Torben Svejgard, who has been Group CEO in BioMar since 2008, has resigned from his position in order to focus on a career as a full-time board member. The BioMar board has appointed Vice President Carlos Diaz as new Group CEO.
Marine Harvest announced today an agreement to purchase assets of the former Chilean farming company Acuinova Chile S.A., currently in bankruptcy. The assets represent a capacity to produce about 40 thousand tonnes HOG per annum. Continue reading MARINE Harvest acquires of 40,000 tonnes integrated salmon farming capacity in Chile; Acuinova Chile S.A. assets
Yesterday’s UK’s Sunday Times (14 September 2014) titled one of its article that “‘Healthy’smoked salmon fattier than pizza”… The article highlights that “A classic Pizza Express margherita contains 6.4g of fat per 100g while Yeo Valley peaches and cream yoghurt has 4.1g of fat per 100g. By comparison, Sainsbury’s scottish oak smoked salmon, which costs £4.50 for 120g and is made from farmed fish, contains 14g of fat per 100g. Sainsbury’s wild alaskan smoked salmon (£5.75 for 120g) contains only 3.2g of fat per 100g…” The Waitrose smoked salmon is described as being a product made from a “lean, healthy fish”… something about which industry critic Don Staniford, director of the Global Alliance against Industrial Aquaculture (GAAIA) reportedly takes offence. “It is complete nonsense to describe this flabby farmed fish as lean and healthy,” he is quoted as saying. Continue reading UK Sunday Times contacts Waitrose – following Don Staniford comment – which pledges to change description of ‘lean’ [Scottish] smoked salmon product
“Something interesting has happened out west,” writes the Irish Times this morning (15.09.2014). “For the best part of two years Bord Iascaigh Mhara has been trying to reboot the the Irish salmon farming industry. […] The projects have met opposition from various interest groups who have joined forces in Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages […] They have argued the salmon farms present significant environmental risks. […] As is often the case […] the opponents of the project seem better organised on the ground than the project’s proponents and are able to garner the support of local politicians. The result is often stalemate […] The mess usually ends up sitting on some minister’s desk; in the case of the salmon farms it is Simon Coveney’s desk. […]” Continue reading “Something interesting has happened out west”… “local people in Connemara and the offshore island seem to have woken up” – Irish salmon farming expansion
Fjarðalax ehf., a farmed salmon producer from Iceland, has officially joined the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), bringing the current membership count to 18 companies. GSI‘s membership has expanded by over 25% since May 2014, showcasing the industry’s commitment and eagerness to improve their environmental and social performance as an increasing priority. Continue reading GLOBAL Sustainability Initiative’s ongoing growth, with addition of Icelandic salmon farmer Fjarolax; 18 members now
Last week around 50 experts met for the first time in Amsterdam demonstrating that together industry will help ensure a responsible future for the production of fish feed. Experts in marine, plant, animal and micro ingredients, as well as supply chain and feed mill experience, gathered together for the ASC Responsible Feed Project working group event. Continue reading FEED Standards; “The ASC defines best practice as a level that can only be achieved by 15-20% of industry when the standard is released”…