Category Archives: salmon farming

Sweet Spring finally sprung

Re-post from Alaska Salmon Ranching

Well, it seems that the story we broke in February has come to its logical conclusion.

IntraFish reports today that Sweet Spring salmon company is in “transition”. In other words, they’re transitioning into going out of business.

They’ve downsized staff, the CEO has quit, they’ve sold off equipment and stopped growing fish for market…

Read the full blog here: http://www.alaskasalmonranching.com/sweet-spring-finally-sprung/

Farmed salmon is only 3% of global aquaculture production — so why is it all we ever hear about?

Re-post from Salmon Farm Science

Sometimes we need to step back and look at the big picture, put things in context and re-evaluate what we think we know.

When we look at the global picture of aquaculture production, it’s quite interesting. If it wasn’t for aquaculture, we would have wiped out wild fisheries decades ago. But as it stands today, (or at least as of 2012, the most recent year for which complete data is available), aquaculture produces nearly 67 million metric tonnes of seafood.

That is enough to feed every single person on this planet two meals of seafood every week for one year.

Aquaculture CAN feed the world.

But in North America, “aquaculture” sometimes gets used as a dirty word, and people have been primed to think bad thoughts when they hear “fish farming.”…

Read the full blog at: http://salmonfarmscience.com/2014/04/22/farmed-salmon-is-only-3-of-global-aquaculture-production-so-why-is-it-all-we-ever-hear-about/