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Oman aquaculture production on the rise

Jun 4, 2020 — The country, that currently produces seabream and tilapia, seeks to increase aquaculture production through new shrimp, abalone, seabream, cobia and seaweed projects.

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FEAP concerns about aquaculture in Europe due to COVID-19

Jun 4, 2020 — “European aquaculture is facing its biggest challenge for decades and, if the situation is not dealt with correctly, market risks will continue threatening in the aftermath of the sanitary crisis,” the federation said.

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Is European plaice a candidate species for aquaculture?

Jun 4, 2020 — The last time an attempt was made to breed European plaice was in 1946 and now Norwegian scientists have resumed trials to assess the suitability of this species for commercial aquaculture production.

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Nofitech Holding acquires water treatment suppliers for RAS

Jun 4, 2020 — CM Aqua and Ratz Aqua were acquired by Nofitech Holding AS and look forward to applying their technology to more species than salmon.

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OTAQ Group invests in shrimp technology startup Minnowtech

Jun 2, 2020 — UK-based OTAQ Group will provide technical expertise and commercial scaleup to US-based Minnowtech that provides an imaging platform to enable shrimp farmers to measure shrimp abundance to optimize feeding.

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Benchmark delays SPR shrimp launch due to COVID-19

Jun 4, 2020 — The company is building a multiplication center in Thailand but the commercial launch will be delayed until the shrimp market recovers.

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Pontus Research increasing capacity to support aquaculture industry

Jun 1, 2020 — The company completed a £1.2 million investment to expand its UK facilities and initiate the company expansion in Southeast Asia with a new Singapore facility that will focus on tropical marine species.

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India’s MPEDA to produce GIFT tilapia seeds

May 26, 2020 — The Rajiv Gandhi Center for Aquaculture targets production of five million GIFT seeds for this fiscal year, being the only GIFT supplier in India.

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Vietnam to prevent the entry of deadly shrimp virus

May 25, 2020 — The country’s government has called for strengthening the control of imports for shrimp broodstock and PLs and aquafeeds from China to prevent the entry of decapod iridescent virus 1.

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EU Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies for sustainable food systems

May 22, 2020 — The European Commission proposes EU actions and commitments to halt biodiversity loss in Europe and worldwide and transform the food systems and plans to support aquaculture producers in the transition to a more equitable and sustainable food system.

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Are rotifer resting eggs an alternative for fish hatcheries?

May 25, 2020 — A team of Israeli researchers performed a study to identify the main factors affecting rotifer resting egg production, storage and hatching with the aim of increasing the efficiency, reducing the costs of production and facilitating their use in hatcheries.

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Nofima strengthens its RAS research

May 20, 2020 — The center will expand its RAS research facilities as recirculating systems have gained importance in the salmon production in recent years.

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Enhanced resistance to BCWD in Troutlodge strains

May 19, 2020 — Joint research of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Troutlodge has shown that genomic selection can double the prediction accuracy for bacterial cold water disease (BCWD).

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ISA virus detected at Chilean salmon farm

May 12, 2020 — Salmon smolts were culled after Sernapeesca detected infectious salmon anemia (ISA) in a smolt facility in the Aysén region.

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Membrane ultrafiltration improves water quality and fish growth in RAS

May 7, 2020 — Researchers found that membrane filtration gave more stable and better physicochemical and microbial water quality, which will reduce the probability for microbially related accidents in RAS.

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Study shows potential of Rhodomonas for large-scale production

May 7, 2020 — Researchers successfully cultivated Rhodomonas sp. in tubular photobioreactors at pilot-scale utilizing the sunlight conditions.

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Australian researchers successfully bred tropical rock oyster

May 7, 2020 — A CRCNA project bred for the first time a new black lip rock oyster that will provide diversification and investment opportunities for shellfish farmers in Australia.

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Pincoy project develops homozygous salmon eggs against SRS

May 5, 2020 — The project, that aims to decrease the use of antibiotics in the Chilean salmon industry, strengthen fish resistance to SRS through genetic selection.

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Benchmark Genetics Chile appoints new general manager

May 5, 2020 — Pablo Mazo was appointed as general manager of Benchmark Genetics Chile to develop the company’s productive and commercial plans in the country.

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Genomar acquires Brazilian tilapia breeding company AquaAmérica and AquaPorto

May 5, 2020 — Genomar acquired the genetics and distribution assets of AquaAmérica and AquaPorto that will join the portfolio of major tilapia brands, including GenoMar Supreme and Aquabel.

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