Study says education key for US aquaculture growth
A new study shows that a general understanding and acceptance of farmed marine foods by the American public is key to growing the US aquaculture industry.
 Loch Duart tackles food fraud
Salmon farming company Loch Duart is harnessing scientific traceability to expose food scams and protect its brand.
 PG Flow Solutions wellboat pump systems order
PG Flow Solutions will supply a seawater circulation pump and engine room pumps for a new wellboat.
 Carsoe breaks into the Chinese market
Carsoe has broken into the Chinese market with the order of a complete processing plant for a one of the world’s largest newbuild krill trawlers.
 Optimar acquired by investment firm
A global investment company has acquired Optimar a leading provider of automated fish handling systems from its Norwegian financial investors Credo Partners.
 Skaginn 3X to deliver new Vardin Pelagic plant
Skaginn 3X will design a new automated Vardin Pelagic plant, which allows for initial capacity of 1300t per day.
 Western Australia’s new multi-species mollusc hatchery
A big win for Western Australia’s aquaculture industry and the the state’s economy was marked as Premier Mark McGowan and Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly opened the new multi-species mollusc hatchery in Albany. The hatchery, fully operational in 2018, will see over 350 WA jobs created over the next ten years on the South Coast.
 First cobia farm becomes ASC certified
The Open Blue farm in Panama has become the first cobia producer in the world certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard. To attain certification, the farm was assessed by an independent auditor against a set of robust requirements stipulated by the ASC Seriola and Cobia Standard.
 Loch Duart signs contract with EWOS
Independent salmon farming business Loch Duart has signed a three-year salmon feed deal with aqua feed supplier EWOS.
 Pingtan’s fish products on JD.com
Pingtan Marine Enterprise has announced that its fish products have gone online on JD.com and will be available to consumers. The Company has first launched three of its fish products including pomfret, yellow croaker and ribbon fish cuts on JD.com, and it expects to launch more products in the future.