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Marine Harvest Commits to ASC Salmon Certification - The Fish Site

Marine Harvest Commits to ASC Salmon Certification - The Fish Site | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
NORWAY and SCOTLAND - Leading seafood company Marine Harvest is to certify all salmon farms against the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Salmon Standard for responsible aquaculture, making it the largest ...
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Fishy business: Mislabelled seafood rampant in Spain « Aquaculture Directory

Fishy business: Mislabelled seafood rampant in Spain « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Spanish consumers have been warned about seafood fraud.

The widespread con involves scammers swapping expensive products for cheaper alternatives.
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SalmonChile names Arturo Clement new president « Aquaculture Directory

SalmonChile names Arturo Clement new president « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Arturo Clement, the former general manager of salmon farming firm Multiexport Foods and the founder of SalmonEx and DataSalmon, will become the president of Chile’s salmon industry association, SalmonChile. 

Founded in 1986, SalmonChile is composed of 47 salmon farming and aquaculture support companies operating in Chile.
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Soy Aquaculture Alliance Elects Executive Committee « Aquaculture Directory

Soy Aquaculture Alliance Elects Executive Committee « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Elections were held during this week's board meeting of the Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) Board of Directors. Serving as chairman of SAA is John Wray of Ottawa, Kan. Wray has previously served as both treasurer and secretary for SAA. 

New to the Executive Committee and serving as vice chair for SAA is Matt Bainbridge of Ethan, S.D. Set to return to the Executive Committee in the role of treasurer is George Martin of Nebo, Ky. Also, joining the Executive Committee will be Eugene Goering of Columbus, Neb., in the role of secretary.
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The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has added another member to its Commercial Team with Inger Melander taking on the role of Commercial Marketing Manager Northern Europe « Aquaculture Directory

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has added another member to its Commercial Team with Inger Melander taking on the role of Commercial Marketing Manager Northern Europe « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
With Stockholm, Sweden as her base, Inger will liaise with seafood suppliers, brands, organisations and producers across the Nordic region. 

The Swedish public are amongst the most progressive regarding good environmental practice. In recent Swedish consumer survey, forty percent of the respondents agreed that it is important to them that supermarkets sell responsibly farmed seafood.
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International science prize aims to keep shrimp on the menu « Aquaculture Directory

International science prize aims to keep shrimp on the menu « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Multi-billion $ losses to the global shrimp industry, together with devastating impacts on local livelihoods, could be eradicated, due to a pioneering UK-Thai science collaboration, using DNA technology to combat disease outbreaks in farmed seafood. 

The UK-Thai research partnership or International Network in Shrimp Health has been awarded the coveted Newton Fund Chairman’s Award 2017.
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Representative Walsh Introduces Legislation to Ban Atlantic Salmon Farms « Aquaculture Directory

Representative Walsh Introduces Legislation to Ban Atlantic Salmon Farms « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
19th District Representative Jim Walsh, along with and Representative Drew MacEwen  of Union, have introduced a bill to ban Atlantic salmon farming in Washington waters. 

The legislation follows an incident in August when a Cooke Aquaculture pen containing 305,000 Atlantic salmon collapsed, releasing an undetermined amount of fish into Puget Sound.
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Lund’s Fisheries Promotes, Hires as Part of Domestic Expansion « Aquaculture Directory

Lund’s Fisheries Promotes, Hires as Part of Domestic Expansion « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Lund’s Fisheries is pleased to announce a series of promotions and new hires as part of its expansion into innovative product lines and markets. 

Our reorganised team will focus on adding additional value-added products such as seafood mixes, sauces and gourmet meals to the company’s overall product mix, while further developing Lund’s long-standing product lines such as fresh and frozen seafood and bait products.
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Boost for Broch fish processing industry « Aquaculture Directory

Boost for Broch fish processing industry « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The boost for Fraserburgh comes as a new plant prepares to launch in the port with the backing of Scottish Government funding. 

Seafood Sourcing Ltd took over a former Young’s factory on Harbour Road earlier this year and now bosses plan to relaunch the business under their own name after pumping £614,000 into the sector.
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AVA to ramp up monitoring of farms for resistant bacteria « Aquaculture Directory

AVA to ramp up monitoring of farms for resistant bacteria « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
In the face of a global spread of antibiotic resistance, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) will be ramping up the monitoring of resistant bacteria in livestock reared at local farms. 

