Former Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan’s decision in December 2020 to shut down salmon farms in the Discovery Islands in BC has claimed another victim: 80 jobs at a Mowi Canada West fish processing plant in Surrey, British Columbia.» Read more
The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously ruled (9-0) to uphold the company’s permit to farm Pacific Steelhead trout after a group of environmental organizations expressed concerns about its facility’s environmental impacts.» Read more
The new software will migrate all of the company’s purchase and sales processes to the cloud. The company teases that it has also signed up to be a pilot customer for Maritech’s Quality Tracking Solution. Further plans are also being developed to bring Grieg Seafood’s logistics and processing into the cloud system.» Read more
Aquaponic farming-raising fish and vegetables together commercially-is the most promising innovation for a sustainable, profitable, localized food system. Until now, systems have largely focused on warm-water fish such as tilapia. A lack of reliable information for raising fish and vegetables in the cool climates of North America and Europe has been a major stumbling block. The Aquaponic Farmer is the game changer.
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Researchers at Dalhousie University who analyzed how salmon aquaculture has been portrayed in the media in Atlantic Canada have found that one of the rare times there was a “positive tone” in the articles about the industry is when discussing its use of technology to improve its sustainability and potentially reduce environmental impacts.» Read more
Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. entered in an agreement with Norway-based OptoScale to provide nine camera sensor units for its east and west coast locations in Vancouver Island, B.C. The units are said to provide real-time data regarding performance and growth of its salmon populations.» Read more
Land-based aquaculture responds beautifully as complement to conventional production methods but producers in this emerging sector should be ready to answer concerns about energy use and fish density.» Read more