Open ocean aquaculture may contribute to industry growth

Alex Whitebrook/ October 16, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

A new analysis carried out by researchers of Oregon State University suggests that open-ocean aquaculture for three species of finfish is a viable option for industry expansion under most climate change scenarios. This modeling study found that the warming of near-shore surface waters would shift the range of many species toward the higher latitudes, where they would have better growth

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Talent pipeline open for future aquaculture leaders

Alex Whitebrook/ October 13, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Graduates are being given a helping hand to amplify their impact on the aquaculture sector, with the start of a series of tailored personal development sessions, which are part of the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre’s (SAIC) new graduate programme. Since its launch in June, ten BSc and MSc graduates have secured 18-month paid placements within leading Scottish aquaculture businesses, including

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Investors shy away from aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ October 12, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Aquaculture is a risky business and investors need to “be prepared to lose a lot of money,” according to Rabobank’s Gorjan Nikolik, who spoke during a panel discussion at the 2017 Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL Conference last week in Dublin, Ireland. Discussing how to make wise investments in innovative technologies and services that enable the responsible growth of the aquaculture

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Aquaculture high on MASTS agenda

Alex Whitebrook/ October 12, 2017/ Press release/ 0 comments

A study that could aid the search for the development of a vaccine against sea lice in salmon, how environmental enrichment can impact cleanerfish welfare, and plans to further the scientific assessment of Scotland’s wrasse fishery were among the highlights of the aquaculture-related content at the recent MASTS Annual Science Meeting. The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland’s

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A fisherman tries farming

Alex Whitebrook/ October 11, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

The boats start up around 3:30 in the morning, stirring the village with the babble of engines before they motor out to sea. They will return hours later, loaded with lobster. Joe Young’s boat has not gone out lately. Instead, he puts on waders and sloshes into the salt pond behind his house, an inlet where water rushes in and

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A genetic blueprint for African aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ October 10, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Plans to produce a model means of improving the efficiency of aquaculture production in Africa have moved ahead, following a meeting hosted by WorldFish in Lusaka last week. The meeting was arranged to follow up the Cape Town Call to Action that was issued after this year’s World Aquaculture Society conference and, as Dr Sloans Chimatiro, WorldFish Director for Zambia

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Shrimp in the desert?

Alex Whitebrook/ October 9, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Do you remember the last time you enjoyed a plate of shrimp scampi or shrimp tacos? There’s a good chance one of those shrimp’s relatives paid a visit to the University of Arizona campus before it made it to your plate. The UA Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory is the only World Organization for Animal Health Reference laboratory for crustacean diseases in

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How to foster innovation in aquaculture

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

At the Aquaculture Innovation Europe summit in London, The Fish Site caught up with Morten Nordstad, President of Pharmaq, to understand why supporting innovative start-ups is important for Pharmaq and what advice he has for innovators. Why is it important for Pharmaq to support Aquaculture Innovation Europe? Firstly, it’s important for us to always learn about opportunities for innovation across

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Study could unlock fresh aquaculture capacity

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

A collaborative project to improve understanding of the effects of salmon farming on the seabed in high-energy waters is underway in Orkney. The three-year project will help inform the environmental monitoring and management of more exposed sites along Scotland’s west coast and the Northern Isles and, potentially, unlock additional capacity. It is being co-funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre

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