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Cambodian Aquaculturist Association offers flood relief support to hatcheries

Oct 30, 2020 — Widespread flooding has impacted as many as 70% of the ponds in the region served by ASA/WISHH’s Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainability Trade (CAST)-Cambodia project.

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Troutlodge sales manager Jon Handley leaves to UK distributor

Oct 30, 2020 — The company is looking to fill the position of sales manager EMEA quickly to continue sales and support in this region.

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AquaBounty selects Kentucky to build US 10,000-ton farm

Oct 30, 2020 — The new farm will be AquaBounty’s first large-scale commercial facility and it is expected to be ready for commercial production in 2023.

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Genics appoints new aquaculture consultant for Ecuador

Oct 30, 2020 — Wendy Moscoso will assist the company’s clients in Ecuador in meeting their production goals.

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New virtual fish laboratory open for use

Oct 29, 2020 — A virtual laboratory was developed by the EU project AQUAEXCEL2020 which can simulate experiments with fish and receive data on expected growth and water quality.

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NOAA request of information for aquaculture opportunity areas

Oct 26, 2020 — NOAA is seeking public input on the creation of Aquaculture Opportunity Areas (AOA) in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and waters off of southern California via a 60-day public comment period.

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Researchers to test CRISPR to fight sea lice

Oct 23, 2020 — A new project will utilize the Nobel Prize-winning gene-editing method, CRISPR-Cas9, as a test of what genes affect how attractive salmon is as a host of lice.

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Blue Aqua International’s new online platform to share practical knowledge in shrimp farming

Oct 22, 2020 — The company will launch an online platform, Doctor ShrimpTM, where the latest research findings and practical solutions on shrimp farming will be published.

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US funding opportunity to address the impact of stressors on shellfish aquaculture

Oct 21, 2020 — Applications should study how the ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors impacts shellfish aquaculture.

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Pathovet enters the Brazilian tilapia market

Oct 21, 2020 — The company aims to contribute to the tilapia production industry detecting pathogens and leveraged $500,000 to improve the sanitary diagnosis in tilapia.

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Researchers make progress in enhancing cryopreservation techniques for mussels

Oct 22, 2020 — Researchers developed a reliable protocol for freezing veliger larvae of GreenshellTM mussels that could be part of future selective breeding programs for the species.

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New smartphone photo app monitors shrimp growth

Oct 21, 2020 — XpertSea developed an app that lets shrimp farmers measure, track and manage their animals with nothing more than a smartphone.

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Benchmark Genetics strengthens its focus on consultancy services for external breeding programs

Oct 21, 2020 — The company appointed Jørn Thodesen as business manager - Applied Genetics Consultancy to establish new customer relationships and adapt the company’s consultancy services to better meet the demands of various segments in the global market.

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American Aquafarms plans new finfish hatchery in the U.S.

Oct 19, 2020 — American Aquafarms, a US-based company leveraging next-generation eco-friendly aquaculture technology, is considering Maine sites for a hatchery, finfish farm facilities and a state-of-the-art processing plant in coastal Maine.

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Center for Aquaculture Technologies opens third lab facility

Oct 16, 2020 — The state-of-the-art facility became the third location for the company, tripling its Canadian footprint and expanding the already best-in-class research services in health and nutrition.

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iCell to start US eel and EU RAS salmon aquaculture projects

Oct 15, 2020 — The company is establishing a mobile pilot processing unit in the U.S. that will replicate its protein production, recovery and water treatment processes and agreed to work in the EU’s largest salmon farming project in Sweden.

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NaturalShrimp, Ecoponex agreement for renewable energy efficient farm

Oct 15, 2020 — The companies will form a joint venture to utilize and combine the technology of NaturalShrimp with the innovative Renewable Energy Efficient Farm technology developed and owned by Ecoponex.

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Spring Genetics inks new deal with Colombian tilapia producer

Oct 14, 2020 — Spring Genetics signed a new agreement with Proceal to supply broodstock for the next three years, which is the third contract signed by the company in the country.

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Akva appoints new COO for its land-based business unit

Oct 15, 2020 — Johan Fredrik Gjesdal was appointed chief operating officer for AKVA group’s land based business unit.

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Orkney Shellfish Hatchery achieves milestone in raising native flat oysters on land

Oct 15, 2020 — The multi-species hatchery successfully cultured its first run of native flat oysters on land and plans to increase the production of the species imminently.

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