Best of British: aquaculture awards open for entry

Alex Whitebrook/ December 8, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

The 2018 Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards are now officially open for entry, enabling individuals and companies from all aspects of the industry to pit themselves against the crème de la crème of the UK’s aquaculture sector. The awards present a unique opportunity to recognise individuals, companies or organisations that have made the most significant contribution to the UK’s aquaculture industry

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China’s push for cleaner aquaculture may be assisted by international firms

Alex Whitebrook/ December 7, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

A Chinese aquaculture expert has said there are opportunities for international firms to help China modernize the sector. At a forum organized by Chinese seafood information platform “Shui Chan Pin Dao” in Qingdao, Professor Liu Ying of Dalian Ocean University said China needs new technology and international cooperation because local technology is “immature.” China has significantly tightened its focus on

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Norwegian legislative debate offers hope for gene editing in aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ December 6, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

In a move that could have huge implications for global aquaculture, a new way to classify and regulate GMOs has been proposed by the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board yesterday. The board proposed a renewed public debate and dialogue over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and 17 of the 20 members voted in favour of a new three-tiered classification for genetic engineering. If adopted,

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Sustainable Ocean Summit: US must work harder to advance sustainable aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ December 6, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Jerry Schubel, president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific, has some big ideas on how the United States can advance sustainable aquaculture. Speaking at the World Ocean Council’s Sustainable Oceans Summit in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Schubel said the U.S. “can and must have a growing future if we are going to feed 2.5 billion more people by

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Leading Chinese university aims for global training role in crayfish aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ December 5, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

An expertise in crayfish is drawing international students to study at the oldest aquaculture academy in China.  The aquaculture school at prestigious Hua Zhong University in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has recently made waves in Chinese media for its international students from Pakistan coming to study under crayfish expert Gu Ze Mao. Mao has been lionized in state

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AquaChile reports decrease in antibiotic usage

Alex Whitebrook/ December 4, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

A decrease in antibiotic usage, fewer accidents, and recertification for their Verlasso brand are some of the highlights from salmon farmer AquaChile’s recently published 2016 sustainability report, the tenth installment of the firm’s publication.   The report follows recommendations specified by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The report considers the full year of 2016, complimenting other information offered through its annual report

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InnovaSea adds to offshore aquaculture expertise

Alex Whitebrook/ December 1, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

The offshore aquaculture specialist InnovaSea Systems announced that it has acquired Amirix Systems, which owns a number of companies that specialise in using acoustic telemetry for tracking both wild and farmed fish. Amirix is the parent company of Vemco, HTI Vemco and Realtime Aquaculture. The former are leaders in fish tracking and monitoring solutions for fisheries researchers worldwide, while Realtime Aquaculture

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Russian Aquaculture settles secondary public offering share pricing

Alex Whitebrook/ December 1, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Russian Aquaculture has announced the pricing of its secondary public offering of new ordinary shares of the company at RUB 120 (USD 2) per share. Through the initiative, the company expects to raise around RUB 2 billion (USD 34 million) during the offering, selling 16.7 million shares that are part of the new share issue that has been registered with

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iFarm a technological leap forward for salmon aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ November 30, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

iFarm, a new salmon farming concept developed by BioSort in conjunction with fish farming company Cermaq, is one step closer to becoming a reality.  The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries has declared iFarm to be within the scope of its development license system, under which Cermaq has submitted applications for 10 licenses to implement the new technology, and take it from

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Russian aquaculture announces pricing of secondary public offering of shares

Alex Whitebrook/ November 30, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Moscow, 30 November 2017. Russian Aquaculture (“Russian Aquaculture” or “the Company”), Russia’s largest aquaculture company, announces the pricing of its secondary public offering (the “Offering”) of new ordinary shares of the Company (the “Shares”) at RUB 120 per Share following the completion of over-the counter (“OTC”) bookbuilding on 29-11-2017.  DETAILS OF THE OFFERING The Company announces the pricing of the

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