Study of antibiotics in aquaculture

Study of antibiotics in aquaculture

A RECENT research project on the use of antibiotics in aquaculture has looked at the presence of antibiotics in a number of species across 11 countries. PhD candidate, Hansa Done, and Rolf Halden, PhD, from Arizona State University, studied shrimp, salmon, catfish, trout, tilapia and swai, and found the presence of five antibiotics of 47Continue Reading

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Marine Harvest profits slip in wake of Russian ban

Marine Harvest profits slip in wake of Russian ban

SALMON supplies to Russia from Marine Harvest dropped by 0.9 per cent to 32,700 tonnes in the third quarter of 2014, a direct result of the trade embargo against the US and Europe. Reported in Tass, a report by Marine Harvest stated that: ‘Consumption in Russia however kept stable despite the sanctions, proving the dynamicContinue Reading

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Ocean-based fish farming can never be organic, claims report

Ocean-based fish farming can never be organic, claims report

THE US-based Center for Food Safety (CFS) has issued a report claiming that ocean-based fish farming can never be certified as organic. Reported in E-news Forest Park, the scientific report: Like Water and Oil: Ocean-Based Fish Farming and Organic Don’t Mix, has been released prior to the USDA regulations governing aquaculture. The CFS warns thatContinue Reading

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Oslo formally accept Mitsubishi offer for Cermaq

Oslo formally accept Mitsubishi offer for Cermaq

THE Norwegian Government yesterday  formally  accepted an offer from Mitsubishi for  its majority  holding in the Norwegian fish farming business Cermaq ASA Oslo currently holds a 59  per cent stake in the company which is valued at  almost nine billion kroners (NOK). Mitsubishis has  made an offer of  NOK 96 per share. Monica Mæland, MinisterContinue Reading

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Gael Force delivers feed barge to Muck

Gael Force delivers feed barge to Muck

GAEL Force Marine of Inverness has delivered a Sea-Mate 400T Feed Barge to Marine Harvest Scotland’s Isle of Muck site. The barge was under tow on a four-day journey covering almost 300 nautical miles to the west coast and the Island of Muck. With a 400-tonne capacity, this is the largest and most sophisticated bargeContinue Reading