Norway Rejects Plan for Fish Farm on ‘World’s Largest Ship’

OSLO, May 22 (Reuters) - Norway's Directorate of Fisheries has rejected Pure Atlantic's application for 45 salmon farming development licenses, arguing that the plan did not bring significant innovation to the industry, it said in a letter dated May 16. Pure Atlantic had planned to construct what would have been the world's largest ship, some 500 metres (546 yards) long and … [Read more...]

Public Foraging Farms Are Sprouting Up On Barges Along The Coast

by Nikki Ekstein (Bloomberg) If you always thought Central Park needed more edible plants, you're in luck. Come April, a farm full of fruit trees and other crops will float to locations in three New York City boroughs, and visitors will be invited to enjoy nature by literally picking, snipping, and sowing to their hearts' content. Located on a 5,000-square-foot … [Read more...]

Farstad AHTS’ Land Offshore Fish Farm Contract

Norwegian offshore company Farstad Shipping announced it has picked up an aquaculture contract for its AHTS vessels. The company said Friday it was awarded a contract from Ocean Farming AS, a subsidiary of SalMar Group, for the complete mooring installation and hook-up of Ocean Farming’s Semi-submersible Offshore Fish Farm. The scope of the project involves project … [Read more...]

Gulf Of Mexico Fish Farms: NOAA’s $100 Million Mistake

by Deena Shanker (Bloomberg) If someone offered you a chance to invest millions of dollars in a business nobody wants, would you take it? If you’re the U.S. government, the answer is a resounding yes. Since 2007, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—despite major political, social, and environmental headwinds—has … [Read more...]

Havila Shipping Sells Platform Supply Vessel to Fish Farmer

Norwegian offshore shipowner Havila Shipping has agreed to sell its platform supply vessel Havila Princess to fish farmer Bakkafrost for use in the aquafarming industry. Faroe Islands-based Bakkafrost plans to convert the offshore services vessel for a range of services within its offshore fish farming business. The Havila Princess was built in 2005, is equipped with … [Read more...]