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Gene-ius: ‘AquaLeap’ selective breeding project

By AquacultureList | February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

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…

Skretting and Cargill collaboration on transport

By AquacultureList | February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
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…

Marel’s Salmon ShowHow a success

By AquacultureList | February 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Marel's Salmon ShowHow 2019

Marel issued a press release stating that, well over 300 guests from around the world attended their Salmon ShowHow. The event was held in Copenhagen, on the 6th February.The spotlight was on the future of salmon processing, and the equipment and software that’s leading the way. This is the 18th time Marel has hosted its…

AKVA group signed offshore barge deal

By Victoria Rose | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
Artic Offshore Farming acquire AKVA feed barge

AKVA group has agreed to deliver an AC 600 PVDB feed barge to Arctic Offshore Farming. The deal aims to set a new industry standard for offshore aquaculture. The deal is AKVA groups largest deal ever for a single feed barge and comes as a result of hard work combined with innovative solutions to meet…

MSP’s call for moratoriums on new fish farms

By AquacultureList | February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
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…

Cooke Inc. acquire Latin American shrimp co.

By AquacultureList | February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
Seajoy Pacific white shrimp

Cooke Inc., the parent company of Cooke Aquaculture, completed its acquisition of Latin American shrimp company Seajoy Seafood Corporation Group, it was announced Friday, according to a report in Huddle. The deal – the value of which wasn’t disclosed – is of strategic importance to Cooke. Cultural Fit Glenn Cooke, CEO of Cooke Aquaculture, said in…

Irish start-up set to take off with insect farming

By AquacultureList | February 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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…

Norway’s Broodstock Capital acquire 50% shares

By AquacultureList | February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Broodstock Capital Logo

The goal is to develop even better services for the company’s customers by strengthening professional competence and the focus on R&D, and stepping up Åkerblå’s international efforts, stated in a report by iLaks. About Åkerblå Åkerblå was established in 1991 under the name Havbrukstjenesten, but changed its name to Åkerblå in 2014. The company provides…

Beluga caviar: Recreated in Florida-based ‘Backyard’

By Victoria Rose | February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Sturgeon Aquafarm juvenile sturgeon

“For the last 35 years, we’ve been in the business of importing and distributing caviar,” begins Mark Zaslavsky, a Ukrainian emigre and an owner of Sturgeon Aquafarms, a Florida-based caviar aquaculture facility that counts the rare and prized beluga variety amongst its offerings, reports Forbes. Wild Caviar Overfished Zaslavsky first got into the caviar business…

Tassal invest $30m in Prosperine Prawn Farm

By Victoria Rose | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
Australian tiger prawns (cooked)

According to a report in Australia’s Mirage News, major development works have started at Tassal’s Proserpine Prawn Farm. Queensland Industry Development and Fisheries Minister Mark Furner have officiated the commencement. Rehabilitate to Facilitate Tassal, the largest Australian aquaculture company, acquired the Proserpine site in 2018 and is investing more than $30 million in a rehabilitation…

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