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Two companies interested in acquiring Pescanova assets in Chile | Aquaculture Directory

Two companies interested in acquiring Pescanova assets in Chile | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The assets of the Spanish multinational firm Pescanova in Chile – two aquaculture firms, Acuinova Chile and Nova Austral, and a fishing one, PescaChile - could be taken over by the Canadian firm Cooke Aquaculture or by the Norwegian Marine Harvest.
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Recent farmed salmon losses put aquaculture insurance in focus | Aquaculture Directory

Recent farmed salmon losses put aquaculture insurance in focus | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Aquaculture is, by its nature, a risky business. 

It is technically demanding, with farms often situated in areas susceptible to storms, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanos and pollution. 

Farmers’ stocks are vulnerable to natural events like algal blooms, attacks from jellyfish and sea lice, not to mention numerous species-specific diseases. Mechanical or electrical breakdowns, water supply failures and theft or malicious acts round out a seemingly endless list of potential pitfalls.
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Santander Provides $30M To Bonamar Corporation | Aquaculture Directory

Santander Provides $30M To Bonamar Corporation | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Santander Bank announced that its asset-based lending team has closed a $30 million senior-secured revolving line of credit with Bonamar Corporation, one of the leading importers, processors and distributors of crabmeat and seafood products. 
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Omega Protein Partners with Leading Cooperative Research Center | Aquaculture Directory

Omega Protein Partners with Leading Cooperative Research Center | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Omega Protein has become the newest industry partner at the Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SCeMFiS). 

SCeMFiS is a partnership between the fishing industry, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and the University of Southern Mississippi, and is part of the National Science Foundation's Industry/University Cooperative Research Center program. SCeMFiS connects the industry with the most up-to-date scientific and academic resources.
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Bosch and WWF Team Up to Make Sustainable Seafood Consumption Mainstream | Aquaculture Directory

Bosch and WWF Team Up to Make Sustainable Seafood Consumption Mainstream | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Growing demand for seafood and a global population growing at a rate of 75 million people every year has put ocean resources under significant strain. 

Approximately 90 percent of global fishing grounds are now over-fished or fully-exploited. Sustainable consumption of seafood is therefore imperative, and one of the only ways to reverse the decline and collapse of fish stocks within our lifetime.
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BioMar: A Fresh View on Aquaculture | Aquaculture Directory

BioMar: A Fresh View on Aquaculture | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The BioMar Group has just launched a new website framing its ambitions for innovating aquaculture. The new website gives all users access to a significant knowledge base and makes it clear that the future of the aquaculture depends upon cooperation, innovation, performance and sustainability.
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Maine Lobstermen Oppose Increase in Cost of Commercial Fishing Licenses | Aquaculture Directory

Maine Lobstermen Oppose Increase in Cost of Commercial Fishing Licenses | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
A proposal to increase the cost of commercial fishing licenses to fund scientific research in a lean budget year is drawing fire from Maine lobstermen. 

Julie Eaton, a 30-year lobster boat captain from Deer Isle, told a legislative panel at the State House on Friday that a 30 percent increase in lobster license fees would be too much on top of all the other costs of doing business, ranging from $125 to replace lost traps to $185 for monthly oil changes to bait bills that have doubled in the last year alone.
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Tassal Okehampton Bay fish farm plan gets green light | Aquaculture Directory

Tassal Okehampton Bay fish farm plan gets green light | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
An independent review panel has rejected arguments Okehampton Bay on Tasmania's east coast is too hot and too shallow for fish farming, greenlighting a controversial proposal for Tassal to farm salmon in the area. 

Tassal's plan to put 28 pens in the water at Okehampton Bay has been met with heated opposition from environmentalists and recreational fishers.
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High-mercury seafood like swordfish linked to incurable ALS | Aquaculture Directory

High-mercury seafood like swordfish linked to incurable ALS | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
People who eat types of fish that are typically high in mercury are twice as likely to be diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a fatal progressive neurodegenerative condition affecting nerves in the brain and spinal cord. 

