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Norway proposes 40% resource tax on aquaculture operations

Sep 29, 2022 — The proposal covers the production of salmon, trout and rainbow trout and involves the taxation of resource rent at an effective rate of 40%.

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On-site diagnostic kit to boost shrimp farming

Sep 27, 2022 — Singaporean-Vietnamese startup, Forte Biotech, has developed an easy-to-use, on-site diagnostic kit that helps farmers detect infections early, allowing them to take mitigative actions. 

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FEAP concerned about compensation aid for fish farmers

Sep 27, 2022 — The Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP) is concerned with the slow unfolding of compensation aid for fish farmers suffering losses because of the war in Ukraine and rising production costs.

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$14 million to strengthen US aquaculture

Sep 27, 2022 — NOAA Sea Grant announced USD 14 million in federal funding to boost early-stage propagation strategies for various aquaculture species and marine finfish juvenile production technologies, among others. 

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Flo-Gro Systems to build king prawn hatchery in the UK

Sep 20, 2022 — If permission is granted, construction would begin immediately with the aim of producing prawns by 2024.

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Nocera enters US land-based fish farming business

Sep 20, 2022 — The company unveiled a purchase agreement to acquire 93 hectares of land to set up US land-based fish farms in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Norwegian scientists develop a test to identify healthy smolts

Sep 16, 2022 — The test provides useful information that can increase the fish’s chances of survival during the transition from freshwater to the sea. 

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Philippine fish farmers facing feed and fry shortages

Sep 1, 2022 — Philippine fish farmers are struggling to farm fish such as milkfish and tilapia due to a shortage in feeds and lack of fish fry.

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ASC opens public consultation on fish health and welfare

Sep 1, 2022 — The consultation aims to refine proposals for two major topics in the upcoming ASC Farm Standard, Fish Health and Welfare and Benthic Impacts.

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Dutch-Bangladeshi partnership to develop sustainable aquaculture sector in Bangladesh

Aug 31, 2022 — The partnership will establish three Centres of Excellence in Sylhet, Khulna, and Cox’s Bazar to introduce sustainable techniques for fish breeding and cultivation.

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INCAR, Hendrix Genetics partner to select salmon resistant to sea lice

Aug 31, 2022 — The team aims to determine the functional genetic markers for the selection of families of Atlantic salmon resistant to sea lice.

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Kames and Xelect partner for selective breeding program

Aug 31, 2022 — The new breeding program is designed to provide Kames with a major boost to the quality of its steelhead trout production. 

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Trout hatchery and farms destroyed by floods in Pakistan

Aug 31, 2022 — Around 200 trout farms in Swat Valley, including those in Upper Dir, Kohistan, Madyan, Cheil, Mankial and Atror, have suffered massive losses because of the recent floods in Pakistan.

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Wade Watanabe retires after 25 years

Aug 31, 2022 — Watanabe established the Aquaculture Program at the Center for Marine Science to advance finfish development, especially in the hatchery stages. 

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Taiwan funds African tilapia breeding project

Aug 30, 2022 — Taiwan has funded the African country Eswatini, formerly Swaziland, with USD 3.07 million for an aquaculture four-year project to implement tilapia breeding techniques in the country.

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US researchers seek to use invasive species as yellow perch larvae feed

Aug 30, 2022 — Researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are developing a new larval feed that uses the invasive species copi, previously known as Asian carp, as a protein source.

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Irish seaweed biotech company raises €1.5 million in seed funding

Aug 29, 2022 — The investment will be used to expand the existing hatchery and nursery facilities to cater to 250 hectares of sea site production and ancillary services.

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Gene-editing to improve salmon resistance to sea lice

Aug 29, 2022 — The EU project CrispResist project aims to improve the Atlantic salmon’s innate genetic resistance to salmon lice using CRISPR-Cas9.

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Private equity firm invests in European clam breeder

Aug 26, 2022 — Ocean 14 Capital will invest in MITO that integrates bio-secure hatchery operations in the Netherlands with local nursery centers in the Italian market.

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US researchers develop BCWD-resistant trout line

Aug 25, 2022 — ARS researchers developed a new rainbow trout line, ARS-Fp-R, that is resistant to bacterial cold-water disease.

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