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Hendrix Genetics signs MoU to enhance black tiger shrimp production in Bangladesh

Oct 9, 2019 — A multi-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation (BSFF) and Hendrix Genetics to share knowledge for the development of black tiger shrimp production in Bangladesh.

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Micro-encapsulated hatchery feed receives Aqua-Spark funding

Oct 9, 2019 — Aqua-Spark, an investment fund focused on sustainable aquaculture, has also invested in 16 complementary small to medium enterprises. 

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Hendrix Genetics brings genetic improvement of coho salmon in Chile

Oct 9, 2019 — Hendrix Genetics partners with Salmones Aysen to provide genetic and breeding support for their coho salmon strain in Chile.

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Bernaqua hatchery feed certified for organic production

Oct 9, 2019 — BernAqua achieved the Naturland certification for its organic feed, becoming the first larval feed producer to achieve this certification for larval feed under 300 microns in fish and in shrimps.

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AlgaEnergy continues with its internationalization plan

Oct 9, 2019 — AlgaEnergy continues with its internationalization plan with the recent opening of subsidiaries in the United States and India. 

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Nofima improvements in farmed cod

Oct 9, 2019 — Nofima has been working on the national breeding program for cod since 2003. Researchers have improved cod disease management, reduced deformities and mortality rate. 

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FDA approves import of AquAdvantage salmon eggs

Dec 31, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted the import alert allowing AquaBounty to start farming AquAdvantage® Salmon in Indiana facilities.

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Illinois Soybean Association towards sustainable tuna production

Dec 31, 2019 — Ichthus Unlimited, LLC, will built the first U.S. tuna hatchery. The company and Illinois Soybean Association developed a sustainable soy-based feed for tuna. 

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AquaGen buys Scottish salmon hatchery

Oct 9, 2019 — Salmon breeder and egg supplier AquaGen has signed a deal to buy Scottish Sea Farms’ freshwater hatchery at Holywood near Dumfries. This is a long-term strategic investment that will further improve fish welfare in Scotland.

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Improvements in Atlantic bluefin tuna feeding protocols

Oct 9, 2019 — Researchers from the University of Stirling, the University of Cádiz and IEO in Spain evaluated different feeding strategies during first feeding of Atlantic bluefin tuna larvae. IEO open a procedure for requesting access to its facilities to develop tuna projects.

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Medical technology applied to salmon selection

Oct 9, 2019 — SalmoBreed has announced plans to use state-of-the-art medical technology to enhance data collection from its broodstock families in a project that should benefit the global salmon industry.

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Proviron offers all year round CHAETOPRIME for shrimp and shellfish

Oct 9, 2019 — ChaetoPrime is premium freeze dried Chaetoceros muelleri focused on shrimp and shellfish hatcheries.

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Argentinian researchers achieve important advances in wreckfish culture

Dec 31, 2019 — The National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) has achieved important advances during the first wreckfish breeding season. 

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New copepod converts yeast into omega-3

Oct 9, 2019 — A team of scientists at Roskilde University in Denmark have found one species of copepod, Apocyclops royi, which does not need to eat algae to become full of omega-3.

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FISHBOOST project up one level in breeding for six fish species

Oct 9, 2019 — FISHBOOST project concludes allowing European fish breeders to integrate tools and technologies into their breeding programs.

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Hendrix Genetics launches new products for Chilean salmon industry

Oct 9, 2019 — Hendrix Genetics has improved their selections for Atlantic salmon in the different Chilean regions using specific requirements which lets them launch two new products, EXPLORER and CHALLENGER.

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Icelandic project to produce sexless farmed salmon

Dec 31, 2019 — The Marine and Freshwater Research Institute in Iceland is attempting to breed sexless farmed salmon. The objective is to prevent farmed salmon from becoming sexually mature and being able to spawn with the naturally occurring local salmon population.

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UK researchers launch AquaLeap project

Oct 9, 2019 — AquaLeap is a research collaboration between academic and industry scientists that aims to boost selective breeding of stocks of vital UK aquaculture species. The project will identify DNA markers that are linked to economically important traits, such as disease resistance or growth rate.

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First salmon ova to Atlantic Sapphire delivered from Iceland

Dec 31, 2019 — Stofnfiskur hf, part of Benchmark Genetics has delivered the first batch of eggs ever to the state-of-the-art land-based facility Atlantic Sapphire in Miami, USA

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Benchmark successfully prosecutes patent infringement in Thailand

Dec 31, 2019 — Benchmark Holdings has successfully prosecuted patent infringement in Thailand. The IP&IT court in Thailand ruled that Marine-Tech International (MTI) infringed two of Benchmark's patents related to artemia and hatching enrichment, and the company must cease using the patented technology. The court also awarded damages to Benchmark, which may be subject to appeal.

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