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Benchmark Genetics’ new customer portal to access breeding and delivery information

Jul 2, 2020 — My Pages is a system, developed in-house, that gives faster and more precise information on the production and sale of salmon ova where customers can access information related to shipments stored in BreedControl.

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BioMar scales up RAS and fry feed production in Denmark

Jun 29, 2020 — BioMar's new production line in Brande, Denmark, is now fully operational. The line is dedicated to RAS and fry aquaculture feed production and is the result of a DKK 100 million investment that has enabled BioMar to increase the annual capacity of the Danish facility by 25%.

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AquaMaof appoints new director of sales for North America

Jun 29, 2020 — Lior Gal will drive the business development strategy to enhance the positioning of the RAS-technology provider in the North American strategic market.

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Siemens technology for Europe’s largest RAS farm

Jun 29, 2020 — Quality Salmon partnered with Siemens to develop and supply digital technology for its 100,000-ton salmon RAS farm in Sotenäs, Sweden.

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Japanese program to develop ocean data service for aquaculture

Jun 25, 2020 — High-frequency and high-resolution observations of plankton and nutrient levels will be acquired to support the aquaculture industry including fish, shellfish and algae farmers.

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Saltwater acclimatization strengthens the skin of post-smolt Atlantic salmon

Jun 25, 2020 — New research shows Atlantic salmon post-smolt skin that has become acclimatized to saltwater is more resistant to tenacibaculosis than the skin of post-smolt that has been raised in freshwater before being transferred to the sea.

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Researchers to develop an automatic fish phenotyping device

Jun 23, 2020 — The European AquaIMPACT project is working on methods to select fish breeders automatically, quickly and accurately through machine vision techniques.

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CM Aqua names new director

Jun 25, 2020 — The Danish water treatment supplier, recently acquired by Nofitech, is building teams worldwide and expanding its sales into solutions within the aquaculture sector.

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Xelect partners to support tilapia operations in Kenya and Uganda

Jun 23, 2020 — The company is working in a genetic analysis project, supported by Msingi East Africa, which aims to create long-term, sustainable breeding program plans in tilapia operations in Kenya and Uganda.

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Taiwan reports decapod iridescent virus

Jun 28, 2020 — Thousands of shrimp and crayfish larvae were culled after hatcheries reported cases of the deadly Decapod iridescent virus.

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FEAP warns that governance decisions are the main cause of aquaculture slowdown

Jun 18, 2020 — The federation highlights the reduction of aquaculture global annual growth rate in the SOFIA report and that an increase in aquaculture production requires political will.

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Stofnfiskur targets Chinese land-based salmon industry

Jun 18, 2020 — The company’s strategy is based on the support of the land-based salmon aquaculture boom in China and Asia thanks in part to the export agreement between the two countries.

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Opportunities for lobster aquaculture development in Southeast Asia

Jun 16, 2020 — Lobster aquaculture in Southeast Asia is expected to increase due to the Indonesian lifting of the export ban on lobster seeds, but other sustainable seed sources, such as Ornatas hatchery, aim at a more sustainable lobster production.

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India imports SPF shrimp broodstock from the U.S.

Jun 16, 2020 — Whiteleg shrimp broodstock were imported from Hawaii and quarantined at the Aquatic Quarantine Facility of the RGCA-MPEDA before being released to hatchery farmers.

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Bayer to boost its position in shrimp farming market

Jun 11, 2020 — The company offers pond water, environment management technologies to help shrimp farmers enhance efficiency and sustainability.

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Indonesia to increase sustainable shrimp farming

Jun 11, 2020 — The country designed a road map for the development of sustainable shrimp farming that aims to increase shrimp exports by 250%.

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BlueBio call for supply systems in the blue bioeconomy - Europe

Jun 9, 2020 — The call funds projects that facilitate the transfer of bio-resources from harvest to processing to ensure e.g. traceability, quality, sustainability and the necessary quantity or pre-processing of the bio-resources for conversion into products for the market.

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New hatchery facility in Western Australia to boost kingfish aquaculture

Jun 10, 2020 — Australian government approved $7 million for the construction of the nursery and the Midwest Aquaculture Development Zone to foster investment in Western Australian aquaculture.

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Oman aquaculture production on the rise

Jun 4, 2020 — The country, that currently produces seabream and tilapia, seeks to increase aquaculture production through new shrimp, abalone, seabream, cobia and seaweed projects.

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FEAP concerns about aquaculture in Europe due to COVID-19

Jun 4, 2020 — “European aquaculture is facing its biggest challenge for decades and, if the situation is not dealt with correctly, market risks will continue threatening in the aftermath of the sanitary crisis,” the federation said.

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