Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Wales is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations. (Wikipedia)

Mowi buys Welsh lumpfish farmer

Click on the flag for more information about United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 00:00 (GMT + 9)

Mowi Scotland announced the purchase of lumpfish farmer Ocean Matters, which is located in Anglesey, North Wales.

According to Mowi, the aquaculture facility will be an important addition to its “cleanerfish” program – fish that aid in managing levels of naturally occurring sea lice on farm-raised Atlantic salmon by picking and eating the tiny crustacean off their skin.

Since its inception, Ocean Matters has acted with focus and urgency to combat this issue through the production of quality lumpfish and the continued development of effective co-habitation approaches. 

The Ocean Matters hatchery currently produces lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus), one of two fish species that have proven to be effective cleanerfish. The company also cultures Ballan wrasse at other facilities.

“We entered the cleanerfish space a bit late however thanks to our commited staff, loyal customers and supportive investors Ocean Matters became the largest in the UK and one of the largest world-wide,” said founder/MD Werner Forster.

 

Founder/MD Werner Forster. (Photo: Mowi)

“Our ability to design and build RAS systems combined with prior RAS operating experience played a factor as well,” Forster added.

“Mowi has been Ocean Matters' largest customer and collaborator since inception.  We’re quite pleased to know Ocean Matters has graduated on to the Mowi family where it will certainly receive all the support required to continue on it’s current path.

Lumpfish or lumpsuckers (Cyclopterus lumpus) are mostly small marine fish of the family Cyclopteridae. They are found in the cold waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans. 

Dougie Hunter, Head of cleanerfish and technical services at Mowi Scotland, said this purchase provides the company “ increased capacity for cleanerfish production with great potential for future development as well.”

The use of cleanerfish is now a major part of the Mowi’s successful sea lice control strategy and part of a larger integrated pest management program at its marine salmon farms that includes other non-medicinal sea lice management solutions such as freshwater baths and mechanical removal.

Ocean Matters provides a sustainable solution for a problem that is putting great strains on both the environment and salmon stocks alike.

“We will continue to develop our cleanerfish program, and assess our future requirements to ensure we are making best use of our production facilities,” Dougie added.

Mowi will continue to operate the new purchase under the Ocean Matters name.

Mowi is the world’s largest producer of salmon, providing one-fifth of the world’s supply. Employing 1300 people in Scotland, the company operates three salmon hatcheries, five freshwater loch sites, 49 sea farms, two processing plants and a feed mill.


[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Italy
Jun 1, 20:00 (GMT + 9):
PRESS RELEASE | Trial on MSC bluefin tuna certification: profit may overrule sustainability
Russian Federation
Jun 1, 18:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Two new crab vesels are under construction at Pella Shipyard
Norway
Jun 1, 17:00 (GMT + 9):
Record week on sandeel and good speed for herring fishing in the North Sea
Sweden
Jun 1, 16:00 (GMT + 9):
ICES advice for Baltic Sea quotas in 2021
United Kingdom
Jun 1, 16:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | FishFarmer: Mowi Scotland celebrates ASC lochs award
Peru
Jun 1, 15:00 (GMT + 9):
Anchovy fishing preventatively suspended
European Union
Jun 1, 11:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Negotiators today resume the 'Brexit' negotiation with the full support of the institutions for fishing
Spain
Jun 1, 09:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | FiskerForum: Spanish seafood sector looks forward to recovery – Fears deep recession
United States
Jun 1, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
Ocean Beauty Seafoods and Icicle Seafoods Announce Merger
Argentina
Jun 1, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
Chinese jigger boat to be released after fine payment
Norway
Jun 1, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Biosensors in Arctic bivalves for environmental monitoring
Japan
Jun 1, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Retail volumes and prices │ Alaska Pollock roe (tarako) | Tokyo (2010-2020) │ monthly update
Japan
Jun 1, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Seafood entry | Tokyo Central Fish Market (Toyosu, Adachi, Ota) | week 22
United States
Jun 1, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Catches DAP NMFS at BSAI │ Pacific cod │ Longline and Trawl | week 20
Japan
Jun 1, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Volumes and prices │ Japanese Yellowtail (Hamachi) | Tokyo Markets | 2018-19-20



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
The boy from Kalles Creamed Smoked Cod Roe Spread laughs more than 3 times at Walmart
United States Kalles Kaviar (known as Kallen Mätitahna in Finland) is a Swedish brand of smörgåskaviar. It is manufactured by Abba Seafood. Kalles Kaviar is mainly made of salted cod roe (Gadus mor...
A warmer and more acid Arctic ocean: Challenges to marine organisms
Norway The possible impacts of ocean acidification (OA) on Arctic marine ecosystems is a primary concern, especially on time scales beyond the next election, or beyond our own lifetimes. The Fram Centre&rsqu...
Norebo Group will create a US$ 58M logistics center near Murmansk
Russia Fed. The Norebo fishing group plans to create a Udarnik logistics center in the Murmansk Region worth 4.1 billio rubles This was announced to TASS by the deputy director of the management company Nor...
Despite the partial reopening of the HORECA channel, fish sales remain stagnant and prices drop
Spain The sector fears the impact of the economic crisis on the demand for fishery products, which, together with the limitations imposed by COVID, threatens its future Shipowners continue to...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2020 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER