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Danish Fish Tech Exporters Association meeting

Conference venue in Skjerne, Denmark with a nice Father Christmas! I traveled to Jutland, the largest part of Denmark, for a meeting of the Danish Fish Tech Exporters Association. This is an impressive audience of RAS specialists to all types of actors in the seafood industry. We visited a RAS trout farm near Skjerne. A lot of the talk…

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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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Seafood Expo North America 🇺🇸

This was my first visit to SENA. I don’t have the hindsight of previous visits, but I suspect that we are seeing a quiet revolution in the world of aquaculture, led by land-based farming entrepreneurs who are finally succeeding with this model of fish farming. One of the most intriguing visits I did at SENA was to the stand…

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A visit to India and Mangalore’s fishing industry 🇮🇳

Spheric Research - Lets get down to food.

Visiting India for the first time was a fascinating experience. I’m sure everyone has their own tales to tell, but let’s get down to food, and seafood. Indian is about 90% vegetarian and even a trip to an Indian McDonalds tells that story: the franchise advertises a host of vegetarian style burgers that I didn’t get the time to…

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Summing up AquaNor 2017 🇳🇴

Spheric Research at AquaNor 2017, Trondheim, Norway.

Matt just returned from Trondheim, Norway and a busy four days at the salmon industry’s biannual get together, working on the forthcoming feed report to be published by Undercurrent News. The salmon industry is booming, and hundreds of service providers want a piece of the action, selling everything from life jackets to gigantic offshore cages that have been crafted…

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FT Commodities Summit in Buenos Aires 🇦🇷

This is my first blog post for Spheric Research. SR has just attended a Financial Times event on Argentina’s massive resource potential. I would define these resources as belonging to four main groups: The country’s vast farming plains that yield enough grain and oilseed to feed dozens of countries The massive shale oil and gas deposits of western Argentina…

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