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Thai farmed shrimp achieves Yellow Good Alternative from Seafood Watch

Jul 15, 2020 — Shrimp farming methods in Thailand have improved since Seafood Watch last assessed Thai farmed shrimp, prompting the change in rating from Red to Yellow.

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GAA commits to promote best practices in animal health and welfare

Jul 15, 2020 — Compassion In World Farming (CIWF) launched a campaign targeting the animal welfare standards of five seafood certification programs, including BAP.

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Bacterial outbreak in U.S. trout hatcheries halts fish stocking in Southern California

Jul 9, 2020 — An outbreak of Lactococcus garvieae has been detected in several trout hatcheries in California that has the potential to cause significant losses to both hatchery and wild fish populations.

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Vietnam spurs organic aquaculture

Jul 9, 2020 — The country aims at increasing organic aquaculture up to 0.5-1.5% of total aquaculture production.

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Low-cost test to detect IHNV in trout

Jul 9, 2020 — Gaskiya Diagnostics awarded phase 1 SBIR grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture to accelerate the development of a low-cost test to detect disease in farm-raised trout.

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Aussie companies team up for RAS services

Jul 8, 2020 — SmartAqua and Wiley will provide turnkey services for land-based aquaculture, recirculating aquaculture systems project management, processing plant design and construction.

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Water treatment solution for RAS to be tested in salmon smolt facility

Jul 8, 2020 — RaZone water treatment solution, developed by Normex, will be tested at Mowi Steinsvik smolt facility in cooperation with Nofima to improve water quality and fish health in RAS farms.

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Geomembrane solutions for odor elimination in aquaculture farms

Jul 9, 2020 — Anue Water Technologies developed geomembrane covers with carbon pockets for odor elimination that are now available in the aquaculture markets throughout the USA, Canada and the Caribbean.

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Florida pompano RAS expansion to be the first Alpha Aqua’s North American project

Jul 9, 2020 — The company was selected as the key technology and systems provider for a major RAS production expansion of Florida pompano RAS startup, Aquaco, that aims at producing one million pounds per year at its facility in Ft. Pierce, Florida.

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Ecuador partners with China for shrimp biosecurity

Jul 3, 2020 — The National Chamber of Aquaculture of Ecuador (CAN) signed a collaboration agreement with the Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute of China (YSFRI) to improve the biosecurity of shrimp aquaculture in Ecuador.

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Off-season spawning of salmon in RAS facilities affects eggs nutritional status

Jul 3, 2020 — Researchers found that off-season eggs spawned in RAS facilities contained lower levels of B vitamins, amino acids and fats than naturally spawned eggs, suggesting that an adjustment in the diet, light and temperature can improve the egg maturation.

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Benchmark Animal Health targets Chilean salmon industry

Jul 3, 2020 — Benchmark Animal Health Chile follows the launch of Benchmark Genetics in Chile in 2018 and will distribute all Benchmark products in the region, as well as provide technical support to salmon producers.

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Zoetis acquires FishVet Group

Jul 1, 2020 — Benchmark completed the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary FishVet to Pharmaq, part of the global animal health company Zoetis, comprising Benchmark’s veterinary and diagnostic services activities in the UK, Ireland, Norway and Chile.

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George Chamberlain retires from Kona Bay

Jul 1, 2020 — Chamberlain has been leading the company successfully for over 20 years and he will transfer his remaining shareholding to Hendrix Genetics.

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Benchmark Genetics’ new customer portal to access breeding and delivery information

Jul 2, 2020 — My Pages is a system, developed in-house, that gives faster and more precise information on the production and sale of salmon ova where customers can access information related to shipments stored in BreedControl.

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BioMar scales up RAS and fry feed production in Denmark

Jun 29, 2020 — BioMar's new production line in Brande, Denmark, is now fully operational. The line is dedicated to RAS and fry aquaculture feed production and is the result of a DKK 100 million investment that has enabled BioMar to increase the annual capacity of the Danish facility by 25%.

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AquaMaof appoints new director of sales for North America

Jun 29, 2020 — Lior Gal will drive the business development strategy to enhance the positioning of the RAS-technology provider in the North American strategic market.

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Siemens technology for Europe’s largest RAS farm

Jun 29, 2020 — Quality Salmon partnered with Siemens to develop and supply digital technology for its 100,000-ton salmon RAS farm in Sotenäs, Sweden.

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Japanese program to develop ocean data service for aquaculture

Jun 25, 2020 — High-frequency and high-resolution observations of plankton and nutrient levels will be acquired to support the aquaculture industry including fish, shellfish and algae farmers.

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Saltwater acclimatization strengthens the skin of post-smolt Atlantic salmon

Jun 25, 2020 — New research shows Atlantic salmon post-smolt skin that has become acclimatized to saltwater is more resistant to tenacibaculosis than the skin of post-smolt that has been raised in freshwater before being transferred to the sea.

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