Timberfish turns booze into food – fish food

Out on farmland in western New York, near the shore of Lake Erie, is Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing. Here, they make more than just booze. They also raise fish. Inside a large white structure set back behind the brewery is a land-based aquaculture system. It’s the life’s work of Jere Northrop, founder of…

UN Global Compact, The Norwegian Government, and engaged companies announced last at Cermaq headquarters in Oslo the launch of the Business Action Platform for Oceans. . Cermaq is one of the world’s leading companies in farming of salmon and trout, with operations in Norway, Chile and Canada. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation. The Norwegian…

SalMar creates aquaculture professorship

The salmon farming giant SalMar is working with Norway’s University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to create a new professorship in the field of aquaculture. The project is being driven by the huge technological surge within the industry which both the company and the university believe will lead to major changes in how the sector…

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Aquabyte Raises $3.5 Million Seed Funding

Aquabyte, a startup applying computer vision and machine learning models to dramatically optimize fish farming efficiency, today announced a $3.5 Million Seed Round of funding co-led by Costanoa Ventures and New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from Princeton University and other strategic US and Norwegian investors. Fish farming is the fastest growing sector of food…

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Marine Harvest farm receives antibiotic-free certification

The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (SERNAPESCA) deems the delivery of the first “antibiotic-free” certification to an Atlantic salmon farming center in Los Lagos region as an important milestone. It is Yaotal center, in central Chiloé, belonging to the Norwegian capital company Marine Harvest, which proved that its fish are not treated with antimicrobials during…

Great Lakes net-pen aquaculture—real and perceived risks to the environment

The following article is based on a presentation by Ron Kinnunen, Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University at the No-Spills Conference at the Grand Traverse Resort, Michigan, in early January. Chris Weeks, Michigan State University Extension, was also a co-author on this presentation. Great Lakes net-pen aquaculture—real and perceived risks to the environment In the…

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10 Myths about U.S. Marine Aquaculture

Not all aquaculture is created equal, but aquaculture in the United States operates within one of the most comprehensive regulatory environments in the world.  Projects that are sited in U.S. waters must meet a suite of federal, state, and local regulations that ensure environmental protection, water quality, food safety, and protection of public health.  …

All new SeaDrone Inspector 2.0 launched

SeaDrone Inc. Introduces Inspector 2.0 Doubling down on aquaculture inspection San Francisco Bay area based robotics startup, SeaDrone Inc., announces the launch of Inspector 2.0, the latest innovation in underwater robotics, this summer. Inspector 1.0 was launched at TechCrunch Disrupt 2016 and was the first sub – 6 kg underwater vehicle capable of tackling 1.5…

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GEN-innOva® GAIN – Start material with increased potential for lice resistance, handling tolerance and growth

The battle against salmon lice can only be won by using a combination of preventative and treatment methods. Breeding and genetics is one of the few methods that increase the fish’s resistance against lice throughout the whole production cycle. Reduced risk of lice infection, robust fish that tolerate handling and a short production time in…

Sea the possibilities: to fight climate change, put seaweed in the mix

The next stage of humanity’s fight to reduce greenhouse emissions may revolve around seaweed, according to tonight’s episode of ABC’s Catalyst, presented by Professor Tim Flannery, which asks the question “can seaweed save the world?” With the help of me and colleagues around the world, the documentary explores seaweed’s enormous potential to reduce greenhouse gases…

Can We Feed The World With Farmed Fish?

For years, scientists and activists have sounded the alarm that humans’ appetite for seafood is outpacing what fishermen can sustainably catch. But new research suggests there is space on the open ocean for farming essentially all the seafood humans can eat. A team of scientists led by Rebecca Gentry, of the University of California, Santa…

Record-breaking Aqua Nor!

Aqua Nor 2017 closed its doors after four fantastic days. The final count showed that no less than 27 110 visitors had found their way to the exhibition. This represents an increase of over 30% compared to Aqua Nor 2015. “A strong professional programme, excellent stands, professional stand personnel all round the exhibition and a…