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Icelandic breeding program targets global salmon RAS expansion

Feb 20, 2020 — StofnFiskur is leading the way with supplying all-female eggs to land-based salmon farms.

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Canadian project will use genomic tools to produce selectively bred oyster

Feb 20, 2020 — The project will use genomic tools like high-density SNP chips to create a breeding program that will select traits such as improved growth, better flesh quality and resistance to disease-traits to increase the profitability of oyster farms.

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The University of Eldoret, Kenya and Uasin Gishu County hatchery and research center open

Feb 19, 2020 — The University of Eldoret, Kenya and Uasin Gishu County has completed the construction of a US$99,000 fish hatchery and research center five years in the making.

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Baby Dragons Hatched at Birch Aquarium

Feb 17, 2020 — For the first time ever, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego has bred and successfully hatched two rare Weedy Seadragons.

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Salmon hatcheries in U.S. Pacific Northwest damaged by heavy rains

Feb 16, 2020 — Recent rain has damaged hatcheries in Washington State, and struck a blow to the salmon population. The effects of the damage could be experienced for years to come, experts said.

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Hawai’i offshore R&D company rebrands as Ocean Era, LLC

Feb 12, 2020 — Kampachi Farms, LLC, was rebranded as Ocean Era, LLC, to address broader opportunities and more expansive challenges facing aquaculture.

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Ecuador inaugurates its first artemia production laboratory

Feb 10, 2020 — The Codemet and I&V BIO joint venture will supply more than half of regional demand this year.

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New certification scheme for Indian shrimp hatcheries

Feb 10, 2020 — MPEDA launched a new certification scheme, Saphari, for farmers who cannot access global certification schemes. The “antibiotic-free certification” is an end-to-end solution that enables Mpeda to audit the PLs offered by hatcheries across the country.

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Riverence Holdings acquires Clear Springs Foods

Feb 9, 2020 — The two companies will have full 'egg to plate' control of the supply chain, as well as increased production, processing, and distribution capacity.

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Probiotics improve environmental performance in shrimp hatcheries

Feb 5, 2020 — Study finds that probiotics, together with proper management, contribute to an environmentally friendly and sustainable production in shrimp hatcheries.

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Pentair Announces the Resignation of CFO Mark Borin

Feb 1, 2020 — Mark Borin is to step down as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of Pentair plc. He has accepted an operational leadership opportunity at a private, employee-owned company.

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Sabah, Malaysia hatcheries showing results

Feb 1, 2020 —

The development of aquaculture hatcheries as part of the Sabah Agriculture Blueprint  2021 - 2030 is making strides.  Food security is the main goal of the initiative.

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Alberta invests in aging hatcheries

Feb 1, 2020 — The province of Alberta, Canada is investing CA$43 million to replace the Raven Creek Brood Trout Station and refurbish Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery and Allison Creek Brood Trout Station. Critical operating systems at each facility were at or beyond their expected service life.

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Transformational fish vaccination robot to increase hatcheries productivity

Jan 29, 2020 — The robot will be able to vaccinate most species of farmed fish at sizes below 20 grams, allowing producers to increase productivity by growing their fish out of hatcheries far sooner.

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ICAR-CIBA and A R Hatchery sign Kuruma shrimp seed MOU

Jan 27, 2020 — ICAR-CIBA and A R Hatchery, Pvt ltd, Marakkanam, Tamil Nadu, signed a memorandum of Understanding for the development of indigenous shrimp seed production.

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NaturalShrimp lands PL contract with Sea Products Development

Jan 27, 2020 —

Texas-based aqua-tech company, NaturalShrimp, Inc., has entered into a twelve million postlarvae (PL) shrimp annual contract with Sea Products Development, LLC (SPD), a worldwide supplier of selectively-bred, fast growing, and disease-free shrimp postlarvae and broodstock.

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The Philippines to increase the supply of milkfish fry

Jan 23, 2020 — The Philippines requires about 3.5 billion milkfish fry each year, but local hatcheries can only supply roughly half the demand.

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New solutions to grow EU aquaculture

Jan 23, 2020 — A new EU-funded project will develop and validate technologically-advanced, resilient and sustainable new solutions to expand and diversify EU production of finfish, mollusks and microalgae.

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Premium barramundi to be produced in Singapore

Jan 23, 2020 — Barramundi Asia, one of the world largest barramundi producers, acquired the Temasek startup, Allegro Aqua, that commercializes a “premium” barramundi broodstock with specific genetic traits.

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Pure Salmon to build the EU’s largest salmon RAS facility

Jan 23, 2020 — With a production capacity of 10,000 tons per year and an investment of €175 million, the new facility will be built in Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France with the support of the French government.

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