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Feeding insect larvae on under-utilised crops to produce sustainable fishmeal for aquaculture

There is an interesting article by Sarah Jose on the Global Plant Council website about how crops and insects are being used to replace fishmeal in aquaculture feed. The article focuses on research by the Crops for the Future  (CFF) team in Malaysia and the  University of Nottingham  in the UK, which is being  supported by the  Newton-Ungku Omar Fund...
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Calysta to develop new fish feed ingredient to reduce aquaculture industry’s use of fishmeal

Located at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), Teesside, Calysta will develop the production process for FeedKind™ protein, a new fish feed ingredient to reduce the aquaculture industry’s use of fishmeal. FeedKind™ protein - a natural, safe, non-GMO sustainable fish feed ingredient is approved for sale in the European Union. Calysta, Inc. ( www.calysta.com ) based in California,...
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NERC and BBSRC call for Aquaculture Knowledge Exchange Fellow

NERC and the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are inviting proposals for a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship in the area of aquaculture. NERC and BBSRC are seeking to invest in a suitably qualified academic to broker links between the academics and businesses within the UK aquaculture community and provide expert input and advice to the UK Aquaculture Network. ...
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Stepping-stone trial could lead to Scotland’s first commercial shellfish hatchery

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have announced a trial to test the commercial viability of a mussel hatchery in Scotland. The 30-month project could lead to higher productivity in the shellfish industry and support rural businesses and jobs. Other key partners in the hatchery project include the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group,...
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Learn about opportunities for Scotland, the marine environment & aquaculture in Horizon 2020 and other EU funding

The marine environment is one of Scotland and the UK’s major natural assets, as well as an increasingly important source of economic growth and innovation. “ Blue Growth ” is gaining momentum at EU level from a policy and research perspective. This workshop on  Opportunities for Scotland in Horizon 2020 and other European Funding Programmes - Marine Environment and...
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Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre offering conference bursaries for postgraduate students at Scottish Universities

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has a number of conference grants available to postgraduate students at Scottish universities, whose study is supported by an aquaculture company in Scotland. They can offer grants of up to £500 for conferences in Europe, and £800 for conferences outside Europe. Applications can be made at any time up to one month before the start date...
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New research projects announced to support sustainable aquaculture

More than twenty new research projects have been awarded funding to address key challenges to the aquaculture sector. The proposals will focus on farming or cultivation in finfish, molluscs and crustaceans. The programme primarily aims to build capacity across the aquaculture research sector, with multidisciplinary projects spanning bioscience and environmental science. The funded projects...
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Could a Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre student tackle your business challenges?

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre  (SAIC)   has funding for 25 MSc places at the Universities of Stirling and Dundee, starting in September 2015.  The 25 SAIC Scholars will do their MSc project work in collaboration with SAIC Consortium member companies, and they are inviting companies to suggest one or more 3-month MSc projects...
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Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre launches funding call for engineering-based solutions for sea lice control

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has launched an open call for expressions of interest (EOIs) on engineering-based solutions for sea lice control. Emerging technologies based on engineering could be a powerful tool in sea lice control. These technologies could include devices to physically remove lice from salmon without harming the fish, or new filtration or barrier systems. ...
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‘Superfeed’ lupin will provide soya-grade protein from UK farms

Scientists at Aberystwyth University's Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) have proved that growing lupins provides a viable alternative source of soya-grade protein for animal and fish feeds in the UK. This is the conclusion of the three year LUKAA research project (Lupins in UK Agriculture and Aquaculture) funded by 10 industry partners and co-funded by...
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Probiotic toxin fights coldwater disease in rainbow trout

When a rainbow trout falls prey to coldwater disease, its colorful body erodes into ragged wounds and ulcers. The bacterial infection can kill up to 30 percent of hatchery stock and costs millions of dollars in economic loss. After 15 years of research, scientists at the University of Idaho and Washington State University have found a simple and effective method to combat the disease...
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Fish farming industry could benefit from keeping fish in semi-closed or closed systems for part of their life cycle

New research  conducted by scientists at Uni Research in Bergen, Norway has found that the  fish farming industry could benefit from keeping fish in semi-closed or closed systems for part of their life cycle.  Problems with lice and losses can be heavily reduced by placing farmed fish in closed systems until the fish reach a weight of one kilo.  "The open sea...
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Getting the most out of aquaculture: Pearls of wisdom from farmed oysters

As global populations rise, so does the demand for seafood. In developed nations, the health benefits of a diet high in fish and seafood are regularly touted. In developing nations, fish and seafood often comprise a large portion of the diet. Aquaculture—farming of fishes, mollusks, crustaceans and plants in an aquatic environment—is a booming business (approximately $119 billion in the US...
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Joint BBSRC-NERC funding call for sustainable aquaculture: health, disease, and the environment

BBSRC is building capacity in aquaculture research as UK farmed fish and shellfish become a growing component of food supplies. £6M of funding is now available to deliver bioscience and environmental science research projects that address key priorities in aquaculture. Globally, one billion people depend on aquaculture as a primary source of dietary protein. The capture of wild fish is...
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The road to sustainable tuna aquaculture

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna is a much sought after delicacy. Due to huge fishing pressure, tuna stocks have decreased dramatically. There are now signs of recovery, according to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, but the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) still lists the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna as endangered. So far, farming of...
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New report finds that coastal ocean aquaculture can be environmentally sustainable

Researchers at the US Government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Ocean Service have published a new report on Marine Cage Culture and the Environment. “We did this study because of concerns that putting marine finfish farms in the coastal ocean could have adverse effects on the environment,” said Dr. James Morris, NCCOS ecologist. “We found that, in...
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Certification of aquaculture: one of the strategies to sustainable seafood production

Certification of products from aquatic farming - aquaculture – is contributing to sustainable production, but it also has serious limits. Therefore it should be seen as one approach among many for steering aquaculture toward sustainability. This is argued by an international team of researchers in a paper published in Science on September 6th. A rapidly expanding sector ...
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World aquaculture industry now producing more protein than beef industry

A report from the Earth Policy Institute (EPI) has revealed that fish farming is now producing more animal protein than the beef industry, with 66 million tons of fish produced in 2012 versus 63 million tons of beef. You can find out more in an interesting article on The Beef Site by clicking here.
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Developing techniques for tuna aquaculture

Swimming around and around in a 20,000 gallon tank at the University of Rhode Island’s Bay Campus are several large yellowfin tuna captured last autumn about 100 miles off the Rhode Island coast. The fish are part of the first effort in the United States to breed tuna in a land-based aquaculture facility to meet the growing demand for one of the ocean’s top predators. ...
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