The first cod fry from pioneering aquaculture venture Norcod have been successfully put to sea, taking the company one step closer to realizing its ambition of becoming the world's top producer of sustainably farmed cod.
The fry were shipped by well-boat from a hatchery operated jointly with partner Namdal Settefisk AS, to sites located a 12-hour steam away.
Norcod Managing Director Rune Eriksen said the fish had endured the journey… Read More
Oceanpick, one of South Asia’s first commercial producer of ocean-grown barramundi (Lates calcarifer), is scaling up operations in response to growing global demand for its fish.
Barramundi, also known as Asian sea bass, is gaining popularity fast around the globe, with sales developing in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, South Asia, and the Middle East, according to Oceanpick Head of International Sales and… Read More
Norcod, the Norwegian venture set up to rejuvenate cod aquaculture and become the world’s top farmer of the fish, has signed a collaborative agreement with Namdal Settefisk AS and Namdal Torsk AS, covering farming, processing, and sales.
A partnership was also entered into with Namdal Seafood AS, which will take care of fish slaughtering.
Norcod Managing Director Rune Eriksen signed the deal with Namdal Settefisk Managing Director… Read More
Global salmon growth forecasts to 2025 could be overestimated by 6 to 8 percent, according to a new briefing paper from financial think tank Planet Tracker. The culprit is global warming, the paper argues.
In “Salmon Feels the Heat,” researchers analysed reported fish losses attributed to recurring environmental shocks over the past nine years, as reported by the 10 largest publicly listed salmon producers in Norway, Chile, and the… Read More
Plastic litter is a serious problem affecting the marine environment, with current estimates indicating there is anywhere from 27 to 66.7 million metric tons of plastic currently in the world’s oceans and rivers. That number now grows every year by more than 12 million metric tons, notes environmental consultancy Eunomia – and the resulting ecological, social, and economic costs are considerable.
Three-quarters of marine plastic… Read More
A recent study undertaken by researchers from the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Sea Around Us initiative showed that new technology has allowed commercial fishing fleets to double their fishing capacity every 35 years, which in turn increases the pressure on dwindling fish stocks.
The researchers examined more than 50 studies related to an increase in catching power, and concluded that the introduction of, for example, GPS, fish… Read More
The United Nations’ Climate Action Summit in New York, which kicked off Climate Week at the end of September, may be long over, but the activities that took place around the world – and the strong messaging about the need to find solutions to save the planet from global warming – reached an unprecedented number of people this year.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a post-summit special report which… Read More
Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based seafood supplier Raw Seafoods is hoping to rebuild consumer trust in the seafood market through use of blockchain technology and QR codes, starting with its fresh and frozen scallop products.
Consumer confidence in seafood in the U.S. is low, which may be leading Americans to eat less seafood. Average annual per capita U.S. consumption is just 16 to 17 pounds and between 80 and 90 percent of… Read More
NGOs and retailers are seeking to distance themselves this week from a new report prepared by the Dutch-based Changing Markets Foundation, which claims to have found links between them and unsustainable fishing operations in Africa and Asian countries that supply feed ingredients for aquaculture.
Changing Markets undertook a comprehensive mapping exercise of fishmeal and fish oil supply chains from sea to plate, which is set out in the report… Read More
The end of September and beginning of October are traditional times for national seafood celebrations in the northern hemisphere, and this year is no exception.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) have just finished celebrating their Think Fish Week (23 to 29 September, 2019) awareness campaigns in the Netherlands and Belgium. This popular event, which helps to raise public awareness about the… Read More