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Aqua Nor 2017 & Norwegian Aquaculture Tours

Novi, Michigan, USA — The Aquaculture Communications Group, LLC, (ACG) is planning a multinational group tour to see the largest cold-water aquaculture industry event in the world – Aqua Nor 2017 – in Trondheim, Norway. Then visit aquaculture industry leaders and research institutes, tour their facilities, and discuss the future of modern cold-water aquaculture, in the country where…

Salmon lice dominated 2016 fish health challenges in Norway

Updated figures indicate that more salmon die because of changing treatments against salmon lice. Increased resistance against pharmaceuticals lead more and more farmers to choose none pharmaceutical treatments. This is much harder on the fish. It is estimated that 20 percent, or one of every five salmon released into the ocean, is lost. The Norwegian…

Salmon, blue mussel, eider, and eel die from the same vitamin deficiency

Deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine) in wildlife is previously known as a problem among certain species within relatively limited geographical areas. Now, researchers at Stockholm University, together with several other research institutions in Europe and North America, show that the thiamine deficiency is far more widespread than previously realized. The results are published today in…

Fisheries of the US 2015 numbers released

As October, the Seafood month, comes to an end, NOAA Fisheries is released its Fisheries of the United States, 2015 report today. The report is giving a profile of the US´ fishing and seafood by the numbers.  According to this latest report, in addition to strong landings and economic values for US fishermen, the numbers reflect a jump…

Norwegian electronics firm rescues Marine Harvest halibut operation

Norwegian electronics firm Tec Con Holding has announced it is buying Marine Harvest’s halibut operation, Sterling White Halibut. The move ensures production of the fish continues out of Norwegian counties Rogaland and Trongdelag, the halibut firm said in a press release. “Sterling White Halibut has for years made a superior product. We look forward to…

Why aquaculture could be a big opportunity for investors

With a growing number of mouths to feed, we must find a way to produce more food with a limited amount of agricultural resources. What’s the answer? Aquaculture. At least it’s one of the answers. Aquaculture, also known as fish farming or aquafarming, is the practice of farming aquatic organisms such as fish, shellfish, and…

NOAA Fisheries releases its 2016-2020 Marine Aquaculture Strategic Plan

The Plan will guide efforts within NOAA Fisheries to support development of sustainable marine aquaculture from 2016-2020.  The Plan features four main goals: regulatory efficiency, science tools for sustainable management, technology development and transfer, and an informed public. Cross-cutting strategies of the plan include strengthening partnerships, improving external communications, building infrastructure to support marine aquaculture, and sound…

Land-based salmon still not investor-ready

The Salmon Aquaculture Innovation Fund at Tides Canada recently released its final report on the ‘Namgis First Nation’s land-based Atlantic salmon project on northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia. A detailed analysis of the Tides’ report on the heavily subsidized “Kuterra” project confirms that at this time there is currently no sound business case to…

Salmon worth more than a barrel of oil

One farmed Norwegian salmon weighing around 4.5 kilos was worth more than a barrel of Norway’s North Sea crude oil at the end of this week, after oil prices fell once again. No worries, claims one local economist: Norway’s economy, he claims, can tolerate oil prices down to zero, at least for a while. Harald Magnus Andreassen,…

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…

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…

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…

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…