Category Archives: Press release

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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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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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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PerformFISH: A new era of consumer-driven development in Mediterranean aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ October 9, 2018/ Press release/ 0 comments

PerformFISH is a €7 million European Commission-funded project with the aim of exploring and tackling the underlying causes behind the stagnation of the Mediterranean Marine Fish Farming (MMFF) sector, as this analysis by Katerina Moutou, Associate Professor at University of Thessaly reveals PerformFISH addresses aquaculture challenges for sea bass and sea bream in the Mediterranean. PerformFISH focuses on developing consumer-driven aquaculture

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Aquaculture Market to Witness Significant Demand for Crustacean, Salmon, Sea Bass and Sea Bream

Alex Whitebrook/ April 10, 2018/ Press release/ 0 comments

The global Aquaculture Market is expected to be valued at USD 202.96 billion by 2020. This may be primarily attributed to the growing seafood consumption paired with rising economic importance associated with fisheries. The proportion of aquaculture in the global fisheries industry has so far been small compared to captured fish, thus, considerable efforts are being made to enhance aquaculture activities worldwide. The aquaculture

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Europe must sea food in a new way thanks to warming waters

Alex Whitebrook/ April 10, 2018/ Press release/ 0 comments

Aquaculture, or fish farming, is one of the world’s fastest growing food sectors, providing about half of all the fish we eat. As it stands, climate change is altering our ocean’s environment, causing the seawater to become warmer and impacting the marine ecosystems profoundly. How will these changes affect marine species, consumers and industries that rely on them? Europe is

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Cargill’s aquaculture center is its first in four Asian nations

Alex Whitebrook/ February 15, 2018/ Press release/ 0 comments

Cargill on Wednesday launched its aquaculture technology application center to work in conjunction with the company’s new fish feed plant in India, the Hindu Business Timesreports. The center, located on 3.6 hectares of land in Kaikaluru, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, is “designed to help aquaculture farmers access new innovations and apply the best possible solutions to grow healthy seafood,”

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Scale-up success for fishmeal alternative firm

Alex Whitebrook/ January 18, 2018/ News, Press release/ 0 comments

KnipBio announced today that it has demonstrated the scalability of its single cell protein manufacturing process in preparation for full commercial operations next year. The Massachusetts firm has stepped up production of its KnipBio Meal – which is being marketed as an alternative to fishmeal in aquaculture feeds – using a 20,000 litre fermentation vessel for the first time. “Our

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Butterfly Acquires Pacifico Aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ January 17, 2018/ Press release/ 0 comments

Butterfly, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in the food sector, today announced it has acquired Pacifico Aquaculture (“Pacifico”), a leader in sustainable ocean-raised aquaculture. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2010 and based in Baja California, Mexico, Pacifico is the world’s first and only producer of ocean-raised striped bass. Pacifico’s striped bass is prized by consumers and

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