A team of scientists have designed an automatic pond aerator that's powered by photovoltaic panels - giving shrimp farmers in remote areas access to sustainable energy.
The traditional aerators used in shrimp farming require a substantial power source – without it, shrimp production isn’t as effective or efficient. To help address this issue, the Community Empowerment Real Work Lecture (KKN PM) team from the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) created a photovoltaic-based aerator to strengthen the farmers’ production efficiency.
As aquaculture grows, producers and feed firms are constantly looking for sustainable ingredients.
In April this year, a new study concluded that krill meal is a beneficial functional ingredient in feed for whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei). Conducted by the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (ICAR) in India and Norwegian krill supplier Aker BioMarine, an eight-week feeding trial using the krill meal product QRILL™ Aqua found that 4.6% of krill in whiteleg shrimp diets leads to higher body weight and greater survival.
Author: Bonnie Waycott /Worldfishing | Read the full articlehere
Grimsby, United Kingdom-based Young’s Seafood is launching its biggest brand refresh in 20 years along with a new fish finger line, debuting in ASDA stores on 17 August.
The brand refresh is highlighted by a new logo featuring its founder, Elizabeth Young. “Demonstrating its more than 200 years history, the new look brings to life the true story of Elizabeth Young and her family, who first started selling whitebait on the banks of the River Thames in 1805
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
An intense argument is taking place in Norway and wider Scandinavia over the continued export of feed and smolts to Russia.
The row came to a head yesterday when Carlos Diaz, CEO of the Danish BioMar feed group, announced strong second quarter increases in sales and profits, and at the same time attacked unnamed rivals for continuing to trade with Russia.
Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | read the full article here
Salmon farming pioneer Salmar Aker Ocean is mulling the next phase of the development of a new semi-offshore unit and expects to reach an investment decision before the yearend.
It is also working on the regulatory front, having submitted this past May a proposal to local authorities for a regulatory framework for offshore farming in Norway. It is collaborating will the government, industry, and other stakeholders for the establishment of a regulatory framework, it said.
Author: Liza Mayer / SalmonBusiness | read the full article here
The salmon farming and feeding sectors are crying out for new and sustainable raw materials. It is essential that they become less dependent on soy protein and other less environmentally friendly raw materials that have to be transported long distances to supply Norwegian fish farms.
Now Norwegian researchers have taken a step forward – in the framework of a project called POLYKELP, coordinated by SINTEF Ocean and in collaboration with Seaweed Solutions AS, which grows algae locally on the island of Frøya
Next to the Island of Los Curas in the Chinquihue sector, Puerto Montt, Los Lagos Region, two large boats, which were used in the salmon industry, are waiting to be removed by their new owner.
The vessels called Biomar V and Pelagos II were used to harvest salmon through an innovative system that improved biosecurity. Both ships have a book value that exceeds $4,000 million and they are expected to go up for auction soon.
Source: MundoAcuicola | Read the full article here
To compensate the Spanish fleet for the general rise in costs exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, the European Commission authorized Spain to distribute direct aid for a total of 18.18 million euros. Initially, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food established a cap per company of 35,000 euros, with a minimum of 1,550, depending on the tonnage. It has just made public the list of those with more than one vessel that will receive an additional capital injection, with a cap per shipowner of 75,000 euros. If their owners do not object, they will receive another 471,000 in days.
Source: LaVozdeGalicia | Read the full articlehere
Salmon feed manufacturer BioMar has taken a swipe at rivals for their continuing trade with Russia following that country’s invasion of Ukraine.
BioMar announced higher sales volumes, revenue, and operating profits for the second quarter of 2022, and has raised earnings guidance for the year, but said it was still challenged by raw material prices, energy costs and the impact of suspending trade with Russia.
Author: Gareth Moore / Fishfarmingexpert | read the full article here