£3m funding scheme for marine, fisheries and aquaculture projects announced

A £3m funding scheme to support the fisheries, marine and aquaculture sectors is now open for expressions of interest, Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has announced. The funding is available over two years and replaces the previous European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The aim of the Welsh Marine and Fisheries Scheme is to support … Read more

New Horizon Europe project launched to enhance the resilience of EU aquaculture by improving aquatic animal health and welfare.

Researchers from 16 countries are uniting to transform aquatic animal health and welfare within the European aquaculture industry, while also supporting the environmentally friendly, inclusive, safe and healthy production of seafood. Funded by the EU Horizon Europe programme, Cure4Aqua is a €4.8 million, 4.5-year project that will develop new approaches to prevent aquatic fish diseases … Read more

First Aquaculture Apprenticeship Program in the U.S. is Launched by Maine Nonprofit Organizations

by Afton Vigue, Maine Aquaculture Association The Maine Aquaculture Association (MAA) and Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) today announced the launch of the first state-wide Aquaculture Apprenticeship Program in the U.S., which will provide on-farm training and education for six Maine high school graduates beginning in 2023. The program leverages partnerships with Maine aquaculture … Read more

Transforming Aquaculture: ASC Releases its first Annual Report

With the first Annual Report “Transforming Aquaculture,” the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) looks back on 2021 and reflects on the 10 years since the first aquaculture farm achieved ASC certification. In 2021, ASC’s efforts resulted in continued programme growth with activities dedicated to improving the accessibility of ASC certification, maintaining presence in existing markets and … Read more

NOAA Announces 5-Year Strategic Plan for Aquaculture

The NOAA Aquaculture Strategic Plan will guide our efforts to enhance the growth of sustainable U.S. aquaculture. Today, NOAA published its first-ever 5-Year Strategic Plan for Aquaculture to guide the agency’s work from 2023-2028. The Strategic Plan was developed by the NOAA Aquaculture Program, which includes the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture, the Office of … Read more

Aquaculture’s role in nutrition in the COVID-19 era

USA – Aquaculture, the relatively young but fast-growing industry of farming of fish and other marine life, now produces around half of all seafood consumed by humans. A new paper from American University published today examines the economics of an aquaculture industry of the future that is simultaneously environmentally sustainable and nutritious for the nearly 1 billion people worldwide who depend on it for health and livelihoods.

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Bayer Animal Health brings more technologies to warm-water aquaculture

Monheim, Germany – Bayer Animal Health is boosting its solution offerings for shrimp and other warm-water aquaculture species through supply and distribution agreements with water treatment technology suppliers, Cytozyme Laboratories Inc. (“Cytozyme”) and Chengdu Kehongda Technology Co., Ltd (“KEHONDA”), as well as farm management technology provider, XpertSea Solutions Inc (“XpertSea”).

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