This is because antibiotics fed to animals can end up affecting human health upon consumption.
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Clearwater debuts new vessel for catching Arctic surf clams off N.L and N.S. « Aquaculture Directory

Clearwater debuts new vessel for catching Arctic surf clams off N.L and N.S. « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Clearwater Seafoods held a ceremony in Halifax Friday to officially launch the Anne Risley, a state-of-the-art factory vessel that will catch Arctic surf clams off Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. 

Clearwater Seafoods officially unveiled the Anne Risley, its newest clam vessel, during a ceremony in Halifax on Friday morning, December 1.
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Prospects for land-based fish farming « Aquaculture Directory

Prospects for land-based fish farming « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
fish international with aquaculture workshop SCOPE 

Aquaculture has been a key focus at fish international for some years. Once again, from Sunday 25 to Tuesday 27 February 2018, Germany's only fish trade fair devotes a lot of attention to this topic. However, the SCOPE workshop is a new departure.
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Aller Aqua Wins Entrepreneur of The Year in Denmark as Well as Globalization Award « Aquaculture Directory

Aller Aqua Wins Entrepreneur of The Year in Denmark as Well as Globalization Award « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
An Independent Jury Awarded Aller Aqua the Two Prizes During a Large Party and Award Ceremony Held Thursday Evening at Forum in Copenhagen In Front Of 800 Business Leaders from All of Denmark. 

The Award Is Given Out by Ernst & Young as Part of The World’s Largest Competition for Growth Companies. The jury placed emphasis on three key areas for awarding Aller Aqua the national Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOTY) prize.
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Simpson’s Stroud takeaway 100th in UK to earn ‘blue fish’ label for sustainability « Aquaculture Directory

Simpson’s Stroud takeaway 100th in UK to earn ‘blue fish’ label for sustainability « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Simpson’s takeaway in Stroud has become the 100th in the UK to receive a coveted sustainable fish certificate, from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an NGO that sets a standard for sustainable fishing around the world. 

The news means that Simpson’s takeaway can now use the MSC ‘blue fish’ label on its cod and haddock, assuring customers that the fish sold has been responsibly caught using sustainable methods.
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Celebration of Alimentsa’s 30 Years Within Shrimp Feed « Aquaculture Directory

Celebration of Alimentsa’s 30 Years Within Shrimp Feed « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Alimentsa anniversary event was attended by more than 400 customers and stakeholders from the industry including the Vice Minister of Aquaculture in Ecuador. In an astonishing setting, the history of BioMar and the history of Alimentsa were woven together visually, leading into a shared future. 

When arriving to the event the guests were led through a tunnel where a wall-to-wall video entertained about the development of Alimentsa from start-up in a virgin industry to being a leading feed supplier within shrimp in Ecuador.
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PHARMAQ’s New Production Facility Opening in Kløfta, Norway « Aquaculture Directory

PHARMAQ’s New Production Facility Opening in Kløfta, Norway « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
• Two thousand square meters to produce viral antigens for use in fish vaccines 
• State of the art manufacturing facility 
• Building on Norwegian biotechnology competence 

PHARMAQ, announced the opening of a new facility in Kløfta (Norway) for the production of viral antigens for use in fish vaccines. 
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After Rebound, Halibut Harvests May Drop Again « Aquaculture Directory

After Rebound, Halibut Harvests May Drop Again « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
It’s going to be a tough year for many Alaska fishermen.

Following on the heels of announcements of a massive drop in cod stocks, the industry learned last week that Pacific halibut catches are likely to drop by 20 percent next year, and the declines could continue for several years.
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Suspected chemical leak at Livingston seafood factory « Aquaculture Directory

Suspected chemical leak at Livingston seafood factory « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Four people went to hospital after a suspected chemical leak at a seafood factory in West Lothian. 

