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…

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GEN-innOva® GAIN – Start material with increased potential for lice resistance, handling tolerance and growth

The battle against salmon lice can only be won by using a combination of preventative and treatment methods. Breeding and genetics is one of the few methods that increase the fish’s resistance against lice throughout the whole production cycle. Reduced risk of lice infection, robust fish that tolerate handling and a short production time in…

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…

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Scientists manage to breed blue cod in captivity

For the first time, a team of scientists has succeeded in breeding blue cod in captivity, an achievement that would help to boost the aquaculture sector in New Zealand. These researchers, of the Seafood Technologies team at Plant and Food Research, have managed to farm blue cod to fingerlings, in association with Ngāi Tahu Seafood…

NOAA intends to develop commercial sablefish farming

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) intend to find ways to make it easier and more efficient to commercially harvest sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) as part of the federal agency’s efforts for marine aquaculture to contribute to meet a growing demand worldwide for seafood. Sablefish, also known as black cod or butterfish, are…

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…

Norway ponders producing GM salmon

The Norwegian Biotechnology Council is considering whether to approve the method of producing a genetically modified type of salmon, newspaper Aftenposten reported. The method, which was developed by researchers from the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen three years ago, implies “editing” the genes of salmon eggs so that the fish does not develop reproductive cells.…

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…