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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…

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…

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…