Farm converted into aquaculture research centre

FIS – The National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) has converted an aquaculture farm in Picuato, Michoacán, into a research centre for the study of species with aquaculture farming potential in order to boost food production and employment generation in the region. On the farm in question, which was transferred two years ago by SAGARPA Delegation in the state of Michoacan, a hatchery is Read More…

With huge investments, aquaculture can become the new food source

FIS – Off Oman coast there are plans to develop an aquaculture project with the support from a regional fund from Arabian Gulf countries, which is hoped to contribute to the future production of food through aquaculture. It has been planned that this venture, which will be set up by Emirates Star Fisheries with an investment amounting to AED 293 million (USD 79.7 million)starts operating Read More…

Aquaculture industry hopes to cash in on world demand for fish

The Sydney Morning Herald – When it comes to the potentially lucrative world of farmed fish, Clean Seas Tuna knows how hard it is to bring dreams to reality. In 2007, founding director Hagen Stehr joked to Fairfax Media that he could one day be richer than Bill Gates. The company, based at Port Lincoln not far from the edge of the Great Australian Bight, was pinning its hopes on Read More…

Salmon exports reach record high

FIS – The value of exports of Norwegian salmon during the first six months of 2014 totalled NOK 21.5 billion (USD 3.47 billion). According to figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC), this is the highest export value ever recorded for the first six months of any year. The figures show an increase in the value of Norwegian salmon exports of NOK 4,100 million (USD 662.3 million), or Read More…

Premiere for intensive production of Atlantic Bluefin tuna

PhysOrg – The start-feed for "baby" tuna now being produced in Trondheim has demonstrates the possibility of mass-producing one of the world's most valuable fish species. Tiny crustaceans cultivated in large tanks were on the menu when scientists at SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture fed thousands of tuna larvae last spring. The newly hatched larvae obviously enjoyed their novel diet, which Read More…

Shrimp’s New Path to the Plate

New York Times – In a warehouse south of Boston, miles away from the city’s bustling harbor, James Tran, a semiconductor designer, is incubating an unlikely product: shrimp. Mr. Tran, who started Sky8 Shrimp Farm two years ago, is one of a growing number of small, high-tech shrimp farmers in America racing to meet the country’s seemingly insatiable appetite for scampi, without ravaging Read More…

Aquaculture industry looks to Asian diners

The Age – Seafood farming is poised to become the next agricultural boom as Asia’s population soars and wild fish populations plunge. But Australian aquaculture operators will need to be selective about the species they farm, with the country having little success in the sector, an agribusiness leader warns. David Lock, the chief executive of West Australian agribusiness outfit Craig Read More…

Huon Aquaculture launches first of four high-tech salmon-feeding…

ABC News – Tasmanian company Huon Aquaculture has launched what it calls the world's most advanced salmon-feeding barge. The vessel is the first of four to be built at Margate, in southern Tasmania, at a cost of $14.5 million each. The company is undertaking unprecedented expansion, rolling out a $160-million upgrade over the next three years. The first high-tech barge will be used Read More…

Aquasur 2014 to address regulation, markets and health concerns

Undercurrent News – The Aquasur 2014 conference in Chile in October will address regulation, markets and health aspects of aquaculture. The event, due to take place in Puerto Varas on Oct. 23, will feature a series of panels with a program organized by Rodrigo Infante, director of the Aqua magazine. The conference is part of the Aquasur trade show, taking place on Oct. 22 – Read More…

FG Targets 35% Reduction In Fish Importation Annually

Daily Times – The Federal Government has said it was working to reduce fish importation by 35 per cent over the next three years to make Nigeria self sufficient in fish production. The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina disclosed this during a programme at an endorsement ceremony of Vital Fish Feed by the Catfish Farmers Association of Nigeria in Lagos. “We are putting Read More…