Aquaculture

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

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

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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

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

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