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A future for Nova Scotia aquaculture beyond Big Salmon - rabble.ca

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rabble.ca A future for Nova Scotia aquaculture beyond Big Salmon rabble.ca "Aquaculture" and open-pen salmon are conflated in the headlines as one and the same, a confusion first sown by the Dexter government when faced by the uproar against...
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2017 Report: Seafood Farming in Canada is Diverse, Sustainable & Growing « Aquaculture Directory

2017 Report: Seafood Farming in Canada is Diverse, Sustainable & Growing « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Canada's seafood farmers produced a solid year of sustainable growth and new jobs in 2016 according to a new report released by the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA). 

The report, Sustainable, Diverse and Growing – The State of Farmed Seafood in Canada 2017, shows revenues reached  $1.35 billion in 2016, and included an economic impact of $5.1 billion, jobs totalling 25,040, and Indigenous participation across the nation. 
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Alaskan Leader Seafoods Takes Home the Prize Twice at the 25th Alaska Symphony of Seafood « Aquaculture Directory

Alaskan Leader Seafoods Takes Home the Prize Twice at the 25th Alaska Symphony of Seafood « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Alaskan Leader Seafoods, the most progressive, innovative and vertically integrated “Hook & Line “fishing company in Alaska took home first prize twice at the 25th Alaska Symphony of Seafood event. 

The competition held by The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) enlists chefs and industry experts to pick the best new seafood products each year. Alaskan Leader Seafoods won the 2018 Symphony of Seafood's "Best in Retail" for its Lemon Herb Butter Marinated Cod along with "Best in Beyond the Plate" for its Cod Crunchies pet treats.
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Tapping into global markets for Canadian farmed fish and seafood « Aquaculture Directory

Tapping into global markets for Canadian farmed fish and seafood « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Canadian aquaculture farmers are increasingly important contributors to the Canadian economy, particularly in smaller coastal and rural communities. Surging global consumer demand for high-quality and sustainably-sourced seafood products is making aquaculture one of the fastest growing industries worldwide.

With exports valued at $1 billion in 2016, fish and seafood are a key part of meeting our government's ambitious goal of reaching $75 billion in annual agri-food exports by 2025 with the ability to create well-paying jobs for Canadians.
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Grieg celebrates 25 years of farming « Aquaculture Directory

Grieg celebrates 25 years of farming « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Grieg Seafood, one of Norway’s leading fish farming companies, has just celebrated its 25th anniversary in business. 

Andreas Kvame, who took over as CEO in June 2015, has pledged continuing growth, but insisted it will not be at the expense of the environment.
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Fishing communities urged to apply for EU funding « Aquaculture Directory

Fishing communities urged to apply for EU funding « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Fishing communities stretching from Berwick to North Shields are being urged to make the most of £600,000 funding available to them before the UK exits the European Union. 

North Sunderland Harbour Commissioners have recently been awarded almost £40,000 European funding for harbour improvements.
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October Shrimp Landings in Gulf Establish New Historical Low « Aquaculture Directory

October Shrimp Landings in Gulf Establish New Historical Low « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
On Monday afternoon, NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Data Management division released data on October shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Last month, shrimpers landed almost as much shrimp (11.6 million pounds) as was landed in October 2015 (11.7 million pounds). However, the small decrease in volume from last year’s historic low means that less shrimp was landed last month than in any prior October over the last sixteen years for which the Southern Shrimp Alliance has compiled data.
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Trident Invests in APICDA Subsidiaries « Aquaculture Directory

Trident Invests in APICDA Subsidiaries « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Larry Cotter, CEO for the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA) and Joe Bundrant, CEO of Trident Seafoods Corporation (Trident) announced that the two entities reached an agreement in principle for Trident to make an investment in APICDA’s processing facility and fuel farm in False Pass, Alaska, and in Cannon Fish Company, located in Kent, Washington. APICDA and Trident will have joint ownership in all three of the operations. 
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Fish lovers come together to celebrate World Fisheries Day in Auckland, NZ « Aquaculture Directory

Fish lovers come together to celebrate World Fisheries Day in Auckland, NZ « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Graeme Sinclair- TV host, Gone Fishin’ 
Lisa Martin- General Manager, Sustainability Sanford Group 
Maru Samuels- General Manager, Iwi Collective Partnership 
Tamzin Henderson- business owner, photographer and blogger Anne Gabriel- Program Director, MSC   

