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EU project advances in greater amberjack and meagre reproduction

Dec 3, 2021 — Researchers tested the effect of temperature and salinity in meagre reproduction and the tank size in greater amberjack spawning.

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Orkney Shellfish Hatchery releases first stock of juvenile clawed lobsters into the wild

Dec 1, 2021 — The announcement comes after the hatchery’s first successful release of native flat oyster spat.

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Studies on tilapia, trout, seabream and eel breeding presented at AE2021

Dec 1, 2021 — Researchers from Wageningen University presented their research on selective breeding with genomics tools, interaction of genes with the environment, swimming physiology and eel reproduction.

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Larval stress can make farmed fish more robust later in life

Nov 30, 2021 — Researchers are working on epigenetic programming to establish a method that can make fish more tolerant to various stresses.

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Emirati hatchery delivers 600,000 fish fingerlings to aquaculture companies in UAE

Nov 30, 2021 — The Sheikh Khalifa Marine Research Center plans to produce more than seven million fish fingerlings of various species upon completion.

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Nissui harvests first land-based farmed mackerel

Nov 26, 2021 — The milestone is part of Nissui and Hitachi Zosen joint development of the first large-scale land-based mackerel farm in Japan.

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First commercial spotted rose snapper genetic program underway

Nov 25, 2021 — Xelect partnered with Central American aquaculture producer Martec to create the first large-scale genetic breeding program for spotted rose snapper.

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Paine Schwartz makes strategic investment in Hendrix Genetics

Nov 23, 2021 — Hendrix Genetics’ co-founders will maintain a 50% ownership position in the company and work in partnership with Paine Schwartz to drive the business forward. 

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How does contact light affect rainbow trout microbiome?

Nov 22, 2021 — New research reveals that keeping rainbow trout under constant light disrupts daily rhythms and skin microbiome leading to increased susceptibility to parasites.

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Benchmark Genetics to support Regal Springs tilapia breeding programs

Nov 19, 2021 — The agreement secures Regal Springs access to Benchmark’s team of experts and advanced support systems for selective breeding programs and the company’s extensive experience.

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Lumpfish breeding breakthrough to ease pressure on wild population

Nov 17, 2021 — Researchers found that lumpfish sperm can be cryogenically preserved, providing a solution to the increasing levels of wild lumpfish being caught for the salmon farming industry. 

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International project aims to open up data opportunities for aquaculture

Nov 17, 2021 — The project will create an open data software platform that will provide a single point for fish farmers to interact with and understand the data produced by the variety of technologies on their sites.

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Oceano Fresco raises €6.1 million to grow its operations

Nov 16, 2021 — The company uses cutting-edge tools and a science-based approach to breed premium species of bivalves and aims to leverage the untapped potential of bivalves. 

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US projects to examine impacts of stressors on shellfish aquaculture

Nov 16, 2021 — Improving resilience of hatchery-reared blue mussels and hatchery production of larval eastern oysters are among the awarded projects.

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Finnforel to build first selective breeding center for rainbow trout in Finland

Nov 11, 2021 — The company is building a €12 million genetics and fry plant in Hollola that, upon completion, will have the capacity to produce eggs for six Finnforel plants around the world.

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Skretting to build US feed mill to supply Atlantic Sapphire

Nov 10, 2021 — Skretting plans to build a specialized state-of-the-art feed plant for land-based salmon in Florida to serve Atlantic Sapphire’s US operations and cut its logistic costs.

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Nueva Pescanova reaches fifth generation of captive-grown octopus

Nov 9, 2021 — Juveniles were produced for the first time in 2018 thanks to an improved protocol that comprises zootechnical and nutritional advances. 

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Orkney Shellfish Hatchery’s first stock of native flat oyster spat released into Scottish seas

Nov 3, 2021 — More than 11,000 of Orkney Shellfish Hatchery’s land-grown, native oyster spat were planted into the ocean on the west coast of Scotland.

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International project to develop breeding program for rohu carp in Myanmar

Nov 3, 2021 — Xelect, Fresh Studio and De Heus partnered to develop the genetic tools required to kickstart a centralized program for rohu carp and modernize the local aquaculture industry.

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BC Aquafarms advances in developing its first RAS farm

Nov 1, 2021 — The company worked in conjunction with engineers at PRAqua to design a standardized module that will be used to initially develop up to 1,500 tons of steelhead annually and is expected to reach up to 21,000 tons.

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