ALS (also known as motor neurone disease) is caused by progressive damage to the nerve cells that transmit signals from the brain to the muscles to control movement. The factors that lead some people to develop ALS are not yet known, but are believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
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Marine Harvest to Start Value-Added Production in British Columbia | Aquaculture Directory

Marine Harvest to Start Value-Added Production in British Columbia | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) has begun construction of a value-added processing facility that will provide more healthy and convenient salmon products to its customers. 

Located in South Surrey, British Columbia, the plant is expected to start operations in July 2017, process approximately 12,000 tonnes of salmon annually, and serve customers in Western Canada and North West USA.
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Antibiotic claims rejected by salmon farming body | Aquaculture Directory

Antibiotic claims rejected by salmon farming body | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Salmon farming nemesis Don Staniford has warned the continued use of antibiotics to combat disease in the industry is a public health risk. 

Mr Staniford, an arch critic of the sector for years, cited figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa). He also highlighted scientific papers claiming a link between the use of antibiotics on fish farms and increased bacterial resistance to the drugs.
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Alltech continues commitment to aquaculture research | Aquaculture Directory

Alltech continues commitment to aquaculture research | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Coppens has introduced a new range of feeds incorporating Alltech’s sustainable alternatives to fish oil and inorganic trace minerals. 

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing segment in the feed industry. According to the 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey, the aquaculture industry experienced a 12 percent increase in feed production in 2016 to 39.9 million metric tons.
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Feds Investigating as B.C. Oyster Norovirus Outbreak Spreads | Aquaculture Directory

Feds Investigating as B.C. Oyster Norovirus Outbreak Spreads | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
An outbreak of norovirus linked to B.C.-harvested oysters is now under federal investigation. 

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says it has taken on a leadership role in the investigation, now that cases have been reported in Alberta and Ontario, as well as B.C. As of February 14, the agency says it's aware of 221 reported cases of norovirus connected to B.C. oysters.
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Bantry Bay fish farm oral hearing: Fears over jobs, pesticides, and threat of disease in fish population | Aquaculture Directory

Bantry Bay fish farm oral hearing: Fears over jobs, pesticides, and threat of disease in fish population | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
A hearing into objections against the granting of a licence for a salmon farm in Bantry Bay has heard that, were the development to go ahead, it could prove a “tipping point” for local families who have fished the area for generations. 

The two-day hearing into the granting of the licence to Marine Harvest heard from a number of the 14 appellants and from the company itself, which was appealing on different grounds.
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Huon Aquaculture ‘not surprised’ Tassal sided with State Government on Macquarie Harbour fish farm | Aquaculture Directory

Huon Aquaculture ‘not surprised’ Tassal sided with State Government on Macquarie Harbour fish farm | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The head of Huon Aquaculture says she is not surprised Tassal has sided with the State Government in a legal stoush over the future of fish farming in Macquarie Harbour. 

Huon Aquaculture initiated proceedings against regulators and the state and federal governments earlier this month over what it said was a last resort to prevent more environmental damage to Macquarie Harbour.
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Prediction: 2017 Will Be a Banner Year for Chesapeake Blue Crabs | Aquaculture Directory

Prediction: 2017 Will Be a Banner Year for Chesapeake Blue Crabs | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
If the early hit of spring sunshine has you thinking crab season, you have cause to be optimistic. Seafood experts are predicting that 2017 will be a big year for the crown jewel of crustaceans—the Chesapeake blue crab.
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Aller Aqua Enters Partnership Agreement with Hansenberg | Aquaculture Directory

Aller Aqua Enters Partnership Agreement with Hansenberg | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Danish vocational school HANSENBERG offers an education which combines the training in agriculture with a focus on aquaculture. 

In this connection, HANSENBERG wants to closely collaborate with organizations and companies from the aquaculture industry to further develop the students skills at the highest possible level, and therefore, HANSENBERG and Aller Aqua have entered a partnership agreement.  
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Issues with FFDR in Assessing Aquaculture | Aquaculture Directory

Issues with FFDR in Assessing Aquaculture | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
IFFO has published a position paper analysing the forage fish dependency ratio (FFDR) to provide clear information on this complex debate. 

