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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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New strategy to increase essential fatty acids and polar lipids in Artemia

Oct 9, 2019 — A new study proposes an innovative enrichment strategy to produce Artemia nauplii rich in essential fatty acids and/or polar lipids, similarly to that of the wild copepods' lipid profile.  

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Oman plans one of the world’s largest microalgae plant

Oct 9, 2019 — Feed Algae, a UK-based company, plans to build one of the world’s largest algae farms in Oman that will have the capacity to produce 100,000 tons of algae each year. 

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Can Nile tilapia larval growth be manipulated with light?

Dec 31, 2019 — A study found that it is possible to maximize the larval growth rates via manipulation of artificial light regimes.

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Norwegian researchers develop a method for selecting high feed efficient salmon

Oct 9, 2019 — Foods of Norway has developed a new method for selecting salmon with higher feed efficiency with the potential to considerably reduce production costs and the environmental footprint of the aquaculture industry.

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Cooke Aquaculture expanding salmon rearing facilities in Canada

Dec 31, 2019 — Cooke Aquaculture, supported by the Government of Canada, is expanding its facilities and advancing its existing salmon breeding program. The investments will enable the company to expand its Oak Bay hatchery where it will develop and implement advanced genomics technology, building on its salmon breeding expertise.

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Singapore is breeding a supertilapia

Oct 9, 2019 — The Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory in Singapore has been working on a tilapia breeding program since 2011. The team wants to breed a “premium tilapia” that is tougher, grows faster, is disease resistant and rich on omega-3. 

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Mowi purchases lumpfish hatchery

Dec 31, 2019 — Mowi has acquired Ocean Matters’ aquaculture facility, a hatchery that currently produces lumpfish, one of the two species that have proven to be an effective cleanerfish.

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Scaling up micro-encapsulated feed

Dec 31, 2019 — Molofeed, a company that has developed a micro-encapsulation technology that provides a slow release of feed to early stage fish and shrimp, was recently supported by Aqua-Spark. The company expects to finish shrimp trials this summer 2019 and produce 50 tons of feed.

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Hendrix Genetics signs MoU to enhance black tiger shrimp production in Bangladesh

Oct 9, 2019 — A multi-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation (BSFF) and Hendrix Genetics to share knowledge for the development of black tiger shrimp production in Bangladesh.

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Micro-encapsulated hatchery feed receives Aqua-Spark funding

Oct 9, 2019 — Aqua-Spark, an investment fund focused on sustainable aquaculture, has also invested in 16 complementary small to medium enterprises. 

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Hendrix Genetics brings genetic improvement of coho salmon in Chile

Oct 9, 2019 — Hendrix Genetics partners with Salmones Aysen to provide genetic and breeding support for their coho salmon strain in Chile.

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Bernaqua hatchery feed certified for organic production

Oct 9, 2019 — BernAqua achieved the Naturland certification for its organic feed, becoming the first larval feed producer to achieve this certification for larval feed under 300 microns in fish and in shrimps.

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AlgaEnergy continues with its internationalization plan

Oct 9, 2019 — AlgaEnergy continues with its internationalization plan with the recent opening of subsidiaries in the United States and India. 

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Nofima improvements in farmed cod

Oct 9, 2019 — Nofima has been working on the national breeding program for cod since 2003. Researchers have improved cod disease management, reduced deformities and mortality rate. 

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FDA approves import of AquAdvantage salmon eggs

Dec 31, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted the import alert allowing AquaBounty to start farming AquAdvantage® Salmon in Indiana facilities.

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Illinois Soybean Association towards sustainable tuna production

Dec 31, 2019 — Ichthus Unlimited, LLC, will built the first U.S. tuna hatchery. The company and Illinois Soybean Association developed a sustainable soy-based feed for tuna. 

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