News

  1. Fishmeal prices to top out at $1,500 per tonne - Fishmeal and fish oil production is forecast to be stable during 2019, with prices remaining below $1,500 per tonne during, according to the latest Rabobank report.
  2. Salmon and shrimp: supply and price predictions for 2019 - Salmon prices are to remain high during 2019, while the outlook for shrimp prices looks less promising, due to the continued recovery of global production figures, according to a new report from Rabob…
  3. Pump specialist buys fish handling firm - Liquid handling and pump specialist PG Flow Solutions has acquired Cflow, a company specialized in handling, storage and transport of live fish, in a bid to step up their aquaculture coverage.
  4. Maximising the value of seafood by-products - A new project is investigating how consumer products made from seafood by-products, such as mussel shells, can be more effectively marketed.
  5. Debunking the antibiotics myth - Salmon producers in Norway have almost eradicated the use of antibiotics and all salmon from Norway are completely free from residuals from antibiotics or other medicines.
  6. Soy source is critical for sustainable feeds - The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) has held a workshop outlining how feed producers can produce Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified feed.
  7. A fertile partnership for sterile salmon - AquaBounty is looking to move from triploidy to gene editing as the best means to ensure sterile fish, following a deal signed with the Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) this week.
  8. How to improve aquaculture production - A new aquaculture management guide, published today, offers zonal management best practice tips for sustainably-minded seafood farmers.
  9. The €100 million a year salmon rebrand - Marine Harvest hopes that its rebranding strategy will increase their profits by €100 million a year by 2025.
  10. Freshwater fisheries need a fresh start - The freshwater fisheries sector has not unleashed its full potential in Europe and Central Asia, as river habitats face serious ecological, economic and regulatory challenges, according to the FAO.

Articles and Market Reports

  1. Super grouper: advances in RAS production in Asia - Despite being overfished in China and South East Asia, a suite of advances in sustainable aquaculture of a number of grouper species is bringing benefits to producers and consumers alike.
  2. Grin and Barents: Russian Aquaculture looks to lucrative times ahead - Russia’s largest salmon producer, Russian Aquaculture, has announced plans for a massive expansion of its business by 2025.
  3. Powerboats, patience and public perception - Clara McGhee has recently started working on a salmon farm off the Isle of Muck. In the second installment of her series for The Fish Site she describes powerboat training, production systems and publ…
  4. Women in aquaculture: Linn Therese Skår Hosteland - Linn Therese Skår Hosteland grew up helping her family produce salmon, cod and halibut on a farm in western Norway. Despite wanting to escape the sector at 15, she has no regrets at returning in 2014 …
  5. Aquaculture in action: in-pond innovation doubles tilapia production in Egyptian trials - In the face of rising production costs and limited land and water availability, Egyptian fish farmers are looking for new ways to achieve higher productivity and profitability
  6. A “radical rethink” for tackling algal blooms - Hydrogen peroxide could help to save the lives of millions of farmed fish, following a breakthrough discovery about the causes of harmful algal blooms (HABs).
  7. Women in aquaculture: Dr Laura Braden - Dr Laura Braden, an eminent sea lice researcher who now works for AquaBounty, lives on Prince Edward Island, Canada, with her husband-to-be, a young baby, two German shepherds and a Norwegian forest c…
  8. Fish Site series to be big in Japan - The Fish Site's Women in aquaculture series is among the many topics to be presented at the JIRCAS seminar in Tokyo next week.
  9. Turning small fry into big business - One of the oldest marine finfish hatcheries in Europe has also become one of the most innovative, following a change of ownership in 2016.
  10. Women in aquaculture: Patricia Barrera - Patricia Barrera swapped a career in pharmaceuticals to follow her passion for aquaculture, establishing Trout Managers SAS in Colombia, which she now runs.