Fisheries, aquaculture production grew more than 20 percent in 2017

Alex Whitebrook/ February 23, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Chile’s total preliminary landings of 2017 amounted to approximately 3.3 million tonnes, a figure that represents an increase of 20.8 percent compared to last year and is also 3.8 percent lower than the average of the 2012-2016 five-year period, according to the last Sectoral Report on Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Subsecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SUBPESCA). Of this total, extractive fishing represented 65.5

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Island Institute readies for third year of aquaculture business program

Alex Whitebrook/ February 23, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The Island Institute is now accepting applications for its 2018 Aquaculture Business Development program. In its third year, the program helps fishermen and those from fishing communities gain the tools they need to diversify and launch their small-scale aquaculture businesses. The nonprofit wants to work with coastal and island residents who are highly motivated to start their shellfish or seaweed

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Govt enacts law creating support agency for small fish and aquaculture producers

Alex Whitebrook/ February 22, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

From this year on, a new law will support the productive capacity, commercial development and technical training of the organizations present in the 461 existing coves in the country. The budget considers for its initial stage CLP 16,000 million (USD 26.9 million). After its approval in Congress last December, Act  N ° 21,069 was officially promulgated this month, creating the

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Aquaculture project in Belfast could lift status of U.S. salmon farming

Alex Whitebrook/ February 21, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

A Norwegian firm’s plan to build one of the world’s largest inland salmon aquaculture facilities in Maine has a chance to raise American salmon farming’s status on the international stage, people who follow the industry say. Nordic Aquafarms wants to build a facility that would produce more than 60 million pounds of salmon per year. The state typically produces between

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Project will map aquaculture management models

Alex Whitebrook/ February 20, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

A new research project that plans to investigate and analyse relevant management models for aquaculture has been launched in Norway. The project has been inspired by the dynamic nature of the aquaculture industry – which has to constantly respond to factors such as the evolution of diseases and parasites, new technologies, changes in the markets and debate over who can

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Canadian fish farmers welcome review

Alex Whitebrook/ February 20, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Canada’s seafood farmers have openly welcomed a new federal government review of science based decision making in aquaculture. Timothy Kennedy, executive director of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA), said: ‘Aquaculture in Canada today is leading the way with science and the very highest environmental, food safety and social standards. ‘Working in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, coastal communities

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Women in aquaculture: Nicki Holmyard

Alex Whitebrook/ February 19, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Nicki Holmyard, a mussel farmer, fish industry journalist and PR expert, shares her experiences of three decades in the aquaculture industry. What inspired you to start in aquaculture? I wasn’t so much inspired to work in aquaculture as dragged into it through circumstance! We moved to the west coast of Scotland in 1988 because my marine-biologist husband wanted to be

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Aquaculture experts want increased Tilapia production to boost export

Alex Whitebrook/ February 16, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

In a bid to boost fish export, fish farmers in the country were on Friday in Lagos urged to scale up Tilapia farming. Aquaculture experts told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that mass production of Tilapia would help to meet the ever-increasing demands for Tilapia in Europe and the U.S. A consultant and manager of Premium Aquaculture, Mr Raju

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Cargill’s aquaculture center is its first in four Asian nations

Alex Whitebrook/ February 15, 2018/ Press release/ 0 comments

Cargill on Wednesday launched its aquaculture technology application center to work in conjunction with the company’s new fish feed plant in India, the Hindu Business Timesreports. The center, located on 3.6 hectares of land in Kaikaluru, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, is “designed to help aquaculture farmers access new innovations and apply the best possible solutions to grow healthy seafood,”

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Don’t bypass the value of aquaculture by-products

Alex Whitebrook/ February 15, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The Scottish salmon farming industry could generate an additional £23.7 million a year if it used its salmon by-products more judiciously. So claims new research, which has found that the total by-product value output could be improved by 803 percent (£23.7 million), based on 2015 figures, adding 5.5 percent to the value of the country’s salmon industry. Led by Julien Stevens, researchers from

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