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Stofnfiskur delivers ova to China despite COVID-19 logistics issues

Apr 24, 2020 — The Benchmark company shipped 400,000 eggs to land-based and cage farms in China and it is the second ova delivery after the COVID-19 pandemic hit Europe in March.

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BioMar enters feed partnership in Vietnam

Apr 23, 2020 — BioMar partners with Viet-UC to become co-owner and operational leader in the feed factory currently owned by Viet-UC.

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Genetics expertise could transform fish production

Apr 22, 2020 — A recent review of research highlights how genetics can support the development of sustainable aquaculture for global food security.

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StofnFiskur renews authorization to export salmon ova to Chile

Apr 23, 2020 — The company remains the only foreign supplier of Atlantic salmon ova to Chile as a result of the renewed approval issued by Sernapesca.

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Japanese giants invest in Danish Salmon

Apr 21, 2020 — The Japanese companies acquired 66.7% of the shares of Danish Salmon to grow their business in Europe and expand their RAS operation to countries outside of Europe as well.

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AKVA group cancels RAS projects due to COVID-19 situation

Apr 16, 2020 — A project to produce 8,000 tons in China and a supply contract with Cooke Aquaculture in Chile were cancelled.

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Selective breeding to improve salmon resistance to sea lice

Apr 9, 2020 — Scottish researchers will use genotype imputation to develop a lower cost method that could make the process feasible for more breeders and producers.

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Xelect partners with Mowi to test 3D laser scanner in salmon

Apr 9, 2020 — The combination of 3D laser imaging technology and data processing using powerful artificial intelligence algorithms is expected to help predict fillet yield.

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New Bakkafrost’s broodstock facility to save and preserve the Faroese strain of salmon

Apr 9, 2020 — The company, that has partnered with the Faroese Government to take over the responsibility of the Faroese broodstock program, is building a new state-of-the-art broodstock facility to secure future broodstock operations based on this strain.

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Aller Aqua and TripleNine succeed in using marine functional ingredients

Apr 9, 2020 — TripleNine’s functional marine ingredients, tested on rainbow trout from first feeding to fingerling size, led to positive effects on fish growth performance, health and survival.

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Philippine researchers double mangrove crabs hatchery survival

Apr 3, 2020 — Major milestone by the SEAFDEC/AQD allows a 2% survival in Scylla serrata, one of the increasingly demanded crustaceans raised in the Philippines

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Coronavirus lockdown hits Indian hatcheries

Apr 3, 2020 — Nearly 500 hatcheries in India had to drain seed ponds in the past ten days as farmers and others involved in shrimp cultivation have not come to work because of the fear of contracting the coronavirus

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Benchmark's genetic business not affected by COVID-19

Apr 3, 2020 — The company said that there is ongoing uncertainty and they expect a significant impact from COVID-19 on the Advanced Nutrition division, but not in the genetics business.

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How genetic selection can help improve the tolerance of plant-based diets?

Apr 2, 2020 — Researchers found that the selection for growth on a plant-based diet increases oral tolerance to soybean meal inclusion in rainbow trout diets.

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Pure Salmon achieves sustainability recommendation

Apr 1, 2020 — Fish from Pure Salmon's Polish land-based farm has been endorsed by the Ocean Wise Seafood program as an ocean-friendly farmed fish option.

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Algafeed testing optimum feed for oyster broodstock and larvae

Mar 31, 2020 — Hoopers Island Oyster Co. completed the first oyster seed spawn of the season. The hatchery partnered with Algafeed to produce algae to grow Crassostrea virginica.

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Researchers to develop sterile mussel larvae

Mar 30, 2020 — A California Sea Grant funded project will develop a mussel variety that is sterile, making it possible for farmers to greatly extend their harvesting window and the amount of product they can bring to market.

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Taiwanese shrimp disease researcher wins OIE award

Mar 25, 2020 — Professor Grace Chu-Fang Lo was awarded with “2020 Meritorious Award” by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for her research in shrimp disease.

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Salmon Evolution raises $23 million for RAS salmon farm in Norway

Mar 24, 2020 — The company raised an additional NOK 258 million ($23 million) from existing shareholders and new industrial owners for the company’s land-based salmon farm in Norway with an annual production capacity of 36,000 tons of salmon.

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Sweden plans 100,000 ton salmon RAS farm

Mar 26, 2020 — The facility, with a production capacity of 100,000 tons a year, will be placed in Sothenës, southern Sweden, and will be built with AquaMaof technology.

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