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Since 2014 Russian production of mussels and oysters has risen more than 17-fold to 1700 metric tons.

Azov-Don Sturgeon Company Ltd from Bataysk, Rostov region, Russia will invest about 200 million rubles (3.1 million USD) into construction of a sturgeon farm in the Azov region and in raising mussels and oysters in the Crimea.

Akvatrade company will build a salmon farming combine in the Lodeinopolsky district of Leningrad region surrounding Saint Petersburg to produce 2 thousand metric tons of salmon per year. Investments into the project are estimated at 500 million rubles (7.8 mln USD, 6.9 mln Euro).

Russian scientists from the South Research Centre of the nation’s Academy of Science have worked out special physiologic tests for precise defining sturgeon maturity and readiness for spawning. The technology is being patented by the scientists.

A large oyster and mussel farm will be built near Yevpatoriya (Western Crimea). The project is backed by investments from Rostov-based Azovo-Donskaya Osetrovaya Kompania (AZDOK), reports www.megafishnet.com.

By the year 2030 Russian salmon and trout farms are expected to produce 185,000 metric tons of salmons, 2.5 times up from the current result of 66,600 tonnes.

Development Corporation of Udmurtia (a republic in the Volga Federal District) will start construction of a new fish farming complex for pond culture of African sharptooth catfish.

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery is scrutinizing ecological certification of aquaculture products. Details are undisclosed, but for the fact that it will touch not only domestic products, but imported as well.

Kamchatka’ first aquaculture farm has been licenced to grow kelp, Pacific mussels and sea urchin in the Vilyuchinsk Bay (part of Avacha Bay) and the future farmers are now installing collector lines for the aquatic species. The project’s initiator is Avacha-tral Ltd, which has been engaged in fishing gear manufacture for twenty years and has decided to diversify into aquaculture and become the region’s pioneer in the sector, according to the company’s CEO Vladimir Rezvanov as quoted by krkk.pro

A dedicated online service has been set up for marine culture investors in the Russian Far East enabling them to form boundaries of a fish farming site and make an auction bid for it online, according to Deputy CEO of the Far East Development Fund Dmitry Chernyshev.

The Supervisory Council of the Special Economic Zone Lotus in Astrakhan has approved a business plan of the investment project of “Construction of a plant for the production of starter and grower feeds for aquaculture facilities” submitted by Rybniye Korma JSC, according to Lotos’s press-centre.

The introduction of millions of juvenile trepang in the Gulf of Vladimir by OOO Biobank of Primorye in the last six years has led to large abundance of the valuable sea cucumber with the first tonne of the product harvested and sent for processing.

Provisional figures indicate that in January-September 2018 Russia produced 149,500 metric tons of commodity farmed fish, up by 6% as compared to the corresponding result of last year, according to Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries (FAF).

Joint research between TCFFI, USDA and EWOS uses new diet for post-smolt to food-size fish

Japanese growers join ASC / April 12, 2016 10:03

A NUMBER of oyster farms destroyed by the Japanese tsunami have been replaced by more sustainable alternatives, according to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), which has just accredited the Shizugawa Branch of the Miyagi Prefecture Fisheries Co-operative ...

Vessel will take fight to lice / April 12, 2016 10:00

A NEW wellboat, equipped with the latest technology for fighting lice and AGD, was officially launched by Marine Harvest in Fort William on April 9 ...

Zika and Ebola get all the headlines, but pathogens that threaten livestock and crops could be even more dangerous for humans ...

Brakes backs sustainable seafood / April 5, 2016 09:45

BRAKES Group has become the first foodservice supplier to introduce Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified prawns in the UK ...

Timorese tilapia boost / April 1, 2016 09:59

A HATCHERY which will produce up to 5 million genetically improved farmed tilapia (GIFT) a year has been opened in Timor-Leste ...

Skye set for £80m plant / April 1, 2016 09:51

MARINE Harvest Scotland’s new feed mill will be built on the Isle of Skye, the firm announced on 29 March 2016.

Aller Aqua Group by Christiansfeld in Denmark is one of Europe’s largest producers of environmentally friendly fish feed. The company now takes further measures in their proactive growth strategy by building a new factory in Zambia ...

CONAPESCA Director: Aquaculture must be recognized, or its development will be slowed

UMaine researcher digging into Piscirickettsia salmonis to present at June conference

Innovations lead to new approaches, possibilities for salmon farmers ...

The Vice-governor of Primorskiy territory Sergey Nekhayev met the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wen Lian Aquaculture Сo., Ltd.  Qiu Laizhong. The parties discussed the perspectives of investment cooperation in the spheres of aquaculture and tourism...

In connection with the presentation of the Q2 2014 results, Marine Harvest guided a total harvest volume of 106 thousand tonnes (HOG) for Q3 2014 while the actual harvest has amounted to 107    thousand tonnes, according to MHG. This result has been achieved despite the temporary closure of Russian fish market for Norway in the war of mutual sanctions...

EBIT pre fair value and non-recurring items was NOK 123 million in second quarter 2014 versus a comparable pro forma EBIT of NOK 137 million in second quarter 2013. Strong prices helped create satisfactory results in Norway and Canada, while earnings in the Chilean operation were hampered by high costs...

Marine Harvest has entered into an agreement with FF Skagen to clean all relevant fish oil used for Marine Harvest salmon farming, according to MH. Cleaning of fish oils removes environmental pollutants, and should make intake limitations for salmon redundant. This sort of cleaning is not currently being carried in production of salmon feed and will be a differentiator for Marine Harvest...

In September 2013, Jeremy Mathis of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory installed high-resolution carbonate chemistry monitoring equipment at the Alutiiq Pride hatchery in Seward, Alaska. The hatchery, operating since 1994, produces stocks of numerous organisms, including blue and red king crab, sea cucumbers, razor clams, oysters, and geoducks...

Located near Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Island Scallops is Canada's largest private marine research hatchery and first fully integrated shellfish producer. The company has pioneered scallop culture in BC since 1989 and has developed a premium hybrid "Pacific Scallop" for farming in local waters. But it is now facing a growing threat to its very existence, and OA may be at the heart of the problem...

 
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