Category Archives: Aquaculture

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

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Mowi feed barge sinks in storm

Mowi feed barge sinks in storm

SCOTTISH salmon farmer Mowi (formerly Marine Harvest) has reported the sinking of one of its feed barges in the Outer Hebrides. No staff were aboard when the barge sank in the early hours of Thursday morning near Lochboisdale, Uist, after taking on water during a storm of 2m swells. Mowi said there was no otherContinue Reading

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Fish farm fuelled flight takes off

Fish farm fuelled flight takes off

A JET airliner has just completed the world’s first commercial flight using biofuel originating from a fish farm. A United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways Boeing 787 made the 3,200-mile journey from Abu Dhabi in to Amsterdam, opening the way for a new era in much cleaner aviation fuel. The initiative, said the team behind theContinue Reading

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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

SEPA’s one-size-fits-all plan ‘won’t work’

SEPA’s one-size-fits-all plan ‘won’t work’

SCOTLAND’S salmon farmers have raised several concerns over the proposed regulatory overhaul by the environmental watchdog, outlined in a report published in November. The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO), which represents the sector, said in a statement on its website that it is ‘delighted SEPA [the Scottish Environment Protection Agency] proposes to give salmon farmersContinue Reading

Vet medicine warning with ‘no deal’

Vet medicine warning with ‘no deal’

THE body representing the UK animal health industry has urged politicians to work together to agree a Brexit resolution and provide more certainty for the sector. Companies are finalising plans to ensure supply of vital veterinary medicines within the UK, as the March 29 deadline for exiting the EU approaches, said NOAH (the National OfficeContinue Reading

Bid to find top young seafood chef

Bid to find top young seafood chef

THE search to find Britain’s best young seafood chef for 2019 has begun. The annual competition, now in its 17th year, encourages chefs to cook with seafood and always attracts a high calibre of student. The competition is sponsored by Seafish, the public body that supports the £10 billion UK seafood industry, and run byContinue Reading

Norway export fears over Brexit vote

Norway export fears over Brexit vote

THE Norwegian seafood industry has expressed alarm over future sales to the UK after last night’s crushing Brexit deal defeat in the House of Commons. Britain is Norway’s fourth largest export market for fish. It exported 148,000 tonnes in 2018, worth more than £5 billion, more than half of it salmon. Add in oil andContinue Reading

Prize winning Prof is new Stirling boss

Prize winning Prof is new Stirling boss

PROFESSOR Selina Stead has been appointed director of the Institute of Aquaculture at Stirling University. She takes up her new post on March 1. Stead (pictured) is currently Dean, Public Orator and Professor of Marine Governance and Environmental Science at Newcastle University, where she has worked for the past 15 years. In July 2017 sheContinue Reading