ACG founding partner appointed first AwF executive director

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Conley as the first executive director of Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF). Mr. Conley joined the Board as a director in February 2010 and has been very active over the past 17 months volunteering his time to completely redesign the AwF website, reaching out…

Cod farming for Maine’s commercial fishermen

Cod Academy Classes:  Learning Fish Farming Purpose: Train large boat fishermen from Hancock and Washington Counties in the necessary skills and knowledge of cod farming by offering a free course that consists of classroom and hands-on instruction. After attending the June informational meeting, fishermen who enroll will take classes, starting in mid-August and running 1…

Oceans: the real final frontier

Oceans: the real final frontier by Carlos M. Duarte Tapping into our ocean wealth could not only change the face of food production for growing populations – it could also open up a new world of discovery. To read this opinion piece click here.

Our deepest sympathy to our Norwegian friends and colleagues

The Aquaculture Communications Group (Tor-Eddie Fossbakk and Dave Conley) wishes to express our deepest sympathy to our Norwegian friends and colleagues in the aquaculture community during this time of great sorrow as a result of last Friday’s horrific events in Oslo and on the island of Utoya. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

DuPont and AquaChile announce sustainable aquaculture partnership

DuPont and AquaChile announced a partnership that will join together the collective innovation andaquaculture expertise of the companies to sustainably raise fish and provide nutritious protein for a growing population. The partnership began in 2007 with an initial focus on Atlantic salmon. Farming of salmon and troutis an estimated $10 billion business globally and growing 6-10 percent annually due to growing consumer demand…

Knowledge gaps and myths about salmon

Nofima’s three new research reports show that we know too little about how farmed salmon affect wild salmon, and that it is not communicated clearly enough what we do actually know. Researchers from Nofima are critical about the lack of correlation between the public administration’s communication and the actual scientific basis. Senior scientist Solveig van…

Canadian aquaculture research & development review now online

The Canadian Aquaculture Research and Development Review 2011 has been published with support and funding provided by Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Aquaculture Research and Development Program (ACRDP) and support from the Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC). Similar to the first three editions in 2005, 2007, and 2009 this national review of aquaculture research and…

Canadian aquaculture research database now available online

A new inventory of research on salmon aquaculture in Canada has now been posted online and is available to the general public. The Salmon Aquaculture Database is being hosted by the Aquaculture Association of Canada, which has a mandate to disseminate scientific and technical information on aquaculture in Canada, following its development for the Canadian…

Ontario fish farmer wins award for agri-food innovation excellence

Meeker’s Aquaculture, of Evansville, Ontario, Canada has won a second regional Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. The honour was awarded to Mike Meeker at an Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ceremony in Sturgeon Falls on Monday June 27th. On-farm innovations are helping Ontario farmers provide more of the healthy food that is grown, processed, and…

What do we really know about infection between farmed and wild fish?

A Norwegian research project has attempted to map all available scientific and evidence-based knowledge about infection between farmed and wild fish. In order to be able to get through the extensive amount of scientific material in the report, we asked one of the scientists behind the report, Lill-Heidi Johansen from Nofima, to tell us what…