Salmon super-farms, RAS challenge aquaculture insurance providers

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

The technology drive ongoing in Norway presents a new challenge for the aquaculture insurance industry, which needs to evaluate new risks and come up with appropriate solutions, Geir Bjarne Myre — global product manager for aquaculture insurance at XL Catlin — told Undercurrent News during an interview in London.  XL Catlin, a global property and casualty commercial lines insurer and reinsurer with a strong presence

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Fish feed study finds insects could improve aquaculture’s environmental sustainability

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

A West Australian research program using soldier fly pupae as fish feed could be a game changer for Australian aquaculture, according to one of the industry’s leading scientists. Craig Lawrence, an internationally acclaimed 25-year veteran currently running the WA Department of Fisheries’ freshwater research and hatchery, said a long-term soldier fly trial on barramundi and rainbow trout diets could deal

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Management apprenticeship milestone

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

John McCulloch has become the first person in Britain to complete a ground-breaking professional development programme in aquaculture management. John, who manages the Quoys hatchery for Cooke Aquaculture Scotland on Unst, has completed the NAFC Marine Centre UHI Technical Apprenticeship in Aquaculture Management just over 18 months after it was launched. The technical apprenticeship enables experienced senior-level fish farm staff to gain a degree-level

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IntraFish Webinar: Land-based salmon farming — aquaculture’s new reality

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

Proximity to market, lower carbon footprint and reduced environmental impact make land-based salmon production an increasingly appealing model for future growth. But what of costs and investment? Is farming salmon on land an affordable business? And what drove the industry to this point? Join IntraFish Editors Rachel Mutter and Elisabeth Fischer as they discuss these questions and more, based on the findings

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Atlantic Salmon Federation to appeal greenlight for Placentia Bay aquaculture project

Alex Whitebrook/ September 18, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The recent decision by Newfoundland and Labrador Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Andrew Parsons to accept Grieg NL’s environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Placentia Bay Aquaculture project sets a worrying precedent for environmental assessment in Canada, says the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF). As a result of the release decision, the federation said in a news release it will prepare

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Aquaculture discussion continues

Alex Whitebrook/ September 18, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Windmill winners This year’s Windmill Weekend Parade included four categories of winners. The commercial winner was Brewster Sand and Gravel; family winner was the Henson family; non-profit winner was the Eastham Public Library, and the Chairwoman’s Choice was given to the veteran’s float. The sand art contest included youth, family, and mixed categories as well as a judges choice. The

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Australis pulls out of land-based barramundi

Alex Whitebrook/ September 17, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Massachusetts-based Australis Aquaculture has sold its US barramundi business in to Great Falls Aquaculture in order to concentrate on “large-scale ocean farming” of the species in Southeast Asia. According to Australis founder and CEO, Josh Goldman: “This was a strategic decision that allows Australis to focus on the expansion of our marine aquaculture operations in Southeast Asia. We will continue to operate

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Focus on aquaculture value chain at 2nd National Bangus Congress in the Philippines

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

The 2nd National Bangus Congress is set to be held from 27-28 September 2018 at the Iloilo Convention Centre, Iloilo City, the Philippines, focussing on the aquaculture value chain in the region The Philippine Milkfish Industry Group (PhilMIG) announces the staging of the event with the theme “Harmonising Efforts Towards Achieving Domestic Food Security and a Stronger Global Presence.” The

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A fresh approach to understanding aquaculture

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

A new, innovative and interactive approach to generating interest in aquaculture is now publicly available, following the publication of a number of stories about the industry on the AquaTED platform. The first instalments of the AquaTED series, which have now been published, use an interactive storytelling process, that not only provide a novel and engaging means to generate interest in aquaculture

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Aquaculture in action: seeding the future with seasonal loans

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

A new trial which is helping to finance small-scale fish farmers in Sierra Leone has enabled them to grow their businesses and boost household consumption of fish Tonkolili District in Sierra Leone’s landlocked Northern Province is one of the poorest and most nutritionally insecure regions in the West African country. One way of addressing the area’s problems is by involving

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