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

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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