The first harvest of Almaco jack (Seriola rivoliana) from The Kampachi Company’s offshore farm in the Gulf of California has reached the market.
Researchers in Ireland are studying various strains of sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca) to determine which one is best suited for aquaculture and agriculture.
Consumers in the US Atlantic States prefer seafood that are wild-caught but they will purchase more farm-raised seafood if it is readily available.     
British Columbia’s lone land-based Atlantic salmon farm expects to harvest its first crop of 3 kg-fish in September after a 13-month hiatus.
Hydrogen peroxide has proven to be an effective component of Mowi Canada West’s suite of sea lice management tools since its introduction five years ago, but the company acknowledged acquiring the permit for its use in a timely manner is crucial.
A new technical report the gives an overview of emerging diseases in farmed salmonids is now available online.
The latest Gallup poll on “employee engagement” in the US  – defined as workers who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace – shows the percentage of “engaged” workers is 34 percent. According to Gallup, organizations that are best in engaging their employees achieve more than four times the earnings-per-share growth of their competitors.
Event marketing is one way to burrow into the consciousness of potential recruits, especially millennials.  Another is to display socially responsible corporate values. According to a 2016 Cone Communications study, 76 percent of millennials consider a company’s social and environmental commitments when deciding where to work (vs. 58 percent for the US average).
Jamie Rouleau, who sports a long, blonde braid and pals around with a nine-year-old Husky-Shepherd, was born in Campbell River, British Columbia and grew up nearby, hunting and fishing with her brother and dad.  After high school, she worked at a fish processing plant and, as a technician, at a freshwater salmon nursery.  Then the site closed.
Algae-derived feed ingredients are advancing in the salmon feed market as the aquaculture industry seeks to reduce its dependence on fishmeal and fish oil.
A two-day conference on aquaculture, estuarine health and impacts of climate change was organized by the PEI Aquaculture Alliance and the PEI Watershed Alliance.
Rainbow trout species that can be raised on a fully plant-based diet has been identified through a genetic-selection research and will be grown by an Oregon farmer.
The onus is on the aquaculture industry to build confidence in the financial institutions and get them interested in aquaculture, if it is to attract technology investments.
Advocates of land-based aquaculture tout its benefits: traceability, faster fish growth, less environmental risk, proximity to markets.  The Monterey Bay Aquarium rates salmon farmed on land as a “best choice.”
Aquaculture Canada concluded on a high note on Wednesday with clear signals the aquaculture industry is robust and is on course for continued growth, but it also highlighted the areas of concern that continue to dog the industry.

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