The world's first salmon hatchery to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status is getting ready to catch the next wave of aquaculture growth. Northern Harvest Smolt Ltd has received approval to begin expansion work at its Indian Head Hatchery in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada.
The Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) plans to develop a long-term broodstock program to fortify its cultured rainbow trout industry.
Recent research at the Flower Garden Banks (FGB) National Marine Sanctuary in Galveston, TX, has led to the site being designated as the world’s first confirmed manta ray (Mobula birostris) nursery. The discovery could be the first step toward a better understanding of a species that still holds many mysteries regarding their lifespan and habits.
Norwegian seafood industry investor Broodstock Capital has purchased significant shares in Malmo, Sweden-based NP Innovation, giving the investment firm 50 per cent stake in the water treatment company, a statement from Broodstock Capital said.
Benchmark has commenced production of salmon eggs at its new land-based breeding facility in Salten, Norway, the UK-based salmon egg supplier has announced.
Russian Federal Agency for Fishery Rosrybolovstvo plans to convert several state-owned hatcheries in the far eastern part of the country, so they would breed humpback salmon (Oncorhunchus gorbusha) fry, instead of chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) fry, Vasily Sokolov, the deputy director of Rosrybolovstvo, revealed during a press-conference in Vladivostok early June.
The potential of using eye darkening as a non-invasive indication of stress was shown in a study that examined and developed temporal response profiles of physiological indicators of stress and growth in juvenile Atlantic salmon.
Nordic Aquafarms' two major land-based farm projects in Fredrikstad, Norway and in Belfast, Maine, in the U.S. are forging ahead as planned, according to the company's chief executive, in light of news reports that one of its major vendors, Inter Aqua Advance (IAA), has filed for bankruptcy protection on August 29.
Aquaculture trials in the Pilbara, Kimberley, Abrolhos Islands and Cockburn Sound will be the beneficiaries of the first consignment of about 500,000 rock oyster (Saccostrea glomerata) spat, grown at the State Government’s new Albany Shellfish Hatchery.
ST. ANDREWS, N.B. – The Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick have announced $460,000 funding to improve the effectiveness, quality and sustainability of the fish and seafood sector. The contribution is part of the $400 million Atlantic Fisheries Fund, jointly funded by the federal, provincial and territorial governments, focused on growing opportunities and increasing market value for sustainably sourced, high-quality fish and seafood products from Atlantic Canada.
Sokotra Capital Ltd., a Dubai-based private investment company specializing in the agriculture and aquaculture sectors, has announced that a Sokotra Capital led consortium has just completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of L'Aquaculture Tunisienne (AT), the largest sea bass (Dicentharchus labrax) and sea bream (Sparus auratus) hatchery and nursery in North Africa.
The Gerry Cook Hatchery on Lake MacDonald in Australia will be forced to move operations in early 2019 due to major work on the lake’s dam wall and spillway. Dam operator Seqwater, who leased the land to the hatchery, will likely need to utilize the land for storage, including potentially filling in the breeding ponds which are used to support the endangered Mary River cod.
Private entrepreneur Alexander Petrov is currently completing a hatchery within his fish farm in Kurgan Oblast, Russia. This is the first facility of its kind in this part of the country, and as soon as it is launched it would dramatically reduce the import-dependence of the region in stocking material.
St. John’s, Newfoundland in Canada will be the venue for the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) North America 2020 conference and tradeshow, following a historical agreement signed by executives from WAS, the Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC) and the Newfoundland & Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA).
One of Australia’s oldest fish hatcheries, in the Ballarat area of Victoria, is to receive a grant of almost $64,000 from the state government to buy and install a water-cooling and filtration tower.

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