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Signify to provide Salmon Evolution with lights to optimize RAS salmon production

Jun 21, 2021 — Signify will provide Salmon Evolution with overhead and underwater aquaculture lighting for the company’s land-based salmon farming facility that is scheduled to be opened in Norway.

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Artec Aqua inks deal for land-based salmon facility in South Korea

Jun 21, 2021 — The company will conduct a feasibility study for a 20,000 ton land-based salmon facility to be built by a joint venture between Salmon Evolution ASA and Dongwon Industries Co., Ltd.

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Innovative DNA-based test detects Bonamia in oysters

Jun 18, 2021 — Xelect and Orkney Shellfish Hatchery developed an innovative new DNA-based method to detect Bonamia in European flat oysters that samples oyster waters. 

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Southern California trout hatcheries resume stocking after Lactococcus detection

Jun 18, 2021 — Additional information and strategies were developed including two new vaccines. 

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Samherji inks deal for a land-based salmon farm at Icelandic power plant

Jun 16, 2021 — The new facility will have the capacity to produce up to 40,000 tons of salmon and will consist of a hatchery, an ongrowing farm, a processing house and service buildings

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Benchmark Genetics signs agreement with Norway's largest integrated land-based fish farm

Jun 15, 2021 — The company will deliver 25 million Atlantic salmon eggs annually and will contribute technical expertise.

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Cooke gets approval for a new salmon hatchery in Canada

Jun 15, 2021 — A former Arctic charr farming operation will be converted into an Atlantic salmon hatchery with a capacity to grow 450,000 salmon smolt.

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Nanobubble oxygen injection technology raises $9 million

Jun 15, 2021 — Moleaer’s nanobubble oxygen injection technology was tested in salmon farming increasing productivity and efficiency.

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8F acquires Krüger Kaldnes

Jun 15, 2021 — The global investment firm behind Pure Salmon acquired the aquaculture division of Krüger Kaldnes from Veolia in their ambition to become the largest global sustainable salmon producer.

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AquaGen’s salmon shows high survival against new IPN variant

Jun 14, 2021 — The company performed tests after some cases of a new variant of the IPN virus were identified in Norway, creating some uncertainty among breeders.

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Genetics influences physical fitness of tilapia

Jun 14, 2021 — Researchers recommend including fitness in selective breeding programs for farmed fish.

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Spring Genetics strengthens its team

Jun 14, 2021 — The company is following Benchmark Genetics’ strategy to strengthen teams and resources for their tilapia program in the Americas.

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Genotyping tool identified as the go-to tool for genetic improvement for farmed shrimp

Jun 10, 2021 — Genotyping tool developed by the Center for Aquaculture Technologies is a practical tool for the implementation of genomic selection in shrimp breeding, according to a new study.

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New agreement for side stream treatment in EU’s largest RAS salmon park

Jun 10, 2021 — Biomega Group will produce human-grade protein products and salmon oil, together with high-quality pet food, from all the side streams arising from salmon harvesting at the site.

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ViAqua Therapeutics raises $4.3 million for its oral, RNA-based shrimp health solution

Jun 9, 2021 — S2G Ventures, Thai Union and Agriline Financing join previous investors such as Nutreco to support the commercialization of the first product aimed at improving health in shrimp.

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Neil Manchester joins Scottish trout business

Jun 9, 2021 — Scottish trout company, Kames Fish Farming Limited, appointed Neil Manchester as managing director.

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How important genetics are in Atlantic salmon production?

Jun 8, 2021 — “An even faster increase in genetic improvement by using state-of-the-art technologies” is expected, said Robbert Blonk, R&D director at Hendrix Genetics, in an interview before joining Skretting’s FISH Great Talks on June 24.

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How to improve milkfish breeding performance through hormone implants

Jun 8, 2021 — ICAR-CIBA researchers developed a combined hormone method for milkfish captive maturation and hatchery seed production in a tropical climate.

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Nofima researchers win fish welfare prize

Jun 8, 2021 — Researchers were awarded for their efforts to advance strategies for reducing the number of laboratory animals in fish health studies.

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New tuna breeding project to accelerate innovation in sustainable aquaculture

Jun 8, 2021 — Seven new projects were announced as the result of EIT Food’s sustainable aquaculture competition, including breeding tuna in RAS and shellfish juvenile production, among others. 

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