Aquaculture: More protein from less marine ingredients

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

In 2015, the salmon sector produced more fish protein than it consumed. This is shown by new figures from IFFO, The Marine Ingredients Organisation. IFFO has calculated new Fish In: Fish Out ratios (FIFO) for 2015 and for the first time FIFO figures for salmonids are below 1. Calculated with FAO data, Fish In: Fish Out ratios (FIFO) have been

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Researchers explore walleye for aquaculture

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

More than a thousand walleye are in the six sets of circular water tanks at the UW-Stevens Point Aquaponics Innovation Center in Montello, Wis. And they swim around in near-total darkness, their environment protected by several sets of pitch-black curtains. “Walleye are sunset and night-time feeders,” explained Chris Hartleb, UWSP professor of aquaculture and the caretaker of this walleye colony.

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Phages an effective alternative to the use of antibiotics in aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ October 19, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Researchers from AZTI, Biopolis S.L. (Spain), University of Aveiro (Portugal) and the Aguacircia Aquaculture company (Portugal) have evaluated the impact of the use of bacteriophages that fight the pathogens responsible for diseases that affect species bred in fish farms. Replacing antibiotics with phages is a highly promising option in aquaculture to control the transfer of bacteria may be harmful to

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Taiwanese firms intend to develop aquaculture projects in the Philippines

Alex Whitebrook/ October 18, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Several important Taiwanese aquaculture companies have decided to carry out investment projects in the Philippines by partnering with local firms that can market their their cage farming aquaculture technology or produce fish in Philippines shores. The announcement was made by Patty Yen, deputy executive director for strategic marketing department of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) at the first Taiwan

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Chile, Russia sign agreement on aquaculture, fisheries exchange

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

Russia and Chile have signed an accord that will result in greater cooperation between the two countries’ fishing and aquaculture sectors. The memorandum of understanding was signed by Ilya Shestakov, the chairman of Russia’s federal agency for fisheries, and Pablo Berazaluce Maturana, the chairman of the state fishery sub-secretariat of Chile, during the International Seafood Forum held in St. Petersburg,

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Turning a profit on aquaculture waste

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

A new deal which could help to create value from sludge produced by the aquaculture industry has been signed this week. “The co-operation minimises emissions in water and puts a value on sludge from the aquaculture industry,” says Jan Henning Legreid, CEO of Blue Ocean Technology. Sorbwater Technology has developed a suite of completely biodegradable solutions for industrial high-performance water

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Open ocean aquaculture may contribute to industry growth

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

A new analysis carried out by researchers of Oregon State University suggests that open-ocean aquaculture for three species of finfish is a viable option for industry expansion under most climate change scenarios. This modeling study found that the warming of near-shore surface waters would shift the range of many species toward the higher latitudes, where they would have better growth

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Talent pipeline open for future aquaculture leaders

Alex Whitebrook/ October 13, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Graduates are being given a helping hand to amplify their impact on the aquaculture sector, with the start of a series of tailored personal development sessions, which are part of the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre’s (SAIC) new graduate programme. Since its launch in June, ten BSc and MSc graduates have secured 18-month paid placements within leading Scottish aquaculture businesses, including

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Investors shy away from aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ October 12, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Aquaculture is a risky business and investors need to “be prepared to lose a lot of money,” according to Rabobank’s Gorjan Nikolik, who spoke during a panel discussion at the 2017 Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL Conference last week in Dublin, Ireland. Discussing how to make wise investments in innovative technologies and services that enable the responsible growth of the aquaculture

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Aquaculture high on MASTS agenda

Alex Whitebrook/ October 12, 2017/ Press release/ 0 comments

A study that could aid the search for the development of a vaccine against sea lice in salmon, how environmental enrichment can impact cleanerfish welfare, and plans to further the scientific assessment of Scotland’s wrasse fishery were among the highlights of the aquaculture-related content at the recent MASTS Annual Science Meeting. The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland’s

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