WA aquaculture licence process streamlined

Alex Whitebrook/ November 24, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

New online forms to facilitate faster aquaculture licence approvals have been launched. The system for applications seeking an aquaculture licence or a variation to an existing licence has become available this week. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has been working to provide a more streamlined process to help companies looking to set up operations in WA. WA’s aquaculture industry is

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Aquaculture equipment providers form new JV

Alex Whitebrook/ November 23, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Aquaculture equipment manufacturers Steinsvik Group and Aqualine have become united in a new joint venture company, with a projected turnover exceeding NOK 1.5 billion and 700 employees. The JV was set up by Kverva Technology and Frøyaringen, the respective owners of Steinsvik Group AS and Aqualine AS. Kverva Technology owns 90.1 per cent of the new company while Frøyaringen owns

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Geomembrane market to witness high demand from the aquaculture industry

Alex Whitebrook/ November 22, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Market driver: increasing use of geomembranes in agriculture and aquaculture Various organizations, such as Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations, work toward the economic and social welfare of countries. The aquaculture and agricultural segment in the geomembrane market has seen a gradual growth. Aquaculture farming is practiced in both developed as well as emerging economies with poor farmers as well

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Bid to reduce antibiotic use in aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ November 21, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

A new project that aims to help reduce the use of antimicrobials in the aquaculture industry has been completed by WorldFish this week. The research from the non-profit organisation, undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-food Systems (FISH), identifies means to lessen the use of antimicrobials, such as antibiotics, antivirals, and antiprotozoals. Intensification of fish farming

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Empowering Kenyan communities through aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ November 20, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

With 640km of coastline, territorial seas extending 12 nautical miles and an exclusive economic fishing zone of 350 nautical miles, the potential for aquaculture in Kenya is huge. But coastal areas are among the country’s least developed, with 62 percent of people living below the poverty line. Bonnie Waycott reports on the Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP), which is helping

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Industry backs capture-based cod aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ November 20, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

A scheme designed to encourage more Norwegian fishermen to keep their cod catches alive is successfully extending the fresh cod season, according to new research. A report published by Nofima this week shows that the live catch quota bonus is helping more fresh cod to be delivered outside the main winter season. This has been deemed desirable by the Norwegian

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Russian Aquaculture continues vertical-integration drive

Alex Whitebrook/ November 17, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Russian Aquaculture, the country’s largest fish farming firm, has acquired an option to purchase a 40 percent equity stake in Tri Ruchya, a primary processing company in the Murmansk region. The company has the capacity to process up to 25,000 tonnes of salmonids per year, as well as a refrigerated warehouse and developed infrastructure, and is located on transport routes

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Norwegian and Vietnamese aquaculture entrepreneurs share experiences

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

The Norwegian aquaculture marine business sector is currently one of the most important ones in the bilateral relation between Norway and Vietnam. In this framework, Norwegian aquaculture entrepreneurs have shown interest in exploring business opportunities and promoting co-operation with the Vietnamese one on sustainable aquaculture. Representatives from 17 Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture companies visited Ho Chi Minh City from November

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Why aquaculture is stressful for fish

Alex Whitebrook/ November 15, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Fish housed in aquaculture systems live under stressful conditions. This may come as a surprise to those who pride themselves on having provided ‘optimal’ conditions for their fish to grow and thrive. However, if you have an understanding of the biology of fish, you will realise how false this perception can be. Riverine fish Most freshwater aquaculture species (tilapia, carp,

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Fish Out of Water: Interest in Land-Based Aquaculture Grows

Alex Whitebrook/ November 15, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

The recent escape of 160,000 Atlantic salmon raised in Pacific Ocean pens and environmental concerns about the impact of fish farms on wild populations have prompted a new look at inland aquaculture. Less than a mile from where British Columbia’s Nimpkish River flows into the Pacific Ocean, dozens of Atlantic salmon swirl around in a 12ft (3.6m)-deep tank that resembles

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