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Chinese freshwater aquaculture researchers have flown to Brazil to share ideas as part of a cooperation project. Led by Wan Yi Bing, deputy director at the Wuxi-based Freshwater Fisheries Research Center (FFRC), the delegation visited carp and tilapia facilities across Brazil, including the tilapia seedling center run by BRUNO and FABNCA carp facilities.
The project is a link-up between the Brazilian Department of Industry and Commerce and the Ch… Read More
The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s 2018 Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) conference will land in Ecuador in 2018.
The annual conference, which is dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture, will take place at the Hilton Colon Guayaquil in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from 25 to 27 September, the organization announced on Monday, 8 January.
Guayaquil is Ecuador’s largest city and is th… Read More
Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has ruled that Cooke Aquaculture must shut down its Atlantic salmon net pen farm off the Ediz Hook in Port Angeles, citing lease violations including a defective anchoring system and styrofoam discharge into Puget Sound.
In response, the Canada-based aquaculture firm, which has eight farms in Washington, has filed a lawsuit against the state claiming that it was not in default and t… Read More
Faroese salmon producer Bakkafrost Group harvested 11,400 metric tons (MT) of gutted weight fish in the fourth quarter of 2017, down from 12,900 MT in the corresponding period of the previous year and 13,675 MT in Q4 2015.
With no fish coming from the company’s farming operations in the north of the Faroes, its farms in the west supplied the last quarter’s entire volume.
Bakkafrost also sold 19,000 MT of feed in three-month period, do… Read More
China’s most prestigious fisheries research academy has signed a deal with central Asian states to promote the sector in the region.
A letter of intent for a Fisheries Research Science and Technology Multilateral Agreement was signed at a recent summit of fisheries officials from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, hosted by the China Academy of Fishery Sciences at its base in northern China.
Speaking at the summit, the academy’s directo… Read More
In order to meet growing local demand for fish, India’s Bengal state is aiming to up its farmed fish production.
According to Bengal's Tribune news service, a government official said that the state has decided to initiate a fish cage culture system, or cage aquaculture, in order to catch up with local demand currently being met by importing fish from other states in India.
The state will be using brackish water bodies owned by the St… Read More
More than three months after more than 150,000 Atlantic salmon escaped from Cooke Aquaculture’s pens near Cypress Island, Washington, the non-native fish have been found more than 42 miles up the Skagit River, an important tributary for native salmon, the Seattle Times reported.
On a recent fishing expedition on the river, a crew of Skagit Indian fisherman caught more Atlantic salmon than any other species.
Scott Schuyler, the tribe’s… Read More
A Cooke Aquaculture fish farm in Port Angeles, Washington has had its license revoked after a series of violations, the Seattle Times reported.
The farm, which has been in existence since 1984, was causing a hazard to private and public lands, with decomposing Styrofoam breaking off from the farm’s floats. Additionally, the pens in such a condition that it was distinctly possible that another non-native fish escape would occur, similar to t… Read More
In a sign of increased pressure on Chinese aquaculture activities due to tougher enforcement of environmental regulations, China’s leading seafood exporting region has announced one of its major firms has installed a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS).
The Fujian provincial Fisheries Technology Extension office, a government office, said local firm Fuzhou Song Tai Ecology Agriculture Development Co. is implementing the f… Read More
The Russian Agency for Fisheries has announced it will hold auctions for the right to use eight spots for aquaculture with a total square of 1,000 hectares on 27 December, 2017. Bids are being accepted until 22 December.
The facilities are located in the regions of Primorsky krai (in Russian far east) and Murmansk oblast (in the country's northwest), the agency announced on its website. In the Murmansk oblast, six spots with a tot… Read More