A new name to reflect aquaculture pioneers

Alex Whitebrook/ November 21, 2018/ Press release/ 0 comments

Marine Harvest, the world’s leading seafood company is changing its company name to MOWI to reflect aquaculture pioneers who founded the company more than 50 years ago. The company also plans to launch the MOWI brand into selected markets. The branded product line – yet to be announced – will provide customers added value in taste, convenience, nutrition and traceability,

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Value of output, consumption of aquaculture industry almost at par in 2017

Alex Whitebrook/ November 20, 2018/ News, Press release/ 0 comments

In 2017, the value of output and intermediate consumption of the aquaculture industry were almost at par. The latest annual census conducted amongst enterprises operating in the local aquaculture industry showed that during 2017 the total output amounted to €203.9 million, up by 14.8 per cent over 2016. Simultaneously, however, the reported intermediate consumption, which takes into account most of

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Indonesian aquaculture startup eFishery nets $4m funding

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

Totaling US$4 million, eFishery’s latest round of funding is backed by a series of global investors such as Aqua-spark, Wavemaker Partners, 500 Startups, Maloekoe Ventures, Social Capital, Unreasonable Capital, Triputra Group, and other institutional investors. Overfeeding is an issue that directly affects the freshwater fish and shrimp farming industry, with fish feed representing around 70 percent of farming overheads. According

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Unusual, but effective aquaculture in Berlin

Alex Whitebrook/ November 19, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

A Berlin start-up is breeding bass and basil in the same waters. The fish are providing the nutrients for the plants – an unusual but effective form of aquaculture. Fish fertilizes plant. This formula is what is called aquaponics. In special facilities, fish and plant are bred simultaneously, with a common water and nutrient cycle. Up to 90 percent less

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Hawaii says Aloha! to marine aquaculture

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

Partnership to raise Hawaii’s global visibility in marine aquaculture The University of Hawaiʻi and state agencies have formed a partnership to raise Hawaii’s global visibility in marine aquaculture and to capitalize on the commercial opportunities available worldwide. The partners are the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC), University of Hawaiʻi, UH Ventures, LLC and Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA).

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Cage aquaculture offers fresh hope to marine fish farmers

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

Tsunza village in Kwale County is home to various aquatic resources that include different kinds of fish and sea creatures. As expected, fishing is the mainstay of the area and the economic activity is mainly artisanal, subsistence or inshore. However, this is changing following the introduction of cage fish farming that is slowly having a huge impact on the community,

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Women in aquaculture: Linn Therese Skår Hosteland

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

Linn Therese Skår Hosteland grew up helping her family produce salmon, cod and halibut on a farm in western Norway. Despite wanting to escape the sector at 15, she has no regrets at returning in 2014 – first as a journalist, most recently as communications officer for the Norwegian coastal shipowners’ trade organisation Kystrederiene. What are your earliest memories of

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The aquaculture industry has a positive story to tell, but…

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

Campaigns by environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) that oversimplify complex aquaculture issues have left British Columbians caught in a fog of competing politicized agendas, contested science and misinformation. “The net effect has been to create and perpetuate a climate of public skepticism and opposition that has spilled over into the political realm,” states a new study by researchers from the University

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Maine Aquaculture Projects Dredge Up Memories Of Polluted Industrial Waterways

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

At a recent hearing in Kittery, so many people showed up to weigh in on the proposed expansion of an oyster-growing operation in a local creek, Department of Marine Resources hearing officer Amanda Ellis had to make a choice. “Based on the number that we’re seeing we’ve made the decision to postpone the hearing,” she said. But opponents such as

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Investing in the future of aquaculture in B.C.

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

If you think that salmon farming in Western Canada’s oceans is a sunset industry, think again. The big three in British Columbia’s aquaculture industry – Marine Harvest, Cermaq and Grieg Seafood – are spending tens of millions of dollars in sea vessels and barges, bringing new technology to improve their operations and boost the local economies of coastal communities. Dean

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