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Canadian biotech company focuses on fish health

By AquacultureList | March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
RPS Biologiques

A healthy fishing industry in Atlantic Canada is crucial for a strong economy. Stakeholders within the aquaculture industry are working to find ways to ensure a safe and sustainable supply of seafood that will uphold the region’s reputation as a premier aquaculture provider. Charlottetown-based RPS Biologiques Inc. is playing an important role as it works…

Grieg Seafood Shetland back in SSPO fold

By Victoria Rose | March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
Grieg Seafood logo

All Scotland’s salmon farmers are now represented by the industry body following the re-admittance of Grieg Seafood Shetland, it was announced today. In a letter to Rural Economy minister Fergus Ewing, the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) confirmed that the company, which was expelled from the SSPO in 2014 following a dispute over smolt imports,…

SalMar offer to acquire remaining shares for Arnarlax

By AquacultureList | March 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
Arnarlax fresh salmon

SalMar agrees on share purchase that’ll give it a majority stake in Icelandic fish farmer Arnarlax. On February 14 this year, SalMar announced that it would buy out the rest of Iceland’s largest salmon farm, Arnarlax. In a financial statement posted on Wednesday morning, SalMar wrote that it had triggered a mandatory offer clause in…

Norwegian cod farming industry steps up

By AquacultureList | March 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Øyvind J Hansen has been involved in farming cod since Nofima first spawned them in captivity in 2003 and believes that the fifth captive-grown generation is showing considerable promise. “At least the biology indicates that we are now ready to take a step further and increase the volume of farmed cod,” he says. Since 2003…

Ace Aquatec exhibit ‘stunning fish’

By AquacultureList | March 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
Ace Aquatec logo

DUNDEE firm Ace Aquatec is exhibiting at the Boston seafood show for the first time to tap into potential new market opportunities in the US and Canada. Mike Forbes, head of sales and marketing, who is heading to the expo this weekend, said there had been growing interest in North America for its award-winning electric…

Scottish Sea Farms invest £3m to equip salmon site

By AquacultureList | March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
Workboat at the Salmon Sea Farms site at Westerbister, Orkney.

Salmon farmer Scottish Sea Farms (SSF) has revealed that it is to spend more than £3 million with suppliers throughout Scotland as it prepares to open its forthcoming new salmon farm off Lober Rock in the Scapa Flow, Orkney. The investment includes a 200-tonne steel feed barge which will be the first to be built…

Thai Union seafood giant partner with Alibaba

By AquacultureList | March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Thai Union Group has signed an agreement with Shanghai Win-Chain Supply Chain Management Co. to become strategic partners in supplying Thai Union’s seafood products to the Chinese market, both online and offline. Win-Chain agreed to connect Thai Union to Alibaba Group’s “ecosystem of retail and food service channels”, in addition to helping the Thai conglomerate…

China to accelerate ‘green’ aquaculture development

By AquacultureList | March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
Chinese fish farmers

China plans to promote the green development of its aquaculture industry and produce more eco-friendly aquatic products, in a recent report, citing the Agriculture Ministry. More than 98% of the aquatic products will meet market standards by 2022, while ecological demonstrative zones are expected to account for 65% of the total aquaculture areas, said the…

US Laser-guided oyster processing system unveiled

By AquacultureList | March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
Sorting oysters at Hoopers Island Oyster Company

Hoopers Island Oyster Co has unveiled Pearlception 2.0, the first high-speed, laser-guided oyster processing system designed and built in the US. Hoopers Island second-generation model was developed in collaboration with Backbone Mechanical Design with lead engineer Richard Jiranek and manufactured at Hoopers Island Cambridge headquarters under the direction of master equipment fabricator John Tall. Pearlception…

First tuna hatchery planned for U.S

By AquacultureList | March 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
Bluefin tuna

US firm Ichthus Unlimited reveals plans to construct what will be the first tuna hatchery in North America in the San Diego Bay area. This will be the third of its kind in the world. A new grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and ongoing support from the Illinois Soybean Association…