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  • First ASC certification Down Under

    TASSAL Operations’ Macquarie Harbour Farm has become the first farm in Australia to achieve certification against the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Standard for responsible aquaculture.

    Published:  22 April, 2014
  • Good day for Eday

    EDAY Fish Farm site has been named as a Regional Finalist in the 2014 M&S Farming for the Future Awards.

    Published:  22 April, 2014
  • Ocea Thermolicer

    Ocea Bremnes Seashore double team on sea lice solution

    OCEA and Bremnes Seashore recently signed an agreement on the further development of the Ocea Thermolicer.

    Published:  22 April, 2014

    Relevant and cost-effective spatial planning can ensure future aquaculture development is both environmentally and economically sustainable.

    Published:  17 April, 2014
  • Hebrides farmed salmon jobs

    Local company is Western Isles success story

    Published:  15 April, 2014
  • Paul Wheelhouse visits the Gael Force Group and AKVA Scotland Group

    The Scottish Government Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse who also has responsibility for Aquaculture visited the Gael Force Group and AKVA Scotland Group in Inverness on Friday 7th of March.

    Published:  14 April, 2014
  • New innovations at World Aquaculture Conference

    PARTICIPANTS at the World Aquaculture Conference will hear from about important developments in commercial fish health and shrimp nutrition.

    Published:  10 April, 2014
  • AquaVision announces Innovation Award

    AQUAVISION and DSM Nutritional Products (DSM) are delighted to confirm the ‘DSM Innovation Award’ will again be presented at AquaVision 2014.

    Published:  10 April, 2014
  • Marine Harvest playing with a full deck

    MARINE Harvest has taken advantage of the plastics expertise of Fusion Marine by installing decking made from environmentally friendly recycled plastic at their Ardnish Feed Trials Unit at Lochailort.

    Published:  09 April, 2014
  • Filling the GLOBAL skills G.A.P.

    THE first ever GLOBALG.A.P. Capacity Building and Farm Assurer Workshop for Aquaculture is taking place in Brussels on 7-9 May.

    Published:  09 April, 2014
  • Peruvian scallop first for ASC assessment

    PERU-BASED scallop producer, AcuaPesca Group, is the first company to enter assessment against the ASC Bivalve Standard. AcuaPesca is seeking ASC certification for their five scallop farms in Peru.

    Published:  08 April, 2014
  • First saltwater farmed tilapia

    AQUASENSE is entering into discussions with global seafood companies for the exclusive right to distribute the fish industry’s first ever farm-raised, saltwater red tilapia products in the US market.

    Published:  08 April, 2014
  • Tesco forced to scrap salmon campaign

    SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has had to bin its ‘100% Scottish’ salmon campaign after admitting that some of its products were imported from Norway.

    Published:  07 April, 2014
  • Mariculture conference welcome address confirmed

    THE president of the Associazione Piscicoltori Italiani (API), Pier Antonio Salvador, has been confirmed as the welcome address speaker for the 5th Offshore Mariculture Conference.

    Published:  07 April, 2014
  • Oil change for MH salmon

    MARINE Harvest has entered into an agreement with FF Skagen to clean all relevant fish oil used for Marine Harvest salmon farming. 

    Published:  03 April, 2014
  • AKVA completes acquisition of YesMaritime

    AKVA GROUP ASA completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares in YesMaritime AS yesterday.

    Published:  02 April, 2014
  • EU raises objections to Marine Harvest takeover

    AFTER having approved the takeover of Morpol by Marine Harvest on 30 September 2013, the European Commission has informed Marine Harvest that it is currently investigating whether ITS acquisition of Morpol infringed merger regulations.

    Published:  31 March, 2014
  • Sustainable Fish Feed for Aquaculture

    ON 8 April the European Feed Manufacturers' Federation is holding a stakeholder workshop in Brussels to discuss future options for sustainable fish feed.

    Published:  28 March, 2014
  • Ecuadorian shrimp cage farm success

    THE first results from an experimental sea cage shrimp farm in Puerto Engabao, Ecuador, have been published.

    Published:  28 March, 2014
  • No buenos Dias

    THE Greek sea bass and bream farmer, Dias Aquaculture, will be filing for bankruptcy, the company announced today.

    Published:  27 March, 2014
  • Marine Harvest sell farms in Orkney and Shetland

    MARINE Harvest announced today that it is selling its integrated farming operations on Shetland and Orkney to the North American company Cooke Aquaculture Inc.

    Published:  27 March, 2014
  • Fish Farm application taken to the Wyre

    A SCOTTISH Sea Farms (SSF) planning application for a salmon farm at Gairsay Sound, Wyre, Orkney, has been refused by the Orkney Island’s Council planning committee.

    Published:  26 March, 2014
  • Poverty, hunger, nutrition and aquaculture

    TWO specific sessions are being held at the World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014 conference that will discuss the role of aquaculture in alleviating the issues of global hunger, and its connection with poverty and nutrition.

    Published:  26 March, 2014
  • Wheelhouse hits the north

    THE Scottish Government Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse who also has responsibility for Aquaculture visited the Gael Force Group and AKVA Scotland Group in Inverness earlier this month.

    Published:  26 March, 2014
  • PHARMAQ signs agreement in Vietnam

    PHARMAQ and The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Vietnam have signed an agreement of co-operation today.

    Published:  21 March, 2014
  • IFA presses for more support for oyster sector

    IRELAND’S 130 oyster producers need practical support by way of a working licence system and vital capital aid made available to all growers, says IFA’s Aquaculture Executive, Richie Flynn.

