Anti-fish farm activists’ adverse effects on sustainability

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

Environmental sustainability is the ability of the environment to support a defined level of environmental quality and natural resource extraction rates indefinitely. This is the world’s biggest problem. Currently BC Aquaculture industry is addressing this problem in the best way possible, the carbon footprint of this industry is extremely low in comparison to every single agri-food business. Fish and shellfish are

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Software presented to analyze climate change effects on fisheries and aquaculture

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

Cetmar Foundation and its partners in the ClimeFish project this week presented in Scotland the first prototype of the decision-taking support tool on the effects of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture. This new software, which will be effective in the spring of 2019, will provide information on the different species analyzed by ClimeFish experts through the 16 case studies that

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Aqua Spark invests in Canadian aquaculture technology firm

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

Aquaculture fund Aqua-Spark has announced its investment in Canadian technology company XpertSea, which has raised CAD 10 million intended to develop technology for tracking and managing aquatic populations. The financing, which is a co-investment led by Obvious Ventures and Aqua-Spark, as well as Real Ventures, will allow XpertSea to expand its technology offerings and continue to build its team. Aqua-Spark is the

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Women in Aquaculture: Kampachi Farms, Hawaii

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

Four employees from Kampachi Farms – Lucie Leonard, Helen Meigs, Lisa Vollbrecht and Taimane Ulu – discuss gender issues, feed trials and the challenges posed by farming yellowtail in the middle of the largest ocean on earth. Founded in 2011, Kampachi Farms conducted the first-ever trial of open ocean aquaculture in US Federal Waters and is currently developing deep-sea technology to produce

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Russian Aquaculture predicts tougher times in 2018

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

Moscow-Russia-based aquaculture firm Russian Aquaculture nearly doubled its sales volume and revenue, according to its 2017 earnings report, but saw its operating profit and fair value gain on biological assets drop. The company, which farms Atlantic salmon in the Barents Sea in Russia’s Murmansk region and lake trout in the Republic of Karelia, reported a 92.4 percent increase in its

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The Fishing Life: Diving into aquaculture

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

Craig Poosikian, a long-time fisherman, started his aquaculture grant about a year and a half ago, and he is hooked. “A lot of people will tell you … that an oyster grant is a lot of work. It is a lot of work. That it’s tiring. It is tiring. That it’s frustrating. It is frustrating. But I am pretty excited

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Political backing for Iceland aquaculture

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

Plans to expand Iceland’s still fledgling aquaculture industry have received overwhelming backing from one of the country’s leading political groups. The liberal-conservative Independent Party, which is largely supported by fishing businesses, passed a resolution at its annual assembly stating: ‘Aquaculture is an increasing part of the Icelandic fisheries industry, which offers increased opportunities for value creation.’ The move was adopted

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Norway to cooperate to boost Colombian aquaculture and fisheries sector

Alex Whitebrook/ April 12, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

During the visit of Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Juan Guillermo Zuluaga Cardona signed the memorandum of understanding for the cooperation of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the framework of the Norwegian Fisheries for Development program. “The impact of cooperation is to sustainably increase the contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to the economic and

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We need to farm more fish says EU chief

Alex Whitebrook/ April 11, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

European Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella has expressed his determination to support and develop aquaculture within the EU. In a prepared, but unannounced, statement he said that fish farming within Europe was starting to emerge from stagnation and it was now time to help it expand. ‘Forty years ago, the famous French commandant Jacques-Yves Cousteau stated: ‘We must plant the sea and herd its animals, using

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Aquaculture Market to Witness Significant Demand for Crustacean, Salmon, Sea Bass and Sea Bream

Alex Whitebrook/ April 10, 2018/ Press release/ 0 comments

The global Aquaculture Market is expected to be valued at USD 202.96 billion by 2020. This may be primarily attributed to the growing seafood consumption paired with rising economic importance associated with fisheries. The proportion of aquaculture in the global fisheries industry has so far been small compared to captured fish, thus, considerable efforts are being made to enhance aquaculture activities worldwide. The aquaculture

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