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Changes in aquaculture: New diets, new testing

By Victoria Rose | October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The aquaculture sector is growing. But to do this sustainably, the feed ingredients have to change, and with that, the analytical methods. How to deal with new protein sources for farmed fish is, therefore, one of the key research topics worldwide. Fish nutrition and aquaculture was one of the key topics at the recently held…

India creates $719m fund for aquaculture infrastructure

By Victoria Rose | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, chair on the panel of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, gave its approval for the creation of a special Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF). Finance minister Arun Jaitley told reporters during a briefing that there will be budgetary support from the Indian government. The Rs 7,522 crore ($718.9 million)…

Tasmanian aquaculture industry claims fur seals as threat

By AquacultureList | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite the fact that there have only been two Tasmanian fish farm workers have filed reports about being injured by seals in the past five years, the Tasmanian aquaculture industry claims that fur seals are a threat, with critics calling for a review of the methods used to deter the hungry animals. The Department of…

Aqua-Spark invests in Norwegian feed-tech company

By AquacultureList | October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Aqua-Spark, sustainable aquaculture investors, have invested in a Norwegian software and hardware developer focused on improving feed management. An Aqua-Spark investment of an undisclosed amount has been injected into CageEye, a company best known for its echo-sounder technology, which uses acoustic data and machine learning to measure and analyze biomass movements. The Norway-based company will…

Sustainable aquaculture in Sri Lanka

By AquacultureList | October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

In this age of economic disturbances and worsening food crises, it is no surprise that many of the developing countries are now turning to aquaculture. Countries like Sri Lanka are finding profitable industries for sustainable development, as a source of both food and finance. The demand for fish has increased year-on-year over the past two…

Indonesian aquaculture expected to supply 60 percent of fish consumption in 2019

By AquacultureList | October 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has said aquaculture is expected to supply 8.76 million tons of fish to the domestic market in 2019, or 60 percent of the country’s fish consumption. The ministry’s aquaculture Director General Slamet Soebjakto said fish consumption per capita in Indonesia was projected to reach 50 kilograms annually in 2019,…

Huon Aquaculture plans WA Kingfish farm near Abrolhos Islands

By AquacultureList | October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tasmanian seafood giant Huon Aquaculture is planning to establish a 24,000 tonne, 2,200 hectare fish farm off Western Australia’s Abrolhos Islands. WA Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly said the company had signed a contract with the State Government for a lease in the Mid West Aquaculture Development Zone, and would grow out yellowtail kingfish. Mr Kelly…

Grieg Placentia Bay Aquaculture Project

By AquacultureList | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
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MARYSTOWN, N.L. NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR CANADA The purposed Placentia Bay aquaculture project by Grieg NL has been released from environmental assessment, the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment announced on Thursday, Sept. 6. In a news release, the department said it informed Grieg NL Nurseries Ltd. and Grieg NL Seafarms Ltd. that the Environmental Impact…

Can Aquaculture Survive Without Forage Fish?

By AquacultureList | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Sustainability and Environment Aquaculture is booming. Today, worldwide, we consume more farmed fish than wild-caught species. Think about it: How often do shoppers buy the more expensive wild-caught salmon over the farm-raised, and how often do they even get that choice? This global trend is taking a toll on the wild fish populations that are…