First Nations raise their voice against Discovery Island licensing decision

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    SpiroFri against spironucleosis

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    Salmon Scotland protests new Highly Protected Marine Areas

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    Iceland joins Aqualoop’s offshore fish farming project

    Aqualoop, the offshore fish farming company known for its Aqualoop Big Dipper design, has new major investors, the Icelandic seafood consultancy, Markó Partners. This union would mark the beginning of offshore salmon farming in Iceland.

    A bad deal for Norway: a US investor’s view of the proposed ground rent tax

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    Vindheim, the CEO of Mowi, outlines why the industry is against “salmon tax”

    This Wednesday, Ivan Vindheim, CEO of Mowi, was interviewed by Reporter Eleni Giokos on US news network CNN and showed his dissatisfaction with the “salmon taxes” imposed by Norwegian government's plans.

    Alaska’s fishing industry is slowly crumbling

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