Innovative project seeks to improve fish farming efficiency

FIS – An innovative multidisciplinary project led by the Galway National University of Ireland (NUI Galway) and the Athlone Institute of Technology seeks to improve the efficiency and management of farmed fish production in several continental freshwater areas. The project received a grant of almost EUR 350,000 from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF), administered by Bord Read More…

New EU-funded research to focus on farming fish on land

Irish Times – Environmental conflicts over fish farming may be reduced if new EU-funded research on land-based aquaculture bears fruit. The two-year project involving scientists from NUI Galway (NUIG) and Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) aims to apply new technology to rearing fish in freshwater sites inland. Funding has proved to be one of the most significant barriers to farming Read More…

Delouser proves worth on salmon broodstock

The Fish Site – The operation was undertaken in Norway by SalMar Farming, Hydrolicer Production and Vamar AS, using the SLC-02 barge and crew. Three cages of broodstock were successfully deloused. Replacing the Aqualife fish pump with one from Hydroflow made it possible to treat such large fish. The Hydroflow fish pump was developed by Hydrolicer Production, Cflow and PG Flow Solutions. Read More…

How a multi-partner project offers hope for improved post-smolt…

The Fish Site – What areas are you most looking forward to tackling as head of the project? Salmon farming is moving towards major innovations regarding production forms, as it attempts to grow in the face of challenges such as sea lice. It is very exciting to be able to participate in the research that is needed to develop and implement new technologies. We also have a responsibility to Read More…

University of Miami hatchery learns to grow large quantities of mahi…

Miami Today – The University of Miami’s aquaculture program and hatchery on Virginia Key, which is capable of supporting a wide range of research projects concurrently, has successfully found a way to grow large amounts of mahi mahi in a short time but is still looking for a sustainable way to commercially farm the aggressive fish species. “We have reached the technological level of Read More…

Mexican aquaculture grows at 15pct per year

FIS – The annual growth of aquaculture in Mexico is advancing at a fast rate of 15 per cent, compared to 6 per cent recorded by this activity worldwide, informed the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), José Calzada Rovirosa Accompanied by Governor of the State of Michoacán Silvano Aureoles Conejo, when launching the first stage of the Read More…

New procedure allows faster detection of environmental impacts from…

FIS – In order to meet the demands for salmon, many salmon farms have developed along the coasts of Scandinavia and Scotland. These operations are governed by strict environmental regulations. Farms are required to determine how their fish production is affecting the marine benthic ecosystem. Therefore, they analyse the presence of so-called bioindicator organisms such as crustaceans and Read More…

More evidence needed to back aquaculture’s value

The Fish Site – So concluded participants at the recent Global Workshop on Nutrition-sensitive Fish Agri-food Systems. The event saw 150 participants from 20 countries discussing a need to shift from fish production approaches to fish agri-food systems that are more geared to nutrition-sensitive outcomes. Participants at the workshop, including representatives of governments, UN Read More…

Program launched to co-finance innovative fisheries and aquaculture…

FIS – Minister of Production Pedro Olaechea yesterday launched the National Program for Innovation in Fisheries and Aquaculture (PNIPA), whose main task will be to co-finance the best research and innovation projects in these productive fields at national level. "For the first time, Peru will have a program that will be like a laboratory of innovative projects that will serve to increase Read More…

Salmon farming on land gets support but its profitability remains a…

FIS – Three years after the first Atlantic salmon harvest taking place at the closed-containment fish farming facility in British Columbia belonging to the Namgis First Nation, members of the tribe and conservationists insist fish must be farmed in this way and not in the sea. These land aquaculture supporters argue that on the one hand, it is possible to avoid causing a huge Read More…