Nicki Holmyard

Contributing Editor

Nicki Holmyard lives and breathes the seafood industry. As a specialist freelance writer for 25 years, she has travelled the globe to research in-depth articles, interviews and news stories on all aspects of fishing, aquaculture and processing for international journals and newspapers. She has contributed to books on sustainable seafood sourcing and the effects of climate change on the oceans, and acts as a communications consultant for leading fishing and aquaculture concerns. Nicki is also a director of Offshore Shellfish Ltd, which is developing Europe’s largest rope-grown mussel farm.

Published on
March 9, 2022

As interest in land-based aquaculture production increases, recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) are becoming more numerous, more sophisticated, and more complex – especially operations planning large-scale production of market-sized marine fish …

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March 8, 2022

For a port that no longer lands fish, Grimsby has – perhaps surprisingly – kept a name for itself as the seafood processing capital of England.

Around 70 seafood businesses are situated in and around the town, processing seafood for most of the major U.K. retailers and foodservice organizations – one third of all seafood consumed in the U.K. originates in Grimsby. Many are significant importers and exporters, bringing in more

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Published on
February 24, 2022

The aquaculture industry – and the non-governmental organizations that scrutinize it – rely on complex tools to calculate the impact, effectiveness, and value of marine ingredients to the aquaculture industry.

IFFO, the international trade body that represents the marine ingredients industry, recently completed a review of the primary metrics used to analyze the sector, using the latest available data, reviewed the

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Published on
February 18, 2022

Andfjord Salmon announced a private placement of NOK 38 million (USD 4.3 million, EUR 3.7 million) on 18 February, with animal nutrition and aquafeed leader Nutreco investing and Norwegian seafood group Holmøy increasing its shareholding through its fish-farming company Eidsfjord Sjøfarm AS …

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February 14, 2022

Indre Harøy, Norway-headquartered Salmon Evolution AS has reported capex in line with budget and on-track performance for the first 300-gram smolt release at its land-based Atlantic salmon farm ... 

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February 11, 2022

Dongen, The Netherlands-based Protix, which raises black soldier flies for use in animal feed, announced on Tuesday, 8 February it has raised EUR 50 million (USD 57.2 million) in new equity to fund its international growth and research and development program ... 

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February 11, 2022

Noray Seafood said on Friday, 11 February it has raised EUR 16 million (USD 19.2 million) to accelerate expansion plans at its indoor shrimp farm in Medina del Campo, Spain.

Noray Seafood has developed a microbial technology for farming whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) in a land-based system, creating a controlled bacterial culture environment. Known as Gamba Natural until 2020, when the company rebranded, it now operates a fully

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February 8, 2022

Fredrikstad, Norway-based Fredrikstad Seafoods has won a decision from Norway’s Borgarting Court of Appeal ruling Gråkjær must compensate the company for a construction failure at its land-based fish farm in Øra, Norway.

Gråkjær was ordered to pay NOK 60.9 million (USD 6.9 million) plus interest, totalling more than NOK 77 million (USD 8.7 million), Bernt-Olav Røttingsnes, CEO of Fredrikstad

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February 1, 2022

Fish Farm International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gigante Havbruk, has applied for a permit to build a land-based farm in Northern Norway ... 

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January 27, 2022

Just six months after Norwegian aquaculture venture Norcod began commercial harvesting of its farmed cod, generating its first sales revenue, the company has landed a major contract with an unnamed Spanish retailer ... 

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