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WorldFish signs agreement to transfer GIFT to Nigeria

Mar 28, 2022 — GIFT fry will be transferred from WorldFish Headquarters in Malaysia to Premium Aquaculture Limited to establish a GIFT-based aquaculture industry in Nigeria.

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New Zealand to develop mussel spat hatchery

Mar 25, 2022 — The government has estimated up to five new hatcheries are needed to achieve the government’s Aquaculture Strategy goal of $3 billion in annual sales by 2035.

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Indonesian project to mass-produce Artemia

Mar 23, 2022 — Students and lecturers from Indonesian Airlangga University successfully mass-produced Artemia to help local shrimp farmers. 

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Smart RAS salmon farm to be built in Switzerland

Mar 22, 2022 — A strategic partnership between Swiss Blue Salmon and Billund Aquaculture is aimed at producing land-based salmon sustainably and contributing to the development of a local aquaculture industry.

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EU project to improve flatfish breeding

Mar 22, 2022 — BREEDFLAT project aims to improve flatfish breeder’s performance by enhancing immune system capacity and gamete quality of Senegalese sole, turbot and Atlantic halibut.

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Researchers suggest tiamulin to fight against salmon tenacibaculosis

Mar 21, 2022 — A recent study found that tiamulin, an antimicrobial exclusively for veterinary use and classified as “less important” by the World Health Organization, is a viable alternative to florfenicol.

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Singapore RAS signs agreement with Norwegian RAS specialists

Mar 21, 2022 — OFS Norge AS and Onshore Technologies AS will design the RAS facility planned in Singapore to have 1,000 tones per year of locally farmed salmon production by 2025 with further expansion to 3,000.

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KYTOS, I&V Bio partnership makes microbiome management accessible to shrimp farmers

Mar 17, 2022 — The partnership will install local and independent KYTOS labs to serve aquaculture farms and hatcheries with microbiome management tools in six most of the important shrimp-producing countries.

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What is the right dose of UV light for cost-effective use in aquaculture?

Mar 16, 2022 — A study suggests UV doses that are required to disinfect the intake water of aquaculture facilities should be reassessed to reduce energy costs regarding UV disinfection.

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World-first mapping of the Aussie tiger prawn genome

Mar 16, 2022 — James Cook University researchers have been part of the first-ever successful effort to map the genome of Australian black tiger prawn, which may lead to bigger and more disease-resistant farmed stock in the future.

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Study aims to produce lice-resistant salmon

Mar 9, 2022 — A UK study aims to identify genetic mechanisms that could make Atlantic salmon resistant to a key parasite.

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Comment period open for U.S. strategic plan for aquaculture economic development

Mar 4, 2022 — The comments provided will shape a future U.S. Strategic Plan for Aquaculture Economic Development that supports the domestic aquaculture sector.

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Green light for major aquaculture research facility at University of Stirling

Mar 3, 2022 — A £17 million world-class research and innovation facility at the University of Stirling has moved a step closer, after the ambitious plans were approved by Stirling Council. 

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New project to improve Peruvian grunt breeding for its commercial-scale production

Mar 3, 2022 — The project, led by Institute of the Sea of Peru (Imarpe), seeks to develop a batch of breeders born in captivity (F1) to achieve the commercial-scale production of this species.

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Breeding breakthrough for round scad farming

Mar 3, 2022 — In a world’s first, Philippine researchers successfully spawned round scad (Decapterus macrosoma) in captivity at SEAFDEC/AQD in Tigbauan, Iloilo.

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Aquaculture supply chain concerns after Russia invades Ukraine

Mar 1, 2022 — As a major exporter of grains, Russia's invasion of Ukraine is expected to have an impact on animal feed prices. 

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Ultrasounds proven an effective, hands-off way to help spawn abalone

Mar 1, 2022 — Researchers found that an ultrasound transducer can be used to quickly and noninvasively detect when abalone are ready to spawn. 

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Grieg’s Gold River Hatchery expansion nears completion

Mar 1, 2022 — With an investment over $25 million, the Canadian RAS hatchery will support the growth of up to four million smolts.

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Guide to permitting marine aquaculture in the U.S.

Mar 1, 2022 — This guide was created to assist individuals with navigating the federal permitting process for marine aquaculture.

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ASC’s public consultation on new ASC Farm Standard

Mar 1, 2022 — ASC seeks stakeholder feedback on the upcoming ASC Farm Standard, which will enhance the efficiency and accountability of the ASC program for the benefit of all stakeholders.

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