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NaturalShrimp lands PL contract with Sea Products Development

Jan 27, 2020 —

Texas-based aqua-tech company, NaturalShrimp, Inc., has entered into a twelve million postlarvae (PL) shrimp annual contract with Sea Products Development, LLC (SPD), a worldwide supplier of selectively-bred, fast growing, and disease-free shrimp postlarvae and broodstock.

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The Philippines to increase the supply of milkfish fry

Jan 23, 2020 — The Philippines requires about 3.5 billion milkfish fry each year, but local hatcheries can only supply roughly half the demand.

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New solutions to grow EU aquaculture

Jan 23, 2020 — A new EU-funded project will develop and validate technologically-advanced, resilient and sustainable new solutions to expand and diversify EU production of finfish, mollusks and microalgae.

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Premium barramundi to be produced in Singapore

Jan 23, 2020 — Barramundi Asia, one of the world largest barramundi producers, acquired the Temasek startup, Allegro Aqua, that commercializes a “premium” barramundi broodstock with specific genetic traits.

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Pure Salmon to build the EU’s largest salmon RAS facility

Jan 23, 2020 — With a production capacity of 10,000 tons per year and an investment of €175 million, the new facility will be built in Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France with the support of the French government.

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AquaBounty unveils 50,000 ton target

Jan 21, 2020 — The company also plans to construct and operate four to five new, land-based RAS farms in North America close to consumer consumption.

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AKVA Group expects Q4 loss due to project

Jan 21, 2020 — The operating loss is due to the delay in projects within the Land Based segment.

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Scientists are getting closer to PD-resistant salmon

Jan 15, 2020 — New insights about fish biology and genetics will allow to breed highly tolerant or resistant salmon against the pancreas disease.

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Pioneer in marine finfish aquaculture passes away

Jan 9, 2020 — Syd Kraul, president of Pacific Planktonics Inc. and a pioneer in marine finfish aquaculture in Hawaii, passed away on December 23, 2019 at his home in Kailua Kona.

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Philippines aims at closing the mackerel tuna breeding cycle

Jan 8, 2020 — Japanese technology on farming mackerel tuna (Euthynnus affinis) is set to be adopted in the Philippines. Researchers aim at closing the mackerel tuna breeding cycle by 2023-2024.

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Hendrix Genetics appoints new director of business development for Asian shrimp market

Jan 9, 2020 — Ton Hovers, in the role of business development manager for its shrimp genetics in Kona Bay, will focus on sales and technical services for the shrimp market in Asia.

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Automated egg sorter identifies fast-growing fish before feeding

Dec 31, 2019 — GenetiRate, Inc. unveiled an automated system that sorts 125,000 eyed eggs per hour employing a patented test that identifies fast-growth fish.

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Chile and Scotland points at selective breeding to tackle complex gill disease in salmon

Dec 31, 2019 — An international collaboration between aquaculture experts from Scotland, Chile and Hendrix Genetics has taken a significant step towards the early detection and potential treatment of multifactorial gill disease.

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MSD Animal Health acquires Vaki from Pentair

Dec 23, 2019 — The combined power of both companies brings together leading technology and services that allow access to real-time, actionable data and insights to help, improve or enhance animal management and health outcomes.

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RAS technology allows double-size smolts

Dec 11, 2019 — Scottish Sea Farms’ new RAS hatchery has achieved a critical milestone with the first smolts having gone safely out to sea pens with an average weight of 160 grams - more than double that of smolts grown by the company when using traditional hatchery methods.

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AquaMaof plans to double in size in 12 months

Dec 5, 2019 — To support its continuous growth, the company plans to strengthen its technology, R&D, engineering, project management, customer support and purchasing departments.

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CSIRO develops new shrimp health test

Dec 5, 2019 — Australian startup Genics, which spun-out of CSIRO, will commercialize a new test that can detect 13 commercially significant shrimp diseases, including white spot syndrome and infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV).

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How to improve profitability in Artemia commercial farming in Vietnam

Nov 27, 2019 — Study highlights that the profitability of Artemia farms are significantly affected by farming scale, production model and the interaction between these factors.

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Spirulina intensive culture facility targets aquaculture industry

Nov 21, 2019 — Chitose Group, a Japanese group of bioventure companies, has expanded its Spirulina production capacity with a new facility in Brunei. Spirulina is sold as a supplement for human consumption, but the company also targets the aquaculture industry as live prey food and an alternative ingredient for aquafeeds.

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Sustainable feed for lobster larvae shows promising results

Nov 13, 2019 — Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have developed a species-specific feed to meet the need for suitable nutrients for lobster larvae.

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