FFDR is an often quoted term in the dialogue on fed aquaculture sustainability, but caution needs to be exercised in how the information is interpreted, and the figures produced for FFDR should not be examined in isolation nor should values for FFDR be used directly as measures of environmental sustainability. 
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Handy Seafood to Debut New Oyster Products | Aquaculture Directory

Handy Seafood to Debut New Oyster Products | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Handy Seafood, America’s oldest seafood processor, is excited for the launch of two new value-added products—Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Casino. Both products will be featured in the New Products Showcase at the Seafood Expo North America in March.
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ITE Group re-brands SIFSE Chinese Seafood Exhibition as World Seafood Shanghai 2017 | Aquaculture Directory

ITE Group re-brands SIFSE Chinese Seafood Exhibition as World Seafood Shanghai 2017 | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The World Seafood Shanghai Exhibition (formerly known as SIFSE) will take place on 19 – 21 August 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China. Over 31,400 buyers and 850 sellers from more than 30 countries and regions are expected to attend. 

The World Seafood re-brand has been introduced as part of ITE’s acquisition of the exhibition.
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Department to amend Cork fish farm licence | Aquaculture Directory

Department to amend Cork fish farm licence | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Department of Agriculture has revealed its intention to amend the licence at a fish farm in Eyeries, Co Cork. 

The ministerial decision related to salmon and rainbow trout in cages at Inishfarnard, Coulagh Bay, held by Silver King Seafoods Ltd, which is owned by Comhlucht Iascaireachtra Fanad Teoranta, trading as Marine Harvest Ireland.
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Opponents of Proposed Shrimp Trawl Limits Not Backing Down from Fight | Aquaculture Directory

Opponents of Proposed Shrimp Trawl Limits Not Backing Down from Fight | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
There was one common point as local residents on opposing sides of a shrimp trawling issue reacted to news that additional restrictions for North Carolina shrimpers will likely be on the way. 

“It’s going to be a long road,” said Allen Jernigan of Sneads Ferry, a full-time waterman who runs fishing charters and also does some commercial fishing.
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Heliae Development, LLC and Syndel Laboratories, Ltd. Announce Distribution Partnership of Nymegatm DHA Aquaculture Feed Ingredient | Aquaculture Directory

Heliae Development, LLC and Syndel Laboratories, Ltd. Announce Distribution Partnership of Nymegatm DHA Aquaculture Feed Ingredient | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Heliae and Syndel today announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement to supply the aquaculture market with NymegaTM, a new DHA precision formulation ingredient for feed formulators. 

The partnership between Heliae and Syndel creates new opportunities to bring algae products to aquaculture feed formulation. For over 30 years, Syndel has developed and globally marketed high quality aquaculture chemical and pharmaceutical products.
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Seven seafood firms to benefit from EU cash | Aquaculture Directory

Seven seafood firms to benefit from EU cash | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Seven local seafood companies are to benefit from more than £1.7 million of European funding, Scottish fishing minister Fergus Ewing announced during a visit to Lerwick on Monday. 

Brae-based Blueshell Mussels, Shetland Seafood Quality Control (SSQC) and Scalloway-based fish processing company QA Fish are the main beneficiaries of the grant funding. 
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DHL to inaugurate domestic Norwegian connection | Aquaculture Directory

DHL to inaugurate domestic Norwegian connection | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Avinor, the national airport operator in Norway, has confirmed that DHL is to launch a new domestic freighter service linking Oslo Airport with Lakselv Airport Banak, a gateway in the far north of the country. 

The Airbus 300 freighter link will offer a cargo capacity of approximately 40 tons. Depending on volumes and on demand, the route will be flown anything from once to several times a week, Avinor said.
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Cork trawler owners deny facilitating illegal immigrants | Aquaculture Directory

Cork trawler owners deny facilitating illegal immigrants | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Men on trial for hiring two Filipino fishermen without having an employment permit 

Two trawler operators have gone on trial for hiring two Filipino fishermen after an investigation into the recruitment of non-EU fishermen in Ireland. 

Owners of the Labardie Fisher, Leonard Hyde (62) from Crosshaven, Co Cork and Pat O’Mahony (50), from Kinsale, Co Cork each denied two separate charges when they appeared at Cork District Court.
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