Category Archives: Aquaculture

Team assembled to deliver Marine Harvest Feed Plant

Team assembled to deliver Marine Harvest Feed Plant

Following approval by the authorities for its fish feed plant in Scotland, Marine Harvest has announced a number of new appointments to deliver the 110m Euro (£93 m) investment.… Ben Hadfield, Chief Operating Officer Feed and Managing Director of Marine Harvest Scotland welcomed the new appointments, saying: “This is a major investment for the companyContinue Reading

Put sustainability above price, says public

Put sustainability above price, says public

NEW research has found that sustainability is a key driver for seafood purchases, it is claimed. Across 21 countries overall, sustainability is rated more highly than price and brand, with nearly three-quarters  of seafood consumers agreeing that in order to save the oceans, shoppers should only consume seafood from sustainable sources. This is in contrastContinue Reading

S. Korea and Iran in joint fish farming talks

S. Korea and Iran in joint fish farming talks

THE governments of South Korea and Iran have agreed to hold talks on fishery co-operation including setting up a joint fish farming venture. The two countries have already held preliminary discussions and the news follows a trade show in Tehran in May  where 80 Korean companies were represented. South Korea is rich in fishery resources,Continue Reading

Fishupdate Briefing Friday July 29

Fishupdate Briefing Friday July 29

FIRE RAVAGED SEAFOOD FACTORY TO BE REBUILT A LARGE Newfoundland fish factory which was destroyed by fire  in April  is to be rebuilt within the next year, the owners have declared. The  company, Quinlan Brothers Limited has issued a press release saying that it has  worked with snow crab producers since the fire to ensureContinue Reading

Works starts on new salmon hatchery

Works starts on new salmon hatchery

A turf cutting ceremony to mark the start of work on Marine Harvest’s new salmon hatchery at Inchmore, Glenmoriston, took place last week. The facility replaces the existing hatchery, which has been on the site for 38 years, and will have a workforce of 18. Around five million smolts, as well as similar numbers ofContinue Reading

Vietnam seafood sector calls for Government help

Vietnam seafood sector calls for Government help

VIETNAM’S seafood sector. including its fish farmers,  has appealed to their government for help to see it through its current difficulties and to help it improve exports. Truong Dinh Hoe, general secretary of the   Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP)  has pointed out that the industry is worth US $3.1 billion in exportContinue Reading

Nova Scotia unveils $2.8m investment plan

Nova Scotia unveils $2.8m investment plan

THE  Nova Scotia government has announced  it is  to invest  $2.8 million to improve its aquaculture industry. Part of its plan is to lift the embargo for shellfish, marine plant and trout farming applications. State Premier Stephen McNeil and the Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell believe the move will bring more jobs and moreContinue Reading

Fishupdate briefing Friday July 22

Fishupdate briefing Friday July 22

OILY FISH CAN HELP BOWEL CANCER SUFFERERS PEOPLE  with bowel cancer may improve their survival chances by eating a lot of omega 3 fatty acids found in oily fish like tuna and salmon, a study suggested . Analysis of data from more than 170,000 people in the United States revealed that among 1,659 who developedContinue Reading

FishUpdate briefing

FishUpdate briefing

FISH WITH PELVIS DISCOVERED A FISH with a pelvis built for walking has been discovered in Thailand. Called  Cryptotora thamicola this  blind  waterfall climbing cavefish is a distant relative of pet goldfish. It lives in fast-flowing streams and waterfalls in caves in Thailand. Researchers are fascinated by the  unusual way it uses two front finsContinue Reading

Norwegian cod exports set another new record

Norwegian cod exports set another new record

EXPORTS of  Norwegian  cod, saithe, haddock and other demersal  species hit a  combined value of four billion Norwegian kroners  (NOK) during the first quarters of this year, a rise of 15 per cent or  NOK 529 million. Volumes  were up by 17 per cent . Ove Johansen analyst at the Norwegian Seafood Council, said: “DespiteContinue Reading