1. Lerøy to use fish oil replacement in ongrowing feeds - One of the world’s largest salmon producers has announced plans to use feed containing microalgae to ensure that its fish contain high levels of long chain omega-3s.
  2. Plans to reduce marine litter launched - Over 40 seafood, fishing industry, NGO, and government stakeholders have joined forces to recommend practical steps the seafood industry can take to reduce lost or discarded fishing gear, otherwise known as ‘ghost gear’.
  3. Fresh seaweed trial underway - A trial that aims to help to create one of the UK's first seaweed farms, near Oban, is now underway.
  4. Sockeye shortfall forecast - This year’s commercial sockeye harvest in Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) is projected to be 1.2 million fish less than the 10-year average, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
  5. Scots seek to build on salmon export success - Scottish producers exported 75,000 tonnes of salmon, worth £451 million, to buyers in 60 countries last year.
  6. Gael Force launches new site - Gael Force Group has unveiled a new aquaculture-centred website, promoting their strong range of equipment, technology and service capabilities in the aquaculture market.
  7. Opportunity for future seafood leaders - A program designed to train and inspire the next generation of Australian seafood supremos is now underway.
  8. Salmon smolt tracking scheme launched - A new project which will allow the migratory movements of salmon smolts from rivers in five EU countries to be tracked by the public has been launched by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) today.
  9. High halibut volumes in Alaska likely to impact prices - Alaska has had two weeks of strong halibut landings, prior to the opening of the main halibut season in Russia, according to this week’s Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight.
  10. Alaska Fish Factor: plans to rejuvenate an ageing industry - Numerous studies over the past decade have highlighted Alaska’s “graying of the fleet” (the average age of permit holders is 50), and the lack of opportunities for younger people to launch a career in commercial fishing.

Articles and Market Reports

  1. A home-grown approach to feed - The high price and limited availability of fish feed ingredients is inhibiting the growth of aquaculture worldwide. However, feed innovator and tilapia farmer Randy Constant tells The Fish Site that vertical integration can change the way we produce fish.
  2. Aquaculture is key for Myanmar - The aquaculture industry has a key role in the regeneration of Myanmar after more than 50 years of isolation and economic stagnation, according to Ben Belton.
  3. Secrets to staying ahead: finding additional ways to innovate - At a time when environmental headwinds and economic uncertainty are leading some companies to slow their support for R&D, INVE Aquaculture, part of Benchmark Holdings plc, believes investment in innovation and product development is needed now more than ever.
  4. Breakthrough for US aquafeed industry - The recent FDA approval of the use of manufactured taurine in aquafeeds should allow the country's aquaculture industry to grow despite finite fishmeal resources, writes Rachel Lane.
  5. A man on an emission - Following his recent nomination for Seaweb’s Seafood Champion Award for Advocacy, Maine oyster farmer Bill Mook speaks to The Fish Site about how shellfish farmers can help prevent continuing ocean acidification and “divert the supertanker” of climate change.
  6. Farmed salmon contain fewer pollutants than those in the wild - The levels of environmental pollutants are higher in Norwegian wild salmon than in the country’s farmed salmon, according to a new study.
  7. Fish shortage looms large - The decision by Ghana’s Ministry of Fisheries to declare a ‘closed season’ on the country’s industrial fisheries from 1st February to 31st March signifies the seriousness of the problem of dwindling fish supplies, writes Efua Konyim Okai.
  8. Study backs value of no-take zones - New research suggests the the creation of marine reserves can cause fish to adapt their behaviour in a way that makes them less likely to stray from areas with low fishing pressure.
  9. Shrimping horizons: how farmers are saving thousands of miles of mangrove in Vietnam - For decades Vietnam’s Mekong Delta has been under threat from one of its most lucrative industries. But now shrimp farming is being used to conserve, rather than deplete, the region’s precious mangrove forests. Ann Moey, for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), reports on the collaboration behind one of East Asia’s sustainability success stories.
  10. Aquaponics explained - A new paper on aquaponics, which was published by the US North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC), has just been published online.