Category Archives: Press release

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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Oceanology International 2018: Diverse Programme of Technical Tracks

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

The Technical Tracks conference programme for Oceanology International 2018 at ExCel, London (13-15 March 2018) has now been finalised, constituting the most extensive and cogent analysis of advances in ocean science and technology available under one roof. The conference programme gets under way on Tuesday, 13 March 2018 with a Hydrography, Geophysics & Geotechnics track,chaired by Andy Hill, marine geohazard technical authority

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Russian aquaculture anounces intention to conduct secondary public offering of shares

Alex Whitebrook/ November 10, 2017/ Press release/ 0 comments

Moscow, 9 November 2017. Russian Aquaculture (“Russian Aquaculture” or “the Company”), Russia’s largest aquaculture company, announces its intention to conduct a secondary public Offering (the “Offering”) of new ordinary shares of the Company (the “Shares”) DETAILS OF THE OFFERING Shares will be placed on Moscow Exchange The Company has already registered the issue of 32,769,223 new shares with the Central

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CIFT to host aquaculture forum

Alex Whitebrook/ November 2, 2017/ Press release/ 0 comments

The ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT), in collaboration with Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch (AFSIB), will host the 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (IFAF) here for four days from November 21. Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu would inaugurate the event at Hotel Le Meridien at 4 p.m., said a press release here. The AFSIB, since its inception in 1986,

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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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