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DFO opens applications for clean technology program

Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is accepting project proposals for its Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP). The FACTAP application deadline is Feb. 28.

AquaBounty set to build new salmon farm in Ohio

CEO Sylvia Wulf said in a press release that the company is working on “a set of rigorous processes” to mitigate potential supply chain challenges and potential price increases as they begin construction on its recirculating aquaculture system for the farm.

How aquaculture is restoring wild endangered Atlantic salmon

Much has been said about aquaculture’s supposed risk on wild salmon but little is known about its role in helping restore them. Guest columnist Joel Richardson of Cooke Aquaculture discusses how aquaculture technology is key to restoring wild Atlantic salmon populations in Canada’s maritime provinces.
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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

Consumer behavior is changing, so is aquaculture

The time when consumers can simply scan the QR code on a package of fish to find out its carbon footprint per serving size is not too far on the horizon. “This is coming,” says George Chamberlain, president of the Global Seafood Alliance. Consumer shopping behavior is changing, with many now shopping consciously and demand for sustainable brands is rising, he says. » Read more

Potentially game-changing technology now on field trials

iFarm, a technology being developed in partnership between salmon producer Cermaq and technology company BioSort, is now being tested on a full scale at one of Cermaq’s sea sites in Vesterålen, Norway. » Read more

Grieg Seafood BC uses camera sensors to collect real-time data

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
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