201115 Innovating offshore fish farming
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Innovating offshore fish farming

Source: worldfishing.net In 2015 SUBflex became a SME (Small-Medium Enterprise) Instrument of the EU Commission’s programme Horizon 2020 and, in October, passed on to Phase 2 of the programme, receiving significant funding for its R&D. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, with nearly €80 billion …

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How the Internet of Things has reached the ocean

Source: worldfishing.net Catalina Sea Ranch is the developer of the first offshore aquaculture facility in federally regulated waters of the United States. It holds a pioneering permit for developing 100 acres of ocean space approximately six miles offshore from Huntington Beach, California. This innovative company is developing an Ocean Internet …

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New nitrite sensor making waves in Europe’s aquaculture sector

A fully automatic sensor that measures nitrogen levels in recirculated water could increase productivity and safety in European aquaculture. The sensor was developed through the EU-funded AQUALITY project and is the first to have been designed specifically with aquaculture in mind. Fish farmers have until now had to rely on …

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Call for more diversification and increased food production in Singapore

Source: channelnewsasia.com Singapore must diversify its food sources and raise local food production, “to buffer against the uncertainty of overseas sources” where it imports most of its food from, says senior minister of state for national development and home affairs, Desmond Lee. Speaking at the inaugural Institution of Aquaculture Singapore Conference, …

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Egypt addresses its aquaculture challenges

Source: fishupdate.com Problems in the Egyptian aquaculture industry, including water quality and disease prevention, were addressed at a meeting of key stakeholders in Cairo last week. Aquaculture is a US$1.5 billion industry in Egypt and accounts for 65% of the fish consumed in the country. The second Egyptian Aquaculture Innovation …

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More fish farms needed to make aquaculture sustainable, APEC told

Source: interaksyon.com The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) is putting in place measures to make the world’s fish and marine industry sustainable to help feed a growing global population. Half of the world’s fishery supplies are produced in farms while the other half are still sourced from the sea, Felix …

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Construction commences for world’s biggest rooftop farm

Source: hortidaily.com The groundbreaking ceremony of UrbanFarmers’ 1.200m2 rooftop greenhouse in the Hague will take place next week, 14th September. The rooftop farm will be the largest commercial urban farm in Europe. Construction is due to begin in September 2015 with completion in January 2016. The first fish and vegetables …

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Aquaculture research facility opening in Souris

Source: theguardian.pe.ca In 2008, Souris-resident Courtney MacInnis had a young daughter to support and an unfulfilling future as a waitress. Aspiring to meaningful employment with regular hours and benefits, she listened to her grandmother and enrolled in Holland College’s Bioscience Technology program. A 2010 graduate, MacInnis found a new future …

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Shrimp farm may revolutionize aquaculture industry

Source: caller.com Attitudes on aquaculture have come full circle in the past 20 years. This evolution parallels a path toward cleaner technology that has resulted in the Coastal Bend welcoming a massive Global Blue Technologies shrimp farm to the shores of Port Bay. The site has a dubious history, where at …

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Years of marine research sunk – because seals ate the evidence

Electronic tags were meant to track movement of fish but also alerted predators Source: The Independent When scientists began tagging wild fish to track their movements, the researchers thought they were the only ones listening to the acoustic signals. Unfortunately for the shoals fitted with the devices, experts had not …

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