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Grieg Seafood Shetland back in SSPO fold

By Victoria Rose | March 18, 2019
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,…

China to accelerate ‘green’ aquaculture development

By AquacultureList | March 13, 2019
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…

First tuna hatchery planned for U.S

By AquacultureList | March 12, 2019
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…

Veramaris success at ‘Laks for Life’ Luncheon

By AquacultureList | March 12, 2019
Veramaris team at NASF 2019

Bringing the value chain around one table, literally: Veramaris successfully completed its presence at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum 2019 in Norway with hosting the ‘Laks for Lif‘-Luncheon. The North Atlantic Seafood Forum is the world’s largest seafood business conference which in its 14th year once again proved its significance among seafood stakeholders. For Veramaris,…

StofnFiskur: Sexless Farmed Salmon

By AquacultureList | February 18, 2019
Salmon eggs StofnFiskur

The Marine and Freshwater Institute is attempting to breed a new kind of farmed salmon, that is, one without any sex. Prevention Methods Iceland Review reports that the idea behind this is to prevent farmed salmon from becoming sexually mature and thus being able to spawn with the naturally occurring local salmon population. If this…

Gene-ius: ‘AquaLeap’ selective breeding project

By AquacultureList | February 16, 2019
bbsrc company logo on featured article post aquaculturelist.com

In January of this year, a 3-year project on selective breeding called ‘AquaLeap’ was initiated, as part of the BBSRC and NERC UK Aquaculture Initiative. The project focuses entirely on genetics and breeding, specifically within the UK sector. The researchers behind the study are from the University of Stirling and over the next 3 years…

Innovations in Fish and Shrimp Feed

By AquacultureList | February 13, 2019
Skretting Logo listed on aquaculturelist.com

Skretting’s Aquaculture Research Centre’s ultimate goal is to see research implemented into innovative and sustainable solutions for the aquaculture industry, whether in the form of products, methodologies or manufacturing improvements. PL provides essential high-quality nutrition for the first feeding stage of larval and post-larval shrimp through to nursery transfer, enabling hatcheries to produce robust, healthy…

Skretting and Cargill collaboration on transport

By AquacultureList | February 12, 2019
Eidsvaag Pioner, Norway

In a press release by Eidsvaag AS, the fish feed producers Cargill and Skretting will collaborate on the transport of fish feed in Norway under the name Fjordfrende. Ship Mates: Fjordfendes Instead of a ship with Cargill’s EWOS lining sailing right behind a ship Skretting ‐ feed along the Norwegian coast, will now feed from…

MSP’s call for moratoriums on new fish farms

By AquacultureList | February 6, 2019
Loch Ainort Isle Of Skye Marine Harvest

The Scottish Greens have called for a moratorium on new fish farms until the industry deals with environmental concerns, ahead of a Scottish Parliament debate later today, reported in Holyrood. Warnings of “irrecoverable damage” With a recent report from the Scottish Parliament’s Environment Committee warning the aquaculture industry would cause “irrecoverable damage” to the marine…

Irish start-up set to take off with insect farming

By AquacultureList | February 4, 2019
Lab technician with flask in hand

In a report by The Irish Times, Hexafly, an Irish biotech start-up that has developed a new method of sustainable insect farming, is seeking to raise €10 million later this year to build a new production facility in Ashbourne, Co Meath. Fund Raising, Job Making, Award Winning The company, which has just closed a €1.1…