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Benchmark Genetics Chile becomes GLOBALG.A.P. certified

Feb 16, 2021 — The company was granted the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard certification for its two production units in Ensenada and Curacalco.

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Nicovita introduces comprehensive system for pre-growout of shrimp

Feb 11, 2021 — The new system offers a holistic vision of all production management, combining a quality product with specialized advice and the management of integrated field technologies.

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Benchmark Genetics promotes Rudi Ripman Seim to a new strategic position

Feb 10, 2021 — Innovations in production technology for off-shore pen farming and land-based production set new demands to Benchmark as a genetics supplier.

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AquaMaof starts construction of RAS facility in Japan

Feb 9, 2021 — The facility will include a hatchery, nursery and full grow-out areas, as well as management, operational and processing zones.

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Sweden to build cod hatchery facility to strengthen wild stocks

Feb 9, 2021 — MAT Filtration will build a new RAS hatchery facility to produce cod larvae for release in the Baltic Sea.

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IMV Technologies acquires Genetirate

Feb 8, 2021 — Genetirate developed a technology capable of identifying and sorting aquatic animal species (fish, crustaceans and mollusks) by their metabolic rate.

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New EU project to solve RAS farming challenges

Feb 9, 2021 — The project will test five fish species, salmon, arctic char, seabream, seabass and Seriola, in RAS facilities and will try to solve different challenges such as microbial management, water quality and fish welfare.

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Industry says goodbye to industry veteran

Feb 5, 2021 — Jimmy Lim, founder and president of the Institute of Aquaculture Singapore and industry veteran passed away on February 5. 

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SalMar to build the world’s largest smolt hatchery in Norway

Feb 4, 2021 — SalMar partnered with Krüger Kaldnes and constructing partner Consto to build the world’s largest smolt hatchery in Tjuin, Norway with a total area of 17,000 square meters.

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Norway to test land-based red claw crayfish farming

Feb 3, 2021 — The University of Bergen and Pure Lobster will use Ocean On Land Technology hatchery products to test the potential of land-based farming systems for this species.

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Nutreco partners to establish land-based Atlantic salmon farming facility in Japan

Feb 3, 2021 — The company invested in the Norwegian land-based fish farming company, Proximar, that will build a large-scale RAS salmon facility near Mount Fuji to meet the large demand for salmon in Japan.

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Mixotrophically cultured microalgae increase efficiency in shellfish hatcheries

Feb 2, 2021 — Marine scientists in Scotland developed a way of creating “designer algae” that could signal a breakthrough in how shellfish larvae can be produced for the aquaculture industry.

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BAP seeks farmers to collaborate with on pilot program

Feb 2, 2021 — BAP is seeking certified producers to collaborate on a pilot program that assures that their farmed seafood has been produced without the use of any antibiotics.

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GenoMar introduces new streptococcosis-resistant tilapia in Asia

Feb 2, 2021 — Laboratory tests and field trials demonstrated increased survivability of approximately 30% for the tilapia selected for streptococcosis resistance.

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India develops hatchery technology for grey mullet

Feb 1, 2021 — ICAR-CIBA successfully bred grey mullet for the first time in the country and released species-specific functional pelleted feeds for broodstock.

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New research facilities to spur tropical shellfish breeding in Australia

Jan 28, 2021 — The Aussie government will upgrade purpose-built, pilot-scale hatchery facilities to produce selected seed of multiple shellfish species, such as tropical rock oysters, scallops, clams and abalone.

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Virbac inks deal with biotech company for microalgae-based oral vaccine development

Jan 28, 2021 — Virbac signed an agreement with TransAlgae to shape the future of vaccination in the field of aquaculture with its disruptive microalgae-based oral delivery technology.

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Skretting and Proteon Pharmaceuticals to introduce novel phage technology for aquaculture

Jan 28, 2021 — The companies predict that the technology will become a valuable component of integrated management strategies on-farm with both feed and water applications under investigation.

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Researchers describe first natural spawning of South Pacific bonito in RAS

Jan 27, 2021 — Eggs by natural spawning were obtained from wild-caught broodstock that were conditioned to captivity for more than one year in a 75 m3 RAS in Chile.

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Pharmaq Analytic appoints new business unit director in Chile

Jan 26, 2021 — Carlos Iván Lobos Blumenfeldt, that has previously held positions in Hendrix Genetics, Aquagen Chile, Ventisqueros among others, was appointed as the new business unit director for Fish Vet Group in Chile.

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