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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

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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

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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

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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

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

IKEA says it has put fish protection into fast lane

IKEA says it has put fish protection into fast lane

THE iconic Swedish retail  giant IKEA may be instantly recognised  around the world for its contemporary furniture designs, but many people might be surprised to learn it is claiming to play a vital  role in protecting fish stocks. The company now says it has become the world’s largest foodservice provider of responsibly sourced seafood with all products inContinue Reading

Norway develops nitrogen gauge for RAS

Norway develops nitrogen gauge for RAS

A FULLY automatic sensor that measures levels of nitrogen compounds in recirculated water has been developed by Norwegian research institute Nofima. It is the first sensor specifically for aquaculture, with the sensitivity and accuracy that are required. Previous solutions have used technology from the water management industry, and have not been adapted for aquaculture. TheContinue Reading

Cooke Aquaculture moves for two more Scottish salmon farms

Cooke Aquaculture moves for two more Scottish salmon farms

CANADA’S Cooke Aquaculture has increased its foothold in the Scottish region by purchasing  a Shetland-based salmon producer. Cooke, which is based in New Brunswick,  acquired Thompson Bros Salmon Ltd, located on the island of Yell, in a share deal for an undisclosed sum. The move will add two new farms to Cooke Aquaculture Scotland’s currentContinue Reading