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Marel’s Salmon ShowHow a success

By AquacultureList | February 8, 2019
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
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…

Cooke Inc. acquire Latin American shrimp co.

By AquacultureList | February 5, 2019
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…

Norway’s Broodstock Capital acquire 50% shares

By AquacultureList | February 1, 2019
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
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
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…

Gael Force Fusion: Largest recruitment drive ever

By Victoria Rose | January 28, 2019
Gael Force Group recruitment advert

Oban-based Fusion Marine becomes Gael Force Fusion and Corpach Boatbuilding Company is renamed to Gael Force Boatbuilding, positioning both businesses under the Gael Force brand. New Beginnings Trusted supplier of aquaculture equipment, technology and services Gael Force Group has announced, in a recent press release, new company names, logos and jobs for its fish farm…

Arnarlax’s opposition claims dismissed in court ruling

By Victoria Rose | January 24, 2019
Arnarlax salmon pens, Iceland

In a press release, this week, by Arnalax, they state that the District Court of Reykjavik has dismissed the claims made by Akurholt and Geiteyri, the owners of salmon fishing rights in the river Haffjarðará, that the fish farming licenses of Arnarlax in Arnarfjörður should be annulled. The claims were made against Arnarlax, the Icelandic…

HUON: 300k salmon fingerlings move home

By Victoria Rose | January 23, 2019

Back in 2017, Huon Aquaculture put forward a plan to develop its first Australian salmon nursery, at the Whale Point industrial site in Port Huon. Yesterday, 300,000 salmon fingerlings moved into their new home. Hatchery to Nursery The Tasmanian company said in a facebook post, ‘that the fish were transfered from their nearby Forest Home…

Loch Duart inject £1.2m into new feed barges

By Victoria Rose | January 22, 2019
Loch Duart, Scotland

From a report in the Insider, the Sutherland-based salmon farm said it has secured finance of £1.2m from HSBC UK. This injection will enable the company to invest in new feed barges and boost its sustainable farming goals. Loch Duart  is an independent Scottish salmon farm and will be using the £1.2 million funding to modernise its processes.…