Fishermen content to be subject to king scallop controls

Thu, 27 Apr 2017

The body that represents the largest number of scallop fishermen in Scotland has welcomed new government measures to help protect king scallop stocks.

 

Ground broken at Memphis fishmeal replacement facility

Thu, 27 Apr 2017

Work on a new 37-acre plant that will produce 200,000 tonnes of Calysta’s FeedKind protein for the aquafeed industry began this week.

 

Scots seafood wins £1 million promotional package

Thu, 27 Apr 2017

Seafood Scotland has been awarded just under £1 million of EU funding to help showcase Scottish produce at seven trade shows around the globe over the next 12 months.

 

Camelina oil gains Canadian approval for use in salmon feed

Thu, 27 Apr 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has approved the use of mechanically-extracted camelina oil as a feed ingredient for farmed salmon and trout.

 

Seafood sustainability schemes gain momentum

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) hosted their annual Seafood Futures Forum at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels today.

 

Milestones marked by salmon initiative

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

Over a quarter of the sites farmed by the 12 companies that are part of the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) were Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified by the end of 2016 – a 60% increase compared to the previous year.

 

British fishermen back Brexit to the hilt

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

The UK fishing industry is challenging candidates in the General Election to pledge their support for restoring national control of UK waters.

 

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Nutriad appoints new technical manager in China

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Dr Wei Wang as Technical Manager for China. As part of an ongoing strategy to increase its presence in this dynamic market, Nutriad continues to invest in building technical and commercial support teams in China, allowing them to further improve their constant engagement and support to customers.

 

Chilean salmon producer steps up ambitious ASC commitment

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

Salmones Blumar has announced it has completed its plan to enter all of its production sites into aquaculture improvement projects and, ultimately, earn 100% certification of all their salmon farms to the rigorous Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.

 

Sockeye shortfall forecast

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

This year’s commercial sockeye harvest in Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) is projected to be 1.2 million fish less than the 10-year average, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

 

Plans to reduce marine litter launched

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

Over 40 seafood, fishing industry, NGO, and government stakeholders have joined forces to recommend practical steps the seafood industry can take to reduce lost or discarded fishing gear, otherwise known as ‘ghost gear’.

 

Scots seek to build on salmon export success

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

Scottish producers exported 75,000 tonnes of salmon, worth £451 million, to buyers in 60 countries last year.

 

Fresh seaweed trial underway

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

A trial that aims to help to create one of the UK's first seaweed farms, near Oban, is now underway.

 

Lerøy to use fish oil replacement in ongrowing feeds

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

One of the world’s largest salmon producers has announced plans to use feed containing microalgae to ensure that its fish contain high levels of long chain omega-3s.

 

Alaska Fish Factor: plans to rejuvenate an ageing industry

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

Numerous studies over the past decade have highlighted Alaska’s “graying of the fleet” (the average age of permit holders is 50), and the lack of opportunities for younger people to launch a career in commercial fishing.

 

Gael Force launches new site

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

Gael Force Group has unveiled a new aquaculture-centred website, promoting their strong range of equipment, technology and service capabilities in the aquaculture market.

 

High halibut volumes in Alaska likely to impact prices

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

Alaska has had two weeks of strong halibut landings, prior to the opening of the main halibut season in Russia, according to this week’s Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight.

 

Salmon smolt tracking scheme launched

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

A new project which will allow the migratory movements of salmon smolts from rivers in five EU countries to be tracked by the public has been launched by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) today.

 

Opportunity for future seafood leaders

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

A program designed to train and inspire the next generation of Australian seafood supremos is now underway.

 

Shellfish growers poised for lagoon show

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

Prospects for cultivating mussels, oysters, scallops, clams, cockles and seaweed in the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon (TLSB) are promising, according to a new report from Seafish.

 

Alaskans assess state's mariculture potential

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

Alaska’s mariculture industry could be worth as much as $1 billion a year within three decades.

 

A fresh look at salmon shelf life

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

Marine Harvest has unveiled plans to be the first global seafood company to install Keep-it, a smart labelling indicator that shows an accurate shelf life, on all its fish products.

