News

  1. Films highlight benefits of aquaculture innovation - A new video case study campaign highlighting the way in which the Scottish aquaculture sector is embracing support to innovate and grow has been launched this week.
  2. Blueprint for growth of Chile's southern salmon sector - Five of Chile’s key salmon producers have come together to launch the Magellanic Salmon Program, which aims to develop an agenda that ensures the sustainable operation of the salmon industry in Chile’…
  3. New head for closed-containment project - Åsa Espmark has been appointed as the new centre director for CtrlAQUA, the £18 million project that aims to make off-the-shelf closed systems for salmon up to one kilo available by 2023.
  4. Coastal communities land feed deal windfall - A new three-year feed deal between Loch Duart and EWOS, will result in the latter contributing "substantial" funds to the communities in Sutherland and the Western Isles.
  5. Boosting the value of whitefish waste - A new system that aims to increase the value of whitefish waste (silage) to at least six times its current value has just been launched by a Norwegian company this week.
  6. A saithe bet for the burgeoning snow crab industry - A new bait made from saithe offcuts could help Norway’s snow crab fishery in the Barents Sea grow to 100,000 tonnes a year, according to new research.
  7. Certification success for North Sea shrimp - The North Sea brown shrimp fishery, which takes place in the waters off Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands, has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.
  8. Algal feed firm eyes up US oyster opportunities - TomAlgae, the feed firm specialising in the production of freeze-dried algae to be used as feed in shrimp and oyster hatcheries, is looking to crack the North American oyster market.
  9. High hopes for new sea lice system - The first commercial scale field trial of a new sea lice treatment in Norway have proved both 100 percent efficacious and environmentally friendly.
  10. BioMar plans 110,000 tonne Tasmanian aquafeed factory - BioMar Australia has released plans to develop a $56 million (£32 million) facility in the state’s north, providing a significant boost to the local economy, job creation and the state’s growing aquac…

Articles and Market Reports

  1. A new candidate for Norwegian aquaculture? - New research into the diets of wolf fish suggests that they have huge potential to help diversify Norway’s aquaculture industry. Helene Rønquist Knutsen, a PhD student from Nord University, explains t…
  2. Promising results from UK lobster hatchery - Thanks to an ongoing project led by the National Lobster Hatchery, UK lobster farming might be about to shift gear into a semi-intensive, highly productive industry. We spoke to project insider Dr Car…
  3. Tackling Streptococcus in tilapia - Spring Genetics has recently delivered 20,000 tilapia broodstock, selectively bred for resistance to Streptococcus, to Acuícola Maria Linda in Guatemala.
  4. Big in Japan – but can seaweed conquer the rest of the world too? - A joint global standard by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has brought seaweed culture under the spotlight. Could the standard take off in Japan, and wha…
  5. Global seafood: production and price predictions for 2018 - The global aquaculture industry is expected to grow by 3-4 percent in 2018, with the salmon sector one of the major areas of increase, according to a report published by Rabobank today.
  6. Empowering Kenyan communities through aquaculture - The Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP) is playing a key role in sustainably managing natural resources and transforming livelihoods along the country’s impoverished coastline, according to Bonni…
  7. Wrasse exploitation explained - The use of wild-caught wrasse as cleaner fish in Scotland’s salmon industry has raised concerns that the population might be being too heavily exploited. However, as Dr Nabeil Salama, a stock assessme…
  8. Invasive or imperative? South Africa’s quandary over Nile tilapia - Popular and adaptable, Nile tilapia are leading cichlid production worldwide. So why is the species banned in three of South Africa’s nine provinces? As Conchita Milburn reports, managing South Africa…
  9. Offshore investments pay off for Scottish salmon sector - Rearing salmon out to sea in the Hebrides while gales rage in from the Atlantic? It might not be everyone’s idea of fun, but for Marine Harvest Scotland, high-energy offshore aquaculture is the new fr…
  10. Welsh firm sets sights on global tilapia market - How Three-Sixty Aquaculture Limited intends to revolutionise the global tilapia industry, from an unlikely base - in Wales.