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Benchmark Genetics signs genetics agreement with World Heritage Salmon

Feb 25, 2021 — The agreement includes ova supplies for a new land-based facility in the discontinued olivine mines in Sunnylvsfjorden, Norway and a mutual exchange of expertise.

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US research project to improve trout filet quality through genomic selection

Feb 25, 2021 — Researchers will use genomic selection as a method of increasing fillet quality and yield in rainbow trout. 

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BAP certification program partners to increase traceability in the supply chain

Feb 24, 2021 — In collaboration with Thai Union and Devi Seafoods, BAP is working to enable direct data transfer from BAP-certified facilities to BAP’s internal data systems as companies trace products in their supply chains.

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NaturalShrimp to acquire aquaculture assets of Hydrenesis

Feb 23, 2021 — The company will deploy Hydrenesis technology in its hatchery and nursery systems and expect to have major impacts in other farming segments. 

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Vitapro, ASC agreement to help Latin American shrimp farmers

Feb 23, 2021 — The agreement aims to promote the highest social and environmental standards and encourage their adoption by Ecuadorian shrimp producers through ASC certification.

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New project to produce Artemia cysts in Bangladesh

Feb 22, 2021 — WorldFish Bangladesh started a project that aims to introduce an integrated salt and Artemia production system in salt farms in Cox’s Bazar area.

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Lerøy plans a new RAS facility in west Norway

Feb 22, 2021 — The group is negotiating a new post-smolt facility in the region of Vestland that may also be used for salmon production up to harvest size.

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WorldFish Bangladesh opens its first private laboratory for fish and shrimp disease research

Feb 22, 2021 — FishTech Laboratory, a specialized PCR-based molecular fish laboratory in Khulna, in southern Bangladesh, will support the fish and shrimp industry.

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Extruded feed lead to skeletal deformities in ballan wrasse fish larvae

Feb 19, 2021 — Scientists suggested that high extrusion temperatures make feed minerals difficult to access for a fish species like ballan wrasse, which has no stomach or acid digestion.

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Orkney Shellfish Hatchery gets first European clawed lobster hatchings

Feb 18, 2021 — The company said that having lobster broodstock hatch larvae so early in the season allows the hatchery to culture juvenile lobsters from January through November.

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India to develop an insurance policy for shrimp farmers

Feb 18, 2021 — ICAR-CIBA is facilitating the development of insurance for shrimp farmers together with insurance companies and farmers.

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Troutlodge reports growth trials in Colombia

Feb 18, 2021 — Results showed that Troutlodge strains in the Colombian market are proving superior against other strains from a European competitor.

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Can genomic selection increase resistance to Francisellosis in tilapia?

Feb 16, 2021 — A new study showed the potential to increase resistance to Francisellosis by genetic selection in commercial Nile tilapia breeding programs.

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American Humane unveils new standards for aquaculture

Feb 16, 2021 — The new standards are specifically geared to the humane raising of salmon and trout, a first for the aquaculture industry.

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XpertSea to expand its shrimp marketplace and financial products

Feb 16, 2021 — The company appointed Katie Sokalsky to accelerate XpertSea’s rapid growth in Latin America and support the company’s expansion of its business model to Southeast Asia and India.

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Allmicroalgae achieves GMP+ certification

Feb 16, 2021 — The quality seal proves that the company’s processing of its algae-based ingredients complies with the legal regulations and requirements necessary to ensure safety throughout all stages of the feed chain.

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India completes tilapia hatchery to boost seed production in Kerala

Feb 15, 2021 — The ₹12.21 crore ($1.7 million) Nile tilapia hatchery project is expected to produce seeds for fish farmers from Kollam and neighboring districts. 

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Skretting and Hendrix Genetics invest in new shrimp genetics facility in Ecuador

Feb 16, 2021 — The companies, together with Ecuacultivos, invested $25 million in a new shrimp genetics facility in Ayangue, Santa Elena province, Ecuador.

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Benchmark Genetics names new general manager for its tilapia business

Feb 15, 2021 — Hideyoshi Segovia-Uno was promoted as general manager at Spring Genetics, Benchmark Genetics USA’s tilapia business. 

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Signify partners with The Kingfish Company to accelerate yellowtail growth

Feb 16, 2021 — LED lighting products improved energy efficiency, optimized feed conversion and reduced costs in yellowtail RAS farm. 

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