AquaGen has signed a deal to buy Scottish Sea Farms' freshwater hatchery at Holywood near Dumfries in Scotland. This is a long-term strategic investment that will further improve fish welfare in Scotland, according to a statement from AquaGen.
AKVA group Scotland has appointed David Peach as its new commercial director, replacing Douglas Johnson, who is retiring after a lengthy career within the aquaculture sector.
Saint John, New Brunswick-based aquaculture company Cooke Inc., has acquired Honduras-based shrimp farm business Seajoy Seafood Corporation in a private transaction between the two family-owned businesses.
With increasing government regulation and high costs of licensing, Norwegians are exploring new ways to farm Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Offshore and land-based operations are two options producers are actively invested in.
Nordic Aquafarms has announced plans to build a land-based Atlantic salmon farm in California to be close to the regional markets it plans to serve.
East Hampton Town, New York, U.S.A, is planning a $5-million project to consolidate the town’s shellfish hatchery and nursery operations into one facility on Three Mile Harbor. The town’s director of aquaculture, John Barley Dunne, said the original plan when his department started in the 80s was to build a nursery at the same location as the hatchery, in Montauk. However, due to lower nutrients and colder ocean waters at the Montauk site, the nursery was established in Three Mile Harbor.
Hatcheries came under the spotlight at the High Energy Mariculture Europe 2018 held in Corfu, Greece last fall.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has announced that Kerry Graves has been selected as the USFWS’s 2018 Supervisor of the Year in the Southwest Region. Graves manages Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery in Tishomingo, Okla.
Award-winning marine biologist Selina Stead is taking on a new role as head of the Institute of Aquaculture (IoA) in the United Kingdom on March 1st.
Auburn University’s Aquaculture and Fisheries Business Institute has announced a Commercial Aquaponics Workshop to be held in Auburn Alabama from April 9 through the 11
Criticism has been leveled at Alaskan salmon hatcheries in 2018 over concerns regarding the effects of interactions between wild and hatchery salmon. Along with other groups, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association has raised concerns over negative impacts from such interactions, in light of “the sheer magnitude of hatchery pink salmon releases in the Gulf of Alaska.” Alaska’s program is primarily focused on supplementing the wild fishery.
The judging panel for the 2019 Aquaculture Awards was announced on Monday, ahead of the awards’ March 1 deadline.
Einar Wathne, seafood leader for Cargill Animal Nutrition, will leave Cargill effective Feb. 1, 2019.
The government in Ukraine has budgeted UAH10.5 million (US$370,000) to support fish stocking of the inland water bodies for the first time in more than seven years, the deputy Agricultural Minister Maksim Martinyuk revealed in early October.
A four-year legal battle has been resolved in Michigan, U.S.A., with a fish farm receiving $160,000 settlement to vacate a hatchery on the Au Sable River. Since beginning operations at the Grayling Fish Hatchery, Harrietta Hills Fish Farm owner Dan Vogler says he has been entrenched in a conflict with the Anglers of the Au Sable sport fishing group, who challenged the farm’s discharge permit and filed a lawsuit under the state’s environmental protection act.

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