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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…

Technological advances can offset resource constraints, FAO experts say in new study

Fish farming will likely grow more than expected in the coming decade, offering a chance for improved nutrition for millions of people, especially in Asia and Africa, according to a new report. Increased investment in the aquaculture sector – particularly in productivity-enhancing technologies including in the areas of water use, breeding, hatchery practices and feedstuff…

Escape proof cage net concept from Aqualine

The Aqualine Midgard System is the result of several years of determined work to find new and better solution within cage net technology, such as floating collar, sinker tube and net. The new total cage solution, Aqualine Midgard System, consists of the following new elements: Newly designed fish farming net where the sinker tube is…

Fusion Marine Helps Develop New Lobster Farming Initiative

Aquaculture equipment specialist Fusion Marine is participating in a multi-partnership project to develop a sea based lobster rearing system that could ultimately benefit coastal communities. Under the initiative, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has teamed up with Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to joint fund an industry and academic partnership which aims to…

New knowledge revolutionising feeds

Over the past few years, the salmon farming industry has gone from being a major consumer of marine protein to becoming a net producer of it – a turnaround made possible by a deeper understanding of the nutritional requirements of salmon. Norwegian Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker is hoping to see the Norwegian aquaculture industry…

4Deep Inwater Imaging needs your vote

4Deep Inwater Imaging is one of the four semi-finalists in The Globe and Mail’s Small Business Challenge Contest. The 2014 contest drew more than 1,000 entries, and a panel of judges selected the semi-finalists. The winner of the $100,000 business grant – and a suite of secondary prizes – will be announced in September. To…

New technology can prevent salmon lice

The battle against salmon lice is being waged on many fronts, including the technological front. Simple and advanced solutions alike can be effective. Breeding Director Petter Arnesen at Marine Harvest, the world’s leader in the production of farmed salmon, singled out the salmon louse as the greatest threat to the salmon industry when he spoke…

Jenoptik laser technology to combat sea parasites

  A rather unusual application: Jenoptik’s Lasers & Material Processing division is supplying the Norwegian company Stingray Marine Solutions AS with lasers to combat parasites that attack farmed salmon. To successfully rid farmed salmon in Norwegian waters from parasites, the company Stingray Marine Solutions AS is using the extremely precise Jenoptik laserJenLas® D2.8 with green laser…