Author Archives: Jenny Hjul

UN aquaculture worker in plane toll

UN aquaculture worker in plane toll

A BRITISH woman who was among the 157 people killed in yesterday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash worked for the United Nations fisheries and aquaculture department. Joanna Toole, 36, from Devon, one of seven Britons to die in the tragedy, was heading for the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. The Boeing 737 Max 8 plane hitContinue Reading

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Iceland MPs on Norway fact finder

Iceland MPs on Norway fact finder

AS Iceland gears up to expand its aquaculture sector, a group from the country’s parliament, the Althingi, has just completed a fact finding mission to study how the Norwegians successfully developed their own industry. Eleven members of the parliamentary employment committee had been in Bergen for the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) last week and,Continue Reading

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AKVA recruits iron ladies of Chile

AKVA recruits iron ladies of Chile

MORE than 20 women are working as welders in Chile’s aquaculture industry, after a special rectuitment programme. They have been trained for the production line following an inclusion scheme introduced by Norwegian owned AKVA Group that is promoting sustainable development. The company created the programme at its Puerto Montt base last year, training local womenContinue Reading

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Prize apprentice scoops three awards

Prize apprentice scoops three awards

AN apprentice with the Scottish Salmon Company scooped three big prizes at the Lantra Scotland Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards last night. Janis Brivkalns from Dunoon was named as joint overall Learner of the Year, as well as winning the Aquaculture Learner of the Year and the Modern Apprentice of the YearContinue Reading

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Women in aquaculture group launched

Women in aquaculture group launched

REPRESENTATIVES from across the aquaculture industry in Scotland are meeting today to launch Women in Scottish Aquaculture (WiSA), which aims to encourage more women to join the sector. Aquaculture professionals from industry, academia and the public sector, gathering at Stirling University, will celebrate International Women’s Day by pledging to support women in the industry. TheContinue Reading

RAS farmer ‘learnt from mistakes’

RAS farmer ‘learnt from mistakes’

LAND based salmon farming pioneer Atlantic Sapphire is now reaching expectations at its Danish farm, said the company, presenting an investor update at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum in Bergen. The company’s farm in Langsand, Hvide Sande, Denmark, operating since 2011, has achieved a biomass of 870 tonnes (real live weight), which will produce anContinue Reading

Early success at new wave farm

Early success at new wave farm

COOKE Aquaculture’s newest site in Orkney, East Skelwick, lies 2.5km from the nearest landfall or, as farm manager Stewart Rendall puts it, ‘on the edge of the ocean’. Described as a trial site, it is Scotland’s most exposed high energy farm, and its success could help change the way salmon are farmed in the future.Continue Reading

Study explores impact of RAS on salmon

Study explores impact of RAS on salmon

THE impact of recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS) on salmon smolts is to be investigated by a consortium led by Stirling University’s Institute of Aquaculture (IoA). The £2 million Robust-Smolt study – involving 14 institutions and organisations – will compare the robustness and susceptibility of RAS reared Atlantic salmon to pathogens. Over the next three years,Continue Reading

Salmon farmers adopt ‘trusted’ algae feed

Salmon farmers adopt ‘trusted’ algae feed

MORE than 350,000 tonnes of aquafeed containing an algae based protein source have been sold to salmon farmers over the past two years, the North Atlantic Seafood Forum in Bergen was told yesterday. AlgaPrime DHA, made by Netherlands company Corbion, is being sold to Norwegian salmon farmers in feeds formulated by BioMar. Developed to reduceContinue Reading