Adrian Forbes

Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum Conference and Exhibition in Bangkok


The ASEAN Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference and Exposition 2016 – “ASEAN Food Security for the World,” will be held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Bangkok Thailand August 3-7, 2016.

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Salmon Farm to be Built on World’s largest ships

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NSK Ship Design in Harstad, Norway, is designing Havfarm (“Ocean Farm”) ships. They are also making a significant investment into the development of new technologies in aquaculture. One project aims to virtually eliminate the sea lice problem in salmon.

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A Live Fish Carrier Vessel Designed & Equipped by Rolls Royce

A second live fish carrier vessel will be designed and equipped by Rolls-Royce for the Norwegion ship owner Sølvtrans AS. The NVC 387 type vessel will be built by ship building company Kleven at it’s Myklebust yard in Norway.

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New Fish Farming Rules for U.S. Encourage Sustainable Aquaculture

In January, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) filed rules for fish farming in federal waters. The regulations open up the Gulf of Mexico for seafood production in a strip of ocean beginning where the state’s jurisdiction leaves off — 3 to 9 miles offshore, depending on the state — and extends to 200 miles offshore.

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Sustainable Fish Food Production

In a speech at the Global Aquaculture Alliance, Dr. Alan Shaw, President and CEO of Calysta Inc., a California-based company that produces protein for commercial aquaculture and livestock feed, said the “world will require more food production in the next 50 years than in all human history”

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Fish Consumption and Human Health


Many researchers are interested in assessing lifestyle factors that could influence the risk of depression. The following article indicates that a higher fish consumption is linked to a reduced risk of depression. Researchers suggest that eating a large amount of fish could help reduce the risk of depression.

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South Korea Successfully Farms Salmon Year-Round

South Korea has become the first Asian country to successfully farm salmon throughout the year.

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Aquaculture Insights – A Life Cycle Assessment of the environmental performance of copper mesh

nathanAyerBy Nathan Ayer
Senior Sustainability Advisor, EarthShift Global


Nathan Ayer is EarthShift Global’s Senior Sustainability Advisor and has extensive experience in environmental management issues in the aquaculture industry.

A study by EarthShift Global and the International Copper Association (ICA) using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to measure the environmental performance of copper alloy mesh was published in the peer-reviewed journal Aquaculture, the premier science journal for the industry. Copper alloy mesh is an alternative to current aquaculture industry standard nylon mesh and was developed by a group of ICA member companies for net-pen aquaculture systems.

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Submersible Copper-Alloy Mesh Pen Technology in Northern Chile

stillman3By Hal Stillman
Director, Technology Development and Transfer
International Copper Association



Northern Chile is known for its mountains, deserts, salt lakes, geysers, and hot springs. Although aquaculture is one of the leading industries in Chile, there are no fish farms in its northern coastal waters. Most aquaculture activity takes place in the southern region where Atlantic salmon are raised in abundance. The existence of many protected sites and cold, highly oxygenated water makes southern Chile an ideal location for fish farming.

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Aquaculture Growth in Australia

fennel3By John Fennell
Chief Executive Officer
International Copper Association Australia



Farmed fish production will provide almost two thirds of global fish consumption by 2030 according to a report by the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). By 2021, more than half the fish consumed globally will be produced by aquaculture, according to the FAO.

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