Three for the price of one: Testing sustainable aquaculture systems

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

Growing multiple species in one system saves water, reduces effluent waste, and produces more food Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture (IMTA) may be the future of aquaculture. Compared to traditional farms that only grow one species, IMTA farms produce multiple edible products and provide increased sustainability. These integrated systems use the waste products from one species to grow another, and often the

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Kiên Giang to shift rice fields to aquaculture

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

Kiên Giang Province, the country’s largest rice producer, plans to shift 86,625ha of unproductive rice fields to aquaculture and cultivation of other high-value crops from now to 2020. Of the rice fields, 3,420ha will be used to grow perennial trees, 10,492ha for short-term crops, and 72,713ha for rotating shrimp and rice or fish and rice on the same field, according

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Aquaculture operations growing around the world

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

More than half of the world’s fish and seafood products come from aquaculture. The increasing demand and the simultaneous decline of the natural stocks due to overfishing have led to strong growth of the aquaculture industry for decades. The United Nations reports that in Asia, there will be no fish stocks for commercial fishing by 2048. According to the Global

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Nordic Aquafarms to host forum on aquaculture and Maine seafood

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

As part of its ongoing commitment to provide the public with information about its proposed salmon farm in Belfast, Nordic Aquafarms will host a panel discussion on aquaculture and its place in the Maine seafood industry. The panel will be June 12, at 6 p.m., at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Entitled “Land-based Aquaculture and the Future

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Aquaculture company fishing for public opinion regarding facility on Kootenay River

Alex Whitebrook/ June 6, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

It’s either a very, very late April Fool’s joke or a company testing the waters to see if there’s any resistance to a proposed Fish Farm operating near the old Taghum Bridge on the Kootenay River approximately 10 kilometers west of Nelson. “There’s already a petition started against it,” Regional District of Central Kootenay Area E Ramona Faust told The Nelson

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Aquaculture can be worse for the environment than beef production

Alex Whitebrook/ June 5, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Research has revealed the same food can leave a very different environmental footprint depending on how and where it is produced. Aquaculture can emit more methane and other greenhouse gases than rearing cattle, depending on how it is practised. Researchers at Oxford University and the Swiss agricultural research institute, Agroscope, have created the most comprehensive database yet on the environmental impacts of nearly

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More fish from aquaculture are already consumed in the world than caught

Alex Whitebrook/ June 5, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria gathers in an international symposium organized by ISFNF and ECOAQUA the world’s leading experts in fish and crustacean nutrition. As the world’s population continues to rise, threatening to surpass 7.5 billion people by 2020, the need to create high-quality aquatic products rich in omega-3s has soared to cover not only the food needs of people

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First Nations come out in defence of salmon farms

Alex Whitebrook/ June 4, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Martin Sheen was cleared to enter Canada earlier this week after briefly being detained for two days by the Canada Border Services Agency. The vessel is back in B.C. as part of Alexandra Morton’s Operation Virus Hunter project, which has been looking for signs of infectious diseases in both farmed and wild salmon. Last year,

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Aquaculture UK deemed an overwhelming success

Alex Whitebrook/ June 1, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Following their biggest ever presence at Aquaculture UK, Gael Force Group has declared last week’s Aviemore exhibition as being hugely successful. The show, which took place in Aviemore last week, did – according to the Inverness-based firm – lead to “an excellent number of customer enquiries into our newly launched products to follow up on, a range of intriguing ideas

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Liberia to tap into aquaculture potential

Alex Whitebrook/ May 31, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Along with many of its West African neighbours, Liberia’s fish production is a fraction of what it could be. A recent World Bank-led programme aims to change that – harnessing Liberia’s ambition to create a thriving aquaculture industry. The World Bank-sponsored West Africa Regional Fisheries Project (WARFP) aims to inspire nine countries, from Mauritania to Ghana, to recover from the

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