Category Archives: Aquaculture

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

Team assembled to deliver Marine Harvest Feed Plant

Team assembled to deliver Marine Harvest Feed Plant

Following approval by the authorities for its fish feed plant in Scotland, Marine Harvest has announced a number of new appointments to deliver the 110m Euro (£93 m) investment. Ben Hadfield, Chief Operating Officer Feed and Managing Director of Marine Harvest Scotland welcomed the new appointments, saying: “This is a major investment for the companyContinue Reading

Put sustainability above price, says public

Put sustainability above price, says public

NEW research has found that sustainability is a key driver for seafood purchases, it is claimed. Across 21 countries overall, sustainability is rated more highly than price and brand, with nearly three-quarters  of seafood consumers agreeing that in order to save the oceans, shoppers should only consume seafood from sustainable sources. This is in contrastContinue Reading

S. Korea and Iran in joint fish farming talks

S. Korea and Iran in joint fish farming talks

THE governments of South Korea and Iran have agreed to hold talks on fishery co-operation including setting up a joint fish farming venture. The two countries have already held preliminary discussions and the news follows a trade show in Tehran in May  where 80 Korean companies were represented. South Korea is rich in fishery resources,Continue Reading

Fishupdate Briefing Friday July 29

Fishupdate Briefing Friday July 29

FIRE RAVAGED SEAFOOD FACTORY TO BE REBUILT A LARGE Newfoundland fish factory which was destroyed by fire  in April  is to be rebuilt within the next year, the owners have declared. The  company, Quinlan Brothers Limited has issued a press release saying that it has  worked with snow crab producers since the fire to ensureContinue Reading

Works starts on new salmon hatchery

Works starts on new salmon hatchery

A turf cutting ceremony to mark the start of work on Marine Harvest’s new salmon hatchery at Inchmore, Glenmoriston, took place last week. The facility replaces the existing hatchery, which has been on the site for 38 years, and will have a workforce of 18. Around five million smolts, as well as similar numbers ofContinue Reading