Cutting capital expenditures and placing production facilities near the market are two keys to profitable land-based aquaculture, and a Japanese company is achieving both these goals by re-purposing vacant urban buildings.
Aqua Stage, established as a spin-off from Willstage, is a company based in Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan developing commercial aquaculture facilities using new water purification technology in abandoned buildings. So far, the company established three aquaculture facilities in Shiga prefecture. One was built in a converted abandoned school in Koka City.
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Norway’s Fisheries Directorate is investigating one of the biggest salmon escapes in the country for some time.
At least 35,000 fish broke free from a facility run by the Danish feed company Aller Aqua near Vadheim, in the west of Norway.
According to the regional broadcaster NRK Vestland, the incident was discovered on 29 October while the company was carrying out the slaughter of fish infected with pancreatic disease. They are thought to have escaped through a 4×4 metre hole.
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As nearly 1 million tonnes of aquaculture wastes are discarded each year across Vietnam, businesses are exploring ways to reclaim the waste to shore up their environmental credentials and revenue streams.
The Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon has said that the UK/Scottish Government cannot interfere with the Faroe Islands issuing fishing licences to Russian supertrawlers operating in the ‘Special Area’.
She said that although there was little the Scottish government could do about it outside of diplomacy, she had met with the Faroese Fisheries Minister in July, where she informed him of the Scottish governments position on allowing Russia continued access to Faroese fishing grounds, a time when Russia was conducting a war in Ukraine.
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From today and until November 28 you can send observations
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has opened for public consultation the Draft Order APA//2022, which establishes the provisions for access to the percentage of catches for scientific purposes and the criteria for setting them within the framework of campaigns authorized scientists. The consultation period opens today, November 8 for a period of 15 days from the day following its publication, that is, until November 28. Observations may be sent to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Platform for the Defense of the Transport of Goods by Road, a professional organization that groups mainly small companies and the self-employed, has decided to call an indefinite strike in the sector starting on Monday, November 14, after a vote held this weekend. From this entity, which already carried out the stoppages last March and threatened another call in June, it is argued that the new carrier protection regulations approved in recent months are not being complied with in all cases, as a reason to carry carry out the mobilization.
Fishing plays a crucial role in employment and economic activity in several EU regions. Thus, in Spain, Greece and Italy they account for around 62% of employment. The EU represents 5.1% of world fish production. This is just a sample of the report prepared by the European Commission "Facts and figures of the Common Fisheries Policy", which describes the fisheries and aquaculture sector in figures.
The report provides an overview of the complex fisheries and aquaculture sectors in the EU in 2022, but is also thought provoking from production to consumption
Scotland and the United States are taking steps to address one of aquaculture’s greatest challenges.
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are an overgrowth of certain species of algae in water. Ranging from microscopic organisms to large seaweeds, these algae flourish when environmental conditions support rapid growth.
While some are non-toxic, others produce toxins and can have adverse health effects on fish, mammals, birds and even humans. It’s also possible that changes in the environment are influencing the location, timing and intensity of HABs but in ways that are not yet fully understood.
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But volume of drugs given was higher than 2020 due to treatment of bigger fish
The use of antibiotics in the Scottish salmon farming sector increased last year compared to 2020 but was restricted to a relatively small number of farms, the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) has revealed.
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Peru is expected to surpass USD 2 billion (EUR 2 billion) this year in earnings from exports of fishmeal and fish oil, compared to USD 2.3 billion (EUR 2.3 billion) in 2021 – which was up 60 percent from 2020.
The earnings total was first reported by Peruvian government news service Andina, citing figures from Peru’s National Fisheries Society (SNP).
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Seafood exports continue to fall Argentina
Both in volume and in currencies, the cumulative drop from January to October was 9.5% according to CAPECA's monthly report. The shrimp in all its presentations was the product that received the gre...