Global fish industry set to scale record in 2017

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This brilliant floating farm actually heals the world’s oceans

Inhabit – 85% of the world’s fisheries have been pushed beyond their limits – and the future of ocean life looks grim. Fortunately, GreenWave has developed a revolutionary floating farm that actually regenerates our oceans while providing jobs and a sustainable source of food. The vertical aquaculture farm yields bountiful crops of shellfish and seaweed – species specifically selected Read More…

Iceland looks to the future of aquaculture

FIS – A working group appointed by the Ministry of Fisheries has delivered its findings, stating the obvious with its conclusions that the establishment of a heavyweight aquaculture industry should be done alongside protecting natural environments and upholding sustainable practices. The group is made up of representatives of stakeholders – including bodies representing the aquaculture Read More…

Giant ocean fish farms to solve food security? There’s a catch

New Scientist – Despite decades of overfishing, we’re now eating twice as much fish as we were 50 years ago. While this growing appetite for seafood is good for our health, it’s harming life in the oceans. Almost 60 per cent of global fish stocks are exploited to full capacity and 30 per cent are virtually tapped out. By 2050, with a predicted human population of around 10 billion and Read More…

Aquaculture production ranks first in Middle East

FIS – Tehran-Iran ranks the first in the Middle East in terms of aquaculture production, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) reported quoting Iran’s Fisheries Production and Trading Union Secretary General Ali-Akbar Khodaei as saying. Khodaei also said that Iran ranks 17th in the world in aquaculture production, which reaches 320,147 tons, Tehran Times reported. The Read More…

Local Atlantic Salmon farm is the first of its kind in the U.S.

News 8000 – Nestled in the small town of Hixton, Wisconsin, sits a one-of-a-kind farm. Superior Fresh is the first of its kind indoor Atlantic Salmon farm in the country and it's one of the largest aquaponics facilities in the world. The facility combines aquaculture and hydroponics, where waste from fish will be used to supply nutrients for plants grown in water. The 720-acre-farm Read More…

Washington Governor temporarily cancels permits for new salmon farms

FIS – The Government of Washington state has created an Incident Command structure to respond to the recent escape of Atlantic salmon from net pens on Cypress Island. The announcement was made by the state departments of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, and Ecology along with the Office of the Governor and state Emergency Management Division. “The release of net pen-raised Read More…

Foreign tilapia farmers alleged to use steroids to improve results

FIS – The Ministry of Fisheries and the Water Research Institute are investigating claims that some foreigners are breeding a strain of tilapia in Ghana with steroids. Ministry’s officials stated that this suspicion gained grounds after it was seen that the type of tilapia bred by these foreigners -- suspected to be from China, Bangladesh and India -- mature in a relatively short period Read More…

Is the claim the eclipse caused Puget Sound’s Atlantic salmon…

The News Tribune – The coincidence was, seemingly, too good to toss out of the boat. Cooke Aquaculture, which controversially farms Atlantic salmon in Puget Sound waters where native chinook salmon are officially endangered, suffered a disaster about 4 p.m. Saturday, when a net pen that held in more than 300,000 fish broke open near Cypress Island. Up to 5,000 fish escaped, by the Read More…

Hundreds of Mekong giant catfish released

Phnom Penh Post – Two hundred juvenile specimens of the critically endangered Mekong giant catfish were released by the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Fisheries Administration into freshwater reservoirs on Sunday evening in an effort to help preserve the species – which can grow up to 350 kilograms. The rare behemoths are believed to be the largest freshwater fish species in the world – a Read More…