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Study reveals great potential for natural genetic variation to boost aquaculture

Nov 3, 2020 — New research into Atlantic salmon has highlighted a hitherto untapped resource of genetic variation that could help unlock even greater production benefits.

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Industry experts behind new seafood investment company

Nov 3, 2020 — Bluefront Equity, a new private equity fund, was launched to invest in supplier companies that make the future seafood value chain more sustainable.

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Spring Genetics signs new agreement in Colombia

Nov 3, 2020 — The company signed its fourth major contract in the country with Piscícola Botero to supply tilapia breeders.

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Researchers close the life cycle of goliath grouper

Nov 3, 2020 — A joint research between the Rosario Islands Oceanarium - CEINER, CENIACUA and Benchmark Genetics Colombia closed the cycle of goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara).

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Benchmark Genetics signs a five-year ova agreement with new land-based facility

Nov 3, 2020 — Benchmark Genetics will supply 40 million ova over five years to the land-based facility that AquaCon will build in Maryland, USA.

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Shrimp Improvement Systems introduces new shrimp broodstock in India

Nov 2, 2020 — The new vannamei line is more resistant to disease outbreaks and does not lose its ability to grow fast.

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Researchers breed red signal cucumber for the first time

Nov 2, 2020 — Researchers at the University of Gothenburg bred red signal cucumber in captivity for the first time adapting protocols of other species to a cold-water species.

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Cambodian Aquaculturist Association offers flood relief support to hatcheries

Oct 30, 2020 — Widespread flooding has impacted as many as 70% of the ponds in the region served by ASA/WISHH’s Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainability Trade (CAST)-Cambodia project.

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Troutlodge sales manager Jon Handley leaves to UK distributor

Oct 30, 2020 — The company is looking to fill the position of sales manager EMEA quickly to continue sales and support in this region.

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AquaBounty selects Kentucky to build US 10,000-ton farm

Oct 30, 2020 — The new farm will be AquaBounty’s first large-scale commercial facility and it is expected to be ready for commercial production in 2023.

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Genics appoints new aquaculture consultant for Ecuador

Oct 30, 2020 — Wendy Moscoso will assist the company’s clients in Ecuador in meeting their production goals.

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New virtual fish laboratory open for use

Oct 29, 2020 — A virtual laboratory was developed by the EU project AQUAEXCEL2020 which can simulate experiments with fish and receive data on expected growth and water quality.

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NOAA request of information for aquaculture opportunity areas

Oct 26, 2020 — NOAA is seeking public input on the creation of Aquaculture Opportunity Areas (AOA) in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and waters off of southern California via a 60-day public comment period.

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Researchers to test CRISPR to fight sea lice

Oct 23, 2020 — A new project will utilize the Nobel Prize-winning gene-editing method, CRISPR-Cas9, as a test of what genes affect how attractive salmon is as a host of lice.

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Blue Aqua International’s new online platform to share practical knowledge in shrimp farming

Oct 22, 2020 — The company will launch an online platform, Doctor ShrimpTM, where the latest research findings and practical solutions on shrimp farming will be published.

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US funding opportunity to address the impact of stressors on shellfish aquaculture

Oct 21, 2020 — Applications should study how the ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors impacts shellfish aquaculture.

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Pathovet enters the Brazilian tilapia market

Oct 21, 2020 — The company aims to contribute to the tilapia production industry detecting pathogens and leveraged $500,000 to improve the sanitary diagnosis in tilapia.

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Researchers make progress in enhancing cryopreservation techniques for mussels

Oct 22, 2020 — Researchers developed a reliable protocol for freezing veliger larvae of GreenshellTM mussels that could be part of future selective breeding programs for the species.

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New smartphone photo app monitors shrimp growth

Oct 21, 2020 — XpertSea developed an app that lets shrimp farmers measure, track and manage their animals with nothing more than a smartphone.

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Benchmark Genetics strengthens its focus on consultancy services for external breeding programs

Oct 21, 2020 — The company appointed Jørn Thodesen as business manager - Applied Genetics Consultancy to establish new customer relationships and adapt the company’s consultancy services to better meet the demands of various segments in the global market.

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