Salmon transport firm in £2m expansion

Salmon transport firm in £2m expansion

A SCOTTISH logistics company, with aquaculture at the heart of its business, is expanding, with a new depot in Aberdeen. Northwards, which has bases in Lerwick and Kirkwall in the Northern Isles, as well as in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness and Scrabster, has invested more than £2 million in the 20,000 sq ft depot, with aContinue Reading

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New barges will boost farm growth

New barges will boost farm growth

SCOTTISH salmon farmer Loch Duart is to invest in new feed barges after securing £1.2 million finance from a local bank. The money, from HSBC, will enable the company, which exports salmon globally, to continue developing sustainable farming methods. The additional barges, to be built by Gael Force and significantly bigger than the producer’s existingContinue Reading

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Iceland tips big rise in salmon exports

Iceland tips big rise in salmon exports

MORE than a quarter of Iceland’s seafood exports could be from salmon farms within the next four years, a leading figure in the industry has forecast. Þorsteinn Másson, regional manager of the aquaculture company Arnarlax, said that while his prediction – made in a recent lecture – may be ‘a bit daring’ at the moment,Continue Reading

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Focus on RAS in Berlin show

Focus on RAS in Berlin show

RECIRCULATING Aquaculture Systems (RAS) will be one of the themes of this year’s European Aquaculture Society (EAS) conference, to be held in Berlin in October. Alongside the EAS Aquaculture Europe 2019 event, the Nordic Network on RAS (NordicRAS) will stage a workshop. This will be held on Monday, October 7, and on the morning ofContinue Reading

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Norway revamps aquaculture policy

Norway revamps aquaculture policy

A NEW centre right government in Norway has set out its policy for the future development of the country’s aquaculture sector, which includes stepping up work on tackling sea lice. Although there has been no election, a fresh four-way coalition has been formed after Prime Minister Erna Solberg (pictured) brought the small Christian Democrat PartyContinue Reading

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Prize panel named for aqua awards

Prize panel named for aqua awards

THE judging panel for the 2019 Aquaculture Awards has been selected for its breadth of knowledge of the varied aspects of the global industry, said the award organisers. Announced this morning, the judges are: Alex Adrian, aquaculture operations manager of Crown Estate Scotland; Nicki Holmyard, seafood journalist and director of Offshore Shellfish; Martin Gill, headContinue Reading

Research boosts EU fish breeding

Research boosts EU fish breeding

A FIVE year EU funded study into advanced aquaculture breeding programmes has demonstrated the potential of selecting for disease resistance, say researchers. The NOK 75 million Fishboost project, led by Norwegian research organisation Nofima, has involved scientists from nine countries, 14 research institutions, 11 companies and an NGO. Their goal was to improve European aquacultureContinue Reading

Pinneys staff forgotten claims MSP

Pinneys staff forgotten claims MSP

THE 450 people who lost their jobs following the closure of Young’s owned Pinneys salmon site at Annan have been forgotten, according to a local member of the Scottish parliament. Speaking in Holyrood during a debate on the regional economy, Colin Smyth, the Labour MSP for South Scotland, said the community were told no stoneContinue Reading

Lowest lice figures since records began

Lowest lice figures since records began

SEA lice numbers recorded at Scottish salmon farms in September were the lowest for that month in five years, and overall numbers for 2018 were the lowest since reporting began in 2013. According to the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO), which published the latest figures on its website this week, the industry lice average forContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, January 18

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, January 18

GRIMSBY HOSTS SEAFOOD CAREERS EVENT AN event which aims to give young people an insight into the diverse range of careers within the seafood and general food sector is taking place in Grimsby next month. Titled the Future of Food, it is organised and co-ordinated by the Grimsby Institute and Seafish. Some of the biggestContinue Reading

Aquaculture stars in prize shortlist

Aquaculture stars in prize shortlist

FOUR aquaculture trainees have made the shortlist for this year’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards. They are among 24 finalists named by Lantra Scotland, the sector skills council for land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation industries, which organises the competition. Among the aquaculture hopefuls are Harry Hamlin-Wright, a vet from Perth, who wasContinue Reading