A collaboration between the Freshwater Institute and SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture examines two types of salmon farming systems—open net pen systems and land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).
CANADA - Marine Harvest Canada is building seven new recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) at its two North Vancouver Island salmon farms, based on the successful operation of existing infrastructure.
Dutch technology can help KSA reduce agricultural water consumption by 70% Zawya (registration) He said this is called a recirculation aquaculture system, adding that "we're thinking of other concepts on efficient use of water which we could share...
"The Cooke family has signed an agreement with the Daniels family for the purchase of Wanchese Fish Company based in Suffolk, Virginia US, confirming talks Undercurrent News has covered since last year.
This deal and investment into the wild fishery comes in tandem with the creation of a new company, Cooke Seafood USA Inc., which "will provide another platform for future growth within the capture fishery", Cooke said in a release on Friday morning.
Wanchese is a harvester, processor and distributor with the capacity to harvest 4,000 tons of wild scallops, flounder and other seafood products each year. Founded in 1936, it owns a fleet of 15 vessels capable of providing product fresh to the US, with process-at-sea capabilities, as well as a cold storage facility and processing plant in Suffolk, Virginia.
“This purchase is an exciting venture for us as we add a well-respected, family-owned and vertically integrated fishing company to our family’s businesses,” Glenn Cooke, CEO Of the newly formed company, said.
This brings to a close a long process. Sources told Undercurrent Cooke was looking to purchase Wanchese in November of last year."
Seagrass ecosystems could play a key role in combating climate change, researchers have discovered. The marine flowering plant also helps sustain abundant sea life and protects shorelines around the world from coastal erosion. Yet with seagrass habitats suffering rapid global decline and despite the plant's huge potential; there are currently no functioning seagrass restoration or conservation projects. Due to their shallow coastal habitat the aquatic plant is particularly prone to human disturb
"Kenna Eco Diving volunteer divers are studying Posidonia oceanica (Gaye Rosier's photo, above), a seagrass unique to the Mediterranean Sea, which is home to pipefish and seahorses and provides a refuge against ocean acidification."
October is National Seafood Month. The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute knows the critical role seafood plays in feeding our world’s growing population, and the increasing importance of finding better, more sustainable, and...
Aquaculture currently makes minimal contribution to regional fishery production in Africa but there is a huge opportunity to make up the growing shortfall in African fish supply, which estimates to rise to 1.8 mill tons by 2030. While the...
It's not surprising that impact investors believe environmental sustainability creates long-term value. That a traditional private equity investor is betting on sustainability -- that's a signal of an important market shift.
FIS Water recirculating system offers new boost to aquaculture FIS "So far, the volume of fish produced has remained small, because the high costs of the recirculating aquaculture method have enabled us to use it only for farming more valuable...
Spanish researchers have published[i] in PLoS ONE the discovery of a ‘rock’ sponge reef unique in the world. The structure, of which its kind was thought to have been extinct millions of years ago, was discovered at a depth of 760 metres surrounding the top of a small seamount between Valencia and Ibiza where drilling for hydrocarbons has been planned.
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