Aquaculture Practices certifications for its catfish feed mill and processing plant.

SouthFresh, a producer of fresh and frozen catfish products for retail and foodservice, has distribution into more than 150 U.S. cities. In a press release, the company said its major customer, the grocery chain Meijer, had encouraged the … Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
July 18, 2017

Sebastian Belle, the head of the Maine Aquaculture Association, has been appointed to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee.

The committee advises the Secretary of Commerce and NOAA on issues related to living marine resources, according to a press release from U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Susan Collins (R-Maine).

“Sebastian has established himself as a national leader in t… Read More

Published on
July 10, 2017

China will cut its output from fish farming over the next three years by tightening environmental rules and adjusting the type of species and the quality of its’ output, according to the official in charge of implementing fisheries laws and regulations at China’s Agriculture Ministry. 

Zhang Xianliang, speaking recently at the fifth annual China Modern Fisheries Industry Development forum, said China aims to reduce its output fro… Read More

Published on
July 6, 2017

One of China’s leading aquaculture firms has entered a joint venture with a Jordanian firm to expand its aquaculture operations across the Gulf region. 

A memorandum of understanding signed recently between Guangdong Evergreen Group and United International Technology will see the two firms set up Evergreen International, which will seek contracts in the United Arab Emirates, the broader Middle East, and Africa. The new venture will op… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
July 5, 2017

Faroese salmon producer Bakkafrost Group harvested 18,400 metric tons (MT) of gutted weight fish in the second-quarter of this year, up from 13,000 MT in the corresponding period of 2016.

The contribution to the total from the company’s farming operations in the north of the Faroes amounted to 13,600 MT, while its farms in the west supplied 4,800 MT.

Bakkafrost also sold 17,000 MT of feed in the last quarter, up from 16,300 MT in Q2 2016.… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
June 30, 2017

BioMar Group has become one of the first aquaculture feed companies to reach the milestone of an annual average FIFO (fish-in: fish-out) ratio of less than one, it announced on 30 June.

The achievement means the company’s feed results in a higher total volume of farmed fish than the total of wild-caught fish it consumes in producing its products, and is a major achievement in the industry, according to BioMar CEO Carlos Diaz.

“Althoug… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
June 26, 2017

The Aquaculture Innovation Challenge, a competition designed to encourage innovation in Vietnam’s aquaculture sector, has named five finalists for its 2017 awards, which include a minimum cash prize of VND 250 million (USD 11,000, EUR 9,800).

The contest is being run by the Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal (STIP), Solidaridad, and Fresh Studio, with support from the governments of Vietnam and the Netherlands, as well as several banks and c… Read More

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
June 26, 2017

U.S. agricultural giant Cargill is taking advantage of its heft to pursue multiple avenues of growth for its aquafeed division, with a focus on the sector's increasing focus on sustainability.

The privately owned company, which is based in Minnesota but has operations worldwide, became a world leader in aquaculture feed and nutrition following the purchase of salmon feed specialist EWOS in 2015. In 2016, Cargill Aqua Nutrition (CQN) pro… Read More

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Mike Urch

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.

It will… Read More