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New center to bring together experts on aquaculture

A virtual centre bringing together a vast amount of expertise on aquaculture related research has been launched at the University of Aberdeen. The International Centre for Aquaculture Research and Development (ICARD) has been established to bring together a group of 25 University of Aberdeen experts in environment and food security to conduct and promote aquaculture…

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Scottish salmon industry to gain from £2.9 million cleaner-­‐fish projects 

Research projects, initiated by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, will increase the sustainable supply of cleaner-­‐fish for use in sea lice control in the Scottish salmon industry Cleaner-­‐fish projects offer a biological alternative to licensed medicines used in sea lice control A consortium of academic, government and aquaculture industry bodies have announced projects worth £2.9…

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Green Wave´s 3D ocean farming

Bren Smith, GreenWave Executive Director and owner of Thimble Island Oyster Co, pioneered the development of restorative 3D ocean farming. A lifelong commercial fisherman, his work has been profiled by CNN, The New Yorker, Bon Appetit, National Geographic Television’s Future of Food series, and the Wall Street Journal. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, National Geographicand The Atlantic. Called a “visionary” by…

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4Deep inwater imaging receives $500,000 investment

HALIFAX, Nov. 20, 2015 – Halifax technology company 4Deep inwater imaging closed a $500,000 equity investment with BOSMA USA on November 13, 2015. Concurrent with this investment, the company secured product distribution through all of mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. In addition, 4Deep and BOSMA will establish a mutual research and development venture based…

The Laukaa recirculating aquaculture testing and learning environment offers excellent opportunities for R&D on modern and environmentally friendly fish farming. Photo: Tapio Kiuru.

Aquaculture in Finland on the rise

Recirculating aquaculture is a fish farming method that continues to gain popularity all around the world. Right now, Finland has an excellent opportunity to become known as one of the main players in the field. Imports make up 85% of all the fish consumed in Finland. It is hoped that this figure is going to…

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Record survival of juvenile cod

Never has the survival of juvenile cod been as high at the food research institute Nofima. Systematic improvements in all aspects of management have made a difference. Nofima is conducting the national cod breeding programme, which has now been followed through three generations, in Norway. The time has been well-used also in optimising the production…

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Aquaculture Industry Voices Update

  The Aquaculture Communications Group´s “Aquaculture Industry Voices” project is a huge success based on the interest exhibited by the number of visitors to the project website and viewing of the nineteen videos posted to date. We still need your support to move the project forward. As of today, about 8,200 people in 126 countries…

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Eliminating the Need for Antibiotics on the Farm

Consumers are sensitive to the use of antibiotics in the production of food animals, and fear of residues and antibiotic resistant bacteria in their food supply have driven consumers to shun particular products. This happens not just at the producer level, but to entire regions, countries, and species of farmed seafood. Some consumer concerns are…

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Floating farm concept from Spain

“Facing the current challenges of cities growing, land consumption and climate change, I believe projects like the Smart Floating Farms can help change some of the existing paradigms which have led us to the present situation and open new possibilities which can improve the quality of human life and the environment. Based on a Floating…

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Riddle of dark spots in salmon solved

Dark spots on the muscle filets of farmed salmon have posed a significant problem for many years. New research has revealed that a virus associated with heart and skeletal muscle inflammation is the cause of the spots. The dark spots are so-called melanin spots that are black, brown or red colour pigments. The spots are…

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Call for Papers: The Influence of Activists and Media on Innovation in Aquaculture Production

Call for Papers Special session: Aquaculture 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada The Influence of Activists and Media on Innovation in Aquaculture Production I have proposed to organize a session at this meeting on The Influence of Activists and Media on Innovation in Aquaculture Production.  The session will include topics on how innovation has been encouraged or discouraged…

Hi-tech breeding techniques can improve fish farming

An EU-funded project is studying how hi-tech breeding techniques implemented in fish farming can promote disease resistance and fast, efficient growth in six commonly farmed fish species, improving fish welfare, impacts on wildlife and farm productivity. The project — called FISHBOOST — involved no genetic modification, but just a mixture of modern and traditional breeding…