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‘Dead Loss’ report follows troubling trend in salmon industry bashing

Mowi communications director Ian Roberts calls the Changing Markets Foundation report is “just click bait.” Salmon farmers, and farmers in general, are fully aware that challenges to the business have costs and that these challenges must be continually addressed. Adding up several years of data for shock value and click bait doesn’t change this awareness.

Mark Lane leaves Newfoundland industry association

After seven years as executive director of the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association, Mark Lane is moving over to the Northpine Foundation, a philanthropic organization that aims to invest in Canada’s underserved communities so they could thrive.

Texas oyster farmng permits stuck in regulation mire

When the idea of oyster farming in Texas first come up five years ago, it was met with cheers and enthusiasm, but today the celebratory balloon is deflating as only two oyster farming permits have so far been issued and one of the two is even a conditional one.
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Medaka: Biology, Management, and Experimental Protocols, Volume 2

The second volume of Medaka: Biology, Management, and Experimental Protocols, together with the first volume, helps to familiarize scientists with the advantages of using medaka in experimental designs, to facilitate research using medaka, and to stimulate progress by adopting medaka as a model animal. The second edition expands on the first by providing additional information and current protocols that have been recently developed, or modified, to successfully raise medaka fish under stable culture conditions in the laboratory. >> Learn more

Oyster culture: the newest frontier in agribusiness

The USDA apparently agrees there’s potential in those tanks at Waldoboro Business Park in Maine. The agency has supported exploration of this new frontier in agribusiness with two Small Business Innovation Research grants totaling $750,000. The Maine Technology Institute was also an early backer. » Read more

'We’re in panic mode' as decision to phase out 19 BC fish farms is announced

Frustrated and angry, mayors of five BC coastal towns say decision is a defeat for science, food security and job creation in rural areas. Mayor Gabriele Wickstrom estimates that roughly 80 percent of Port McNeill’s population depends on British Columbia’s $1.6-billion salmon aquaculture industry. » Read more

Viewpoint: Promises, failures and excuses

Public listing of RAS salmon operations in order to raise capital has opened them to scrutiny. Seafood industry veteran Brad Hicks looks at the books and finds an expectations/reality gap. Salmon RAS problems result in both a higher cost of production and a lower selling price, dramatically affecting profitability and cash flow. » Read more

Sorting through the noise in the farmed vs. wild debate

Activists overlook the role of commercial harvesting in decimating wild fish populations and the role of aquaculture in restoring them, says Dr. Kenneth Cain, fish health professor at University of Idaho. For the most part, scientific studies do not support the claims made by the anti-salmon farming groups. » Read more
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Aquaculture 2022

Feb. 18-March 4, 2022
San Diego, CA
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Aquaculture Africa 2021

March 25-28, 2022
Alexandria, Egypt
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March 30-31, 2022
Hilton Head, SC
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Aquaculture UK 2022

May 3-5, 2022
Aviemore, Scotland
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