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…

Iceland “can become fish farming pioneer”

Fish Update – Iceland could lead the way in truly environmentally friendly fish farming, the head of one of the country’s  innovative aquaculture  companies has said. Rögnvaldur Guðmundsson, CEO  of AkvaFuture, which  breeds salmon in  specially enclosed fish farms, was addressing a conference on the environment and nature conservation, when he spoke about Iceland’s potential Read More…

Japanese fully farmed tuna opens way into the markets

FIS – Two major seafood companies plan to soon start selling their bluefin tuna farmed in Japan throught the full life cycle. One of these companies, Kyokuyo Co., plans to begin selling its farmed bluefin tuna in November to restaurant chains and also to shops specializing in fresh fish in department stores across the nation in November, Inquirer.net reported. The other company, Nippon Read More…

Walleye could open new aquaculture opportunities at Wisconsin

FIS – Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are carrying out a two-year aquaculture research project intended to compare the production of walleye, a native Wisconsin fish, and saugeye, a natural hybrid of walleye and sauger, in a recirculating aquaculture system and a closed aquaponics system. As the project, funded by UW–Madison-based Wisconsin Sea Grant and headed by Read More…

Phages an effective alternative to the use of antibiotics in…

Phys Org – Researchers from AZTI, Biopolis S.L. (Spain), University of Aveiro (Portugal) and the Aguacircia Aquaculture company (Portugal) have evaluated the impact of the use of bacteriophages that fight the pathogens responsible for diseases that affect species bred in fish farms. Replacing antibiotics with phages is a highly promising option in aquaculture to control the transfer of Read More…