Aquaculture to take centre stage at Atlantic City event

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

Aquaculture will be the main focus of this year’s meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), with presentations on breeding, rearing, and harvesting of aquatic organisms in freshwater, brackish, and marine environments. Some eight hours of the AFS event, which will take place in Atlantic City, New Jersey on 21-22 August, will be dedicated to exploring aquaculture policies, protections, and management.

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New technology allows more sustainable aquaculture

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

Many are familiar with farmed salmon, catfish or tilapia. But there are many more potential species, says a research scientist at an aquaculture facility here. “When you compare fish farming to terrestrial farming we have thousands of different fish species that we could potentially farm… and when you compare that to terrestrial farming we have one species of chicken,” Philip

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Aquaculture supplier up for awards treble

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

Gael Force Group, the aquaculture equipment manufacturer and supplier, has been shortlisted for three honours at the annual Highland Business Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards present a platform upon which to celebrate the successes and excellence of businesses within the Highlands and Islands region. Gael Force’s ongoing contribution to the regional economy, and its continued impressive business performance

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Women in aquaculture: Atsuko Nozaki

Alex Whitebrook/ August 14, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Atsuko Nozaki has been growing and selling oysters in Japan’s Okayama Prefecture for 46 years and is now the face of the family aquaculture business. The shallow coastal waters of Japan’s Seto Inland Sea have been home to oyster farming since the 16th century. Oysters thrive thanks to a sea full of nutrients and freshwater runoff from the surrounding mountains.

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An opportunity to be a global player in aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ August 13, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Maine is resilient. As former economic sectors decline, we find new ways to market our natural resources, provide jobs for Maine families, and support local and regional economies. Today, Maine is on the cusp of another economic resurgence — this time in aquaculture. Not one, but two significant projects are under development in Midcoast Maine, both slated to raise Atlantic

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Vietnam poised to become top player in ocean aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ August 10, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Vietnam has set an ambitious goal of becoming a leading country in aquaculture – specifically in the productive development of its coastal marine environment. Currently ranked as the fourth-largest producer of seafood from aquaculture, behind China, Indonesia, and India, Vietnam produced 3.84 million metric tons (MT) of farmed seafood in 2017. That was more than 53 percent of Vietnam’s total

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Aquaculture accelerator seeks applicants for Irish programme

Alex Whitebrook/ August 10, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

HATCH, the world´s first global aquaculture accelerator, is moving to Cork, Ireland, for its second cohort after a successful first one in Bergen earlier in 2018. Start-ups along the whole aquaculture value chain from all over the world are invited to apply to the three-month intensive programme, which includes training, industry and investor networking, opportunities to run product development trials and access

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Paddy fields could offer potential for aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ August 9, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Myanmar Government is carrying out research for a possible association between paddy and fish businesses at the Ayeyarwaddy Delta Region in order to obtain mutual benefits. The initiative is being developed by the Fisheries Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) with the support of Australia’s International Agricultural Research Department. “The goal is to breed fish in

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Marine Harvest pursuing radical new salmon farm designs

Alex Whitebrook/ August 8, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Marine Harvest is proposing to build radical new salmon farms that could answer nagging concerns about sea lice infestations, virus transfer and escapes from conventional Atlantic salmon farms. The farms will be built in Norway, and technology that proves useful can then be deployed in B.C. and around the world. Ocean-based closed containment and semi-closed farms would avoid the massive

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Aquaculture one of the best ways to save wild salmon’

Alex Whitebrook/ August 7, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

I’m as invested as anyone else in ensuring there’s wild salmon in the future, and I would argue that aquaculture’s probably one of the best ways of doing that.” – Dr. Zac Waddington, lead veterinarian in aquaculture for Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) Pacific region. If you’re looking to feed a lot of people, and feed them well, it

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