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  • Marine trout farming in south-west England

    THE British Trout Association (BTA) is engaged in a public/private consortium with representatives from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and The Crown Estate (TCE) as part of a project team to explore the possibility of marine trout farming in the South of England.

    Published:  23 July, 2014
  • ASC certified trout soon in the market

    Danforel’s Christiansminde Freshwater Farm in Denmark has become the first farm certified to the ASC Freshwater Trout Standard for responsible aquaculture.

    Published:  17 July, 2014
  • Catfish row threatens to derail US-Pacific trade deal

    TEN Asian and Pacific nations have told the Office of the United States Trade Representative that the Agriculture Department’s catfish inspection programme violates international law, and their objections could hamper the Obama administration’s efforts to reach a major Pacific trade agreement by the end of next year.

    Published:  07 July, 2014
  • Lessons to be learned from prawn farming slavery

    RETAILERS need to learn from the experiences of other sectors and provide greater traceability, transparency and stricter control over their supply chains, in light of the recent prawn farming slavery scandal, according to Nick Miller, Head of FMCG at Crimson & Co.

    Published:  04 July, 2014
  • Final ten announced in Norwegian green concession round

    THE final ten nominations of the green concession round in Norway have been announced by the Norwegian expert committee.

    Published:  01 July, 2014
  • Legal challenge to Loch Etive fish farm

    OBJECTORS to a fish farm development on Loch Etive say their campaign is far from dead in the water as they a raised a judicial review into the legality of its planning permission.

    Published:  30 June, 2014
  • Pond provides better future for African women

    A PARTNERSHIP between high-flying UK business women and African women farmers has built an enormous fish pond that is feeding a community, building a fish farming business and changing lives in a remote corner of rural Kenya.

    Published:  30 June, 2014
  • Scottish aquaculture company up for two awards

    SCOTTISH Salmon Company in the running for two prizes at Highlands and Islands Food & Drink Awards.

    Published:  30 June, 2014
  • SFC scholarships for Sustainable Aquaculture students

    INTERNATIONAL publishing and media business, 5m, and the University of St Andrews are pleased to announce a substantial scholarship from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) for students from the EU.

    Published:  27 June, 2014
  • Marine Harvest Group share option scheme

    AT the MHG 2014 annual general meeting, approval was given of the issue of 1.5m options under the Share Option Scheme for Senior Executives (scheme).

    Published:  26 June, 2014
  • ASC certified tilapia in the spotlight

    AQUACULTURE Stewardship Council (ASC) certified responsibly farmed tilapia was in the spotlight during a recent visit to tilapia farm, Trapia Malaysia.

    Published:  23 June, 2014
  • Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre announced

    SCOTTISH minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse, announced the launch of the much-anticipated Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) at a special meeting at the Royal Highland Show on Friday.

    Published:  23 June, 2014
  • M&S Farming for the Future Bursary for Scottish Sea Farms Apprentice

    Shetland based Cameron Kitson Jones (18) will receive a bursary from M&S as he studies for his final year as a Modern Apprentice Husbandryman.

    Published:  20 June, 2014
  • L-R Cameron Kitson Jones, Colin Macdonald and Richard Darbyshire

    Two Scottish Sea Farms Wins at 2014 M&S Farming for the Future Awards

    National awards recognise sustainability, ethics and education.

    Published:  20 June, 2014
  • New contracts for AKVA

    AKVA GROUP ASA has entered into contracts for a total of five AC450 feed barges to companies within Norway Royal Salmon ASA group and related company Wilsgård Fiskeoppdrett AS.

    Published:  19 June, 2014
  • IPN gene and resistance mechanism identified

    THROUGH a collaborative project with national and international research institutions, AquaGen has identified the exact positions of the gene that codes for IPN resistance in salmon.

    Published:  19 June, 2014
  • Leading aquaculture health provider open for business in Asia

    International aquaculture health company Fish Vet Group (FVG) today officially opened for business in Asia with a ceremony to launch its state-of-the-art aquaculture diagnostic facility in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Published:  18 June, 2014
  • A new face in Troutex ApS

    Hans Jørn Holm has joined the worldwide supplier of trout ova Troutex ApS with effect from 1st of June 2014.

    Published:  17 June, 2014
  • Scottish Salmon Company hosts French exchange students

    Two groups of French HNC students are set to spend their summer on a foreign work experience programme with the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) in Argyll.

    Published:  16 June, 2014
  • Alan Sutherland

    Salmon farmers set up stall at Royal Highland Show

    West coast salmon will be taking centre stage at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh this weekend (19-22 June).

    Published:  16 June, 2014
  • Aquaculture conference ends on positive note

    ONE clear message has emerged from the World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014 (WAA14) conference: the global aquaculture industry is very well-placed to grow in a sustainable and socially responsible way, and will play an increasingly important role in supporting global food security and nutrition.

    Published:  12 June, 2014
  • Fusion Marine launches fly-through video of Triton fish farm pen system

    Fusion Marine has launched a dynamic fly-through video featuring its highly successful Triton fish farm pen system.

    Published:  11 June, 2014
  • ASC pangasius big in Japan

    AEON AND World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Japan recently hosted a launch event in Tokyo to celebrate that ASC certified pangasius is now available in AEON stores throughout Japan.

    Published:  09 June, 2014
  • Aquaculture needs to double by 2050

    A NEW report from the World Resources Institute (WRI) shows that aquaculture production will need to grow 113 percent by 2050 to meet growing demand for fish worldwide.

    Published:  05 June, 2014
  • Major refinance deal for Grieg

    LEADING farmed salmon company, Grieg Seafood ASA, has entered into a major finance deal following a new loan agreement with Nordea and Danske Bank.

