SPECIALIST BANKING: The north Wales-based company breeds lumpfish, a type of cleaner fish which helps to provide a cleaner growing environment for farmed salmon. Ocean Matters will use the funding to double its lumpfish production and expand to provide a natural solution to the sea lice problem for the benefit of fish farmers, consumers and the environment.
WALES ONLINE: Ocean Matters is expanding after securing £1m of finance from the Development Bank of Wales and HSBC
THE FISH SITE: Papers relating to cleanerfish production achieved a clean sweep at this year’s awards for Swansea University’s best undergraduate dissertations on fisheries and aquaculture.
THE FISH SITE: Immersing farmed salmon in warmed water as a means of removing sea lice presents serious fish health and welfare issues according to a new study.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM: Fish farms are known to experience outbreaks of sea lice that make their products unmarketable. But fixing the problem can cause damage to marine ecology, and lice can evolve resistance to the treatments.
THE FISH SITE: Marine Harvest increased the harvest volumes of their Scottish salmon farms by a third – from 45,000 to 60,000 tonnes – in 2017.
THE ATLANTIC: By removing bloodsucking parasites, the cleaner wrasse improves the intellectual abilities of its clients.
BBC NEWS: Marine Harvest, the world's biggest salmon farmer, has announced spending cuts in response to the rising costs of treating sea lice and disease.
ROBB REPORT: The reinvented Noma opens on Thursday February 15, on Copenhagen’s outskirts, and it’s not just the building and urban farm that are new. Noma 2.0’s menu is beyond making slight changes with the seasons
FISH FARMING EXPERT: New figures released by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) show the highest ever value for Scottish salmon exports, which during 2017 were valued at £600 million, up 35% compared to 2016. Export tonnage of salmon also increased during 2017 by 26% on 2016.
FISH FARMING EXPERT: A study to gauge the accuracy of the computer modelling used by industry regulators to predict what happens to the "surface plume" of anti-lice medicines used in bath treatments of farmed salmon is to be carried out by scientists.
THE TELEGRAM: It’s a strange world when the courts have more to say about the need for proper environmental assessment of a massive Placentia Bay fish farm than the province’s environment minister does.
MIL TECH: Sea lice remain one of the main problems in salmon farming, with estimated costs of treatment and losses of fish running to several million pounds each year in Scotland alone.
INDEPENDENT.CO.UK: Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Co-op are among those who have stocked salmon from the worst affected farms.
THE TIMES: Some of Britain’s leading supermarkets are facing questions about the salmon they sell after it emerged that the Scottish farms in their supply chain are “riddled” with sea lice.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world. The tiny lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables.
FISH FARMING EXPERT: Four of the most commonly used anti-parasitics against sea lice proved to be lethal at low concentrations for crab larvae, Chilean scientists said.
THE SCOTSMAN: Rosyth-based salmon company Marine Harvest Scotland said it is continuing to invest and grow after starting to see the results of ploughing “substantial” sums into the business.
BBC NEWS: Scottish salmon exports reached a record value of £346m in the first half of 2017 - up 70% on the same period last year, government figures reveal. The industry saw 29,000 tonnes of fresh salmon worth £190m sold in the second period of this year alone.