Polyculture project takes shape

The Fish Site – Called INTEGRATE, it aims to deliver tools to effectively increase competitiveness in Atlantic IMTA, unlocking sectorial green growth and improving the quality and public perception of aquaculture products. Eight organisations – from Spain, France, Ireland, Portugal and the United Kingdom – are involved. The project seeks to improve the environmental performance of Read More…

Norwegian and Vietnamese aquaculture entrepreneurs share experiences

FIS – The Norwegian aquaculture marine business sector is currently one of the most important ones in the bilateral relation between Norway and Vietnam. In this framework, Norwegian aquaculture entrepreneurs have shown interest in exploring business opportunities and promoting co-operation with the Vietnamese one on sustainable aquaculture. Representatives from 17 Norwegian fisheries and Read More…

Group fights to stop expansion of Atlantic salmon net pens

King 5 – In the aftermath of a massive spill from a fish farm near the San Juans, a group of environmentalists, tribal leaders, and concerned neighbors are pushing for change. It was August 20 when Cook Aquaculture's net pens off Cypress Island collapsed. As a result, more than 160,000 non-native Atlantic salmon escaped into Puget Sound. The Lummi Nation declared a state of Read More…

As wild salmon decline, Norway pressures its fish farms

The Seattle Times – As a teenager, Ola Braanaas kept a few fish in an aquarium in his bedroom. Now, at 55, he keeps a lot more of them: about 1.2 million just in one windswept spot off the stunning coast of Norway, a giant farm with six large, circular structures each containing about 200,000 fish. Once a rarity on global dinner tables, salmon is a staple today, thanks to a fish-farming Read More…

Cermaq develops innovative marine aquaculture system with water…

FIS – Cermaq has applied for 13 development licenses for its technological development FlexiFarm, a closed containment system with water treatment against infections. The firm’s representatives explain the technology development strengthens the competitive advantages of fish farming in coastal areas and addresses the concerns raised by politicians, authorities, NGOs, the firm's Read More…

Could jellyfish fuel fish feed revolution?

The Fish Site – The growing numbers of jellyfish in global waters could present a new opportunity for the aquaculture feed industry, according to a new project. Global climate change and the human impact on marine ecosystems are combining to result in decreasing the number of fish in the ocean. Since overfishing decreases the numbers of jellyfish competitors, their blooms are on the rise. Read More…

Artisanal fishermen advance in exotic species aquaculture

FIS – An organization of artisanal fishermen from Coquimbo has become the first to have permission to carry out experimental aquaculture activities of exotic species in a management area. This advance is the result of the coordinated work performed by several sector institutions and the multidisciplinary team of the Aquaculture Program in Management Areas. In an unprecedented activity on Read More…

UM scientist awarded grant aimed to increase aquaculture production…

Eureka Alert – University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (UM) Professor Daniel Benetti has been awarded $967,000 by Florida Sea Grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The funding is just a portion of $9.3 million NOAA has slated for 32 projects around the country to help spur the development and growth of shellfish, finfish and Read More…

Remote controlled aquaculture project launched

The Fish Site – A $2 million initiative which focuses on developing technologies that give farmers the ability to manage their farm and stock remotely has been launched in New Zealand. The two-year project is being led by Dr Chris Cornelisen, Coastal and Freshwater Group Manager at the Cawthron Institute, who is looking forward to bringing together a multi-disciplinary science Read More…

Aquaculture’s role in achieving UN development goals

The Fish Site – According to the UN, sustainable sea farming will undoubtedly be an important source of food in the years to come. Not only is 70 percent of the world’s surface covered by water, but seafood production also requires fewer resources than producing food on land. With this in mind, ahead of tomorrow’s Sustainable Growth Forum in Bergen, it’s strange that the Norwegian Read More…