    Published:  04 June, 2014
  • Positive start for Chilean salmon industry

    THE first quarter figures for the leading Chilean aquaculture companies suggests that the future of the salmon industry in the country is looking bright.

    Published:  03 June, 2014
  • Bright start for Bakkafrost

    BAKKAFROST, the largest farmed salmon producer in the Faroe Islands, has revealed a strong start to 2014 with earnings before tax and interest (EBIT of 185.5 million Danish kroners (DKK) for the first three months of the year.

    Published:  02 June, 2014
  • Breaking news: Sea lice breakthrough announced at Aviemore

    SCOTTISH company Landcatch has revealed today that it will be selling salmon eggs with improved resistance to sea lice later in the year.

    Published:  29 May, 2014
  • Innovation hallmarks fish farm refurb

    A NUMBER of fish farm pens at The Scottish Salmon Company’s (SSC) Toward site on Loch Striven have been upgraded using innovative new manufacturing techniques by Fusion Marine.

    Published:  26 May, 2014
  • Grieg back in black

    COMPANY accounts for 2013 reveal that Grieg Seafood Hjaltland has returned to profitability after AGD contributed to a multi-million-pound loss in 2012.

    Published:  26 May, 2014
  • NAFTA urges Regulation of Canadian fish farms

    THE formal investigation of Canada’s fish farming industry has been recommended by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation after its failure to protect wild salmon from disease.

    Published:  26 May, 2014
  • FishFrom frontman ‘has bottled it’ claims Jaffa

    THE decision by Andrew Robertson, the public face of FishFrom, the company planning to launch Scotland’s first land-based salmon farm, to pull out of Aquaculture UK, relates to Robertson’s fear of justifying the company’s ideology to the industry, says Martin Jaffa, at Callander McDowell.

    Published:  26 May, 2014
  • Young apprentices

    THE news that 80 people are now enrolled on Modern Apprenticeships in the salmon farming industry has been welcomed by the SSPO boss as a great investment in the industry’s long term future.

    Published:  23 May, 2014
  • Making waves in aquaculture

    A NEW wave energy device, created by Scottish marine energy company Albatern, has been installed off the Isle of Muck on Scotland’s west coast.

    Published:  23 May, 2014
  • A little bit of foul play

    AFTER s hugely successful year on the Norwegian market, an English version of Den Lille Groeboken, The Little Book on Fouling, is being launched at Aquaculture UK, in Aviemore.

    Published:  22 May, 2014
  • Fusion Marine and the H2OCEAN project

    FUSION Marine is involved in the ground-breaking H20CEAN project, selected by the European Commission and funded under the Ocean of Tomorrow Initiative, to develop a design concept for an economically and environmentally sustainable multiple use open sea platform.

    Published:  21 May, 2014
  • SSC reports strong Q1

    THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has reported a highly successful first quarter to 2014, boosted by a new and exclusive two-year contract and a growing export market.

    Published:  21 May, 2014
  • Aquaculture vital to rural Scotland claims report

    THE Scottish aquaculture industry ‘provides considerable benefits for fragile economic areas’, according to an independent report published yesterday.

    Published:  21 May, 2014
  • The non-electric company

    AQUALINE has introduced a news antistatic feed pipe, with full documentation from SINTEF Energi.Aqualine with new antistatic feed pipe.

    Published:  20 May, 2014
  • COAST question SSC claims 

    THE Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) has contested claims made by the Scottish Salmon Co in relation to its fish farm operations in Lamlash Bay. 

    Published:  20 May, 2014
  • Fish health distribution deal

    A DISTRIBUTION contract has been signed between Leiber GmbH and PHARMAQ AS to supply products to the growing aquaculture markets.

    Published:  20 May, 2014
  • Canada should be "world leader in fish farming" - call

    CANADA has yet to fully capitalise on the many opportunities presented by aquaculture, says  the head of one of the country's  leading industry bodies.

    Published:  19 May, 2014
  • Paul Wheelhouse comment on Scottish shellfish farm production survey 2013

    Minister for Environment and Climate Change Paul Wheelhouse said:

    Published:  19 May, 2014
  • Land-farmed salmon not commercially viable - Cooke Aquaculture

    CANADA's biggest seafood aquaculture company says many problems will have to be solved before salmon can be raised commercially on land.

    Published:  15 May, 2014
  • Shellfish mum causes conference chaos

    ONE of the UK's leading industry conferences was thrown into disarray this week when a bird decided to lay an egg within the space designated for the exhibition marquee.

    Published:  15 May, 2014
  • Larger salmon smolts produce healthier fat

    Farmed salmon is rich in fat, but fillets of farmed salmon contain less marine omega-3 than previously, because a large fraction of the fish oil in the feed has been replaced by plant oil. Scientists have discovered a way of stimulating farmed salmon to convert plant oil in the feed to marine omega-3.

    Published:  13 May, 2014
  • EU commitment to developing aquaculture

    EU COMMISSIONER for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, outlined a commitment to increase the percentage of seafood farmed within the European Union at the Seafood Expo Global in Brussels yesterday.

    Published:  08 May, 2014
  • Three is the magic number

    THE Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and GLOBALG.A.P. came together today to develop the next steps towards achieving efficiencies across the three programmes.

    Published:  08 May, 2014
  • PHARMAQ AS expands its global product portfolio in the aquatic health segment

    By signing a distribution agreement with the German Leiber GmbH, PHARMAQ AS teams up with a very competent partner in the interesting segment of yeast products and immune stimulation for its global aquaculture customer base.

    Published:  06 May, 2014
  • Orkney fish farm finally approved

    APPROVAL was granted this week for a new Scottish Sea Farms site at Wyre, Orkney.

    Published:  02 May, 2014
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