    Published:  20 March, 2014
  • ISA outbreak at Chilean salmon farm

    INFECTIOUS salmon anaemia (ISA) has been confirmed in two cages in a salmon farming centre in Chiloe Island belonging to Invertec Pesquera Mar de Chiloe (Invermar).

    Published:  19 March, 2014
  • Fish farming enters the space age

    THE world’s seas could soon be home to a raft of state-of-the art ‘robo-rigs’, an exciting innovation developed by a Norwegian company that could pave the way for a new era of aquaculture.

    Published:  19 March, 2014
  • Sustainability first for fish farming industry

    TODAY at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston, the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), along with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and Rabobank, joined together for the first time in the US to demonstrate how the global farmed salmon industry is leading the way in changing current aquaculture business practices to ensure a sustainable future for the industry.

    Published:  18 March, 2014
  • Dan helps the minister with the first fish

    Joint venture project sees launch of barramundi farm in Sri Lanka

    A joint venture project between Sri Lankan company Oceanpick and Kames Fish Farming Ltd of Scotland has seen the launch of the first marine fish farm in Sri Lanka.

    Published:  17 March, 2014
  • IFA calls on Coveney to fillet excessive bureacracy blocking marine jobs and exports

    IFA President, Eddie Downey, has warned that job and export targets in peripheral coastal areas cannot be met without a radical streamlining and reprioritisation of the bureacractic bottlenecks stalling the industry.

    Published:  17 March, 2014
  • Scottish Salmon Exports to USA set to reach £200 million

    SCOTTISH farmed salmon 2013 sales to the USA hit nearly £200 million for the first time, the fourth year running that the USA has been a leading destination for Scottish salmon.

    Published:  12 March, 2014
  • Delegates to enjoy LEGO at AquaVision 2014

    RESPECTED innovation professor David Robertson will give a talk at AquaVision 2014 titled ‘Brick by brick: How LEGO rewrote the rules of innovation’.

    Published:  12 March, 2014
  • First ASC certified salmon introduced to North America

    LOBLAW, Canada’s largest seller of seafood, will be the first food retailer in North America to offer shoppers ASC certified salmon.

    Published:  11 March, 2014
  • Scottish Sea Farms to sponsor Cape Wrath Challenge

    A QUIRKY, unique and friendly series of running events in the far north-west of Scotland has secured support from Scottish Sea Farms for the next three years, with £6,000 sponsorship from the Heart of The Community Trust.

    Published:  11 March, 2014
  • Levels of medicine in farmed fish within permitted limits

    THE results of analyses performed on 8,940 farmed fish in 2013 showed neither residues of legal medicines above permitted limits nor traces of illegal substances.

    Published:  11 March, 2014
  • Icelandic salmon farms first to earn BAP Certification

    FJARDALAX ehf’s salmon farm sites in Iceland are Europe’s first salmon farms to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late February.

    Published:  11 March, 2014
  • ASC labelled responsibly farmed fish introduced in the Finnish Fish Guide

    The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is pleased to announce that the Finnish Fish Guide now includes ASC labelled responsibly farmed fish for the first time.

    Published:  10 March, 2014
  • Scottish salmon farming is Freedom Food’s greatest success

    Freedom Food – the RSPCA’s food labelling scheme – has announced that 70% of Scottish salmon is now farmed to the RSPCA's higher welfare standards. 

    Published:  10 March, 2014
  • Marine Harvest fish farmer wins LANTRA learner award

    A farm technician at Marine Harvest’s Inchmore hatchery at Glenmoriston has won a prestigious award for people studying for qualifications in aquaculture.

    Published:  07 March, 2014
  • Call for Abstracts

    Virginia Tech is requesting abstracts for papers to be presented at the 10th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture (ICRA).

    Published:  06 March, 2014
  • Ness of Copister Salmon loss

    A Meridian Salmon Group spokesperson said: “We can confirm that our Ness of Copister farming site on Yell, Shetland, suffered serious damage as a result of the sustained, severe storms that have hit the region.

    Published:  05 March, 2014
  • New MD takes the helm at Aqualife

    AQUALIFE, the market leader in commercial fish health and welfare, has appointed Ronnie Soutar, formally Director of Veterinary Services at University of Edinburgh, as its new Managing Director.

    Published:  04 March, 2014
  • Aquaculture UK 2014 on track for sell-out show!

    Aquaculture UK 2014 on track for sell-out show!

    Published:  03 March, 2014
  • Mass-death of Canadian scallops

    THREE years’ worth of scallops, worth more than Canadian $10 million, has been wiped out at a shellfish producer in British Columbia.

    Published:  28 February, 2014
  • Norwegian seafood export infographic

    THE Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) has developed an infographic which provides an easy reference for Norway’s seafood exports in 2013.

    Published:  28 February, 2014
  • ASC certified salmon heads to Japan

    AEON, Japan’s largest retailer, is the first store in the country to sell Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified salmon.

    Published:  28 February, 2014
  • Good year for Scottish Salmon Company

    THE Scottish Salmon Company results for 2013 show an uplift on 2012, with the company finishing the year on target both in terms of harvest volumes and profit (EBIT).

    Published:  28 February, 2014
  • Boost to sustainable farming in Canada

    THE CANADIAN Aquaculture Industry Alliance has given a big welcome to the federal government’s renewed commitment to its Sustainable Aquaculture Programme.

    Published:  24 February, 2014
  • AKVA group ASA : 4Q 2013 financial reporting

    AKVA group had good growth in activity in Q4 fueled by strong order inflow. Total order inflow in Q4 was 467 MNOK. This represents 70% growth compared to Q4 2012 resulting in an all-time high order backlog of 520 MNOK at the end of the quarter. 

    Published:  21 February, 2014
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