Aquaculture made easy for seafood buyers

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

Profiles of the most popular aquaculture species on the UK seafood market have been drawn up by Seafish to create an easy-to-use online tool to inform seafood buyers. Seafish, the public body that supports the £6 billion UK seafood industry, has launched the new tool with nine profiles – Atlantic salmon, oysters, mussels, sea bass, sea bream, scallops, pangasius, tiger prawns and whiteleg

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Costs mounting from China’s aquaculture clean-up program

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

A prioritization of environmental laws by the national government is bumping up against local ambitions to grow aquaculture in China. There have been distressful scenes in past weeks at fish farms around the country as farmers have met the full impact of government’s new get-tough approach to water pollution. Farmers of perch, bass, and other species in Guizhou Province protested

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Women in aquaculture: Marie-Clare Russell

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

Marie-Clare Russell, who has been involved in fish health since the mid-80s, is relishing the challenge of developing new ways to tackle sea lice in her current role as managing director of FAI Aquaculture. Briefly describe your aquaculture career I have had two distinct shifts in the world of aquaculture – initially with Marine Harvest back in the mid-to-late ’80s

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Aquaculture next objective of New Bedford officials

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

NEW BEDFORD — Mayor Jon Mitchell was taking his daily run atop the hurricane barrier late last year when he had a realization: There are a lot of things one cannot do amid the huge granite blocks on the barrier’s sides. Development is out. Swimming, out. Boating, out. It defied the imagination. Then he thought of aquaculture. The barrier now

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Two Winners in Aquaculture Business Accelerator Pitch-Off

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

Recently, a panel of business experts awarded top prize to two aquaculture entrepreneurs at a first-of-its-kind aquaculture business accelerator pitch-off. In addition to bragging rights, Mathew Moretti, of Bangs Island Mussels in Casco Bay, and Jonathan Turcotte, of Edgecomb’s Glidden Point Oyster Farms, received a cash award of $5,000 and an invitation to the statewide Top Gun Pitch-Off, where they

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Women in aquaculture: Isabel Represas

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

Isabel Represas, regional sales director at INVE Aquaculture, discusses the opportunities and challenges facing fish farming in the Mediterranean, and what it takes to keep pace with a rapidly evolving industry Modern fish farming in the Mediterranean began in the 1980s with the cultivation of popular carnivorous finfish such as sea bass and sea bream. Much progress has been made

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Southern Shrimp Alliance backs tariffs on Chinese aquaculture imports

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

The call in the U.S. to place tariffs on Chinese seafood imports grew a little louder last week as a major industry group added its support to the proposal. However, while U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) called last month on the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to levy tariffs on shrimp and crawfish imports, John Williams, executive director of

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Inside the fear mongering campaign against aquaculture

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

Peter Drucker, the management expert, economist and Nobel laureate, is quoted as saying: “Aquaculture, not the internet, represents the most promising investment opportunity of the 21st Century.” However, for myself, and many of my colleagues and clients, the attractive business aspect of private aquaculture was not the primary impetus for getting involved. Most of us entered this field with some

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Aquaculture innovation and scientific research granted new boost

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

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and the Environment and the Aquaculture Marine Experimentation Network (REMA) have agreed to collaborate to promote the sustainable development of the aquaculture industry. General Secretary of Fisheries Alberto López-Asenjo has today signed a general protocol of action with the REMA, of the Business Association of Aquaculture of Spain (APROMAR), to promote blue growth through innovation and scientific

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Aquaculture UK conference: full programme announced

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

Health challenges facing triploid salmon, how to operate a mussel hatchery and the future of British seaweed farming are among the subjects set to feature on the first day of a packed conference schedule at this month’s Aquaculture UK exhibition. All will feature in the Aquavation Sessions, which are being run by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), and will

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