Restocking

The UK energy supplier, Scottish and Southern Energy Plc (SSE), recently completed a £750,000 salmon hatchery investment in Scotland to honour its commitment to ensure that its hydro schemes don’t result in the reduction of local wild salmon stocks.

Troutlodge’s European Rainbow trout egg production sites lie within the British Isles on the independently governed Isle of Man. The island’s status is that of a self-governing Crown dependency, but via the UK’s current membership in the EU it is considered part of the customs territory of the European Union, facilitating trade and stock movements.

New Zealand King Salmon, the producers of the Ora King breed, have chosen Scotland Xelect Ltd as its provider of genetic breeding program management for the next four years. Based in St Andrews, Xelect is a provider of genetic services to the aquaculture industry and is known for its expertise and research into flesh quality. The company employs a team of fish biologists and geneticists with extensive experience in salmon farming. It is able to support the operation in New Zealand.

A study conducted by an Indonesian government agency has come up with a broodstock diet that contributes to the ovarian development of spiny lobsters.

The Gladstone Water Board Fish Hatchery in Queensland is one of the largest non-commercial breeders of barramundi fingerlings in Queensland, but also breeds mangrove jack and mullet. Most of the fish are released into Lake Awoonga, Gladstone’s principal water storage

A bit of a busman’s holiday has evolved into an international development project supported by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) and a US oyster company’s charitable foundation, to support a local clam harvest industry in Zanzibar, an island off the Tanzanian coast in east Africa.

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