Oct 9, 2019 — L’Étang Ruisseau Bar Ltée (ERB) is teaming up with Université Laval, Genome Atlantic and Génome Québec on a $3.8 million project using genomics to produce the first selectively bred Canadian strain of Eastern oyster.
Oct 9, 2019 — Benchmark discovered a significant quantitative trait locus (“QTL”) for Streptococcus iniae resistance in tilapia. The QTL identified will be used to select broodstock with high levels of Streptococcus iniae resistance for the production of commercial fry.
Oct 9, 2019 — The salmon were in excess of 1kg, matching the size of a small proportion of salmon grown on-land by the world’s leading salmon companies based in Norway and the Faroe Islands.
Oct 9, 2019 — Mark Plampin will step down from his role of Chief Financial Officer.
Oct 9, 2019 — Philippe Léger will hand over his role as Managing Director of Benchmark’s Advanced Nutrition and CEO of INVE Aquaculture to Athene Blakeman. The company recently celebrated 35 years of service to global aquaculture.
Dec 31, 2019 — The agreement will enable Acceso El Salvador to supply Salvadoran tilapia farmers with high quality tilapia fingerlings, featuring the latest and improved genetics from the Beenchmark’s tilapia breeding program.
Dec 31, 2019 — A study has been initiated with Hendrix Genetics and GenetiRate, a US based start-up, to apply a new technology that has the potential to measure the feed conversion rate of rainbow trout.
Oct 9, 2019 — The new innovations, that will be added to the SEP-Art concept, will allow Artemia cysts to hatch in the dark and to suppress Vibrio growth.
Dec 31, 2019 — AlgaEnergy has signed a partnership with Krishi Rasayan to introduce its products in the agriculture and aquaculture markets in India and other key countries.
Oct 9, 2019 — CONAPESCA has inaugurated Genamex, which will produce certified shrimp broodstocks of high health and high genetic variety and will supply larvae production laboratories at a national level to improve the performance of crustacean production.
Dec 31, 2019 — Benchmark announced an update on its joint venture with AquaChile, its Chilean breeding and genetics partner.
Oct 9, 2019 — After just over 12 months of construction, Benchmark’s new facility, SalmoBreed Salten, has officially opened. The company said that the site is the most advanced land-based facility for the production of salmon eggs in the world.
Oct 9, 2019 — A new study proposes an innovative enrichment strategy to produce Artemia nauplii rich in essential fatty acids and/or polar lipids, similarly to that of the wild copepods' lipid profile.
Oct 9, 2019 — Feed Algae, a UK-based company, plans to build one of the world’s largest algae farms in Oman that will have the capacity to produce 100,000 tons of algae each year.
Dec 31, 2019 — A study found that it is possible to maximize the larval growth rates via manipulation of artificial light regimes.
Oct 9, 2019 — Foods of Norway has developed a new method for selecting salmon with higher feed efficiency with the potential to considerably reduce production costs and the environmental footprint of the aquaculture industry.
Dec 31, 2019 — Cooke Aquaculture, supported by the Government of Canada, is expanding its facilities and advancing its existing salmon breeding program. The investments will enable the company to expand its Oak Bay hatchery where it will develop and implement advanced genomics technology, building on its salmon breeding expertise.
Oct 9, 2019 — The Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory in Singapore has been working on a tilapia breeding program since 2011. The team wants to breed a “premium tilapia” that is tougher, grows faster, is disease resistant and rich on omega-3.
Dec 31, 2019 — Mowi has acquired Ocean Matters’ aquaculture facility, a hatchery that currently produces lumpfish, one of the two species that have proven to be an effective cleanerfish.
Dec 31, 2019 — Molofeed, a company that has developed a micro-encapsulation technology that provides a slow release of feed to early stage fish and shrimp, was recently supported by Aqua-Spark. The company expects to finish shrimp trials this summer 2019 and produce 50 tons of feed.
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