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Project aims to produce ‘farmed salmon of the future’ by improving feed

Nofima has launched a four-year initiative to identify innovations that will lead to the next generation of farmed salmon – one that’s “sustainably sourced, fed, produced and distributed.” To achieve this, Nofima believes work needs to begin with improving the sustainability of feed because it is reliant on constrained resources and because feed production is the highest source of greenhouse emissions in aquaculture.

Skretting and Atlantic Sapphire partner on local feed supply venture

Skretting has announced its plans to construct a specialized feed plant for land-based salmon in Florida to serve Atlantic Sapphire’s U.S. operations, with feeds specialized for Bluehouse farming. For Atlantic Sapphire, having a local feed plant will minimize the carbon footprint of transporting the feed to the facility, additionally cutting the company’s logistics costs and as a result its cost of production, by approximately USD $0.3/kg HOG.

Kingfish Company bags final state approval for Maine RAS facility

The Kingfish Company has announced it expects to break ground at the location for its Maine recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility by the end of 2021. The company made the announcement after it received final approval for the facility from the State of Maine. “These are the last state-level permits needed to prepare the site for construction. Both critical water-side permits were obtained earlier during 2021,” the company said.
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Kudos to new methods, but don’t count traditional salmon farming out yet

Even as offshore farming’s profile got a big boost in August following the “exciting” announcement of a landmark deal that will create cutting-edge offshore farms, conventional salmon farming will remain the main source of product over the next decade or so, according to experts. But the experts, speaking at the virtual Salmon Forum 2021 hosted by IntraFish last fall, tempered their optimism about conventional salmon farming because are challenges to overcome if it is to continue to grow and thrive. » Read more
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Armand Agra acquires Seattle Fish Company

Armand Agra, owned by Founders Group of Good Companies Inc., has acquired a new family-owned seafood company. Founders is a Canadian, family-owned business that supplies specialty meat and seafood across the United States and Asia. As of Nov. 15, Seattle Fish Company joins the Founders’ roster of family-owned companies. » Read more

Deal explores symbiosis between kelp and salmon farming

Cermaq and Norwegian start-up kelp producer Folla Alger have signed a deal to explore the potential use of nutrients from the salmon cages in kelp farming and the prospects of turning kelp into a new feed raw material for salmon. The goal of the research project is to test in full scale a new type of plant for integrated production of salmon and kelp. » Read more
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Taiwan International Fisheries & Seafood Show

Dec. 2-4, 2021
Taipei, Taiwan and Virtual Event
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Aquaculture Africa 2021

Dec. 11-14, 2021
Alexandria, Egypt
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Aquaculture 2022

Feb. 18-March 4, 2022
San Diego, CA
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