2017-05-13Report reignites sea lice debate
Returns of wild adult salmon can be reduced by more than 50% in years following high lice levels on nearby salmon farms during the smolt out-migration, according to the results of a new study.
2017-05-09Keeping an open mind over closed containment
Salmon farmers and equipment providers are backing the value of using closed containment systems - both on land and in at sea - just over a year into a project which is investigating the potential pros and cons of such technology.
2017-04-29Wholehearted focus on salmon fed with microalgae by Lerøy
One of the world's largest salmon producers has announced plans to use feed containing microalgae to ensure that its fish contain high levels of long chain omega-3s.
Lerøy will from next month produce salmon products rich in healthy fatty acids - with a reduced usage of scarce marine raw materials. A close cooperation between Lerøy and BioMar is going to ensure that salmon farmed by Lerøy will benefit from a sustainable high level of Omega 3-DHA in the feed partly deriving from the microalgae ingredient, AlgaPrime DHA.
2017-04-28Tilapia production grew 223 pc in ten years
Between 2005 and 2015, the production of the most farmed fish in Brazil, tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), experienced a 223 per cent growth thanks to the modernization and intensification of its production, both in cages and in containers dug in the ground.
2017-04-24Mitsui invest in RAS-company
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has agreed to subscribe for a third-party allocation of new shares by FRD Japan Co., a venture company that has developed a land-based closed recirculating aquaculture system. Mitsui will acquire 80% of FRD's shares for an investment of ¥900 million.
2017-04-18AquaBioTech receives Award for Middle East RAS project
The AquaBioTech Group from Malta, has been awarded the Aquaculture Farm Innovation Award for their role in the development of recirculating aquaculture systems (RASs) in the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Centre for Marine Research.
2017-04-13Marine Harvest's sea lice fight costs rise 32%
Marine Harvest saw the costs of fighting sea lice across its global operations rise in 2016, as Norway and Scotland in particular struggled with the pest. In Norway alone, the firm noted, "the exceptional cost related to sea lice mitigation amounted to €78.5 million in 2016, compared to €59.2m in 2015, an increase of 32.5%".
2017-04-11A single celled replacement for fishmeal?
Large scale production of a single cell organism could reduce the need to use wild-caught fish and agricultural crops as the key protein ingredients in aquaculture feeds, according to a new study published in PEERJ today.
2017-04-11Alternative protein project grows wings
Fly farms could soon be producing 100,000 tonnes of protein and 60,000 tonnes of oil annually for the aquaculture and poultry feed markets in North America, following this week's announcement by AgriProtein that it aims to build 20 fly farms in the US and Canada.
2017-04-10Norske Broodstock Capital er ny hovedaktionær i Billund Aquaculture A/S
Norske Broodstock Capital A/S skyder frisk kapital i Billund akvakultur og bliver fremover majoritetsejer med 51 %. De resterende 49 % ejes fortsat af Stensgaard Holding og Christian Sørensen fortsætter som arbejdende bestyrelsesformand og Bjarne Hald Olsen som administrerende direktør. Billund akvakulturs afdeling i Chile indgår i handlen.
2017-03-23BioMar to establish fish-feed factory in Australia
Biomar has announced plans to establish its first feed factory in Australia, with a yearly capacity of 110,000 tonnes, to help service a range of the country's aquaculture sectors including salmon, trout and yellowtail kingfish.
2017-03-23Fly farms set for Saudi Arabia
A licensing deal to build three fly farms in Saudi Arabia has been signed between Saudi technology hub Sajt and waste-to-nutrient pioneer AgriProtein. The agreement signals the start of a new industry for the Middle East: commercial-scale production of insect-based animal feed, based on AgriProtein's factory blueprint.
2017-03-10Record results for BioMar
BioMar has reported that 2016 has been its most profitable year on record, with group EBIT increasing from DKK 447 million (€60 million) in 2015 to 581 million (€78million) in 2016. At the same time working capital was reduced from DKK 752 million to DKK 414 million, leading to a strong cash flow from operations. Revenue ended up slightly lower than last year with a modest increase in volumes.
2017-03-08New Solution for Aquaculture Wastewater Treatment
Aquaculture, or fish farming, is one of the fastest growing sectors of agriculture in the world today. However, farmers in the United States who wish to capitalize on this momentum face regulatory hurdles when dealing with fish waste. But new research shows that a simple, organic system can clean aquaculture wastewater effectively and inexpensively.
2017-03-03Atlantic Sapphire thinks big after approval for Florida salmon farm
Norwegian farmed salmon company Atlantic Sapphire has gotten full approval to construct a new plant in Florida, the company's first in the US, Johan Andreassen, the founder of Langsand Laks and Atlantic Sapphire, told Undercurrent News.
Over the last few months the company has been gathering the necessary permits and recently completed them all.