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Monday, February 19, 2024
Norway embraces GMO canola oil for sustainable salmon farming
Norway has approved the use of genetically modified (GMO) canola oil in its aquaculture industry, signalling a shift towards sustainable fish farming practices, BNN Breaking reported.
Monday, February 19, 2024
Ireland-based salmon producer CCET completes nearly US$600,000 investment
Connemara, Ireland-based farmed salmon producer Cill Chiaráin Éisc Teoranta (CCET) has completed a substantial €543,000 (US$581,891) investment with support from Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) funding.
Friday, February 16, 2024
AquaBounty plans sale of Indiana, US salmon farm to fund Ohio project
AquaBounty Technologies intends to sell its land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) salmon farm in Indiana, US, as part of a strategy to raise funds for its Ohio-based project, SeafoodSource reported.
Friday, February 16, 2024
Skretting Chile first salmon feed mill in the world to obtain ASC Feed certification
Skretting Chile became the first salmon feed mill to be certified under the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Feed Standard for aquaculture, which takes into consideration production-related, environmental and social factors, Skretting ...
Friday, February 16, 2024
Nova Scotia, Canada premier voices opposition against Cooke's salmon farm expansion
Opponents of a Cooke Aquaculture salmon farm expansion in Liverpool Bay, Canada, got a morale boost last week from Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, who said he is opposed to the controversial project which would triple the number of salmon ...
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Salmon Tasmania: No scientific proof to end aquaculture in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania, Australia
Salmon Tasmania, a salmon farmer organisation in Tasmania, Australia, has publicly released its submission to the Australian federal government's review of a 2012 decision on salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Report reveals impact of Norwegian salmon industry on West African fisheries
A recent report by environmental organisations showed the significant impact of the Norwegian salmon industry on West African fisheries, highlighting concerns over sustainability and livelihoods in the region, SeafoodSource reported.
Monday, February 5, 2024
Proximar Seafood initiates subsequent offering to boost funding for Japan salmon RAS project
Proximar Seafood, the operator of a land-based salmon recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, has launched a subsequent offering to raise up to an additional NOK 25 million (US$2.4 million) for its ongoing proj ...
Friday, February 2, 2024
Major salmon producers in Norway to be investigated for price fixing
The European Commission has informed six of the largest Norwegian salmon producers it is advancing an investigation into price fixing in the spot market.
Friday, January 26, 2024
US$1.9 million funding fuels research for oral vaccine to combat sea lice in farmed salmon
A ground-breaking initiative, backed by GBP 1.5 million (US$1.9 million) in funding, seeks to develop an oral vaccine to address the pervasive issue of sea lice in farmed Atlantic salmon, Global Seafood Alliance reported.
Thursday, January 18, 2024
Salmon poised to maintain aquaculture dominance; shrimp faces continuing challenges
The latest Global Aquaculture Update by Rabobank predicts that salmon will continue to be the most profitable sector in aquaculture through the first half of 2024, while shrimp farmers are anticipated to grapple with ongoing challenges, inc ...
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Iceland raises salmon farming taxes
Salmon farmers in Iceland will experience a notable increase in taxes this year as the Reykjavik government has decided to raise the aquaculture fee from 3.5% to 4.3%, Fish Farmer reported.
Wednesday, January 10, 2024
GeoSalmo secures US$14.6 million funding for land-based salmon farming project
GeoSalmo, an Iceland-based aquaculture company, has successfully closed a substantial financing round, securing EUR 13.4 million (US$14.6 million) from investors spanning Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and the Netherlands, Arctic Startup reported ...
Wednesday, January 10, 2024
UK's RSPCA to update farmed salmon standards
The UK-based nonprofit, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), has begun revising its farmed salmon standards in the face of mounting criticism of the industry.
Friday, January 5, 2024
Iceland engulfed in debate over impact of farmed salmon escapes on wild cousins
A discussion has erupted in Iceland following claims by fisheries expert Gunnar Davidsson that escaped farmed salmon may not significantly harm their wild counterparts, Fish Farmer reported.

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