The farmed halibut that's better to eat than its wild brothersGuardian Unlimited | 22 May 2013
Gigha halibut's sweet, oaky taste has high-end chefs queueing up - and its production is environmentally friendly.These are four-year-old Atlantic halibut, and they may be the future of fish-farming: raised without chemicals and on organic feed.
Marine Harvest agrees to limit pesticides and seal killingsGuardian Unlimited | 21 May 2013
One of the world's largest fish farm companies, Marine Harvest, has voluntarily agreed to much tougher limits on its pesticides use and seal killing by joining a strict new environment scheme. Marine Harvest will join the Aquaculture Stewardship council, a new accreditation scheme championed by WWF, after coming under repeated attack for heavy use of toxic chemicals, seal-killing and major outbreaks of sea lice and salmon diseases.
Scottish sea lice argumentWorld Fishing | 21 May 2013
The Scottish sea lice issue has reared its head again with one of the largest seafood companies in the world, Marine Harvest, facing renewed calls to move its farms away from wild salmon populations to prevent transmission of parasites.
Marine Harvest signs up for ASC certificationfishupdate.com | 21 May 2013
MARINE Harvest Scotland, the country's largest salmon farm company, has announced it has committed itself to a new international scheme aiming to reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with the industry.
Call for Scottish Government to publish weekly sea-lice countfishupdate.com | 10 May 2013
THE Salmon & Trout Association Scotland (S&TAS) has demanded, in advance of next week's Stage 3 debate on the Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill, that the Scottish Government should publish weekly sea-lice count data relating to each salmon farm in Scotland by law.
Nova Scotia to develop new aquaculture regulationsWorld Fishing | 02 May 2013
The Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Agriculture is planning to develop a new regulatory framework for the aquaculture industry through consultations with Nova Scotians.
First US steelhead trout farm BAP certifiedWorld Fishing | 30 Apr 2013
Pacific Seafood Group's steelhead trout farm on the Columbia River has become the first US steelhead trout or salmon farm to achieve Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.
Aquaculture organisations sign MoUWorld Fishing | 26 Apr 2013
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and GLOBALG.A.P. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), agreeing to work collaboratively to increase efficiency and reduce duplication in the auditing process.
ASC hosts update meetingWorld Fishing | 25 Apr 2013
The latest Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Update meeting was held during the European Seafood Exposition 2013.
ASC says first salmon will soon be certificatedfishupdate.com | 24 Apr 2013
A growing number of independent and trained certifiers are ready to start their audits. By the end of the year salmon products with the ASC logo for responsibly farmed will appear on the market.
Colombia to host LACQUA 13fishupdate.com | 16 Apr 2013
Colombia opens its doors to the world's aquaculture and to host LACQUA 13 taking place from the 8th to the 11th of October of 2013. It is expected that LACQUA 13 will be a huge success that will set precedent for the aquaculture in the Latin-American and the Caribbean region.
ISS7 to begin where ISS6 left offfishupdate.com | 16 Apr 2013
With a Chinese delegation exceeding 50-strong and a 'China Zone' being planned for the tradeshow, the 7th International Symposium on Sturgeons (ISS7) is well positioned build on the scientific and technical advancements from ISS6 in Wuhan China, as well as to facilitate access to Chinese products and markets through the tradeshow connections.
Aquaculture demand to exceed $63bn in 2017World Fishing | 28 Mar 2013
New research from market research firm The Freedonia Group, Inc. expects world demand for aquaculture supplies and equipment to grow 7.4% per year to $63.6 billion in 2017 at the farm gate level.
Fish farm application rejectedWorld Fishing | 21 Mar 2013
The Nova Scotia government has not approved an application by Snow Island Salmon for a new salmon aquaculture site in Shoal Bay, near Sheet Harbour, Halifax Regional Municipality, following a 22-month-long review process.
GAA seeks award candidatesWorld Fishing | 21 Mar 2013
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is looking for candidates for the inaugural Global Aquaculture Innovation Award.
The world's first high-density view of the marker patterns in the Atlantic salmonfishupdate.com | 19 Mar 2013
A genetic, biotechnical and breeding partnership have announced that they are the first to genotype more than 900,000 markers per sample from the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), thereby achieving the capability to implement genomic selection and improve their salmon breeding programme at Aqua Gen.