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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…

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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…

Atlantic salmon juvéniles. Courtesy ABTi

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…

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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…

The Ocean Farming facility is a new and innovative design, developed to overcome the challenges of more traditional inshore fish farming facilities by being located in deeper waters, further from the coast. Image: Kongsberg Maritime.

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…

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Post-smolt contract for Plastsveis AS

At the end of November Plastsveis AS, a subsidiary of AKVA group ASA, entered into a contract to build a new facility for post-smolt for Sisomar AS. The project is yet another indication that the trend in the aquaculture industry is towards moving greater parts of the growth stage to shore by increasing the size…

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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…

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4Deep inwater imaging receives $500,000 investment

HALIFAX, Nov. 20, 2015 – Halifax technology company 4Deep inwater imaging closed a $500,000 equity investment with BOSMA USA on November 13, 2015. Concurrent with this investment, the company secured product distribution through all of mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. In addition, 4Deep and BOSMA will establish a mutual research and development venture based…

The Laukaa recirculating aquaculture testing and learning environment offers excellent opportunities for R&D on modern and environmentally friendly fish farming. Photo: Tapio Kiuru.

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…

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Floating farm concept from Spain

“Facing the current challenges of cities growing, land consumption and climate change, I believe projects like the Smart Floating Farms can help change some of the existing paradigms which have led us to the present situation and open new possibilities which can improve the quality of human life and the environment. Based on a Floating…

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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…