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
November 23, 2021

Andfjord Salmon celebrated a milestone on mid-November as its first 20-meter-deep flow-through pool at its land-based salmon farm in Kvalnes, Andøya, Norway was successfully filled with seawater ... 

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Published on
November 22, 2021

Norcod has signed a partnership deal with Vesterålen Havbruk, to harvest all of the fish grown at its Frosvika site in northern Norway. The three-year extendable agreement covers the slaughtering and processing of up to 10,000 metric tons (MT) of cod per year …

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Published on
November 17, 2021

Progress on Salmon Evolution’s land-based salmon farm on the island of Indre Harøy, Norway, is on time and on budget, the company’s CEO, Håkon André Berg, announced during its third-quarter results presentation on 16 November ... 

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November 15, 2021

Varkaus, Finland-based Finnforel has received a EUR 45 million (USD 52 million) investment to fund the growth of its trout-farming operation, including the development of Finland’s first selective breeding center for rainbow trout and a rapid expansion into global markets.

Finnforel, founded in 2017 by Kaj Arvonen, Pekka Viljakainen, and Petri Heino, uses recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology and an organic fish-production

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Published on
November 11, 2021

An average 4 percent growth rate is expected for the global salmon market 2022, rising to 5 percent in 2023, according to Rabobank Senior Seafood Market Analyst Gorjan Nikolik ... 

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November 5, 2021

Gøta, Faroe Islands-based Hiddenfjord is performing sea trials of a new experimental salmon cage designed by Norwegian closed-cage specialist group FiiZK ... 

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Published on
November 2, 2021

Tensions have flared again in an ongoing dispute between France and the United Kingdom over post-Brexit fishing rights.

On Monday, 1 November, French President Emmanuel Macron postponed trade sanctions that would have blocked British fishermen from French ports beginning on 2 November, to allow negotiators from both sides to work on new proposals to defuse the dispute. Macron also delayed the implementation of a “go slow” order at

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Published on
October 29, 2021

Eckerö, Finland-based Fifax – one of the largest land-based fish farmers in Northern Europe – has completed an initial public offering on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market, and commenced public trading on 25 October, 2021.

The company, which raises rainbow trout in a land-based farm in the Åland Islands, raised EUR 15.4 million (USD 17.9 million) and gained 1,100 new shareholders. Its subscription price was EUR 2.55

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Published on
October 28, 2021

The growth of shrimp farming worldwide is a leading factor in the growth of the fishmeal market, according to new data released by IFFO, the international trade body that represents the marine ingredients industry.

During its annual meeting, which took place in an online format between 19 to 21 October, IFFO experts said fishmeal demand continues to be driven by the shrimp-farming sector, particularly in Asia and South America. Ecuador’s

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Published on
October 25, 2021

Gøta, Faroe Islands-based salmon-farming firm Hiddenfjord is celebrating the one-year anniversary of ceasing its use of air freight to transport its fish, with a subsequent reduction of CO2 emissions by 94 percent.

Hiddenfjord CEO Atli Gregersen said he was inspired to take action following a talk about climate change by Boomtown Rats singer and political activist Bob Geldof at a conference in the Faroes.

“Geldof said that if you

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