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Canada approves new Cooke Aquaculture hatchery

Mar 15, 2021 — The $56.8 million construction project will be a world-class recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) hatchery near Centreville on Digby Neck and will take three years to build.

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Increased larval survival in European clawed lobster trials

Mar 11, 2021 — Ocean On Land Technology® reported continued uptrends in larval survival rates, which now consistently stand at upwards of 30%, higher than the expected 0.005%.   

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New partnership brings access to formal credits for Indian fish and shrimp farmers

Mar 10, 2021 — Aquaconnect partnered with Bank of Baroda to pave the way for access to formal credit for 1.6 million aquaculture farmers. 

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New partnership to improve sustainability of shrimp production in Andhra Pradesh

Mar 10, 2021 — The Monterey Bay Aquarium announced a new public-private partnership to reach a minimum of a Seafood Watch Good Alternative rating or equivalent by 2025.

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New fish mortality prediction model targets RAS farms

Mar 9, 2021 — The new approach is expected to trigger rapid corrective actions that promote more efficient fish production.

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ASC opens consultation on proposed aligned farm standard

Mar 8, 2021 — ASC is developing the aligned Farm Standard that will deliver greater consistency across species and culture systems, delivering efficiency and simplifying the introduction of updates across the program.

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Skretting invests $6.1 million in a new R&D center in Ecuador

Mar 4, 2021 — Skretting ARC Guayas Research Station will be located next to the recently completed Skretting Ecuador aquafeed plant and will comprise fully equipped laboratories and state-of-the-art experimental units.

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New research in microbial management reveals potential for improvements in farming efficiency

Mar 4, 2021 — Researchers, together with INVE Aquaculture, evaluated microbiome composition and dynamics with a novel approach, using a combination of established molecular and novel flow cytometry analysis methods.

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India develops hatchery technology for picnic seabream

Mar 4, 2021 — The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI) developed hatchery technology for picnic seabream (Acanthopagrus berda), a commercially important marine fish. 

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ProTerra Maroc invests in tilapia broodstock facility in Morocco

Mar 4, 2021 — The farm will supply tilapia broodstock to the North African region adapted to grow in seawater.

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Hydrolyzed krill protein increases growth in salmon smolts

Mar 3, 2021 — Experiments conducted at Nofima showed that salmon smolt that eat feeds top-coated with hydrolyzed krill grow faster and develop thicker skin.

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How water disinfectants can reduce pathogens in salmon fry

Mar 2, 2021 — Researchers found that a daily low‚Äźdose application of hydrogen peroxide can reduce mortalities associated with opportunistic infections in juvenile salmon, particularly relevant in RAS operations.

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BioMar acquires majority shares of Viet-Uc to develop the aquafeed business in Vietnam

Mar 2, 2021 — With this acquisition, BioMar takes another step to expand its global footprint within shrimp feed.

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Mowi begins salmon culls in Canadian hatchery

Mar 1, 2021 — The company started to cull 920,000 juvenile salmon at its Big tree Creek Hatchery as a consequence of the decisions made by the Minister to end net-pen salmon farming in the Discovery Islands by June 30, 2022.

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BAP releases updated farm standard

Mar 1, 2021 — Updated standard includes new requirements on antimicrobials, social accountability and wildlife protection.

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Virbac opens its first R&D warm water aquaculture center in Vietnam

Mar 1, 2021 — The center aims to support the global warm water aquaculture market by becoming the company’s reference center for studies in Asia and support Africa and other global markets.

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Salmon Evolution plans $185 million land-based facility in South Korea

Mar 1, 2021 — The company will establish a joint venture with Dongwon Industries to develop a 20,000 tons land-based facility in South Korea.

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Benchmark Genetics signs genetics agreement with World Heritage Salmon

Feb 25, 2021 — The agreement includes ova supplies for a new land-based facility in the discontinued olivine mines in Sunnylvsfjorden, Norway and a mutual exchange of expertise.

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US research project to improve trout filet quality through genomic selection

Feb 25, 2021 — Researchers will use genomic selection as a method of increasing fillet quality and yield in rainbow trout. 

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BAP certification program partners to increase traceability in the supply chain

Feb 24, 2021 — In collaboration with Thai Union and Devi Seafoods, BAP is working to enable direct data transfer from BAP-certified facilities to BAP’s internal data systems as companies trace products in their supply chains.

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