 

Chance to sign up for salmon farm tours

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

Members of the public are being encouraged to sign up for tours of salmon farms which are being offered by members of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) this summer.

 

Scots secure £5m for marine research funding

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) has been awarded £5 million from the Scottish Funding Council this week.

 

Novel technology to be used in search for disease-free seaweed

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

A hi-tech piece of lab equipment that could be used for the first time to help breed disease-resistant algae for the seaweed-growing industry has been delivered to the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) this week.

 

Dirty words over cleanerfish fishery

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

A call to halt the supply of live wild-caught wrasse to the salmon aquaculture sector has been issued by the Angling Trust.

 

Canada and Scotland top performers for MH

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

Marine Harvest has reported a decent first quarter to the year, with their operations in Canada and Scotland faring particularly well.

 

Baltic farmer/processor reports solid start to the year

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

PRFoods, which is engaged in fish processing in Finland and Estonia as well as fish farming in Sweden and Finland, has reported a 3.2% sales increase in the first quarter of the year.

 

Fish can solve problems collectively

Wed, 19 Apr 2017

Some fish can pool their experience to solve problems collectively, according to new research from scientists at the University of St Andrews.

 

Salmon sector outweighs fishing industry

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

Scotland’s salmon farming sector generated more money than the entire UK fishing industry for the first time ever last year.

 

Award for Middle Eastern RAS project

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

The AquaBioTech Group, has been awarded the Aquaculture Farm Innovation Award for their role in the development of recirculating aquaculture systems (RASs) in the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Centre for Marine Research.

 

Pacific cleanerfish project proves its worth

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

Following the successful deployment of a number of species – notably lumpsuckers and ballan wrasse – as cleanerfish in salmon cages in the eastern Atlantic, the aquaculture industry in BC has been seeking to find a fish native to the Pacific that might be able to pick lice off its salmon.

 

Easter respite for egg-laden shrimp

Mon, 17 Apr 2017

Pink shrimp price talks and egg-laden females have left boats tied up at the dock in Oregon, according to this week’s Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight.

 

Alaska Fish Factor: further boost for salmon season

Mon, 17 Apr 2017

Salmon markets are looking good, the statewide salmon catch forecast of 204 million is up by a million fish, and the world’s biggest sockeye fishery at Bristol Bay is breaking records for chilling its fish.

 

Prices and disease hit global shrimp production

Thu, 13 Apr 2017

Lower international prices and outbreaks of disease in some leading producing countries meant that global production of farmed shrimp in 2016 remained stagnant, or even fell, compared to the year before.

 

Spanish sustainability breakthrough

Thu, 13 Apr 2017

Piscifactoria Del Alba, which farms rainbow trout at three freshwater sites, is the first aquaculture producer in Spain to gain Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.

 

Award for organic salmon supremo

Thu, 13 Apr 2017

The General Manager of BC-based Creative Salmon, Tim Rundle, recently scooped the Organic Champion of the Year prize at the inaugural Canadian Organic Trade Association’s (COTA) awards night. Held in Vancouver, the event celebrated the contributions of organic agriculture and aquaculture producers across Canada. Rundle, who is also the Chair of the Pacific Organic Seafood Association (POSA), was recognized for his involvement in the organic seafood community and his role in the development of the Canadian Organic Aquaculture Standard, which was published in 2012.

 

Former farmer makes Forbes listing

Thu, 13 Apr 2017

Creating a device that could help Asian fish and shrimp producers use 21% less feed has landed a former fish farmer a place in this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Industry, Manufacturing and Energy list.

 

Key EU stocks “returning to greatness”

Wed, 12 Apr 2017

The status of a number of key European fish stocks is on the rise, thanks to the “decades of self-sacrifice” by EU fishermen, according to one of their representative bodies.

 

Season set for Kodiak herring

Wed, 12 Apr 2017

The Kodiak herring sac roe fishery will begin at noon Saturday April 15th, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) has announced this week.

