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SAIC’s innovation fund to support aquaculture recovery - UK

Jul 20, 2020 — The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has opened an ongoing rapid-response funding call to support Scotland’s growing aquaculture sector through the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CPF builds shrimp “5.0” farm in the USA

Jul 23, 2020 — Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) is developing “Aquaculture 5.0” shrimp farm in the USA that can be cultured anywhere, any time of the year and that will use feeds made from ingredients which are all sustainable, being neither marine meals nor soybeans from sensitive areas.

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Does cannibalism have a genetic component?

Jul 17, 2020 — A team of researchers found differences in cannibalism rates among Asian seabass families and suggest that family selection for reduced cannibalism rate could be effective to increase survival during the fingerling stage.

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How to prolong meagre spawning season

Jul 16, 2020 — A team of researchers found that the use of GnRHa implants on meagre males enhances milt quantity and quality and can be produced for a long spermiation period.

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China halts shrimp imports from Ecuador

Jul 28, 2020 — China has suspended imports from three Ecuadorean shrimp producers after detecting coronavirus in recent shipment.

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eDNA applications for early detection of fish parasites

Jul 16, 2020 — A novel PCR application will be tested in salmon for early detection of parasites, improving the management of aquatic resources and increasing the adoption of this novel technology within the aquaculture industry.

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Thai farmed shrimp achieves Yellow Good Alternative from Seafood Watch

Jul 16, 2020 — Shrimp farming methods in Thailand have improved since Seafood Watch last assessed Thai farmed shrimp, prompting the change in rating from Red to Yellow.

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GAA to promote best practices in animal health and welfare

Jul 16, 2020 — Compassion In World Farming (CIWF) launched a campaign targeting the animal welfare standards of five seafood certification programs, including BAP.

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Bacterial outbreak in U.S. trout hatcheries halts fish stocking in Southern California

Jul 9, 2020 — An outbreak of Lactococcus garvieae has been detected in several trout hatcheries in California that has the potential to cause significant losses to both hatchery and wild fish populations.

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Vietnam spurs organic aquaculture

Jul 9, 2020 — The country aims at increasing organic aquaculture up to 0.5-1.5% of total aquaculture production.

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Low-cost test to detect IHNV in trout

Jul 9, 2020 — Gaskiya Diagnostics awarded phase 1 SBIR grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture to accelerate the development of a low-cost test to detect disease in farm-raised trout.

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Aussie companies team up for RAS services

Jul 8, 2020 — SmartAqua and Wiley will provide turnkey services for land-based aquaculture, recirculating aquaculture systems project management, processing plant design and construction.

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Water treatment solution for RAS to be tested in salmon smolt facility

Jul 8, 2020 — RaZone water treatment solution, developed by Normex, will be tested at Mowi Steinsvik smolt facility in cooperation with Nofima to improve water quality and fish health in RAS farms.

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Geomembrane solutions for odor elimination in aquaculture farms

Jul 9, 2020 — Anue Water Technologies developed geomembrane covers with carbon pockets for odor elimination that are now available in the aquaculture markets throughout the USA, Canada and the Caribbean.

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Florida pompano RAS expansion to be the first Alpha Aqua’s North American project

Jul 9, 2020 — The company was selected as the key technology and systems provider for a major RAS production expansion of Florida pompano RAS startup, Aquaco, that aims at producing one million pounds per year at its facility in Ft. Pierce, Florida.

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Ecuador partners with China for shrimp biosecurity

Jul 3, 2020 — The National Chamber of Aquaculture of Ecuador (CAN) signed a collaboration agreement with the Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute of China (YSFRI) to improve the biosecurity of shrimp aquaculture in Ecuador.

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Off-season spawning of salmon in RAS facilities affects eggs nutritional status

Jul 3, 2020 — Researchers found that off-season eggs spawned in RAS facilities contained lower levels of B vitamins, amino acids and fats than naturally spawned eggs, suggesting that an adjustment in the diet, light and temperature can improve the egg maturation.

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Benchmark Animal Health targets Chilean salmon industry

Jul 3, 2020 — Benchmark Animal Health Chile follows the launch of Benchmark Genetics in Chile in 2018 and will distribute all Benchmark products in the region, as well as provide technical support to salmon producers.

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Zoetis acquires FishVet Group

Jul 1, 2020 — Benchmark completed the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary FishVet to Pharmaq, part of the global animal health company Zoetis, comprising Benchmark’s veterinary and diagnostic services activities in the UK, Ireland, Norway and Chile.

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George Chamberlain retires from Kona Bay

Jul 1, 2020 — Chamberlain has been leading the company successfully for over 20 years and he will transfer his remaining shareholding to Hendrix Genetics.

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