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Oceanus invests in deep tech indoor farming

Sep 7, 2020 — The company invested in Universal Aquaculture that developed an indoor farming facility that combines RAS technology with biofloc in a hybrid biological recirculation system.

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CP Foods introduces new Thai shrimp brand

Sep 7, 2020 — “CP Pacific” is a new premium, environmentally-friendly shrimp brand for the Thai market that is raised in RAS farms following the “3 clean principles”, disease-free PLs, sterile water and better pond management.

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Restructuring program and resilient trading increases Benchmark revenues

Sep 3, 2020 — Good performance in Genetics, higher revenues in Advanced Nutrition and a reduction in operating costs and R&D expense increases put the company in a strong financial position.

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AquaGen Scotland appoints new production director

Sep 2, 2020 — Joaquín García Núñez will lead developments at the company’s Holywood hatchery, near Dumfries and will keep an eye on the Scottish broodstock populations in the Scottish west coast and Northern isles.

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Signify and ScaleAQ partner to supply lighting solutions for aquaculture

Sep 3, 2020 — With an initial focus on marine-based and sea cage products, the companies will also work on future land-based solutions.

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Xylem invests in a center of excellence to support European aquaculture

Sep 3, 2020 — The Aquaculture Center of Excellence brings together a focused team of experts and covers core areas within biosecurity and farm welfare for land-based RAS or cage farms.

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Dongwon Industries to build 20,000-ton salmon RAS smart farm in South Korea

Sep 3, 2020 — The company aims to produce 20,000 tons of salmon per year and partnered with Salmon Evolution and other Norwegian stakeholders to establish a smart farm.

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Aquaculture without Frontiers to provide business mentoring assistance during COVID-19 pandemic

Sep 3, 2020 — A Special Service Agreement was signed between the Pacific Community and Aquaculture Without Frontiers to provide business mentoring assistance to selected enterprises in overcoming business and technical constraints in their business operations.

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What are salmon post-smolt ozone requirements in RAS systems?

Aug 27, 2020 — Scientists determined that salmon post-smolts tolerate a similar level of ozone in brackish water as they do in freshwater.

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U.S. grant to build $7.62 million oyster hatchery in Mississippi

Aug 24, 2020 — The center in Ocean Springs will support the state’s oyster restoration efforts by producing oyster larvae and conducting oyster aquaculture research.

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Genomar builds a new tilapia breeding center in Brazil

Aug 24, 2020 — The company is building a tilapia breeding and genetics center in the state of Tocantins, Brazil that will have sufficient capacity to manage the company’s breeding programs as well as produce parent stock for its distribution operations.

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$10 million Cold Lake Fish Hatchery refurbishment for a new RAS system

Aug 20, 2020 — The construction of a new recirculating aquaculture system and upgrades to key operating and mechanical systems allow the reuse of water during operations, which will significantly reduce utility costs and water use.

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Genetics to improve salmon pigmentation

Aug 20, 2020 — A new Norwegian project aims to improve salmon pigmentation by understanding the genes involved in the muscle pigmentation that will allow breeding a salmon that will absorb color more efficiently.

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Kona Bay supplies shrimp broodstock to India amid lockdown

Aug 19, 2020 — The company supplied 3,600 broodstock to Saptagiri Group of Hatcheries from a total of 14,300 supplied to India during June.

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UK Orkney Shellfish Hatchery to produce native flat oysters

Aug 20, 2020 — The company plans to produce native flat oysters on land as it completes the first translocation of native flat oyster broodstock from its offsite quarantine area to its hatchery.

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Hatch accelerator program unveils selected startups

Aug 20, 2020 — CFEED, producers of copepods for marine hatcheries, and ANB Sensors, developers of calibration-free pH sensors, are two of the startups selected for the fourth cohort of the accelerator program.

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Til-Aqua International sells its genetics to interested parties

Aug 18, 2020 — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic logistic issues, the company is transferring its YY technology to countries for local production.

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NOAA awards $3.1 million to small businesses to develop new aquaculture technologies

Aug 20, 2020 — Six startups were selected to develop innovative technologies such as early detection and diagnosis of aquaculture diseases, among others.

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Major retailers call for governments to combat disease risk in Asian shrimp farms

Aug 13, 2020 — More than 25 major retailers and seafood companies and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) urged the governments of China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam to take action in addressing the continued outbreak and emergence of new diseases in shrimp farms.

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Study finds slow production of salmon smolt in hatcheries improves fish heart health

Aug 13, 2020 — A new study from NMBU Veterinary College and the University of Oslo suggests that a slightly longer production time in the freshwater phase leads to faster growth and fresher fish later in the sea.

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