Algal bloom hits Chile: What does it mean for the farmed salmon trade? 2 minutes


It has been widely reported that a harmful algal bloom (HAB) has caused the death of millions of farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in southern...
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Farmed Atlantic salmon: globally successful, but salmon lice causes production decline 2 minutes


As a consumer product, very few types of seafood are able to compete on the same levels of supply and international demand as farmed Atlantic salmon...
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FAO: Farmed fish overtakes wild fish in global supply 2 minutes


Aquaculture continues to be of increasing importance in the global supply of seafood. In fact, 2014 was the first year in which the human consumption...
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  Sep 18, 2015

Two certifications for Alaska salmon 2 minutes

Alaska salmon is something of a phenomenon: these iconic American fish, belonging to the genus Oncorhynchus, are highly prized by consumers in many countries throughout the world.

As popular as these fish are in the marketplace, there has been significant toing and froing with regards to Alaska salmon’s sustainability accreditation in recent years. It all began in 2012 when eight major players in Alaska’s fishing industry — together accounting for more than 70% of the state’s salmon harvest — said they were no longer going to seek certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) third-party certification organisation, saying that it had become too costly. They also questioned the robustness of the programme. (more…)

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  Aug 31, 2015

Go wild for Pacific salmon 2 minutes

The Pacific Ocean is home to six types of wild salmon, of which North American fishermen target five: king, sockeye, silver, pink and chum in commercial fisheries operating along the west coast, from Alaska to California. These are some of the most iconic and valuable fisheries in the United States, but because they are wild fisheries, catch levels can fluctuate considerably from season to season. On the whole, though, catches have been quite prolific in recent years. (more…)

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  Aug 31, 2015

Go wild for Pacific salmon 2 minutes

The Pacific Ocean is home to six types of wild salmon, of which North American fishermen target five: king, sockeye, silver, pink and chum in commercial fisheries operating along the west coast, from Alaska to California. These are some of the most iconic and valuable fisheries in the United States, but because they are wild fisheries, catch levels can fluctuate considerably from season to season. On the whole, though, catches have been quite prolific in recent years. (more…)

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  Jun 29, 2015

How Chile’s salmon industry continues to bounce back from ISA 2 minutes

Chile’s began farming Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) towards the end of the 1970s, which makes it a relatively young industry. Nevertheless, over the course of the next three decades, the South American country transferred, adapted and developed technologies, products and markets to become the second largest salmon producer of in the world. (more…)

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