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) invites the public to attend a sustainable ‘green drinks’ event to celebrate World Fisheries Day on Tuesday 21 November from 6pm-9pm at the Sustainable Coastlines pop-up venue in the Wynyard Quarter, Auckland.
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BioMar appoints new General Manager in Ecuador « Aquaculture Directory

BioMar appoints new General Manager in Ecuador « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
After almost 25 years as General Manager in Alimentsa, Roberto Boloña (age 68) has chosen to step down and leave the position to his natural successor Vice-General Manager Danny Velez. 

In connection with the recent acquisition of 70% of the shares in Alimentsa, BioMar Group appoints Danny Velez as General Manager.
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Cooke Aquaculture being sued for massive salmon escape in USA « Aquaculture Directory

Cooke Aquaculture being sued for massive salmon escape in USA « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Washington state conservation group is suing the Canadian owners of a large industrial salmon farm that failed over the summer 

Wild Fish Conservancy says the company negligently allowed the salmon escape to happen, which would be a Clean Water Act violation. More than 100,000 non-native Atlantic salmon escaped into Puget Sound when Cooke Aquaculture’s pens near Cypress Island collapsed.
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GAA’s Jeff Fort Takes on Role As COO « Aquaculture Directory

GAA’s Jeff Fort Takes on Role As COO « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late November that Jeff Fort has agreed to take on the role of chief operating officer, effectively immediately, in addition to his existing role as chief financial officer, a position he has held with the organization since 2012. 

Fort has been involved with GAA since its inception in 1997. His company, Delta Blue Aquaculture, is a GAA Founding Member. Fort is currently a member of the GAA board of directors and GAA executive committee.
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Former Skretting boss now Global Maritime director « Aquaculture Directory

Former Skretting boss now Global Maritime director « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Global Maritime Steven Rafferty will take up the role as Director of a newly formed Aquaculture Division within Global Maritime.

Rafferty has been an executive in some of the world’s top aquaculture companies, including Marine Harvest, Cermaq and Skretting and has worked in Scotland, Chile, USA, The Netherlands and Norway over a career spanning more than 25 years.
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Bristol Seafood Named Business of The Year « Aquaculture Directory

Bristol Seafood Named Business of The Year « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Bristol Seafood will accept the Business of the Year award from the city of Portland on Thursday, November 30th. 

Each year, the Portland Development Corporation presents awards to deserving companies and institutions. The awards include the business of the year, economic development achievement, small business of the year, and new business of the year.
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PHL fisheries output declined by almost 4% in Q3–report « Aquaculture Directory

PHL fisheries output declined by almost 4% in Q3–report « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Fisheries production in the Philippines continued to decline and fell by nearly 4 percent in the third quarter due to the anemic performance of the commercial and municipal subsectors, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). 

In its report, titled “Fisheries Situation Report,” the PSA said fisheries production in the July-to-September period slid by 3.89 percent to 971,000 metric tons (MT).
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Statement on The Passing of Mark Leslie « Aquaculture Directory

Statement on The Passing of Mark Leslie « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Mark Leslie was devoted to his family, his faith and the seafood community. Whether in business development for High Liner or in the early days of shrimp production in Ecuador he was a consummate professional known throughout the industry for his optimism and integrity. 

Mark played a fundamental role in the implementation of the Better Seafood Board and served for 6 years as one of its managers. His Seafood Industry Research Fund Living Tribute Fund is one of the highest grossing named funds of all time.
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Salmon and trout producers unite against key barrier to sector growth « Aquaculture Directory

Salmon and trout producers unite against key barrier to sector growth « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Scotland’s leading salmon and trout producers have united in a bid to extend the usage and efficacy of the two most environmentally-friendly sea lice treatments.  

Currently, two possible ways of treating farmed Atlantic salmon against sea lice – a key barrier to sector growth – are to bathe the fish either in freshwater or hydrogen peroxide which quickly breaks down into water and oxygen. 
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Legal Notice Pushes Us to Embargo Mexican Seafood Caught with Vaquita Porpoise-Killing Nets « Aquaculture Directory

Legal Notice Pushes Us to Embargo Mexican Seafood Caught with Vaquita Porpoise-Killing Nets « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Conservation groups filed a legal notice today pressing the US government to ban seafood caught from Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California in an effort to save the last remaining vaquita porpoises. 

