New genetic tools will deliver improved farmed fish, oysters, and…

Science Magazine — Two years ago, off the coast of Norway, the blue-hulled Ro Fjell pulled alongside Ocean Farm 1, a steel-netted pen the size of a city block. Attaching a heavy vacuum hose to the pen, the ship’s crew began to pump brawny adult salmon out of the water and into a tank below deck. Later, they offloaded the fish at a shore-based processing facility owned by SalMar, a major Read More…

Hawaii aquaculture reached record sales of $83.2M last year

Agrinews — Farm-raised marine animal sales in Hawaii last year reached $83.2 million, breaking a record, a new federal report said. Aquaculture sales quoted in the report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture eclipsed the high of $78.2 million set in 2014. The increase appeared driven by sales of fish, while the value of microalgae sales fell, the report said. Animals raised by farms Read More…

Burping cows breathe new life into aquaculture for BC

SeaWestNews — The BC government aims to show climate leadership with a comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and position the province as global a supplier of choice for low carbon food, aquaculture products and commodities. Pathways to attain this goal have been laid out in the new B.C.’s Low Carbon Advantage plan. “This is the moment to seize our low carbon Read More…

Net pen salmon farms to be phased out in BC

The Fish Site — BC's salmon farming sector recently announced plans to invest $1.4 billion in the province, but the Canadian government remain committed to ensuring that existing net pen farms are phased out. The four alternatives being considered are land-based RAS facilities, hybrid systems with land-based and marine sites, floating closed-containment systems and offshore Read More…

Why aquaculture and agriculture must work in tandem

The Fish Site — So concludes an influential group of scientists, who argue that capitalising on biotechnology, including genetically modified (GM) crops, is vital to meet the nutritional demands of a growing global aquaculture sector. Outlined in a new paper, published in Nature Foods, the argument follows a series of collaborative studies looking at the impact of using new feed Read More…

Fish pen heading for dry storage

GoSkagit — Floating in the Guemes Channel, just off the shore along Oakes Street, a newly arrived fish pen had some residents scratching their heads last week. A spokesperson from Cooke Aquaculture told the American that the fish pen was being moved from Cypress Island for land storage. Meanwhile, Cooke Aquaculture is in the process of getting water quality permits for Read More…

Research breakthrough achieves fish-free aquaculture feed that raises…

PhysOrg — After six years of research, a team of scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz has developed a cost-effective new aquaculture feed that eliminates conventional fish meal and fish oil ingredients while also providing better fish weight gain and higher nutritional value in the filet for humans. The new fish-free feed is the first to demonstrate across-the-board gains in Read More…

Canada contemplating new Aquaculture Act; DFO leading public…

Journal Pioneer — They may have different views but aquaculture's fans and foes agree on one thing, the need for federal legislation specific to fish-farming. The industry is currently regulated by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) through the Fisheries Act. However, both the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) and Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) say that Act, Read More…

The species and geographies set to spearhead the growth of global…

The Fish Site — Following on from his presentation of projected production figures, which he delivered at the recent GOAL 2020 conference, Nikolik delved in more detail about the species and regions in which he saw the greatest growth prospects – the rising stars of the finfish aquaculture sector. “You can essentially divide the finfish aquaculture world into three main groups. The Read More…

Why floating closed containment aquaculture could be dead in the water

The Fish Site — The dream of operating floating closed containment aquaculture systems at sea is at risk of becoming “a dead case” in Norway, due to regulatory constraints. This was the core message provided by Harald Sveier, from Lerøy Seafood Group, at the Smolt production in the future conference, which is taking place virtually today. Sveier used the occasion to explain how Read More…