Fish eye used to track escaped salmon

A Norwegian inventor is developing a new and sophisticated method to track escaped farmed salmon. The method is using the salmon´s iris. The technology has also been used to develop a smart phone app for sports fishermen. It is on the Norwegian island Frøya, known for salmon farming, that the inventor, Frank Jakobsen at Frid Tech…

Canadian Federal Court of Appeal Dismisses Appeal by Ecojustice, AquaBounty Approval Stands

Further to the statement made at the interim results on 24 July 2016, AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. (AIM: ABTU; OTC: AQBT), a biotechnology company focused on enhancing productivity in aquaculture and a majority-owned subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), is pleased to announce that, on 21 October 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal (“the Court”) in…

TimberFish Technologies ground breaking ceremony for its first commercial demonstration project

TimberFish Technologies, a developer of innovative aquaculture agriculture technologies, today announced that it will have a Ground Breaking Ceremony for its first commercial demonstration project on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Mazza’s Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing at 8398 West Main Road (Route 20) in Westfield, NY. TimberFish was incorporated as an LLC in New York State in 2008…

Using GM plants as a source of omega-3 fish oils and astaxanthin for feed is sustainable, says UK professor

As a UK institute’s field trial to test GM Camelina plants that produce DHA and EPA rich oils and astaxanthin gets green-lighted, the lead researcher defends the environmental robustness of using such crops as the key components in farmed fish diets. Hertfordshire based, Rothamsted Research, which receives funding from the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences…

Fishmeal-free Atlantic salmon feed formulation shows promise

Joint research between The Conservation Fund Fresh Water Institute (TCFFI), USDA and EWOS uses new diet for post-smolt to food-size fish. The objective of this project was to evaluate the effects of a fishmeal-free diet on Atlantic salmon post-smolt performance and fillet quality during growout to market-size in a commercial-scale, land-based, closed-containment system using water recirculation technology. The production system…

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…

Innovative ocean aquaculture project authorised

 The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fisheries has approved Norway’s first development concession enabling Ocean Farming AS, supported by Kongsberg Maritime AS, to build the world’s first automated ‘exposed’ aquaculture facility. Situated outside of Trondheim, this innovative new facility introduces a paradigm shift in salmon farming now, and other fish types in the future and…

Salmon puberty gene discovered

Researchers have discovered that a specific gene plays a very important role in determining whether a salmon returns to spawn as a large or small salmon. They identified the gene and revealed its secret. The longer a salmon is at sea before maturing, the larger it becomes, and the more offspring it can have. Large…

Genetically engineered salmon – good, or, not-so-good?

November 18, 2015… A day of remarkable progress, or a day that will live in infamy? Most agricultural scientists and biological scientists consider the announcement made this day to be a major milestone in the advance of applied technology to the race between global food production and human populations. However, an array of environmental interest groups and many of their…

Scottish salmon industry to gain from £2.9 million cleaner-­‐fish projects 

Research projects, initiated by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, will increase the sustainable supply of cleaner-­‐fish for use in sea lice control in the Scottish salmon industry Cleaner-­‐fish projects offer a biological alternative to licensed medicines used in sea lice control A consortium of academic, government and aquaculture industry bodies have announced projects worth £2.9…

Aquaculture in Finland on the rise

Recirculating aquaculture is a fish farming method that continues to gain popularity all around the world. Right now, Finland has an excellent opportunity to become known as one of the main players in the field. Imports make up 85% of all the fish consumed in Finland. It is hoped that this figure is going to…