Six years after setting up Gaia Salmon, founders Bjarne Bjørkan, Geir Skarstad, and Morten Bjørkan are looking forward to breaking ground on their first land-based farm in early 2022.
Bjørkan, Gaia Salmon’s CEO, said the company has a vision of becoming a leading player in the production of sustainable salmon through the use of recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology.
“It’s a long process,… Read More
Oceanium, the Oban, Scotland-based biotech start-up focused on the development of innovative biodegradable materials and products derived from sustainably-sourced kelp, closed a GBP 2 million (USD 2.7 million) seed II funding round this week.
The investment – led by Green Angel Syndicate, with WWF as an anchor investor, alongside SyndicateRoom, Glass Wall Syndicate members, Kingfisher Capital, an ultra-high-net-worth family office and… Read More
Sea Eight has signed an agreement with the government of Asturias to invest EUR 75 million (USD 91.3 million) over the next six years to develop a recirculating aquaculture system farming Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis).
Senegalese sole is similar to common or Dover sole (Solea solea), both of which are recognized as premium sole species.
The company, part of the Valencian group Atitlan, plans to build an RAS farm in the port of… Read More
The latest report on the caviar market from the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) shows that in 2018, global aquaculture production of sturgeon was around 115,000 metric tons (MT), and production of caviar was 380 MT.
China accounted for 84 percent of global sturgeon production with 97,000 MT, followed by Armenia at 3 percent, or 3,900 MT; and Russia at 3 percent, or3,800 MT. Much of China’s… Read More
The row between the United Kingdom and France over post-Brexit fishing rights continues to escalate.
On Thursday, 6 May, dozens of French fishing boats set off for Saint Helier, the main port of Jersey, a British Crown dependency, threatening to mount a blockade. In response, the U.K. sent two Royal Navy gunboats to keep watch. Fishing crews set off flares, sounded their horns and displayed banners. The two sides currently remain in a… Read More
A recent benchmarking study by WSI, the International Association for Women in the Seafood Industry, found that seafood supply companies underperform significantly when it comes to gender equality compared to public-facing companies in retail, foodservice, and hospitality.
The organization has long suspected that there is disparity within the supply chain in the way that seafood companies relate to and act upon gender issues, WSI… Read More
Avramar – formed in 2020 through the merger of Andromeda Group, Nireus, Selonda, and fish feed producer Perseus – has engaged G4S to provide a bespoke security package.
The vertical integration of the company’s operations in Greece and Spain, farming sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax), sea bream (Sparus aurata), corvina (Argyrosomus regius), and pagrus (Pagrus major), created what is now the largest aquaculture company… Read More