In The Future We Might Farm Fish on Land Instead Of In The Sea

OPB – Inside a chilly warehouse on the north end of Vancouver Island, eight giant tanks are lit with swimming pool lights. These are fish tanks — some of the biggest fish tanks around. Every so often the glistening back of a fish surfaces. This is Kuterra, an Atlantic salmon farm that operates on land. That land belongs to the Namgis First Nation. The Namgis First Nation is farming Read More…

Impressive improvements in salmon growth rates

The Fish Site – The use of quality smolt, improved equipment, selective breeding over generations and skilled management at the site have also been credited for improvements in fish quality and animal welfare. “We did not expect the changes we have implemented to have such a major effect, and I must say I am impressed myself,” says David Hardarson, manager at Kalmanstjørn, in Read More…

Tech helps aquaculture face climate change

Viet Nam News – Applying advanced technologies in aquaculture is critical for the sector to cope with impacts of climate change and improve competitiveness, experts said. Đinh Xuân Lập, deputy director of the International Collaborating Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability, said at a conference held in Cần Thơ City on Wednesday that the application of technologies Read More…

Wrasse exploitation explained

The Fish Site – When did wrasse first become recognised for their ability to pick ectoparasites off other fish? Cleaning behaviour by fish has been observed most frequently in tropical fish, however it was Potts who first reported in 1973 that several wrasse species in the UK had the ability to clean parasites from fish kept in aquaria. This was confirmed by observations in the field in Read More…

Bid to reduce antibiotic use in aquaculture

The Fish Site – A new project that aims to help reduce the use of antimicrobials in the aquaculture industry has been completed by WorldFish this week. The research from the non-profit organisation, undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-food Systems (FISH), identifies means to lessen the use of antimicrobials, such as antibiotics, antivirals, and antiprotozoals. Read More…

Marine ingredients support global aquaculture vertiginous growth

FIS – The marine ingredients that are manufactured with Peruvian anchovy make it possible to multiply by four the cultivated fish that arrive at our tables, stated the president of the National Society of Pesquería (SNP), Elena Conterno. "This vertiginous growth of world aquaculture -- from 10 to 80 million tonnes per year -- could not have been achieved without the presence of marine Read More…

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…