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Plasma-activated water as a potential hatchery disinfectant

Mar 19, 2020 — South Korean researchers found that disinfecting Artemia cysts with plasma-activated water during the hatching process reduces the bacteria load and increases hatching rate.

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Alpha Aqua targets American RAS aquaculture markets

Mar 20, 2020 — Alpha Aqua and HTH AquaMetricsTM joined forces under Alpha Aqua North America to provide advanced RAS solutions to the American aquaculture markets.

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Fire destroys NaturalShrimp RAS R&D facility

Mar 19, 2020 — The damage occurred at the company’s pilot production plant that housed nursery, grow-out tanks and EC machinery.

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Spring Genetics partners with Colombia’s largest producer of tilapia

Mar 17, 2020 — The agreement aims to increase the farm productivity with improved genetics for growth and disease resistance, and processing plant with improved fillet yield.

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Norway approves applications for triploid salmon production

Mar 18, 2020 — The approval is part of a project (NRS-TRIPWELL) that tests triploid salmon production in Norway.

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Pure Salmon raises $358.8 million to fund first RAS farms

Mar 16, 2020 — 8F Asset Management has raised $358.8 million for the construction of Pure Salmon RAS facilities in Poland, Japan, France and the U.S.

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Another milestone reached in cleaner fish production

Mar 13, 2020 — Mowi Scotland reported that the company introduced the first batch of wrasse eggs in its wrasse recirculation unit in Anglesey, Wales.

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Advances in zootechnical conditions pave the way for industrial cuttlefish production

Mar 13, 2020 — Portuguese researchers optimized the breeding conditions of Sepia officinalis obtaining higher breeding ratios and low feeding costs.

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New Macrobrachium hatchery to ramp up production in the Philippines

Mar 13, 2020 — A new facility with 3,000 broodstock in Tigbauan, Iloilo, aims to jumpstart the giant freshwater prawn industry in the Philippines.

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Transformative year allows AquaBounty to start salmon commercial strategy in 2020

Mar 12, 2020 — Last year was a transformative year for AquaBounty, as for the first time, the company began to grow-out its AquAdvantage Salmon in the United States.

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Pebble Labs and Virbac partner to bring shrimp disease solutions to farmers

Mar 12, 2020 — The joint development agreement will validate Pebble Labs technology that reduces the transmission of diseases and viruses such as WSSV and will discuss future applications in aquaculture.

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CPF considers setting up a shrimp farm in the U.S.

Mar 9, 2020 — Charoen Pokphand Group is considering different locations including Florida and other sites less prone to hurricanes.

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Light improves growth performance in pompano fry

Mar 9, 2020 — Philippine researchers found that using artificial lighting at night improves growth and survival rates and reduces feeding costs in pompano nursery stage.

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Melick feedmill fire will raise feed costs for local hatcheries

Mar 3, 2020 — Melick Aquafeed mill in Catawissa, Pennsylvania, was destroyed by fire in February, leaving local hatcheries scrambling for feed.

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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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