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Cargill introduces fully compostable feed bags

Oct 8, 2020 — The company becomes the first salmon feed producer to introduce this initiative in the market to help reduce its carbon footprint.

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AquaMaof, Nutreco back US land-based salmon operation in Nevada

Oct 6, 2020 — West Coast Salmon AS closed first stage equity financing with lead anchor investors Bregal Partners and Nutreco N.V. and initiates the development of RAS Atlantic salmon farming facility with technology provided by AquaMaof.

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Land-based yellowtail farmer heads for an IPO listing on the Merkur Market

Oct 5, 2020 — With this round, the Kingfish Company plans to scale up its business and become the largest producer of yellowtail kingfish in both the EU and the U.S.

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Gene-editing tool to speed disease studies in fish

Oct 5, 2020 — UK researchers found an improved, fast, simple gene-editing tool that could improve the understanding of the genetic basis of disease resistance in valuable species of farmed fish.

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Texas to ramp up oyster farming

Oct 8, 2020 — Following the 2019 law that allows oyster farming on the Texas Gulf, the state is developing a breeding program, producing larvae and spat and providing support to set an oyster commercial aquaculture industry.

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Ornatas to start first commercial-scale tropical rock lobster hatchery

Oct 1, 2020 — The company is awaiting the arrival of wild-caught tropical rock lobster broodstock that will mark the beginning of the world's first undertaking to grow this species in a commercial-scale hatchery.

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Study finds marine microbial biomass as a useful feed additive in whiteleg shrimp juveniles

Oct 1, 2020 — The addition of 100 grams per kilo of Novacq™ in practical and commercial feeds improved growth and feed efficiency of PL12 and juvenile whiteleg shrimp.

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Midland Co. builds shrimp RAS farm with algae-based wastewater treatment

Oct 1, 2020 — The U.S. company is building a commercial demonstration facility that simplifies RAS systems with a new, innovative technology, algae-based wastewater treatment.

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Argentinian researchers to test crab larval culture

Oct 1, 2020 — INIDEP researchers are performing trials on crab (Lithodes santolla) culture to obtain data on larval growth and survival.

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Elanco restructures, eliminates 900 positions

Sep 30, 2020 — The company will restructure its business to drive synergies from Bayer Animal Health acquisition and begin de-leveraging the loan that financed the acquisition.

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Thai Union venture fund invests in smart farming startup

Sep 30, 2020 — The company will invest in HydroNeo, a German high-tech company that develops comprehensive solutions for smart aquaculture management.

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Orkney Shellfish Hatchery plans land-based clawed lobster production

Sep 30, 2020 — The multi-species hatchery received its first lobster broodstock that will be cultured in a ground-breaking hatchery system provided by Ocean On Land Technology.

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Largest Brazilian tilapia fry producer rebrands as AquaGenetics do Brasil

Oct 1, 2020 — As part of the corporate restructuring after the recent acquisition of AquaAmerica, AquaGenetics do Brasil becomes the exclusive distributor of the genetics brands of Aquabel and AquaAmerica tilapia in the Brazilian market.

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The Kingfish Company secures critical permit to build RAS facility in the U.S.

Sep 29, 2020 — This is a critical permit for the construction of the company’s newest RAS facility projected to produce 6,000-8,000 metric tons annually upon completion.

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EU-funded fish parasite solution raises €1.4 million in seed financing

Oct 1, 2020 — Sundew ApS raised funds to bring its first product, which addresses white spot disease outbreaks in fish and was developed under the EU ParaFishControl project, to the market.

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New joint venture to produce DNA vaccines for aquaculture

Sep 29, 2020 — Touchlight Genetics and Stonehaven Incubate formed Touchlight Aquaculture, which will allow accelerated commercial scalability of DNA vaccines in the aquaculture industry.

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Spring Genetics inks deal with Africa’s largest integrated tilapia producer

Sep 28, 2020 — The agreement secures Lake Harvest exclusive supply of high performing Nile tilapia broodstock and a license to produce and sell sex-reversed fingerlings to third party farms in the region.

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Study suggests statistics as decision-making tool for monitoring RAS

Sep 24, 2020 — A team of researchers proposes the use of principal component analysis that could identify the possible cause of harmful events to fish welfare and also increase efficiency throughout the production.

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New EU project to boost economic feasibility of four emerging fish species

Sep 22, 2020 — BESTBROOD will boost the economic feasibility of four emerging aquaculture species by improving broodstock reproductive performance.

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USDA financial assistance program to support aquaculture producers - USA

Sep 22, 2020 — USDA will provide an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers facing market disruptions and associated costs due to COVID-19 including aquaculture farmers.

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