Aquaculture

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

Published on
November 20, 2017

Washington State State Senator Kevin Ranker will introduce a bill in the upcoming legislative session that will allow leases for net-pen Atlantic salmon farming in the state to run out by 2025. 

If the bill passes, it will not permit the creation of new Atlantic salmon farms, and existing farming would be governed under stricter guidelines. 

The move by the Democratic lawmaker comes after more than 100,000 Atlantic salmon escaped from f… Read More

By

Christine Blank

Published on
November 14, 2017

First Nations protestors camping out near the site of a Marine Harvest Canada aquaculture site say they aren’t leaving, despite the company filing for an injunction against the group.

Protestors have camped out at the Midsummer Island farm in British Columbia since early September because of their concern that wild salmon are entering the farm’s pens. The protesters said they plan to stay until the company removes all of its fish from… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 14, 2017

The survival of Atlantic salmon in all of Cermaq’s farming regions has improved over the past year, leaving its global annual mortality rate now spanning four to six percent, the company has reported.

The Oslo, Norway-headquartered, fully-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation publishes quarterly sustainability results on key indicators related to fish health, environmental, and social topics.

For the quarter July through September 2017… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 9, 2017

Norwegian-headquartered salmon and trout farming company Cermaq has applied for 13 development licenses for its floating closed containment farming system FlexiFarm.

FlexiFarm was developed to reduce losses in sea production, protect the environment against undesired impacts, increase productivity, as well as to reduce production costs. 

According to Cermaq, the system which treats the inflow of water for all infections before entering the c… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
November 8, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded USD 9.3 million (EUR 8 million) in grants for 32 projects to advance the development of a “sustainable marine and coastal aquaculture industry in the U.S.,” according to the agency. 

The grants were backed by a statement made by Chris Oliver, head of NOAA Fisheries, supporting marine aquaculture in the United States. In a message posted on his agency’s wRead More

By

Jason Holland

Published on
November 2, 2017

Despite harvesting less salmon than in the corresponding three months of last year, Marine Harvest achieved operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 194 million (USD 225.4 million) in the third-quarter of 2017, up from EUR 180 million (USD 209.1 million) in Q3 2016. 

“Driven by high salmon prices on strong demand and improved contributions from our sales contracts, we achieved record high operational results in the … Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
November 1, 2017

How seafood can be safety and sustainably produced is the focus of research that will be undertaken by the newly-formed Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Futures in Devon, United Kingdom.

Aquaculture research projects in Thailand and India are among the priority research projects that will be taken forward by SAF, a joint project between the Centre for Environment, Aquaculture and Fisheries Science (Cefas), and the University of Exeter.

“A… Read More

By

Colin Bennett

Published on
November 1, 2017

AquaChile’s Costa Rica-based Rainforest Tilapia operation has received its fourth star in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program, the coveted final step that verifies responsible practices throughout the fish farmer's entire supply chain.

The BAP certification program is managed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), and provides third-party certification that encompasses the entire aquaculture production chain, inclu… Read More

By

Jason Holland

Published on
October 30, 2017

Scottish salmon producer Loch Duart has increased its sponsorship of Hebridean mountain biker Kerry MacPhee as she looks to win a place on the podium at next year’s European Championships.

MacPhee, who has been sponsored by Loch Duart as a brand ambassador since 2014, is a multiple Scottish Champion and is currently ranked in the top five in the United Kingdom.

Glasgow is hosting the Cycling European Championships in August 2018

&… Read More

By

Chris Loew

Published on
October 30, 2017

Multiple bluefin farms in Japan are set to drastically increase shipments of closed-cycle tuna, for which the entire cycle of reproduction is carried out in the captive state. 

Nagoya-based trading company Toyota Tsusho Corp. has had a technical tie-up since 2010 with Kinki University – the first to succeed in closed-cycle bluefin breeding – and now operates two tuna farms, in Okinawa and Nagasaki prefectures. A subsidiary, Tuna … Read More