Strong financial support to boost offshore aquaculture

FIS – The Corporation for the Development of Production (CORFO) will co-finance up to 60 per cent of the cost of the project selected under its "Offshore Aquaculture Technological Consortium" program, with a maximum subsidy amount of CLP 6,000 million (USD 9 million). The launch of the call for such a program will be held next Monday in Punta Arenas. The Agenda for Productivity, Read More…

Mass fry fish production expected to start in 5 years

FIS – Mass fry fish production in Russia could start in five years, as it is estimated by the fishing authority (Rosrybolovstvo), which would allow the aquaculture industry to stop depending on so many foreign supplies. "The dependence on foreign technologies in this direction, on foreign supplies, probably is not critical, but we not always able to receive the best of what we hope to Read More…

Hard Evidence Shows Farmed Salmon Is Destroying Wild Salmon

Eco Watch – Consumers have been led to believe that when they buy farmed salmon, they are helping protect wild salmonand the whales and bears that feed on them, but nothing could be further from the truth. The wild and remote coast of British Columbia Canada is the perfect habitat for making wild salmon. Rain-soaked watersheds, clean gravel for spawning, 1,000s of km of kelp forested Read More…

New aquaculture project raises environmentalists’ concerns

FIS – The proposed aquaculture project on Stewart Island has caused concern to environmental groups, who consider it will significantly affect its "pristine marine habitat". The NGOs Forest & Bird and the Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand have questioned the location chosen for the potential salmon farm project. In an attempt to protect the island, Forest Read More…

State Rep. Seeks Changes for Arkansas Aquaculture Industry

KNWA News – Arkansas is one of the top aquaculture producing states in the country, but business owners can face fines and even jail time for transporting certain species of fish across state lines. Aquaculture refers to the breeding, rearing and harvesting of plants and animals in all types of water environments, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Read More…

Chile’s salmon output may increase more than expected, help shares

Reuters — Chile's farmed salmon production could increase more than expected this year, helping share prices of Chilean producers at a time when salmon from leading global producer Norway is limited, according to a trade association and analysts. As stricter regulations are implemented to tackle environmental problems that have decimated fish populations, local companies had forecast Read More…

Cleaner fish need better feed to be more efficient lice-eaters

FIS – Nofima will develop a project intended to acquire the necessary knowledge for the correct feed and the nutrition needed for cleaner fish to survive and become more efficient salmon lice-eaters. The scientists involved in the project, called ‘CleanFeed’, claim that lice do not contribute enough nutrition to support lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) and ballan wrasse (Labrus Read More…

Transgenic fish are ready for us. Are we ready for them?

Ensia – On a hill above the cold waters around Prince Edward Island, technicians painstakingly create fertilized Atlantic salmon eggs that include growth-enhancing DNA from two other fish species. The eggs will be shipped to ponds in the high rainforest of Panama, where they will produce fish that mature far more quickly than normal farmed salmon. More than 20 years after first seeking Read More…

Aquaculture continues growing in Scotland

FIS – New research commissioned by the Scottish Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) determined that fish and shellfish farming contributes GBP 620 million to Scotland's economy every year. According to the research, aquaculture production has increased by a third in the ten years to 2015, from 142,000 to 188,000 tonnes. Atlantic salmon production accounts for 90 per Read More…