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First successful reproduction of Holothuria forskali in captivity

Feb 27, 2020 — French researchers described the first successful reproduction, larval rearing and juvenile growth of H. forskali performed in captivity.

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Cawthron’s chinook salmon research facilities improve water quality monitoring

Feb 27, 2020 — Together with Fresh By Design, ULTRAAQUA UV installed its UV systems in chinook salmon research facilities for the latest Cawthron Institute project, the Finfish Research Center, to support its feed and physiology trials.

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Temporary suspension of salmon and trout eggs exports from Norway

Feb 25, 2020 — The restrictions imposed relate to the certification of aquatic animals from Infectious Salmon Disease (ISA)-free compartments and do not relate to all exports.

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Genetic resistance to lethal virus found in tilapia

Feb 25, 2020 — Scientists found that tilapia resistance to TiLV is heritable and that selective breeding to produce more resistant tilapia strains is likely to be effective.

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Temporary ban on tilapia fingerlings in Rwanda

Feb 24, 2020 — The ban is as a preventive measure against the tilapia lake virus.

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Tender called for construction of yellowtail kingfish nursery in Australia

Feb 20, 2020 — When operational the $7 million nursery is expected to produce 200,000 juvenile yellowtail kingfish every two months, supplying both new and existing commercial aquaculture operations in Western Australia.

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ASC Shrimp Standard recognized by GSSI

Feb 20, 2020 — The Shrimp Standard includes over 100 performance indicators that farmers must meet to show that they are protecting the environment and respecting their workforce.

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Ultrasonic screening for gender identification and maturation monitoring in salmon

Feb 20, 2020 — AquaGen and NTNU has supported the development of ultrasound technology as a method for sorting salmon parr and maturation monitoring.

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Salmon muscles grow more with strong currents in RAS systems

Feb 20, 2020 — Nofima researchers found that the optimal water velocity for post-smolts in RAS systems is between 1 and 1.8 body lengths per second resulting in a higher condition factor and increased growth rates due to muscle growth.

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Indonesian government commits support for RAS hatchery technology

Feb 20, 2020 — At a visit to the Freshwater Aquaculture Fisheries Center (BPBAT) Tatelu, in North Sulawesi this week, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), Edhy Prabowo, extolled the advantages of Recirculation Aquaculture Systems (RAS), saying it could be the answer to the country-wide shortage of high quality seed.

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Icelandic breeding program targets global salmon RAS expansion

Feb 20, 2020 — StofnFiskur is leading the way with supplying all-female eggs to land-based salmon farms.

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Canadian project will use genomic tools to produce selectively bred oyster

Feb 20, 2020 — The project will use genomic tools like high-density SNP chips to create a breeding program that will select traits such as improved growth, better flesh quality and resistance to disease-traits to increase the profitability of oyster farms.

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The University of Eldoret, Kenya and Uasin Gishu County hatchery and research center open

Feb 19, 2020 — The University of Eldoret, Kenya and Uasin Gishu County has completed the construction of a US$99,000 fish hatchery and research center five years in the making.

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Baby Dragons Hatched at Birch Aquarium

Feb 17, 2020 — For the first time ever, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego has bred and successfully hatched two rare Weedy Seadragons.

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Salmon hatcheries in U.S. Pacific Northwest damaged by heavy rains

Feb 16, 2020 — Recent rain has damaged hatcheries in Washington State, and struck a blow to the salmon population. The effects of the damage could be experienced for years to come, experts said.

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Hawai’i offshore R&D company rebrands as Ocean Era, LLC

Feb 12, 2020 — Kampachi Farms, LLC, was rebranded as Ocean Era, LLC, to address broader opportunities and more expansive challenges facing aquaculture.

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Ecuador inaugurates its first artemia production laboratory

Feb 10, 2020 — The Codemet and I&V BIO joint venture will supply more than half of regional demand this year.

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New certification scheme for Indian shrimp hatcheries

Feb 10, 2020 — MPEDA launched a new certification scheme, Saphari, for farmers who cannot access global certification schemes. The “antibiotic-free certification” is an end-to-end solution that enables Mpeda to audit the PLs offered by hatcheries across the country.

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Riverence Holdings acquires Clear Springs Foods

Feb 9, 2020 — The two companies will have full 'egg to plate' control of the supply chain, as well as increased production, processing, and distribution capacity.

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Probiotics improve environmental performance in shrimp hatcheries

Feb 5, 2020 — Study finds that probiotics, together with proper management, contribute to an environmentally friendly and sustainable production in shrimp hatcheries.

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