2016-07-01 Japanese Fish Farms Thriving on New Technology As the fisheries workforce in Japan continues to age and the number of young people interested in fish farming decreases, cheap imports and declining productivity are putting Japanese fish farmers under more pressure. This situation has forced some companies to turn to a high-tech approach in order to find a solution. As Bonnie Waycott reports for TheFishSite, new technological developments in aquaculture are allowing Japan's fish farmers to change their production techniques and ways of doing business.
2016-06-16 The Challenges of Producing Large S1 Smolt in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) Salmon farming companies have been switching their focus to the production of much larger smolt as a strategy for reducing netpen grow-out time and for reducing problems with sealice. Since recirculating aquaculture systems, with their warmer year round operating temperature, are great at promoting growth and producing larger smolt, they are more regularly being built for this purpose. But as with any shift in technology, there are always lessons to be learned and new challenges to conquer.