Turning the tide in Asia with aquaculture

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

Tip O’Neill said, “All politics is local.” It is just as applicable to global environmental diplomacy as it is to local ward politics. You have to go to the source of the problem to solve a challenge as vast as the health of the world’s oceans. That’s exactly what the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Monterey Bay Aquarium are

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Big aquaculture bulldozes Borneo

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

Not long ago, the clearing had been home to mangroves, saltwater-loving trees that anchor a web of life stretching from fish larvae hatching in the cradle of their underwater roots to the hornbills squawking at their crown. Now the trees’ benevolent presence was gone, in their place a swath of stripped soil littered with felled trunks as grey as fossils.

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EU green lights aquaculture imports from Myanmar

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

The EU has approved the import of aquaculture products from Myanmar, in a move that has been welcomed by aquaculture producers in the Southeast Asian country. “It’s a great accomplishment for the EU projects/people that have been working hard for the past years to make this happen,” said Jonah van Beijnen, an aquaculture expert closely involved with EU projects in

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State’s marine aquaculture industry buoyed by new UH strategic partnership

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

A state-of-the-art copper-alloy meshed Aquapod® drifting fish cage designed by Kampachi Farms to take offshore aquaculture “over-the-horizon.” The University of Hawaiʻi and state agencies formed a partnership to raise Hawaiʻi’s global visibility in marine aquaculture and to capitalize on the commercial opportunities available worldwide. The partners are the Hawaiʻi Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC), University of Hawaiʻi, UHVentures, LLC and Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA). “The establishment of a Hawaiʻi aquaculture accelerator and

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Nutriad invests in aquaculture team in India

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

Nutirad, the multinational feed additives producer and pioneer in species-specific health and nutrition solutions for aquaculture producers, has announced the appointment of Goud Dhanunjaya as its regional sales manager aquaculture for the Indian sub-continent (ISC). The move is part of the continuous strategic expansion of Nutriad into the rapidly developing aquaculture market, aiming to have experienced local staff in key markets. Goud

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Unsung hero wins aquaculture award

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

Alan Donkin’s significant innovations in fish nutrition has garnered him the 2018 Atlantic Canada Aquaculture Award. “Alan Donkin is one of the unsung heroes of our region’s aquaculture industry. He’s helped drive significant innovations in fish nutrition since the industry began 40 years ago,” said Tom Taylor, Chair of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA). “His professionalism, commitment, loyalty,

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Cooke Aquaculture looking to expand sea farming in Liverpool Bay

Alex Whitebrook/ November 2, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Cooke Aquaculture Inc. is looking to expand its sea farming operations in Liverpool Bay as part of the company’s long-term vision and commitment to reinvesting in Atlantic Canada. The company, through its subsidiary Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. has been given an Option to Lease issued by Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture for Liverpool Bay. During the option period (Sept. 7,

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Women in Aquaculture: Patricia Barrera

Alex Whitebrook/ November 2, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Patricia Barrera swapped a career in pharmaceuticals to follow her passion for aquaculture, establishing Trout Managers SAS in Colombia, which she now runs. Briefly describe your aquaculture career I consider myself an entrepreneur. I worked mostly in the pharmaceutical field but my husband suggested that I invest my time and effort in something that was just mine, where I could

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Hawaiʻi Sea Grant awarded nearly $1M for aquaculture research

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

The University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program has received nearly $1 million for aquaculture research in support of food security research, education and outreach in the state. Sydney Gamiao holding Pacific threadfin, aka Moi Polydactylus sexfilis, at the Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center, UH Hilo. Photo by Maria Haws Maria Haws, director of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant’s Center of Excellence in Sustainable Aquaculture and Coastal Resources and director of UH Hilo‘s Pacific Aquaculture

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URI awarded federal funding to train aquaculture workers

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

The University of Rhode Island has been awarded federal funding to help strengthen training programs for aquaculture workers and develop an online training curriculum that can be deployed nationwide. Rhode Island’s congressional delegation says URI’s Rhode Island Sea Grant program was awarded nearly $750,000. The funding will be used to bolster an entry-level training curriculum for aquaculture farm workers in

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