Join the Cooke Aquaculture crew from Digby, Nova Scotia, for an inside look at how they raise and care for Atlantic salmon. In Part One we catch up with the crew as they start their day before the crack of dawn and see their morning routine.
Larvae turning leftovers into profits and jobs. Glen Courtright, president and founder of EnviroFlight, has developed a system for turning fly larvae into food for fish. The company breeds black soldier flies and the eggs are collected. The larvae grow eating pre-consumer food waste and are then harvested and made into feed for the aquaculture industry
The Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, acknowledged recommendations in the Auditor General’s annual report regarding programming that supports provincial aquaculture. Minister Granter noted that with support of these programs, aquaculture activity has grown over the last ten years so that it now supports more than 1000 jobs within the province.
Aquaculture-related employment is on the increase in Troms, Norway, according to a new study by Nofima. Food production jobs in aquaculture make up just a small amount of the roles generated by aquaculture in the region. Jobs in supply and service industries such as maintaining net cages, mooring and installing fish farms provide work for a larger amount of people.