Commercial Agreement with Evans Vanodine International PLC

Acuinuga’s Aquaculture Division has just formalized a commercial agreement for the exclusive distribution of Buffodine® in Spain and Portugal. This is a specific product for the disinfection of eggs and gametes produced by aquatic species, manufactured by the British company Evans Vanodine, a centennial company in the Manchester area (United Kingdom) and pioneer in the…

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Novel Tools for Environmental Dredging

From the muddy Ría de O Burgo in Coruña to the degradation of the Mar Menor in Murcia, passing through the water hyacinth-infested Guadiana river in Badajoz, the eroded coast of the southern Portuguese Algaravia or the loss of depth in many Mediterranean ports, without forgetting the accumulation of toxic sludge resulting from mining or…

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Massive Mortality of Salmon

A lethal combination of climatic and oceanographic factors is causing a massive mortality in Norwegian salmon farms this spring. Losses are so far estimated in thousands of tonnes,  translating into hundreds of millions of euros, as many cages are stocked at the end of the ongrowing cycle by animals approaching commercial size (3 to 5…

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Rivers of plastic

Even though most plastic residues found in the oceans arrived there after being carried by the rivers, plastic pollution in riverine ecosystems has never received the same attention as marine pollution. A recent report published by several environmental organizations provides important information on a serious problem increasingly affecting rivers, lakes and other freshwater bodies and…

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Rotten tuna

For several decades now, an on-growing activity has facilitated the continuity in the supply of a highly appreciated species, the bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus), once abundant in Atlantic and Mediterranean waters, and today in delicate situation and now extinct in the Black and Caspian Seas.  The semi-cultivation process consists in the capture of wild juveniles…

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Bigger not always better

Johannes Karvonen, Aquamec’s marketing manager strongly feels that inland and coastal dredging are generally overlooked, despite being a significant part of the industry. He believes that too much emphasis is placed on big headline projects, while problem-solving and vital maintenance of inland waterways goes unsung. “Search on Google for dredging and what appears are pictures of huge…

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Anisakis for aficionados

The known history of Anisakis begins with a serving of pickled herring at the port of Rotterdam in 1955. It might have become a very costly meal to the Dutch diner, suddenly suffering from severe abdominal cramps, had it not been for Dr. Van Thiel, who proceeded to perform an emergency laparotomy. The small intestine…

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Watermaster and work in shallow water

Shallow water work has traditionally been divided between excavators and conventional cutter suction dredgers. Excavators have been used for the more shallow and narrow parts and conventional dredgers for deeper and wider areas. See more

Project ECOPEMER in Brussels

ACUINUGA’s  Aquaculture Division promotes the ECOPEMER project for the ecological production of fish and mollusks under recirculation in Galicia. This project has been selected among hundreds of competitors for the financing round “Blue Invest 2018“, organized by the European Commission and taking place in Brussels on May 17 of the present year. ECOPEMER is a…

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A sea of Excellence

Marine Technology  Center, Institute for Marine Research, Vigo Center for Oceanography, Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Marine Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; School of Engineering for Natural Resources and the Environment, Technological Institute for the Control of the Marine Environment, Center for Marine Research, Galician Institute for Training in Aquaculture, Marine Sciences…

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