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Barramundi Group plans AU$350 million expansion

May 23, 2022 — The 10-year project plans to produce 30,000 tonnes annually and includes three land-based nurseries.

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Bangladesh approves trial production of vannamei

May 23, 2022 — The Department of Fisheries of Bangladesh has allowed hatcheries to cultivate whiteleg shrimp to test whether they can cope with the local environment.

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Swiss salmon farmer signs ova agreement with Benchmark Genetics

May 23, 2022 — Switzerland’s first salmon farm, Swiss Alpine Fish AG, has secured its ova requirements for five years through a long-term agreement with Benchmark Genetics. 

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Apply for funded access to aquaculture research infrastructures - Europe

May 18, 2022 — Application is open for AQUAEXCEL3.0 TransNational Access program that offers offered 40 research infrastructures with experimental costs, travel and subsistence covered.

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R&D partnership to count salmon lice for breeding purposes

May 18, 2022 — The Danish Technological Institute and Benchmark Genetics Norway AS partnered to use artificial intelligence to count sea lice to improve the accuracy of selecting resistant fish for breeding purposes.

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Nueva Pescanova Group adopts aquaManager digital solution for its shrimp hatcheries

May 18, 2022 — The group implemented a complete production management solution for the vanammei hatcheries of Promarisco and Camanica, part of Nueva Pescanova Group, located in Ecuador and Nicaragua respectively.

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Peru produces its first triploid trout eggs

May 17, 2022 — For the first time in the country, CORAQUA will deliver female triploid fingerlings that will benefit trout producers in Peru. 

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MainStream Aquaculture to build the world’s largest indoor barramundi farm

May 17, 2022 — The $125 million aquaculture project plans to grow more than 3,700 tonnes of premium barramundi for the Australian market annually.

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Do combined ozonation and foam fractionation improve fish condition in RAS?

May 17, 2022 — The combined use of ozonation and foam fractionation significantly improves the water quality in freshwater recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), a recent study concluded. 

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Partnership to unlock tilapia farming in Kenya

May 17, 2022 — Lattice Aqua and IDH partnered to improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of fish farms in Kenya. 

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Icelandic salmon farmers invest $26 million in land-based facilities

May 17, 2022 — Norwegian Alf-Helge Aarskog, the former CEO of Mowi, has invested in Samherji Fish Farming and will join the company's board of directors.

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US university leading $14 million effort to produce more resilient oyster broodstock

May 11, 2022 — A three-year research initiative aims to develop oyster broodstock capable of survival in low-salinity environments.

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Disease-affected aquaculture area increases in Vietnam

May 10, 2022 — Aquaculture area affected by diseases in Ca Mau spiked nearly 14% at the start of 2022.

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Shellfish research hatchery to open in the U.S.

May 10, 2022 — The 22,000-square-foot facility, which will open soon, houses a shellfish research hatchery designed to accommodate the operation of VIMS’ Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center.

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BAP RAS standard released for public comment

May 6, 2022 — This is the third set of standards released under BAP’s new Vanguard program to encourage rapid development of standards to recognize and incentivize advances and leading-edge innovations.

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What are the benefits of LED lighting in microalgae grown in raceway ponds?

May 3, 2022 — A recent study found that the use of LED lighting in the production of microalgae in raceway ponds increases growth, especially during the night.

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UK researchers to develop innovation to improve lobster larval survival

May 3, 2022 — The National Lobster Hatchery will test an enhanced larval vessel with conditions that enable greater survival rates at lobster larval stages. 

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Interview: Alejandro Rojas, AquaBounty

May 2, 2022 — Alejandro Rojas, chief operating officer at AquaBounty, discusses the company's recent hatchery developments.

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BioMar and Earthworm Foundation take lead on responsible shrimp in Ecuador

Apr 29, 2022 — Both organizations partnered for a full value chain collaboration that will include deforestation-free aquafeeds and capacity-building initiatives to drive social change and sustainable best practices in the region.    

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Benchmark Genetics extends cooperation with Icelandic salmon farmer

Apr 29, 2022 — Landeldi has extended the agreement with Benchmark Genetics to fulfill the company’s ongoing expansion. 

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