EU aquaculture group says new measures still lack level playing field…

Undercurrent News — The European Commission's latest coronavirus relief measures not only seem insufficient for the sector but also enhance the existing differences between fishermen and fish farmers, according to a statement issued by the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP). All European aquaculture is being severely affected by the public health crisis due to the Read More…

How can Norway defeat pancreatic disease in salmon? By detecting it…

Global Aquaculture Alliance — Norway, the world’s largest farmed salmon producer, boasts an advanced, consolidated industry that benefits from strong government regulation, academic support and investment capital. Despite these technological and economic advantages, a range of infectious diseases remain troublesome. At present, the primary antagonist is pancreatic disease (PD), caused Read More…

Algae detected at Invermar center, putting nearly a million salmon at…

SeafoodSource — Chile’s National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) has activated contingency plans after salmon-farming firm Invermar reported mass mortality at one of its farms. The microalgae cochlodinium was detected at Invermar’s Tepun production center in Quellón, which was holding a total population of 937,257 coho salmon weighing approximately 780 grams each, Read More…

Caribbean, Latin American countries sign pact for food supply

Jamaica Observer — Twenty five countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have expressed their commitment to coordinate the supply of sufficient, safe and nutritious food for the 620 million inhabitants of the region during the COVID-19 pandemic. The declaration issued by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and signed by the ministers and secretaries of agriculture, livestock, Read More…

Farmed fish scandal

The Ecologist – Shoppers across the UK are unknowingly consuming 2.5 times more fish than they think, according to 'Caught Out', a new report from Feedback and the Changing Markets Foundation which ranks the top ten UK supermarkets according to the sustainability of the farmed seafood that they sell. Supermarkets are failing in their responsibility to protect our oceans, as seven out Read More…

Save Salmon, Save Ourselves

The Revelator – If you want to know how well the environment is faring these days, look to the fish. Especially salmon. “Our greatest assaults on the environment are visible in salmon,” writes author Mark Kurlansky in his new book, Salmon: A Fish, the Earth and the History of Their Common Fate. Following decades of environment abuses, salmon populations in many places, especially Read More…

Study shows salmon in fish farms prefer to be monitored by small robot

Phys.Org – A team of researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Tallinn University of Technology and Estonia University of Life Sciences has found evidence that suggests salmon living in fish farms prefer to be monitored by a small robot rather than a large one or a human being. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes Read More…

Google parent Alphabet invents fish recognition system

Financial Times – The advanced research lab at Google’s parent company Alphabet, is taking aim at an unlikely new target for its technologies: fish.  In an attempt to boost the use of fish farms, and reduce the world’s consumption of wild fish and meat, Alphabet’s X Development has invented a system that will eventually recognise and monitor every individual fish in farms that hold Read More…

Winter floods impacting Washington salmon hatcheries

King 5 News – Winter’s flooding and heavy rains have been causing problems for western Washington salmon hatcheries, and could have lasting impacts. At the start of February, rising floodwaters from Issaquah Creek threatened the state-run hatchery there. Washington Fish and Wildlife raises Coho and Chinook salmon at the hatchery, along with rainbow trout to stock various lakes. They Read More…

Aquaculture to benefit people and the environment

UC Santa Cruz – Dozens of Kenyan and Gambian villagers will soon become seaweed farmers as part of an ambitious project that is bringing sustainable aquaculture to two countries that need environmental and economic support. The vision behind the project comes from two graduate students who have received a one-year, $150,000 grant to support their goal of creating environmentally sound Read More…