November 2022 marked an important milestone for Norwegian cod farmer Gadus Group, with the launch of its first commercial deliveries to market.
“We have been working for almost three years to prepare for this point, nurturing the fish from eggs to harvest, so it is good for us to finally see our product on commercial sale,” Gadus Group Founder and CEO Ola Kvalheim told SeafoodSource. “We had done a few small trial harvests… Read More
Norway’s Directorate of Fisheries had launched an investigation into the mass escape of juvenile cod from three cages operated by the Gadus Group.
The escape occurred in late September, with an 87,000 cod going missing, weighing an average of 600 grams. So far, Gadus has managed to recapture 408 of the escapees.
Norway's aquaculture regulator blamed the escape on faulty design and construction of net-pens at the company’s… Read More
A multinational consortium has successfully completed environmental trials for a sea lice treatment concept at a Scottish Sea Farms site in Shetland, Scotland.
The new trial treatment is from BREEZE, a collaboration between Norway and Scotland, which brought together technology developer Pulcea, veterinary services and systems provider AquaPharma, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Driven by increasing resistance of sea lice… Read More
The Aquaponic Management Project is planning a venture on the outskirts of Chartres, France, which the company said is intended to become Europe’s largest “aquaponic” salmonid farm.
The farm is being planned for a production of 1,500 metric tons (MT) of trout per year, with a production cost of roughly EUR 10 million (USD 10.5 million). Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics – growing both fish and… Read More
Andfjord Salmon, a land-based salmon farming start-up operating in northern Norway, is on track to harvest its first fish by mid-2023, with high survival rates giving the company hope it will maximize revenue from the harvest.
In its Q3 2022 results, Andfjord Salmon CEO Martin Rasmussen the design of the company’s land-based system, which produces a laminar flow in the square-shaped pool, had helped maintain survival rates of its farmed… Read More
New research released by genomics company AquaGen has found Norwegian aquaculture production could be significantly increased through more-selective breeding techniques.
A new paper, titled "The power of genetics" and published in the journal Aquaculture, quantified the benefits of achieving rapid growth in Atlantic salmon. The study used a “common garden experiment” eggs from females representing present-day farmed salmon were… Read More
From a tentative start a decade ago, Ocean Harvest Technology has grown into the largest global producer of animal feed ingredients made from seaweed blends.
Ocean Harvest Technology’s OceanFeed blends of brown, green, and red seaweed are in high demand across the aquaculture, bovine, equine, swine, poultry, and pet sectors all over the world, and particularly in Europe and the Americas, according to Ocean Harvest CEO Mark… Read More
U.K fishermen were promised the results of Brexit and leaving behind the European Union's common fisheries policy would enable the country to regain control of its waters. A fisheries white paper also guaranteed a historic opportunity to do things better.
However, a report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group titled “Brexit: Voices of the U.K. Fishing Industry" shows the rhetoric turned out to lack substance. In reality, Brexit left… Read More
Ålesund, Norway-based ocean tech company Ava Ocean has pioneered a new method of seabed shellfish harvesting and is about to start a five-year commercial test fishery to prove the concept.
The company has worked with marine scientists to develop a precise method to pick Arctic scallops (Chlamys islandica) and other seafood from the seabed without taking bycatch or harming the surrounding environment. As a result, Ava Ocean has been awarded… Read More
The Gulf of Fonseca, on the Pacific coast of Central America, has the potential to produce significantly more shrimp by transforming traditional pond culture into more efficient units, SeaJoy CEO Ismael Wong said at the recent Global Shrimp Forum.
Currently, 60 percent of shrimp production in Central America comes from just two countries – Honduras and Nicaragua – which both have coastlines on the gulf. And Seajoy is a big part… Read More