SalMar creates aquaculture professorship

The salmon farming giant SalMar is working with Norway’s University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to create a new professorship in the field of aquaculture. The project is being driven by the huge technological surge within the industry which both the company and the university believe will lead to major changes in how the sector…

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Aquabyte Raises $3.5 Million Seed Funding

Aquabyte, a startup applying computer vision and machine learning models to dramatically optimize fish farming efficiency, today announced a $3.5 Million Seed Round of funding co-led by Costanoa Ventures and New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from Princeton University and other strategic US and Norwegian investors. Fish farming is the fastest growing sector of food…

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…

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…

Norwegian Stingray with optical delousing system

Stingray software system is the only of its kind and a pioneer in robotisation and automatisasion of lice removal in the aquaculture industry. By using stereo camera vision, advanced software and targeted laser, lice removal is fully automated around the clock, seven days a week throughout the year, without any handling of the fish. The…

Ocean Farm 1 – the world’s first offshore fish farm

Ocean Farming AS, a subsidiary of the SalMar Group,  is building a fish farm pilot facility, Ocean Farm 1, near the island of Froya, offshore Norway, which is fully automated to eliminate heavy manual operations, deemed to be the largest fish farm worldwide. It will be positioned in Frohavet, off the Trøndelag coast in the…

Norway turns to radical salmon farming methods

Norway’s salmon producers are turning to radical farming techniques in the face of multiple threats to their industry. From futuristic egg-shaped enclosures that bob in the water to supertanker-like structures submerged in the ocean, the Norwegian government is trying to counter increasing challenges in the form of sea lice, fish escapes and the shortage of…

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…

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…