Category Archives: Aquaculture

Norway seafood export revenue continues to rise

Norway seafood export revenue continues to rise

NORWAY exported less salmon last month, but what it did sell netted  a  considerably higher financial return. Figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council show that May salmon exports totalled 73,000 tons, down by five per cent.  The value, however, went up by 11 per cent or   by 535 million kroners (NOK). So far this yearContinue Reading

Medicine costs drop in sea lice fight

Medicine costs drop in sea lice fight

SCOTTISH salmon farms have seen a dramatic decrease in spending on medicinal treatments to control sea lice, according to a new report. Figures published by the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) show that over the past two years, such treatments have dropped from 71 per cent of total fish health management costs to 28 perContinue Reading

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DHL beefs up cold chain to US and Asia

DHL beefs up cold chain to US and Asia

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post group, says it is going to accelerate the supply chain for the north Norwegian seafood industry. DHL has started shipping live crabs and seafood from the Lakselv Airport Banak in north Norway to Asia and Northern America. On dedicated weekly flights, DHL transports the freshContinue Reading

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Another Ace for Scottish innovator

Another Ace for Scottish innovator

A SCOTTISH company has made the shortlist for Aqua Nor’s prestigious innovation award, which received a record number of entries this year. Ace Aquatec of Dingwall has been nominated, along with two Norwegian companies, for its sophisticated pipeline in-water electric stunner, which is capable of stunning fish one metre from the holding pen prior toContinue Reading

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‘Remarkable’ progress in driving growth

‘Remarkable’ progress in driving growth

THE progress made by the aquaculture industry towards its 2030 vision for growth has been ‘remarkable’ so far, according to Stewart Graham, one of the driving forces behind the strategy. Addressing the opening of the Aquaculture UK conference held at Stirling University this week, Graham (pictured) said that even as an ‘eternal optimist’ he wasContinue Reading

Norway reports dramatic drop in fish escapes

Norway reports dramatic drop in fish escapes

NORWAY is claiming success in reducing the number of fish escaping from its fish farms – thanks to an industry wide effort. According to the Norwegian  directorate of fisheries 126,000 salmon and 62,000 rainbow trout escaped last year compared to 170,000 salmon and 84,000 trout in 2015. So far this year fish farms have reportedContinue Reading

Fish farming boosts Faroes population

Fish farming boosts Faroes population

IT is a country whose population has just passed the 50,000 mark – around the size  of Inverness in Scotland – but the Faroe Islands has just published an upbeat budget, thanks in large part to its growing fish farming industry. The Finance Minister Kristina Háfoss, while stressing the importance  of responsible spending , hasContinue Reading

Norwegian export rise continues into March

Norwegian export rise continues into March

Norway exported 636,000 tonnes of seafood worth NOK 24.1 billion in the first quarter of this year., the latest figures show. This is an increase of 13 per cent or NOK  2.7 billion compared with the first quarter last year. Volume fell by seven  per cent. The monthly figure for March shows exports worth NOKContinue Reading

Nutriad participates in Aquaculture Seminar Malaysia

Nutriad participates in Aquaculture Seminar Malaysia

Multinational aqua additives specialist Nutriad participated in the yearly aquaculture seminar organized by its Vietnamese distribution partner Tan Sao. This year’s seminar was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event addressed challenges for farmers on health and nutrition, providing them practical solutions with a proven track record across the region. Alexander Van Halteren, Business DevelopmentContinue Reading

Norway orders fish farm drug reduction

Norway orders fish farm drug reduction

THE Norwegian authorities have taken steps to reduce the environmental effects of drugs used to treat sea lice in fish farming. Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg has ordered the stricter rules because some of the delousing agents can affect shrimp (prawns) and other forms of shellfish. The Minister said that while there will always be aContinue Reading