Wide-ranging recommendations to the Scottish salmon sector include increased government oversight and mandatory reporting of disease outbreaks, fish mortalities and sea lice numbers.
As Steve Bracken retires after more than four decades of fish farming, he reflects on his career producing Scottish salmon and shares his well-earned perspectives on aquaculture’s past and future.
Hatch Aquaculture Accelerator aims to support new companies, via an immersive three-month mentorship program, in the health, nutrition, technology and production sectors.
La certificación de grupo puede agilizar el proceso de auditoría, ahorrando tiempo y dinero a los productores mientras mejora las condiciones económicas para todos los participantes. También tiene el potencial de causar desavenencias entre los competidores.
Group certification can streamline the auditing process, saving farmers time and money while improving economic conditions for all participants. It also has the potential to cause rifts among competitors.
Few could argue that a reduction in sea lice-fighting chemicals isn't a win for the fish and for the environment. The downside, however, is that increasing numbers of cleaner fish are being caught for use on salmon farms.
La dependencia excesiva en los controles médicos y químicos, junto con el calentamiento de las aguas, llevó a un aumento de los piojos del mar. Con tales tratamientos disminuyendo en su efectividad, los operadores recurren a otras y más seguras
An over-reliance on medical and chemical controls, along with warming waters, led to a surge in sea lice. With such treatments waning in effectiveness, operators turn to other, safer measures.
After some rocky times, ties between B.C. salmon farmers and First Nations, have improved in recent years. Band members report consistent employment, royalties and improved quality of life. “We need aquaculture around,” says one fishing company owner.