 

Seafood stars vie for excellence awards

Wed, 12 Apr 2017

Fifteen seafood producers, across eight of the 22 award categories, have made the shortlist for this year’s Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.

 

A single celled replacement for fishmeal?

Tue, 11 Apr 2017

Large scale production of a single cell organism could reduce the need to use wild-caught fish and agricultural crops as the key protein ingredients in aquaculture feeds, according to a new study published in PEERJ today.

 

Ruling welcomed by US aquaculture industry

Tue, 11 Apr 2017

US aquaculture producers should be able to transport live fish across state boundaries without the prospect of inadvertently triggering draconian penalties, following a ruling by a Court of Appeal last week that deems that the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) does not have the authority to prohibit interstate transport of injurious wildlife.

 

Indonesians join tuna initiative

Tue, 11 Apr 2017

Indonesian company PT Bali Maya Permai is the latest seafood company to participate in the tuna conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).

 

Scots seafood makes US inroads

Tue, 11 Apr 2017

Scottish seafood companies secured deals which could be worth an additional £5.5m in annual sales to North America last week.

 

Zambian feed revolution

Mon, 10 Apr 2017

Tilapia feed from the first dedicated fish feed plant in Zambia is now commercially available from Skretting Africa.

 

Strong prices for sockeye

Mon, 10 Apr 2017

Sockeye inventories are all but bare leading into the new season in Alaska and British Columbia, which is creating high prices, according to this week’s Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight.

 

Alaska Fish Factor: preparing to go electric

Mon, 10 Apr 2017

Automation is coming to Alaska fishing boats in the form of cameras and sensors to track what’s coming and going over the rails.

 

MHI set for 1,200 tonne increase

Mon, 10 Apr 2017

Marine Harvest Ireland (MHI) has signed a deal worth €2.5 million with Mannin Bay Salmon Company to grow organic salmon on sites in Bertraghboy Bay in Galway.

 

Brexit tops Dutch conference agenda

Mon, 10 Apr 2017

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union and the impact this will have on all fishing communities and regions in the EU countries bordering Britain’s territorial waters is one of the key themes due to be discussed at the forthcoming International Fisheries Conference.

 

Leading the polycultural revolution

Fri, 07 Apr 2017

Bren Smith’s plan to roll out a series of integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA) farms down the eastern seaboard of the US, and beyond, is gaining both momentum and plaudits – putting him in the running for this year’s Seaweb Seafood Champion Award for Vision.

 

Plans for new smolt facility unveiled

Fri, 07 Apr 2017

Huon Aquaculture has announced plans to build Australia’s first land-based recirculation salmon facility at its Whale Point industrial site in Port Huon.

 

Hope for ocean seeding breakthrough

Fri, 07 Apr 2017

The practice of ocean seeding could help regenerate fish stocks and fisheries on an unprecedented scale, as Michael Riedijk, President of Vancouver-based Oceaneos Environmental Solutions, tells The Fish Site.

 

North Sea herring recertified

Thu, 06 Apr 2017

Herring caught in the North Sea by vessels belonging to the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG) and the Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association (PFA) have been recertified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

 

Five figure salmon escape

Thu, 06 Apr 2017

Around 20,000 salmon have escaped from a site run by Scottish Seafarms, off the island of Mull.

 

Lice linked to hefty rise in production costs

Thu, 06 Apr 2017

The pressing need to deal with sea lice, which contributed to an 8.7% rise in Marine Harvest's production costs last year, was one of the major themes running through the group's annual report, which was published yesterday.

 

Record year for salmon giant

Thu, 06 Apr 2017

Last year proved to be the most profitable on record for the world’s largest salmon producer, Marine Harvest, which achieved an operational EBIT of €700.2 million, up from €346.8 million in 2015, mainly as a result of increased salmon prices.

 

Rope specialist ties up contract for “world’s largest” fish farm

Thu, 06 Apr 2017

The mooring ropes for Ocean Farming’s revolutionary 250,000 m3 capacity salmon farming system will be provided by Lankhorst Euronete.