EU fisheries chief: Europe needs to get behind aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ February 7, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

European aquaculture is showing signs of recovery after more than a decade of stagnation, but there needs to be much greater support for the sector from European Union member states, the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs, and Fisheries Karmenu Vella affirmed. With four percent growth in volume and eight percent in earnings between 2014 and 2015, and profits exceeding

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Fishing closure extended around damaged aquaculture farm

Alex Whitebrook/ February 7, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will extend the temporary fishing closure in waters bound by the Marine Aquaculture Research Lease at Providence Bay, in Port Stephens, from where around 20,000 fish escaped last month. The closure, under Section 8 of the Fisheries Management Act 1994, will take place until 28 February 2018, reported DPI’s Deputy Director General Fisheries, Dr

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Nutriad hosting aquaculture seminar in Myanmar

Alex Whitebrook/ February 6, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

A global leader in feed additives solutions for aquaculture, Nutiad was thrilled to share its knowledge and experience with a group of industry professionals in Yangon, Myanmar. The highly valued aquaculture event was organized by Tan Sao A Ltd., Nutriad’s distributor for aquaculture products in Vietnam. Mr. Allen (Ming-Hsun) Wu, Regional Manager of Nutriad Aqua APAC presented “Global aqua and shrimp

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Women in Aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ February 5, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The need to increase women’s engagement in aquaculture has inspired Australia-based Dr Meryl Williams to focus her research on gender equality. Dr Meryl Williams is a key figure in Australian aquaculture, with an impressive record in research management, science and outreach in fisheries and aquaculture. In 2015 she was awarded Australia’s prestigious Crawford Fund Medal for her achievements in these areas, as

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Land-based aquaculture doesn’t make sense for N.L. industry pioneer

Alex Whitebrook/ February 2, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

A Norwegian company is investing half a billion dollars in land-based salmon farming in Maine, but a local aquaculture pioneer doesn’t see similar facilities as viable for Newfoundland and Labrador. Norway-based Nordic Aquafarms is developing a 40-acre land-based salmon farm in Maine that aims to eventually annually produce 33,000 tonnes of fish, which represents eight per cent of American salmon consumption, Reuters reported on January 30.

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Colourful creatures surface in aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ February 2, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

As a marine biologist, I always tend towards subjects that involve being under or around water. The ocean is swimming with colorful fish and animals that live on reefs and in the marine ecosystem. Based on this idea of colorful marine species, you may not think aquaculture would be a fitting topic. But let’s see if we can find some

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Aquaculture infrastructure damaged in Jordan Bay

Alex Whitebrook/ February 1, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Residents in Eastern Shelburne County are “finding it hard to believe” there was no loss of fish from the Kelly Cove salmon farm in Jordan Bay, given the damage sustained to the site during the Jan. 4 weather bomb. “With the damage that’s washed ashore here it would be hard to believe there would be no loss of fish,” said

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Ex-militants from the Niger Delta to be trained in aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ January 31, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Presidential Amnesty programme is developing new plans to train ex-Niger Delta militants, with the purpose of creating 10,000 new aquaculture farm owners and train 1,000 others in commercial aquaculture fish business in 2018. Brigadier General Paul Boroh, special adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty programme, informed that delegates will be trained in cluster

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Norwegian aquaculture company plans to invest up to $500M in Belfast

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

Nordic Aquafarms, headquartered in Norway and one of the largest international developers of land-based aquaculture, announced today it plans to build one of the world’s largest land-based salmon farms in Belfast, with its total capital investment expected to be between $450 million and $500 million. The Norway-based company announced its plans today at a news conference in Belfast attended by

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Aquaculture proposed as food security solution in St. Kitts-Nevis

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

Basseterre, St. Kitts – With the adverse effects of climate change that continue to diminish the fisheries sector and the growing demand for marine resources, the Department of Marine Resources in St. Kitts is taking a closer look at aquaculture as a possible solution. At a national consultation on the aquaculture sector held Jan. 30 at the NEMA headquarters, various experts

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