Emergency services were called to Macrae Edinburgh in Livingston - part of Young's Seafood - at about 14:30 on Wednesday.
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Benchmark participates in gene editing research to develop disease resistance in salmon « Aquaculture Directory

Benchmark participates in gene editing research to develop disease resistance in salmon « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Benchmark, the aquaculture health, nutrition, and genetics business, is pleased to announce its participation in an important gene editing research project. 

• Third party funded study to investigate the potential for gene editing technology to increase resistance against infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) 
• Gene editing represents a significant long-term opportunity in animal health, following on from recent breakthroughs in human health 
• First of a number of initiatives being undertaken by Benchmark in this field for wider applications
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NFI Launches NFIHooked.com « Aquaculture Directory

NFI Launches NFIHooked.com « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) announces a new website, NFIHooked.com, that aims to keep professional chefs, culinarians and members of the food service community “hooked” on seafood. 

The website replaces the quarterly hard-copy newsletter previously distributed by NFI. The site provides easy access to Hooked’s well-received video series and a catalogue of helpful articles, tips, and recipes that encourage chefs to menu seafood.
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Fish farming protest held in Brown’s Bay « Aquaculture Directory

Fish farming protest held in Brown’s Bay « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
A protest was staged in Brown’s Bay on Sunday at the site of a fish packing plant that was the subject of a controversial video released by fish farm critics recently. 

The protest was led by George Quocksister Jr. and Ernest Alfred, leaders in the Laichwiltach Nation and the Namgis Nation respectively. Council of Canadians Campbell River and Comox Valley chapter members joined in as did well-known fish farming critic Alexandra Morton.
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Norwegian seafood exports for 2017 exceed last year’s level by a clear margin « Aquaculture Directory

Norwegian seafood exports for 2017 exceed last year’s level by a clear margin « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Norway exported 286,000 tonnes of seafood worth NOK 9 billion in November. Volume increased by 25 percent, while export values remained on par with November last year. Year to date, Norway has exported 2.4 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 86.5 billion. 

Export volumes have increased by 6 percent, and value has increased by 4 percent or NOK 3.3 billion compared to the same period last year.
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Benchmark: Trading Update and Notice of Results « Aquaculture Directory

Benchmark: Trading Update and Notice of Results « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Benchmark, the aquaculture health, nutrition, and genetics business, provides the following trading update further to the announcement issued on 8 September 2017.

Financial Highlights 

• Revenues of £138m, in line with market expectations (unaudited) 
• Adjusted EBITDA of £10m (unaudited), ahead of the Company's guidance of £8.7m-£9.3m provided in the announcement of 8 September 
• Improved result from previous guidance driven by positive trading in Genetics and Advanced Nutrition, and lower bonus accruals, partially offset by forex movements, Animal Health and lumpfish sales 
• Net debt at year end of £24m
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Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme to give seafood buyers confidence of good practice « Aquaculture Directory

Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme to give seafood buyers confidence of good practice « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
A certification scheme is being developed to promote good practice in UK fishing ports and give seafood buyers added confidence in the quality and sustainability of the seafood landed there. 

In a move to assure buyers of a fishing port's good practice, Seafish is currently running a Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme (RFPS)pilot programme and is seeking input and feedback from the seafood industry and other interested parties, as part of a public consultation which has been published on the 1st December.
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MSD Animal Health’s Aquaculture Team Launch New Vaccination App « Aquaculture Directory

MSD Animal Health’s Aquaculture Team Launch New Vaccination App « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Fish farms set to embrace technological advances 

MSD Animal Health’s (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) aquaculture team has launched a new AQUAVAC Audit app to support its vaccination auditing process.              

The app was developed specifically for MSD customers to audit the vaccination event in a format which is easily analysed and provides greater insight on areas for improvement. 
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Sustainable feed manufacturer in Fast Track 2017 « Aquaculture Directory

Sustainable feed manufacturer in Fast Track 2017 « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Revolutionary insect protein wins’ acclaim for AgriProtein as top business disruptor 

Waste-to-nutrient up-cycler AgriProtein has been named a top 10 Virgin Media Business Disruptor to Watch in the Fast Track 2017, published in The Sunday Times. 

AgriProtein is pioneering an emerging industry that uses flies and their larvae to convert food waste into sustainable protein, replacing fishmeal in aquaculture, farmed animal feeds and petfood.
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