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Cooke is moving to RAS

Dec 31, 2019 — AKVA has entered into a co-operation agreement with Cooke Aquaculture Inc., to deliver several larger land-based smolt projects.

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FloGro Fresh plans the first whiteleg shrimp hatchery

Dec 31, 2019 — FloGro Fresh is the first UK company that produces warm water whiteleg shrimp, Penaeus vannamei, in a RAS system.

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Review on integrated production of the brine shrimp Artemia in solar salt ponds

Dec 31, 2019 — A new article reviews the principles of Artemia pond production and how it is practiced in terms of general management.

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USA partnership to boost domestic farm-raised fish

Oct 9, 2019 — Focused on improving market competitiveness for domestic aquaculture producers, the project will initially focus on Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) and red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) as model species for improvement. 

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New private GIFT hatchery in Timor-Leste

Oct 9, 2019 — Since the demand of GIFT tilapia is increasing, a new hatchery was built to pave the way for the sector’s development.

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Spring Genetics commits to biosecurity and health surveillance

Oct 9, 2019 — The company operates a bio-secure closed breeding nucleus to which no external fish have been introduced since 2009, and have been screening against TiLV for the past 3 years without findings detected. 

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Scientists are testing a new vaccine for rainbow trout fry

Oct 9, 2019 — A consortium in Scotland is taking a significant step toward the development of a commercial vaccine for rainbow trout fry syndrome (RTFS), a pervasive disease among trout, as the industry aims to improve fish welfare and unlock the sector’s potential.

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Til-Aqua donates YY Tilapia broodstock to Mozambique

Oct 9, 2019 — After the cyclone Idai destroyed the first tilapia hatchery in Mozambique, the company donated 500 set of YY broodstock to support the hatchery. 

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Oyster breeding project to boost Eastern Canada industry

Oct 9, 2019 — L’Étang Ruisseau Bar Ltée (ERB) is teaming up with Université Laval, Genome Atlantic and Génome Québec on a $3.8 million project using genomics to produce the first selectively bred Canadian strain of Eastern oyster.

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Benchmark’s Streptococcus-resistant tilapia fry available soon

Oct 9, 2019 — Benchmark discovered a significant quantitative trait locus (“QTL”) for Streptococcus iniae resistance in tilapia. The QTL identified will be used to select broodstock with high levels of Streptococcus iniae resistance for the production of commercial fry. 

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Huon Aquaculture transfers the biggest hatchery-grown salmon in the South

Oct 9, 2019 — The salmon were in excess of 1kg, matching the size of a small proportion of salmon grown on-land by the world’s leading salmon companies based in Norway and the Faroe Islands. 

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Benchmark’s CFO steps down

Oct 9, 2019 — Mark Plampin will step down from his role of Chief Financial Officer.

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New era and new leader for INVE AQUACULTURE

Oct 9, 2019 — Philippe Léger will hand over his role as Managing Director of Benchmark’s Advanced Nutrition and CEO of INVE Aquaculture to Athene Blakeman.  The company recently celebrated 35 years of service to global aquaculture. 

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Benchmark’s distribution agreement with Acceso El Salvador

Dec 31, 2019 — The agreement will enable Acceso El Salvador to supply Salvadoran tilapia farmers with high quality tilapia fingerlings, featuring the latest and improved genetics from the Beenchmark’s tilapia breeding program. 

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Hendrix Genetics partners to apply Genetirate’s technology to improve trout feed conversion rate

Dec 31, 2019 — A study has been initiated with Hendrix Genetics and GenetiRate, a US based start-up, to apply a new technology that has the potential to measure the feed conversion rate of rainbow trout.

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INVE AQUACULTURE develops new technological innovations for Artemia

Oct 9, 2019 — The new innovations, that will be added to the SEP-Art concept, will allow Artemia cysts to hatch in the dark and to suppress Vibrio growth.

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AlgaEnergy points at Asian market

Dec 31, 2019 — AlgaEnergy has signed a partnership with Krishi Rasayan to introduce its products in the agriculture and aquaculture markets in India and other key countries.

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Mexico opens first shrimp genetic research center

Oct 9, 2019 — CONAPESCA has inaugurated Genamex, which will produce certified shrimp broodstocks of high health and high genetic variety and will supply larvae production laboratories at a national level to improve the performance of crustacean production. 

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Benchmark considering the acquisition of JV salmon breeding operation

Dec 31, 2019 — Benchmark announced an update on its joint venture with AquaChile, its Chilean breeding and genetics partner.

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Benchmark opens land-based salmon egg production facility

Oct 9, 2019 — After just over 12 months of construction, Benchmark’s new facility, SalmoBreed Salten, has officially opened. The company said that the site is the most advanced land-based facility for the production of salmon eggs in the world.

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