1. Alaska Fish Factor: Trump cuts could prove costly - The 2018 budget unveiled on May 23 by the Trump administration is bad news for anything that swims in or near US waters.
  2. Salmon price predictions revealed - The impact that a 2 per cent increase in global Atlantic salmon production is likely to have on market prices is hard to predict, according to Damien Claire, President of Platina Seafood, due to market volatility from currencies, global economies, and even oil prices.
  3. Skretting sets sights on Central American shrimp - Skretting is launching its feeds in Honduras and Nicaragua this week, in a bid to support the growing need for sustainable shrimp feeds in both these important aquaculture markets and throughout Central America.
  4. Sustainability boost for Greenland halibut - The West Greenland offshore Greenland halibut fishery has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification as a sustainable and well-managed fishery.
  5. Fresh awards to be launched at Aquaculture UK Conference - One of the highlights of next month’s inaugural Aquaculture UK Conference is set to be the relaunch of the former Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards.
  6. New sea louse treatment nears commercial launch - A “ground-breaking” sea lice treatment is due to be launched by Benchmark in the coming months, according to a trading report released by the group today.
  7. Steinsvik ships seven feed barges to Canada - Seven Steinsvik feed barges have just been completed at the shipyard in Gdynia Poland, and are now en route for Canada.
  8. Pacific report reveals a 439m salmon season - Salmon abundance in the North Pacific, as indexed by aggregate commercial catches, remains at near all-time high levels.
  9. Shrimp traceability breakthrough - Farmed shrimp from Thailand, Vietnam, and India could be traced back to their countries of origin with more than 98 percent confidence through a process known as elemental profiling, according to a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report.
  10. Certification success for PEI facility - The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC) has received a Certificate of GAP – Good Animal Practice from the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) for its aquaculture research facility located in Souris, Prince Edward Island.

Articles and Market Reports

  1. Coastal flooding set to double - The frequency and severity of coastal flooding throughout the world will increase rapidly and eventually double in frequency over the coming decades even with only moderate amounts of sea level rise, according to a new study released last week in Scientific Reports.
  2. Why Polish workers are among the European fish industry’s most valuable assets - The prevalence of Polish workers in Western Europe as a cheaper substitute for local labour is a myth – at least within the fish processing sector. As Jaroslaw Adamowski reports, the opposite is true: Polish employees are prized in the industry for their skills and experience.
  3. Concerns over trout hybridization - Interbreeding between between native cutthroat trout and invasive rainbow trout is increasing across the northern Rocky Mountains, according to a recent study by the US Geological Survey and partners.
  4. Keeping an open mind over closed containment - Salmon farmers and equipment providers are backing the value of using closed containment systems – both on land and in at sea – just over a year into a project which is investigating the potential pros and cons of such technology.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.