Ocean Wise executive chef Ned Bell will receive an Honorary Doctor of Technology degree at Vancouver Island Unoversity’s (VIU) June 21 convocation ceremony. 
Idaho is the nation’s largest commercial producer of rainbow trout and is central to the recovery of many endangered and threatened fish stocks. This uniquely positions the University of Idaho as a destination institution for student training and research opportunities in Aquaculture and Fisheries.  
Sea farm cages for the aquaculture industry are being built in the Canadian town of Lawn in Newfoundland and Labrador.
On April 23, 2019, all shares in aquaculture R&D company The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT), were purchased by Cuna Del Mar LP (CDM), a US-based aquaculture investment fund, for an undisclosed amount from Linnaeus Capital Partners BV.
Cooke Inc, parent of Cooke Aquaculture Inc, has acquired a seafood distributor and a shrimp farmer.
Norway’s new government sees further growth potential in the country’s Atlantic salmon farming industry but emphasized it should not come at the expense of the environment.
The Algae Technology Education Consortium (ATEC) is offering a free Algal Culture Extension Short-course (ACES).
Aquaculture is a high-priority industry for economic growth in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, according to a report commissioned by the provincial government.
This year marks Cermaq’s 10 year anniversary for its sustainability reports which have been externally assured since 2010.
An organization that promotes the export of US food and agricultural products has introduced its services to the aquaculture industry.
Cooke Seafood will be expanding in Nova Scotia with a salmon processing plant.

CEO Glenn Cooke announced the plans at a Halifax Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

"Our goal is to produce more salmon in Nova Scotia, more seawater sites that we are applying for," he said.

The expansion plan starts in Liverpool Bay, where Cooke has another facility.

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The potential rewards (see infographic) of land-based aquaculture have attracted another player. An ambitious startup firm, Salmon Evolution AS, is planning to build “Europe’s largest land-based salmon.”
The global popularity of tuna consumption has resulted in overfishing of wild tuna species, such as the Pacific bluefin tuna, which is now at just three percent of its original population. To address this challenge, a collaborative effort is developing sustainable solutions to bolster the tuna supply.
Is there anything farmed fish can’t do? Latest news has it that biofuel extracted from a desert plant called salicornia has powered a commercial airplane, a first in aviation history. So where does our hero come in? The fish fertilized the plant, making the biofuel even more sustainable.
Intense pressure from consumers for the aquaculture industry to demonstrate sustainability has served as catalyst for some innovations that are transforming aquaculture but there are barriers to tech investments.

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