In recognition of his work advocating for and representing the US trout aquaculture industry, Dr. Randy MacMillan, VP of Research and Environmental Affairs, Clear Springs Foods, Buhl, Idaho, was presented with the 2014 'Ugly Trout Farmer Award.'

Shari Joyner-Robbins

US Trout Farmers Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Over 100 delegates attended the US Trout Farmers Association and Idaho Aquaculture Association trade show and conference. The conference focused on issues ranging from the latest on cold water vaccine development to the integration of aquaponics. more »

Oct 31, 2014

Growing market size salmon on land

The real question for land-based closed-containment systems is whether they can grow fish on a commercial scale profitably and sustainably. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Salt Water Fish

Know Your Fish Feed

The results from the Nutrient Digestibility studies are now available online. The Nutrient Database provides standardized data for a broad range of potential ingredients in fish feed. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Nutrition

Discouraging ducks from dining on mussels

BC's Island Sea Farms has found that specially made nets are an effective Duck Deterrent System (DDS) keeping their mussel crops safe from diving ducks. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Shellfish

Great potential for kelp in Maine

The bays of Maine provide the low winter temperatures and low light that are ideal conditions for growing kelp. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Research

Virus predates salmon farming in BC

Study findings refute accusations of anti-fish farm activist that the piscine reovirus (PRV) was imported to BC from Europe with salmon eggs for the fish farming industry. PRV is benign and it's been around a long time in the Pacific Northwest. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Research

Audit snag thwarts BC salmon farm

Apparently in Norway, Chile, and Scotland, Aquaculture Stewardship Council auditors accept historical site data provided fish numbers and densities are the same, but this doesn't seem to be the case in Canada. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Salt Water Fish

Saccharina latissima (sugar kelp) growing on a rope at the IMTA site

Thierry Chopin

Organic kelp almost ready for market

Organic kelp produced by Cooke Aquaculture at its Charlie Cove farm site near Back Bay, New Brunswick, is being marketed under the company's True North Salmon brand. more »

Sep 4, 2014 Profiles

Innovative technology to monitor offshore mussel farm

Remotely operated vehicles will monitor the mussels, rock scallops and sea cucumbers that will be grown on a site under construction on the San Pedro Shelf, off the coast of California. more »

Sep 4, 2014 Profiles

PEI reports continued growth for aquaculture sector

Oysters are big business for the island economy. more »

Jul 21, 2014 Shellfish

New research helps fast-track yellow perch production

Recently, Dr. Brian Shepherd, at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin his research colleagues and collaborators, developed a protocol to make more efficient use of the difference in growth rates in yellow perch. more »

Jul 14, 2014 Research


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