US urged to encourage aquaculture

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

THE US should be more encouraging of responsible aquaculture development, the American trade organisation Ocean Stewards said in a recommendation to the federal government. Responding to a request from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the National Ocean Service for public comments on streamlining regulatory processes, the Ocean Stewards proposed that for offshore aquaculture to succeed in the US,

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The best fish species for backyard aquaculture & how to source them

Alex Whitebrook/ September 11, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

You’ve spent months researching the perfect aquaculture or aquaponics system and getting it all set up. Now it’s time to stock your tanks with fish. Which kind should you use? And furthermore, where do you go to find fingerlings for a backyard fish farm? The aquarium section at your local pet store is surely not the place to go. The

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Fish a hot topic in Norwegian election

Alex Whitebrook/ September 8, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Aquaculture and fishing are among the issues taking centre stage in Norway’s general election which takes place next Monday (September 11). For the past four years the country has been run by a coalition between the Conservatives and their right wing allies, the Progress Party and, if the polls are an accurate guide, they should be re-elected. But Norway is

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Nutriad sponsored fish parasites talks at TARS 2017

Alex Whitebrook/ September 8, 2017/ Press release/ 0 comments

Once more, multinational feed additives producer Nutriad sponsored The Roundtable Aquaculture Series (TARS), which was held August 16-17 in Bali, Indonesia. This year’s theme was Finfish Aquaculture: Strategy and growth. A pioneer in additives that support health and nutrition in fish and shrimp, Nutriad continuously strives to interact with industry professionals and scientist from all over the world. Parasite control

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Windfall for oral aquaculture vaccine development

Alex Whitebrook/ September 7, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

MicroSynbiotiX, which is developing a microalgae-based delivery platform for oral administration of vaccines and functional feed additives for shrimp and fish, has secured seed funding. The start-up, which is based in Cork and has subsidiary in San Diego, has announced closing a seed funding round led by Alimentos Ventures, a Germany-based early stage aquaculture investor, together with SOSV, a US-based

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Aquculture in Seychelles?

Alex Whitebrook/ September 6, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

As Seychelles looks for ways to grow its economy further, officials have steered towards the idea of Marine aquaculture (Mariculture). Mariculture refers to the culturing of marine species in sea pens, on the seafloor, or suspended in the water column or in on-land, man made systems such as ponds or tanks. The concept is not new to Seychelles. In 1989,

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Strahan residents optimistic about future of aquaculture in Macquarie Harbour

Alex Whitebrook/ September 5, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

It has been less than a year since Huon Aquaculture founder Frances Bender broke industry ranks to speak out about environmental conditions in Macquarie Harbour. In the roughly 600-strong town of Strahan on the state’s West Coast, where Tasmania’s three aquaculture companies base their Macquarie Harbour operations, the comments came as a shock. Strahan’s two major industries — aquaculture and

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Damariscotta River aquaculture pioneer goes wild

Alex Whitebrook/ September 5, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

There was no equipment or retail market to support Maine’s oyster aquaculture when Barb Scully entered the industry 31 years ago. Maine oysters are now distributed across the country, with widespread recognition of the Damariscotta River as producing some of the finest-quality oysters on the market. Scully was at the forefront of the emergence of Maine’s oyster aquaculture. Glidden Point

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Iran’s aquaculture ranks 1st in Middle East

Alex Whitebrook/ September 4, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Iran ranks the first in the Middle East in terms of aquaculture production, IRIB reported on Saturday quoting Iran’s Fisheries Production and Trading Union Secretary General Ali-Akbar Khodaei as saying. Putting the country’s aquaculture production at 320,147 tons, Khodaei also said that Iran ranks the 17th in the world in this due. The official said with producing 45.4 million tons

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Washington aquaculture farm releases Atlantic Salmon into the Pacific

Alex Whitebrook/ September 1, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

The Pacific Northwest may be known for its salmon, but aquaculture operations are growing a decidedly non-local fish off the coast of Washington state: Atlantic salmon. This article has been sourced from ‘modern farmer’, and presents a real issue that many fish farms must deal with on a regular basis. The environmental impact of aquaculture is not onl through the

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