The Abegweit First Nation is a small Mi’kmaq band that was established in 1972. It comprises three small, separate reserves (Morell, Rocky Point, and Scotchfort) in eastern Prince Edward Island, Canada, The Abegweit band separated from the somewhat larger and relatively distant Lennox Island First Nation in order to have greater autonomy.
Canada’s Cooke Aquaculture recently withdrew its option to purchase 25 acres of land in the Granville Beach area of Nova Scotia, a province on the country’s eastern seaboard.
Researchers in South Africa found that survival rates of dusky kob larvae (Argyrosomus japonicas) increased under a feeding regime that weaned them to an artificial diet earlier than the current standard.

A research project that could potentially help salmon farmers increase production in existing farm sites and develop new ones is underway in Orkney, Scotland.

Staff at McNenny State Fish Hatchery in Spearfish, South Dakota have found an inexpensive way to improve trout hatchery production.

When a major earthquake hit the Kaikoura region of New Zealand’s northeastern South Island last November it lifted an extensive section of the area’s intertidal zone by as much as five metres, leaving enormous numbers of the area’s paua abalone (Haliotis iris) high and dry. Efforts to get them back underwater before they died were largely unsuccessful.

Staff at the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery in South Dakota have finally got on top of a zebra-mussel invasion that’s been stalking the hatchery for well over a decade.

Scientists with Florida’s Mote Marine Laboratory recently launched a study into how to breed and farm Almaco jack (Seriola rivoliana), a fish that may be a rising candidate for aquaculture production in the Gulf of Mexico.

While ‘Río Pescado’ is the oldest freshwater site belonging to Cermaq Chile (see Hatchery International, Volume 18 Issue 4), ‘Santa Juana’ is one of the company’s newest salmon RAS in the country.

The Bulkley River, a tributary of the Skeena River in British Columbia, Canada, will be getting a modest boost in salmon production through construction of a new hatchery.

Russian Aquaculture, the country’s largest aquaculture company, has acquired a second smolt production facility in Norway.

A consistent water temperature year-round provides multiple benefits for land-based fish culture systems. Steady temperatures contribute to fish health and allow producers to obtain optimal growth.

Cooke Aquaculture says flaws discovered in its Clam Bay facility by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) do not present structural or safety risks.

Although Troutlodge dropped its marine division in Florida after its merger with Hendrix Genetics, the hatchery is still up and running under the name ProAquatics. The facility currently breeds pompano and ornamentals.

Cooke Aquaculture received the green light last week to transfer 1 million juvenile Atlantic salmon to the company’s site in Rich Passage, but the Washington State Department of Natural Resources now says it has found flaws in those net pens.

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