Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Northern Aqua Farms Book Store

Find fish farming books, manuals and other useful reference information

picture of fishing harbor in newfoundland canada

Sometimes finding what you are looking for on the internet can get to be time consuming or even a bit frustrating at times. I have experienced the same feelings when searching for good reference books and I often thought that it would be nice to be able to easily narrow down my effort and get more relative results, would help.

I few years ago I put together a book review showcase on Aquaculture and Aquaponics, that a lot of people liked, visited and used  frequently. Due to personal time reasons and other work commitments I didn't have time to update it very often. Good news, it's now back and hopefully improved! Take a Peek at our Bookstore.

The new book store pages are still in conjunction with Amazon.com. I feel that it is a good resource to help make you search for aquaculture and aquaponics books that are the most relative to the subjects, easier to find, browse and review.

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FIS - Worldnews - OriginOil's technology can reduce toxin levels in aquaculture

FIS - Worldnews - OriginOil's technology can reduce toxin levels in aquaculture

seafood waiting to catch a fish

OriginOil, Inc has announced that its Solids Out of Solution(TM) (SOS) technology could be used by the aquaculture industry to lower toxin levels, and that fish farmers could feed algae to their farmed fish on a wide scale. 

"Using OriginOil technology, WeFeedUs believes it may be able to accelerate aquaculture research and development and, ultimately, advance the commercialization of a proprietary Algal inclusion, high-protein, high-value, specialty fish feed," said Mike Andrus, Co-Founder and Principal of WeFeedUs. Read More

Cooke to process 240,000 quarantined salmon in N.B. | The Chronicle Herald

Cooke to process 240,000 quarantined salmon in N.B. | The Chronicle Herald

Salmon farming cages at St.Alban's newfoundland

LIVERPOOL — A New Brunswick company has begun transporting thousands of fish affected by an outbreak of infectious salmon anemia from a quarantined Nova Scotia aquaculture farm to a fish plant for processing.
Cooke Aquaculture says about 240,000 fish will be transported from its farm off Coffin Island near Liverpool to a fish plant in Blacks Harbour, N.B., over the next month. The processing started last week, it said. Read More

OFAH Encourages Families to Go-Fish Next Weekend!

OFAH Encourages Families to Go-Fish Next Weekend!

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 5, 2013) - On Saturday, February 16, staff and volunteers of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) will be drilling holes, pouring hot chocolate, baiting hooks, and sharing ice fishing gear, all free of charge, to help introduce local families to our community's 'hottest' cold-weather tradition at the OFAH Family Ice Fishing Day. Formerly known as the Bridgenorth Panfish Festival, the OFAH is now leading this unique community event that celebrates our new local winter fishery and the province-wide MNR and Federation "licence-free" Ontario Family Fishing Events initiative. Read More

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Arctic Char In Aquaculture

Arctic Char were first investigated as an aquaculture species because it was expected that they would have low optimum temperature requirements and would grow well at the cold water temperatures present in numerous areas of Canada. It was also "correctly" anticipated that the Arctic Char would be welcomed as an alternate selection to Rainbow Trout and thus could provide producers with a unique product and a niche in seafood markets.

Canadian Arctic char are farmed in the Yukon Territory, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, Quebec and Manitoba. Operators in Iceland, Norway and the USA also raise Char. There are several different strains of Arctic Char being used in aquaculture. The most common strains used in Canada are derived from Nayuk Lake and Fraser River stocks.

Good Aquaculture Attributes

The majority of Arctic char produced today are raised in land-based systems. Arctic char eggs are hatched within specialized hatchery facilities where the young fish remain until they reach ~100 grams and can be transferred to larger grow - out tanks. The initial early rearing stages of growing can take almost a year for the juveniles to reach 100 grams. Once in the production farm Arctic char exhibit a rapid growth spurt from juvenile to adulthood, with most stocks reaching market weight (1-2.5kg) within the next 12 months.

Well Suited to Land Based Aquaculture

Land-based Arctic char rearing systems are considered to be among the most environmentally responsible fish farming designs. Facilities that utilize designs based on the principles of Recirculation Aquaculture technologies are among the most cutting edge farms. Arctic Char exhibit unique characteristics that make the species favorable to land based secure production, chief among those is its natural desire to shoal and live in high density populations. Read More Here

Excellent Market Reception

The Arctic Char is highlighted as a “Best” choice by the Monterey Aquarium Seafood Watch Guide for Healthy Oceans. The New England Aquarium lists farm raised Arctic Char as an ocean friendly species. They call it an excellent choice. Read more here