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the Center for Biological Diversity (the Center) notified the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that its failure to ban imports of seafood from the vaquita’s habitat in Mexico violates the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
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ASC and MSC release joint seaweed standard « Aquaculture Directory

ASC and MSC release joint seaweed standard « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Today the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) announced the launch of the ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard. 

The joint standard marks a first for the two certification programmes, bringing together expertise in sustainable fishing and responsible aquaculture.
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Despite Consumer Beliefs, Farmed Fish Can Be Sustainable. This Frozen Food Brand Wants to Prove It. « Aquaculture Directory

Despite Consumer Beliefs, Farmed Fish Can Be Sustainable. This Frozen Food Brand Wants to Prove It. « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Unattractive slabs of frozen fish chilling in a supermarket freezer aren’t nearly as tempting as the vibrant cuts of meat in the butcher’s case. But one company is hoping to change consumer misconceptions about frozen fish — and farmed salmon in particular — in order to help Americans make healthier and more sustainable food choices. 

Love the Wild, a Boulder, Colorado, company offers sustainably farmed frozen fish paired with sauce packets. The company works directly with sustainable aquaculture farms.
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Ekofish Group builds twin-rigger at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam « Aquaculture Directory

Ekofish Group builds twin-rigger at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Dutch fishing company Ekofish Group has contracted Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam to build a new twin-rig fishing trawler. The design and on-board equipment of the new vessel will all be in line with Ekofish’s dedication to sustainable fishing methods. 

Family-owned Ekofish Group has a history that goes back more than a century. The company’s working practices can be seen as a product of this rich fishing heritage and a truly sustainable way of thinking.
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Quinlan’s Buys Kenmare Select « Aquaculture Directory

Quinlan’s Buys Kenmare Select « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Quinlan’s Fish has bought Kenmare Select. The purchase brings together two of Ireland’s foremost families of fish to create the pre-eminent offering in high-quality premium fish from Ireland.    

Kenmare Select provides a complimentary premium experience to sit alongside Quinlan’s existing high quality products. Kenmare Select will benefit from Quinlan’s infrastructure and network to further grow the brand.
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Research highlights antimicrobial resistance risk in aquaculture   « Aquaculture Directory

Research highlights antimicrobial resistance risk in aquaculture   « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
New research from WorldFish undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-food Systems (FISH) identifies means to lessen the use of antimicrobials, such as antibiotics, antivirals, and antiprotozoals, in aquaculture. Intensification of fish farming systems has resulted in higher risks of disease outbreaks and a subsequent trend towards more antimicrobial use the report says.
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Teen creates direct seafood delivery service from Sydney Fish Market « Aquaculture Directory

Teen creates direct seafood delivery service from Sydney Fish Market « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Forget about being packed in queues like sardines to get your Christmas seafood fix this year. And don’t worry about moving slower than a seahorse in the traditional yuletide traffic jams around the Sydney Fish Markets. 

An 18-year-old entrepreneur has come up with a nifty way to sidestep the hungry hordes battling over prawns at Pyrmont every December.
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Ontario Teachers’ acquires North America’s Leading Mussel Producer « Aquaculture Directory

Ontario Teachers’ acquires North America’s Leading Mussel Producer « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
• Acquisition marks Ontario Teachers' first venture into Aquaculture 

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers')  announced the acquisition of Atlantic Aqua Farms, the largest grower of live mussels in North America, from San Francisco-based Encore Consumer Capital. 

The purchase of Atlantic Aqua Farms marks Ontario Teachers' first venture into the realm of aquaculture, and falls under its natural resources mandate to invest in the global food basket, with an eye on sustainable sources of food production.
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Judge’s errors led to environmental assessment order of Grieg fish farm proposal, says N.L. government « Aquaculture Directory

Judge’s errors led to environmental assessment order of Grieg fish farm proposal, says N.L. government « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Atlantic Salmon Federation says EIS order should stand and wants province and Grieg to pay its court costs.  

The Newfoundland and Labrador government says a judge failed to see that it was reasonable for the province's environment minister to release a massive Placentia Bay salmon farm proposal from further environmental assessment.
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