Women in aquaculture: JIRCAS International Symposium 2018

Alex Whitebrook/ November 30, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The Fish Site’s Women in Aquaculture series was highlighted at a recent seminar at the United Nations University in Tokyo, which focused on women’s roles in the seafood sector. Organised by the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), during the seminar seven female speakers shared their findings and views on the participation of women in fisheries and aquaculture. The talks, which

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Improved Husbandry Practices Boosts Aquaculture in Kenya

Alex Whitebrook/ November 29, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

People at Gasi Beach in Kwale County, on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast, wait for fishermen to buy their daily catch. Demand for fish in Kenya is on the rise courtesy of fast population growth of around three percent per year and increased awareness of the nutritional value of fish. Credit: Diana Wanyonyi/IPS Despite the humid late October midday weather in

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Aquaculture gets a boost in U.K. and Australia

Alex Whitebrook/ November 28, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Scotland is the third largest farmed salmon producer in the world, and by volume, Scottish salmon accounts for Heathrow Airport’s biggest export. The United Kingdom has set aside C$8.6 million to fund 12 research projects as part of the national efforts to boost its sustainable aquaculture industry. The UK Aquaculture Initiative is a joint project with Biotechnology and Biological Sciences

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Government rejects appeal and green lights — again — massive aquaculture project

Alex Whitebrook/ November 28, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Plans to build one of Canada’s largest aquaculture farms in Placentia Bay have moved closer to becoming a reality, with the Newfoundland and Labrador government’s dismissal of the latest appeal in the project’s environmental assessment process. The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment on Monday rejected the Atlantic Salmon Federation’s arguments that the project’s environmental impact statement was flawed and lacked sufficient original

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The Future of Food? Aquaculture & Aquaponics

Alex Whitebrook/ November 27, 2018/ Press release/ 0 comments

Fish provide the nutrients for hydroponic crops. UNH is using tilapia, brown trout, and rainbow trout. We learn about new ways of growing our food. There’s aquaculture; growing fish and crops in coastal waters and the open ocean.  At the mouth of the Piscataqua River, a UNH-led team has designed a raft that serves as a pen for steelhead trout,

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KZN looks to grow aquaculture industry

Alex Whitebrook/ November 26, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal, is embarking on a massive programme to unlock the economic potential of its aquaculture industry. A delegation led by the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala and Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal Chief Executive, Mr Neville Matjie, visited the Birkat Ghalioum Fish Farming Project in

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How to improve aquaculture production

Alex Whitebrook/ November 23, 2018/ Press release/ 0 comments

A new aquaculture management guide, published today, offers zonal management best practice tips for sustainably-minded seafood farmers. The free guide – Best Practices for Aquaculture Management: guidance for implementing the ecosystem approach in Indonesia and beyond – was created by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), Conservation International, and the University of California Santa Barbara’s Sustainable Fisheries Group. The new guide’s cover image© SFP It provides three

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Grin and Barents: Russian Aquaculture looks to lucrative times ahead

Alex Whitebrook/ November 23, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Russia’s largest salmon producer, Russian Aquaculture, has announced plans for a massive expansion of its business by 2025. As part of these plans, the company aims to increase production to at least 30,000 tonnes of salmon over the next seven years – compared to about 6,000 tonnes in 2017 – to become one of the world’s top salmon producers. Russian

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Climate Change Looms as a Long-Term Threat to Aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ November 22, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Aquaculture is on the rise in Massachusetts.  For many entering the business, shellfish farming seems like a more secure option than the marine fisheries.  But climate change looms as a long-term threat over the industry.  Paul Wittenstein switched his career track from commercial fishing to aquaculture in college. He’s now general manager at the Aquacultural Research Corporation in Dennis. Growing

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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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