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 …

Sep 152014
 

State ag officials say Wisconsin’s growing aquaculture industries are a good sign of growth for fishing and other associated activities.

Ag program supervisor Mike Bandli says most of Wisconsin’s aquaculture focuses on fish farms, fish hatcheries and pay-for-fish establishments. Traditionally it’s anglers that benefit the most from the hatcheries and paid-for establishments, but fish farms for food are growing in number. “Historically there’s been a number of farms that raise trout for human consumption.Over the last number of years there’s been interest in raising perch as well, and recently there’s been an interest in raising walleye.”  Read more …

Sep 122014
 

State ag officials say Wisconsin’s growing aquaculture industries are a good sign of growth for fishing and other associated activities.

Ag program supervisor Mike Bandli says most of Wisconsin’s aquaculture focuses on fish farms, fish hatcheries and pay-for-fish establishments. Traditionally it’s anglers that benefit the most from the hatcheries and paid-for establishments, but fish farms for food are growing in number. “Historically there’s been a number of farms that raise trout for human consumption.Over the last number of years there’s been interest in raising perch as well, and recently there’s been an interest in raising walleye.”  Read more …

Sep 042014
 

North firm Landcatch is taking a 45% stake in US fish breeder Troutlodge, making it the biggest single shareholder.

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 …

Sep 032014
 

Bell Aquaculture LLC, and Will Allen Farms LLC announced a partnership today in cooperation with theUniversity of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences to continue to provide the highly popular Yellow Perch to the Midwest. This group has a synergistic vision to provide quality, healthy food to the future of humanity using sustainable, ecologically sound methods. Will Allen Farms LLC has established a Yellow Perch fingerling farm located on site at Bell Farms™ inAlbany, Indiana. The farm will be critical to maintaining supply of this high demand fish to the Midwest through markets spread across the region and country.  Read more …

Aug 262014
 

Florida Aquaculture, a startup, approached the Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA) several years ago for funding, and I happened to be in the audience that night. My curiosity was piqued as to what they had on their drawing board.

They referred to their operation as the “future of farming” and anything to do with the future catches my interest. They explained that they were starting a shrimp farm using only the best feeds, growing them from hatchlings to full sized sushi-grade translucent shrimp. So in May of this year when we received an invitation for a private tour, we jumped at the opportunity.  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 …

Aug 212014
 

The Fish Site logoAccording to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global aquaculture market was valued at $11.16 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $15.90 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 5.2 per cent from 2013 to 2019.

Lack of adequate power infrastructure and increasing demand for reliable electricity delivery are the major driving forces of this market.  Read more …

Aug 062014
 

The first farm has been certified to the ASC Freshwater Trout Standard for responsible aquaculture. ASC certified trout from Danforel’s Christiansminde Freshwater Farm in Denmark will soon be available on the market.

“The certification of the first freshwater trout farm this week brings ASC a step closer to becoming a truly global programme. I am thrilled to get the trout programme off the ground, and I would like to extend my congratulations to Danforel for their tremendous achievement,” said Chris Ninnes, CEO of the ASC.  Read more …