News

  1. Halamid enables mobile automated fish vaccination - The use of Halamid during vaccine administration effectively controls the risk of biosecurity breaches despite personnel and equipment moving from site to site.
  2. FAO biannual report lauds aquaculture's role in meeting growing demand for fish - Global fish production and consumption are at record levels thanks to fish farming, says the UN FAO, but much is wasted and many species are worryingly overfished
  3. ADM captures UK probiotics firm - ADM has snapped up Probiotics International, the company best known for producing probiotic dietary supplements to both humans and livestock (including those produced by aquaculture), in a deal worth …
  4. BioMar ramps up hatchery feed R&D - BioMar has opened a state-of-the-art marine fish larval trial unit for both larval rearing and the production of live feed.
  5. INVE lands landmark Artemia export deal - INVE Thailand has become the first company in Asia to be allowed to export its Artemia cysts, feed and health products into Ecuador.
  6. Rig removal needs a rethink - The mandatory removal of offshore oil rigs and wind turbines when they reach the end of their shelf life rig is not always the best policy from an environmental perspective, according to new research.…
  7. A cool idea for seafood transport - A project that has developed a pioneering device to monitor the temperature of seafood in transit and improve the quality of aquaculture products is showing promising results.
  8. Benchmark adds scientific clout - Benchmark Holdings, the aquaculture health, nutrition and genetics business, has appointed Dr Alex Raeber as its chief scientific officer.
  9. Ghana bans tilapia and ornamental fish imports - Ghana's Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture has announced a ban on the import of “all ornamental fishes and tilapia species”.
  10. Red all about it - Feeding farmed salmon a mineral extracted from the bones of blue whiting can help them absorb the astaxanthin in their diets and therefore improve the colour of their fillets a new study has discovere…

Articles and Market Reports

  1. Women in Aquaculture: Dr Anna Kintner - Dr Anna Kintner, analytical services manager at Europharma UK, believes that the fish farming industry needs to pay more attention to the threat posed by gelatinous zooplankton – a belief given creden…
  2. Infernal journals and how to spot them - In the past few years the world of online aquaculture academia has been increasingly blighted by non-peer-reviewed papers masquerading as real science. Here’s what you can do to avoid the worrying tre…
  3. Women in Aquaculture: Lynne Frame - Lynne Frame, freshwater specialist at Scottish Sea Farms, recounts an action-packed introduction to the aquaculture industry that has seen her grow mussels in New Zealand, produce smolt in the Arctic …
  4. Sea bream forum opens for business - The team behind a project that aims to improve the health of farmed sea bass and sea bream in the Mediterranean has launched an discussion forum on Sparicotylosis today.
  5. From armed forces to farmed forces - How one man’s idea to help soldiers earn extra income and acquire valuable skills on retirement has evolved to create a national aquaculture training centre in Ghana
  6. Aquaculture in action: combating undernutrition in Bangladesh - The Bangla adage mache bhate Bengali – ‘fish and rice make a Bengali’ – sums up the importance of fish in the diet of Bangladeshis. But with capture fisheries in decline, Bangladesh is increasingly lo…
  7. Key factors in creating the largest tilapia RAS in the world - How vertical integration and live fish sales have enabled Blue Ridge Aquaculture in Virginia to thrive in a market otherwise dominated by large-scale Asian and Central American tilapia producers.
  8. The AKVA factor - Once seen exclusively as suppliers of Norwegian fish farming kit, AKVA’s Scottish operations are not only designing and developing their own equipment for the local sector, but they’re also looking to…
  9. Executive decisions - Julie Hesketh-Laird, the new chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producer’s Organisation shares her first impressions of the country’s salmon sector and how she plans to help it to evolve.
  10. Women in Aquaculture: Natalie Clark - Natalie Clark, nursery manager at Hoopers Island Oyster Co in Maryland, explains how plans to reseed the Chesapeake Bay with 10 billion bivalves have not only given her a dream career, but can also he…