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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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International project to develop new technologies for RAS fish hatcheries

Oct 29, 2021 — HatcheryMatch aims to develop and prototype four technologies to improve the precision, accuracy and efficiency of the available technology for recirculating marine fish hatchery systems. 

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Is co-feeding dry and live feed possible in first-feeding gilthead seabream?

Oct 29, 2021 — A team of Greek researchers, together with BioMar and Selonda, found that introducing dry feed in first-feeding gilthead seabream larvae did not affect larval performance.

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Mowi temporarily closes salmon hatchery in Canada

Oct 27, 2021 — The decision is a direct result of the liberal government’s decision to cancel salmon farming licenses in the Discovery Islands, the company said.

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Greater amberjack hatchery to be built in Spain

Oct 26, 2021 — The RAS hatchery, powered with solar energy and with a production capacity of 5 million fry, is part of a vertically integrated project operated by ThreeTimes.

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AquaMaof to build RAS salmon facility in Sweden

Oct 26, 2021 — The RAS facility will initially produce 2,000 tons of salmon annually, with plans for capacity to be increased to 6,000 tons in the future.

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GenoMar to supply genetically improved tilapia in Colombia

Oct 25, 2021 — The company established a joint venture, GenoMar Genetics Colombia, together with Agroavícola Sanmarino, that will have the first products on the market during Q4, 2022.

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Entobel, AquaBIO5 Group partner to develop insect-derived products for early-stage aquafeeds

Oct 25, 2021 — The companies will develop pathogen-free products for early-stage shrimp and fish with a strong focus on digestibility, growth and survival by increasing immunity, water quality and responsible farming.

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Scottish Sea Farms to deliver first home-grown eggs

Oct 21, 2021 — The company, together with AquaGen, selected salmon grown at its own marine farms in Scotland for improved resistance to gill health challenges and maximize fish welfare at sea.

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New Zealand researchers to develop mussel spat counting method

Oct 19, 2021 — A digital imaging platform aims to be part of the solution to secure quality spat supply to boost New Zealand GreenshellTM Mussel industry.

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Can bacteria improve microalgae productivity in bivalve hatcheries?

Oct 19, 2021 — A team of Peruvian researchers identified several bacteria strains that improve microalgae production without affecting mollusk larval rearing. 

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Skretting optimizes Vietnamese shrimp production through intensive farming program

Oct 18, 2021 — The program is a sustainable shrimp farming model from seeding to harvest and has been specifically designed to maintain biosecurity to minimize disease risks for Vietnamese farmers.

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AquaMaof appoints salmon R&D specialist

Oct 18, 2021 — John F. Taylor’s extensive expertise in salmon research will be applied to AquaMaof’s facility operation and design as well as its R&D capability.

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