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Spain plans a new sole RAS facility

May 13, 2021 — The €73 million project that aims to produce 2,600 tons includes the construction of a new hatchery.

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Ace Aquatec expands its North America team

May 13, 2021 — The expansion makes the new Canada office Ace Aquatec’s fourth international base outside the UK in addition to Australia, Chile and Norway.

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Tanzania to increase hatchery production capacity of tilapia and catfish

May 12, 2021 — A new project will help increase the capacity of aquaculture development centers to produce 25 million tilapia fingerlings and 10 million catfish.

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MPEDA receives new patent for mud crab seed production

May 11, 2021 — Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture established a hatchery in 2004 with a current crab instars capacity of 1.4 million per year.

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Aquaculture experts aim to scale up ballan wrasse hatchery production

May 11, 2021 — The project will explore a range of nutritional and environmental factors, such as the formulation of feeds and rearing conditions.

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Bluefront Equity invests in ozone and oxygen specialist

May 11, 2021 — The seafood investor became the majority owner of Norwegian technology company Redox AS that develops environmentally friendly technologies for the aquaculture industry.

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The Kingfish Company partners with Ramboll for its new RAS facility in the U.S.

May 10, 2021 — The company is expanding its partnership with Ramboll through its newly awarded contract for services for the high-tech US facility. 

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Donald Lightner passed away

May 10, 2021 — Lightner put together a team of researchers at the University of Arizona that provided much of the basic knowledge on shrimp disease and health.

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Scottish Sea Farms achieves zero antibiotics target at its farming operations in 2020

May 6, 2021 — The company reported no antibiotics used on its marine farms since 2012 and only minimal use at its freshwater hatcheries in recent years.

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GenoMar Genetics opens subsidiary in Vietnam

May 6, 2021 — The company plans to build two hatcheries in Tay Ninh province and in Northern Vietnam to serve Vietnamese tilapia farmers.

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New Scottish project to develop new satellite communications tech for the aquaculture industry

May 5, 2021 — The project will develop a software system that automatically captures continuous sensor data across aquaculture sites securely in one place, where it can be processed, stored and actioned.  

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EU to discuss the application of new genomic techniques in animal farming

May 4, 2021 — The European Commission will open a dialogue with citizens, member states and the European parliament to jointly decide the way forward for the use of these biotechnologies in the EU.

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Oxygen Solutions to supply onsite oxygen concentrators to Samherji’s hatchery

May 4, 2021 — The company will deliver three oxygen concentrators for separate hatchery operations in Iceland.

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FishVet Group rebrands to Pharmaq Analytiq

May 4, 2021 — After the merger of Pharmaq and FishVet Group in 2020, customers will now have access to analyses from experts in laboratories in Norway, Scotland, Ireland and Chile.

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Brazilian researchers develop new shrimp genetic tool

May 3, 2021 — The new genomic tool will help whiteleg shrimp producers improve their genetic programs and identify shrimp families raised in grow-out ponds. 

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Norway to end testing triploid salmon

Apr 30, 2021 — The Norwegian Food Safety Authority's head office will not allow more projects for testing triploid salmon and will decide if it is a suitable method to safeguarding fish welfare. 

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ICAR-CIBA develops vaccine for viral nervous necrosis in fish

Apr 30, 2021 — CIBA-Nodavac-R is an injectable recombinant VNN vaccine that will help prevent VNN in fish hatcheries and bring down the incidence of VNN in grow-out stages. 

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Israeli genetics companies to boost freshwater shrimp in Asia through genomic selection

Apr 28, 2021 — Enzootic Genetics & Innovation, NRGene and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev team up to apply genomic selection to enhance Enzootic’s freshwater shrimp breeding program.

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MPEDA certifies first shrimp hatchery through SAPHARI

Apr 27, 2021 — The hatchery scheme of SAPHARI certification will help farmers to easily identify good quality shrimp seed producers.

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Singapore awards $17 million for aquaculture projects

Apr 27, 2021 — Eight aquaculture projects addressing challenges in tropical aquaculture, such as barramundi selective breeding, were awarded for sustainable urban food production.

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