South Korea, North Korea and Siberia: promising salmon farming region🇰🇷

I got a tip from Norwegian equity analyst Christian Olsen at Kepler Cheuvreux that there was a potentially disruptive South Korean salmon company farming salmon offshore. As Seoul is a short hop over the Yellow Sea from Qingdao and the China Seafood conference, I decided to investigate further.  Donghae STP was enormously accommodating and planned a meticulous agenda for my…

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Spheric Research at the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo 2018 🇨🇳

This year I joined the staff of Undercurrent News at this major seafood event in Qingdao, China. First thoughts are it’s quite remarkable to observe the development of even a so-called Tier II city such as Qingdao. Touching down on a crisp-cold November evening, Qingdao from above looks like Las Vegas with flashy neon-lighted hotels and massive highways. The…

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Bi-annual AquaSur event — a salmon fest with an omega-3 focus this year 🇨🇱

Salmon executives are treated to the impressive volcano views of Puerto Varas when they visit the bi-annual AquaSur event in southern Chile. AquaSur rotates with the AquaNor salmon trade fair, which is traditionally held in Trondheim, Norway.The theme this year was unquestionably the future of omega-3 feed ingredients in the salmon industry. Veramaris, the joint venture of Royal DSM…

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Spheric Research heads to GOAL 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador 🇪🇨

Guayaquil is the shrimp exporting hub of the Americas. We headed to the annual GOAL event, which is organized by the Global Aquaculture Alliance and brings together leading executives and thinkers from the seafood industry. There was a heavy emphasis on shrimp this year considering the destination and SR was busy at work researching Aquaculture Frontiers: Part 3, which…

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Cargill’s canola omega-3 crop program in Montana state 🇺🇸

Back in June I collected my MBA degree in New York and headed to Montana state to visit Cargill’s canola omega-3 crop program in Montana state. Growing omega-3 on the Great Plains to feed Atlantic salmon in the fjords of Norway and Chile is a remarkable development. Montana farmers are on the periphery of America’s best farmland soil. The…

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