Oct 282014

The Research Council of Norway has allocated NOK 13 million ($1.97m) to the AquaFly project.

The project will spend the next four years investigating the potential of using insects as safe and healthy ingredients of future fish feeds.

AquaFly will be looking at the use of insect meal as an ingredient of salmon feed, also in an environmental, social and economic perspective. As project leader, the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research, known as NIFES, will be responsible for research on fish nutrition and feed safety, while our partners will be looking closely at other aspects giving the project a very broad perspective.  Read more …

Oct 272014
Photo: Tor-Eddie Fossbakk/ACG

Photo: Tor-Eddie Fossbakk/ACG

Farming is so ingrained in American culture that we’ve written song after song about it. Think country artists crooning about big green tractors, cowgirls, and dusty fields. But the old fashioned portrayal of families toiling from dusk to dawn under the great blue sky isn’t just an American thing.

According to National Geographic, 40 percent of the world is covered in agricultural lands. Unfortunately, there is no more room. Land that isn’t used in agriculture is either protected wildland or populated by humans. But with the global population growing every second, how can farmers produce enough food? The answer, it seems, is in the ocean.   Read more …

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Oct 222014

‘Fish Waste for Profit’, the inaugural Icelandic Fisheries Conference, was held at the Smárinn convention centre in Kópavogur, on the outskirts of Reykjavik, on 25 September. It took place during the first day of the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition (IceFish), organised by Mercator Media. topgame casino

The conference programme was put together by Mercator in conjunction with Matís, an Icelandic government owned, but independent, company which carries out research and development in the food and biotechnology industries. Read more …

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AquaGrowers Photo: Tor-Eddie Fossbakk/ACG

Photo: Tor-Eddie Fossbakk/ACG

A system that produces nutritious food using less water could feed remote communities. But what about electricity access?

Aquaponics is a way of producing food that combines aquaculture (farming aquatic animals such as snails and fish) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. Read more …

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Sep 262014

Fish waste for profit – maximising return: utilising the entire fish, the first IceFish Conference held on the first day of the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, provided delegates with a fascinating insight into the many products can be made from previously discarded parts of fish.

Thor Sigfusson, Managing Director of the Iceland Ocean Cluster (Sjavarklasinn) and Sigurjon Arason, Chief Engineer at MATIS opened the conference, which was held in association with MATIS.  Read more …

Sep 182014

FIS_logoThe director of the Economy and Fisheries Policy of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Lahsen Adabouch, stated the development of the aquaculture industry and an increased use of resources are two key elements given the higher global demand for seafood.

According to a study carried out by the FAO, the World Bank and several scientific institutions, in 2030 aquaculture will provide nearly two-thirds of the global fish consumption, compared to the 51 per cent it currently represents.  Read more … us online casinos echeck

Sep 102014

Octopuses grow quickly, have lots of tasty flesh and are found all over the world. As the world’s supply of fish diminishes while the number of humans keeps increasing, it seems these creatures would make an ideal mass-produced food for our hungry mouths.

So where are all the octopus farms?

The main thing that prevents octopus farming at large scale is that the common octopus – Octopus vulgaris – is tough to feed in captivity, especially when first born.  Read more …

Sep 042014

North firm Landcatch is taking a 45% stake in US fish breeder Troutlodge, making it the biggest single shareholder. the best online casinos for us players

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed when Landcatch and its owner, Netherlands-based Hendrix Genetics, teamed up with Troutlodge to announce a memorandum of understanding for the deal yesterday.

They were equally coy about their trading figures.  Read more …

Aug 252014

The fish or seafood you eat in the future may come from some unexpected sources, according to the latest series of interviews from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) FutureFood 2050 publishing initiative. In this series, FutureFood 2050 talks with an oceanographer, a chef, a biochemist, an advocate, and an entrepreneur about new and innovative ways to address the global challenge of feeding the world healthfully with limited resources.  Read more …