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Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Trial shows salmon happy in submersible pen

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The latest trials of a submersible salmon farm have produced promising results, in terms of fish growth and welfare, according to reports.

Atlantis Subsea Farming – a collaboration between fish farmer SinkabergHansen, supplier AKVA group and net maker Egersund Net – stocked the pen in February with 100,000 fish weighing around 3kg each.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Panama works on updating the Fishing Law that is more than 60 years old

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama (Arap) updates Law 17, a rule with more than 60 years of validity and that will protect and promote the equitable use of the country's marine resources. "To promote the development and responsible and sustainable use of aquatic resources, is the objective of the draft Law No. 131 of 2019, promoted by the Ministry of Agricultural Development and the Authority of Aquatic Resources of Panama (Arap)", explains the agency .

This project, called the General Law on Fisheries, Aquaculture and Related Activities, is being consulted by a subcommittee of the Commission for Agricultural Affairs of the National Assembly, and will establish a regulatory framework to manage the country's marine resources in a more equitable manner.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here

Other Media | The Fish Site:Pioneering mussel producer scoops top aquaculture award

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Offshore Shellfish, creators of the UK’s first fully offshore mussel farm, have won Best Aquaculture Company at the 2020 Aquaculture Awards.

The winners were announced at entertaining awards ceremony, which is now available to watch online.

Amy Novogratz, co-founder and head of aquaculture-focused investment fund Aqua-Spark, receiving the ‘Outstanding contribution to the industry’ award; and Scottish Sea Farms’ Noelia Rodriguez and Offshore Shellfish’s George Holmyard being awarded Finfish farmer of the year and Shellfish farmer of the year respectively

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article

Other Media | SeafoodSource: Cabinplant hits EUR 50 million in sales, opens new production facility

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Seafood processing equipment-maker Cabinplant has opened a new facility at its headquarters in Haarby, Denmark.

The new, 4,500-square-meter production plant increases the company’s production area by 50 percent, allowing Cabinplant “sufficient capacity for continued growth in the coming years,” according to CEO Ralf Astrup.

“It feels fantastic to be able to stand in a production hall like this today and we all have great expectations as to what we can achieve in the next few years. It is no small investment,” Astrup said. 

 Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here

Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Construction at Spains’ first land-based salmon farm restarts after seven month COVID delay

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The project, which aims to provide five-per-cent of Spain’s demand for salmon, is set to cost around EUR 31 million.

The building site has been set back for months because of the pandemic, but preparatory work is now being commissioned for Norcantabric Spain’s first land-based salmon farm Norcantabric, reports El Diario Montanes.

The site, which is in Cantabria, Northern Spain, is aiming for initial production of 3,000 tonnes per year.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here

Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Europe leaves 25% of its fishing quotas in the sea

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Alterations in the distribution of species due to climate change have made the principle of relative stability obsolete, which even threatens sustainability.

More cyclogenesis but fewer days of bad weather throughout the tides, increased catches of by-species, irregularities in spawning, greater presence of pelagic species, more sea spiders ... years ago that the 26 Anasol boats that fish in Gran Sol they have seen signs of climate change in their campaigns, assures Daniel Castro, president of the association.

Source: La Voz de Galicia| Read the full article here

Other Media | aqua.cl: Norway: Cargill invests to improve research capabilities for RAS diets

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The company has invested in a laboratory that adds to Cargill's existing innovation center in Dirdal, Norway, where research has been conducted for more than three decades. In addition, it has signed a new alliance to improve research for diets focused on water recirculation systems.

Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) continue to grow in popularity as the global salmon farming industry invests in larger facilities of this type. However, with larger facilities, growing post-smolt on land is more complex, creating the need for more innovation and research.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here

Other Media | FiskerForum: Australian tuna sector short of crew

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Australian tuna longline industry, valued at A50 million dollars, is under threat from a staffing shortage on boats, according to industry body Tuna Australia.

Tuna Australia member Heidi Walker, owner of Walker Seafoods in Mooloolaba, called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a recent meeting to create a specialised fishing visa.

Australia’s tuna industry relies heavily on overseas workers employed on temporary 482 visas to fill non-seasonal, semi-skilled roles, including sailing as deckhands, plus skilled jobs such as engineers and skippers.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum  | Read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: Lidl divulges farmed seafood sources

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

U.K. supermarket chain Lidl GB has disclosed its farmed seafood sources for the first time by publishing a list of its farmed fish and shellfish through the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP).

Lidl GB made its wild-caught seafood sourcing known through the ODP in 2018 and has now updated its ODP profile to include information on the origin of both wild-caught and farmed seafood sources.

Its profile, which reflects sourcing for all permanently listed wild-caught and farmed products negotiated for Lidl GB in 2019, shows whether those sources were certified to a recognized standard or in an improvement project and includes sustainability ratings and brief notes on environmental impacts.

Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here

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Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Cermaq adds Faroese delouser to BC fleet

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Cermaq Canada is adding another mechanical treatment option to its sea lice strategy, with the purchase of a Faroese built delouser.

The salmon farmer said the new system, similar to its existing Hydrolicer, will be deployed at all its seawater sites in the Discovery Islands and Broughton Archipelago regions of British Columbia.

David Kiemele, managing director of Cermaq Canada, said: ‘As a company, we made the global commitment to move to prevention, and non-chemical means of treating for sea lice as our first lines of defence.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here

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