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AquaBounty expects first harvest of GMO salmon in the fourth quarter this year

Aug 7, 2020 — The company is also planning a 10,000-ton RAS farm and will soon select the farm’s RAS technology provider.

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$700,000 shellfish hatchery expansion to increase production capacity in Western Australia

Aug 7, 2020 — Albany's Shellfish Hatchery, which produces multiple species of spat for commercial farmers, will build a greenhouse to increase microalgae production to feed young oysters and a new nursery.

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Can microencapsulated algal feeds replace conventional live algal diets in bivalves?

Aug 5, 2020 — A team of British researchers developed microencapsulated Schizochytrium algae diet that improves sexual maturation in oyster broodstock compared with conventional live algal diets.

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ASC opens public consultation to audit RAS farms

Aug 5, 2020 — The consultations are seeking feedback on two separate issues, new requirements for recirculation aquaculture systems and the review of certification and accreditation requirements.

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NaturalShrimp acquires water treatment company

Jul 30, 2020 — The company signed a LOI to acquire F&T Water Solutions LLC that will consolidate its intellectual property for non-shrimp aquatic species and other RAS opportunities into a new wholly-owned subsidiary.

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Canadian $29 million project to monitor fish health

Jul 29, 2020 — Ocean Aware project will develop and commercialize world-class solutions for monitoring fish health, fish movement and the environment, and supporting both profitable and sustainable practices in the ocean.

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Seafarms produces third generation of SPF shrimp at Project Sea Dragon

Jul 29, 2020 — The Australian shrimp farm aims to develop the world-class Project Sea Dragon, a global scale prawn aquaculture project to be developed across northern Australia culminating in the operation of 10,000 hectares of prawn production ponds.

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Lactococcus garvieae outbreak forces euthanization of fish at Southern California hatcheries

Jul 29, 2020 — Three Southern California hatcheries have depopulated more than three million trout in an effort to eliminate the bacterial infection.

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Worldwide satellite ocean data map to monitor water conditions

Jul 28, 2020 — UMITRON introduced PULSE, a web-based service that provides a high-resolution map view of a range of water quality parameters that allows farmers to monitor water conditions.

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Hendrix Genetics starts shrimp production at its breeding facility in Ecuador

Jul 28, 2020 — The first generation of shrimp produced at the Macrobio hatchery, a state-of-the-art shrimp breeding operation in Ecuador, will be ready by the end of 2020. 

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New BAP farm standard open for public comment

Jul 28, 2020 — The renamed BAP Farm Standard replaces Issue 2.4 of the BAP Finfish and Crustacean Farm Standard and now covers all eligible fed aquaculture species. The public comment period expires on September 26.

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New Zealand’s seafood company secures loan for a new salmon hatchery

Jul 27, 2020 — Sanford Limited secured an $8 million loan from the Provincial Growth Fund to help it create a new salmon RAS hatchery in Southland that will produce 6 million Chinook salmon smolt.

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Seafood giant invests in Salmon Evolution

Jul 27, 2020 — Dongwon Industries and Salmon Evolution will jointly construct a land-based fish farm in South Korea utilizing Salmon Evolution’s technology and plan other similar projects in other Asian and North American markets.

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ASC translates standards for Indonesian farmers

Jul 27, 2020 — Shrimp, tilapia and tropical marine finfish standards and related guidance documents were translated into Indonesian to help more farmers in the country work towards more responsible practices.

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Benchmark sells UK vaccine facility

Jul 23, 2020 — Vaccine manufacturing facility at Braintree, UK will be sold to Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult that will become part of the UK infrastructure to support the response to COVID-19.

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Innovasea purchases its current office and manufacturing facility

Jul 23, 2020 — The building in Bedford, Nova Scotia features 43,600 square feet of mixed-use space where the company makes its acoustic telemetry solutions and builds wireless environmental monitoring tools.

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Severe contraction in shrimp production and exports in Ecuador

Jul 22, 2020 — The Ecuadorian shrimp sector announced a serious contraction in its production and exports as a result of the market crisis and reduced demand.

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SAIC’s innovation fund to support aquaculture recovery - UK

Jul 20, 2020 — The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has opened an ongoing rapid-response funding call to support Scotland’s growing aquaculture sector through the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CPF builds shrimp “5.0” farm in the USA

Jul 23, 2020 — Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) is developing “Aquaculture 5.0” shrimp farm in the USA that can be cultured anywhere, any time of the year and that will use feeds made from ingredients which are all sustainable, being neither marine meals nor soybeans from sensitive areas.

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Does cannibalism have a genetic component?

Jul 17, 2020 — A team of researchers found differences in cannibalism rates among Asian seabass families and suggest that family selection for reduced cannibalism rate could be effective to increase survival during the fingerling stage.

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