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Nofima strengthens its RAS research

May 20, 2020 — The center will expand its RAS research facilities as recirculating systems have gained importance in the salmon production in recent years.

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Enhanced resistance to BCWD in Troutlodge strains

May 19, 2020 — Joint research of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Troutlodge has shown that genomic selection can double the prediction accuracy for bacterial cold water disease (BCWD).

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ISA virus detected at Chilean salmon farm

May 12, 2020 — Salmon smolts were culled after Sernapeesca detected infectious salmon anemia (ISA) in a smolt facility in the Aysén region.

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Membrane ultrafiltration improves water quality and fish growth in RAS

May 7, 2020 — Researchers found that membrane filtration gave more stable and better physicochemical and microbial water quality, which will reduce the probability for microbially related accidents in RAS.

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Study shows potential of Rhodomonas for large-scale production

May 7, 2020 — Researchers successfully cultivated Rhodomonas sp. in tubular photobioreactors at pilot-scale utilizing the sunlight conditions.

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Australian researchers successfully bred tropical rock oyster

May 7, 2020 — A CRCNA project bred for the first time a new black lip rock oyster that will provide diversification and investment opportunities for shellfish farmers in Australia.

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Pincoy project develops homozygous salmon eggs against SRS

May 5, 2020 — The project, that aims to decrease the use of antibiotics in the Chilean salmon industry, strengthen fish resistance to SRS through genetic selection.

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Benchmark Genetics Chile appoints new general manager

May 5, 2020 — Pablo Mazo was appointed as general manager of Benchmark Genetics Chile to develop the company’s productive and commercial plans in the country.

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Genomar acquires Brazilian tilapia breeding company AquaAmérica and AquaPorto

May 5, 2020 — Genomar acquired the genetics and distribution assets of AquaAmérica and AquaPorto that will join the portfolio of major tilapia brands, including GenoMar Supreme and Aquabel.

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SalMar to expand hatcheries capacity to support offshore fish farming program

May 4, 2020 — Investments in hatcheries are expected to total NOK 354 million ($33 million) in 2020 with a new hatchery in Trøndelag and expanding the capacity in Senja.

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Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod secures position as world’s largest Murray cod producer

May 5, 2020 — The Australian-based farm acquired a fully operational and staffed Murray cod hatchery and will become the world’s largest producer.

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Salmon juveniles culled after ISA detection

Apr 29, 2020 — Mowi’s hatchery Northern Harvest Smolt Limited in Canada culled 450,000 Atlantic salmon juveniles after detecting infectious salmon anemia (ISA).

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Tasmania plans the world’s first lobster hatchery

Apr 30, 2020 — The project, if approved, will enable tropical rock lobster production on a commercial scale after almost 20 years of research.

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How to enrich Artemia with targeted levels of selenium

Apr 24, 2020 — A study found that organic selenium sources enrich Artemia nauplii with targeted levels of Selenium without affecting the lipids and fatty acids enrichment.

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Billund Aquaculture hits record-high signed contracts

Apr 24, 2020 — The company closed 12 deals across the globe, reaching an all-time high in Q1.

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AquaMaof kicks off Pure Salmon’s RAS facility in France

Apr 24, 2020 — The French 10,000-ton facility is currently in the design stage, with first eggs to be put in the system by 2021 and the first harvest expected by 2023.

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Stofnfiskur delivers ova to China despite COVID-19 logistics issues

Apr 24, 2020 — The Benchmark company shipped 400,000 eggs to land-based and cage farms in China and it is the second ova delivery after the COVID-19 pandemic hit Europe in March.

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BioMar enters feed partnership in Vietnam

Apr 23, 2020 — BioMar partners with Viet-UC to become co-owner and operational leader in the feed factory currently owned by Viet-UC.

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Genetics expertise could transform fish production

Apr 22, 2020 — A recent review of research highlights how genetics can support the development of sustainable aquaculture for global food security.

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StofnFiskur renews authorization to export salmon ova to Chile

Apr 23, 2020 — The company remains the only foreign supplier of Atlantic salmon ova to Chile as a result of the renewed approval issued by Sernapesca.

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