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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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American Aquafarms plans new finfish hatchery in the U.S.

Oct 19, 2020 — American Aquafarms, a US-based company leveraging next-generation eco-friendly aquaculture technology, is considering Maine sites for a hatchery, finfish farm facilities and a state-of-the-art processing plant in coastal Maine.

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Center for Aquaculture Technologies opens third lab facility

Oct 16, 2020 — The state-of-the-art facility became the third location for the company, tripling its Canadian footprint and expanding the already best-in-class research services in health and nutrition.

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iCell to start US eel and EU RAS salmon aquaculture projects

Oct 15, 2020 — The company is establishing a mobile pilot processing unit in the U.S. that will replicate its protein production, recovery and water treatment processes and agreed to work in the EU’s largest salmon farming project in Sweden.

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NaturalShrimp, Ecoponex agreement for renewable energy efficient farm

Oct 15, 2020 — The companies will form a joint venture to utilize and combine the technology of NaturalShrimp with the innovative Renewable Energy Efficient Farm technology developed and owned by Ecoponex.

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Spring Genetics inks new deal with Colombian tilapia producer

Oct 14, 2020 — Spring Genetics signed a new agreement with Proceal to supply broodstock for the next three years, which is the third contract signed by the company in the country.

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Akva appoints new COO for its land-based business unit

Oct 15, 2020 — Johan Fredrik Gjesdal was appointed chief operating officer for AKVA group’s land based business unit.

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Orkney Shellfish Hatchery achieves milestone in raising native flat oysters on land

Oct 15, 2020 — The multi-species hatchery successfully cultured its first run of native flat oysters on land and plans to increase the production of the species imminently.

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USDA seeks public comments on Agriculture Innovation Agenda

Oct 14, 2020 — As an important and growing segment of U.S. agriculture, both marine and freshwater aquaculture stakeholders are encouraged to provide comments.

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What are the lighting conditions for salmon RAS farms?

Oct 13, 2020 — Nofima scientists studied the effect of LED light on salmon performance in RAS and found that the existing lighting conditions appear to be safe in terms of growth and mortality rates.

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Study identifies traits of climate-resilient red abalone

Oct 13, 2020 — Researchers suggest that shellfish varieties tolerant of ocean acidification from upwelling zones can be bred into farm stocks to help them better withstand the damaging effects of ocean climate change.

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Hendrix Genetics to build shrimp broodstock center in Indonesia

Oct 20, 2020 — The company will establish a shrimp broodstock multiplication center in the country to source high-quality, specific pathogen-free (SPF) broodstock, locally reared.

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Allmicroalgae set to double production of algae-based ingredients

Oct 12, 2020 — The installation of a second fermenter will increase the production capacity up to 120 tons per year, which means an increase of more than 50% of the current capacities and doubling the initial volume.

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Aller Aqua upgrades fry feeds for faster growth and lower mortality

Oct 9, 2020 — The company improved and fine-tuned the content of marine phospholipids rich in PUFA’s in Aller Aqua’s fry feed range allowing for uniformly sized fry, no deformities and low mortality.

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Skretting introduces new growth model for barramundi

Oct 9, 2020 — The new growth model uses rich data to calculate the expected farm performance, provides tailored feeding protocol recommendations and is also suitable for the most advanced genetic barramundi strains.

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Troutlodge turns Rock Creek Hatchery into an R&D facility

Oct 9, 2020 — The facility is now equipped to simulate trials in a real farm scenario that will help resolve the most relevant challenges facing customers and the industry.

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Benchmark Genetics joins SalmonChile

Oct 8, 2020 — Benchmark Genetics Chile joined SalmonChile, an association that joins the main producers and suppliers of Atlantic salmon, coho and trout in Chile with more than 50 partners.

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University of Arizona partners with Peru for shrimp disease

Oct 8, 2020 — The cooperation will receive technical assistance in the diagnosis of shrimp diseases, promote the exchange of specialists and researchers and propose in joint research projects.

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Innovasea opens office in Chile

Oct 8, 2020 — Innovasea’s Chilean operation will be located in Puerto Varas and headed by Juan Pablo Barrales, who has more than 20 years of experience working in Chile’s aquaculture industry.

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Alpha Aqua delivers the first olive flounder RAS farm in the Republic of Korea

Oct 8, 2020 — The company’s patented raceway system will produce 500 tons of olive flounder per year and will be the first of a series of plants in the Republic of Korea and the surrounding countries.

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