Aquaculture

SeafoodSource.com covers breaking news articles that pertain to the global aquaculture industry.

By

Ben Fisher

Published on
November 29, 2017

As personnel from Cooke Aquaculture were busy responding to the collapse of a net pen near Cypress Island, Washington in September, another one of its salmon farming sites in the state was vandalized and robbed.

An unknown number of Atlantic salmon were taken from two of the 10 net pens at Cooke Aquaculture’s floating farm near Anacortes on 2 September, KUOW reported on 28 November. The site was also vandalized, resulting in damage to the f… Read More

By

Madelyn Kearns

Published on
November 29, 2017

Aquaculture feed firm BioMar is constructing a new trial facility for shrimp based in Ecuador, the company announced on 27 November. 

The development comes two months after BioMar acquired a 70 percent stake in Ecuadorian feed manufacturer Alimentsa, and plays into BioMar’s unfolding growth strategy to make high-performing diets and functional feeds for shrimp an important staple in its portfolio, according to company CEO Carlos D… Read More

By

Gao Fu Mao

Published on
November 28, 2017

One of China’s feed leaders is spending big on new facilities in two key aquaculture regions in response to growing market demand. 

Guangdong Yue Hai Group recently broke ground on a new feed production facility in Weihai, on China’s east coast, to service the Shandong and northern Chinese market. The facility, located in the Nan Hai [South China Sea] Industrial Park, is due to come online in late 2018 and will service local fish… Read More

Published on
November 28, 2017

German fish-farming company KM Seafood has obtained Friend of the Sea certification for its Nile tilapia, European perch, pike, and striped perch.

Founded in 2015, KN Seafood is a joint-venture between the Micarna Group and Kirschauer Aquakulturen. Micarna is part of Migros, Switzerland’s largest retailer, while Kirschauer Aquakulturen is based in the eastern German city of Schirgiswalde-Kirschau, and produces tilapia, vannamei shrimp,… Read More

By

Gao Fu Mao

Published on
November 27, 2017

A key player in China’s feed and tilapia industries is plugging a skills gap in the sector through an alliance with one of the country’s oldest universities and freshwater aquaculture research centers. 

The massive Tongwei Group, which breeds tilapia and supplies feed to the aquaculture sector, has signed an agreement with Huazhong University (also known by its English name of Central China University) in Wuhan to supply graduate… Read More

By

Gao Fu Mao

Published on
November 27, 2017

Strong prices for premium fish species may be resulting in higher levels of theft at aquaculture firms in southern China. 

Farmers of Mandarin fish in Guangdong Province are installing security cameras and conducting all-night watches to prevent theft of their fish.

Rising consumption power has created demand for higher-value species in China and has spurred a shift away from lower-priced species like carp to crayfish and Mandarin. 

New… Read More

By

Gao Fu Mao

Published on
November 21, 2017

Authorities in China’s top seafood producing region have thanked experts from Israel for training local farmers to improve the efficiency and the environmental performance of their operations. 

A training event in Fujian Province this month saw Israeli aquaculture experts flown in to advise on systems, disease management, and water quality at a series of seminars in Ningde city, home of China’s largest farmed yellow croaker indus… Read More

By

Ben Fisher

Published on
November 20, 2017

Washington State State Senator Kevin Ranker will introduce a bill in the upcoming legislative session that will allow leases for net-pen Atlantic salmon farming in the state to run out by 2025. 

If the bill passes, it will not permit the creation of new Atlantic salmon farms, and existing farming would be governed under stricter guidelines. 

The move by the Democratic lawmaker comes after more than 100,000 Atlantic salmon escaped from f… Read More

By

Christine Blank

Published on
November 14, 2017

First Nations protestors camping out near the site of a Marine Harvest Canada aquaculture site say they aren’t leaving, despite the company filing for an injunction against the group.

Protestors have camped out at the Midsummer Island farm in British Columbia since early September because of their concern that wild salmon are entering the farm’s pens. The protesters said they plan to stay until the company removes all of its fish from… Read More

Published on
November 14, 2017

The survival of Atlantic salmon in all of Cermaq’s farming regions has improved over the past year, leaving its global annual mortality rate now spanning four to six percent, the company has reported.

The Oslo, Norway-headquartered, fully-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation publishes quarterly sustainability results on key indicators related to fish health, environmental, and social topics.

For the quarter July through September 2017… Read More