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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Dec 31, 2019 — In an estimated 25 Million Euros project, financed by local investors, the facility is expected to be ready for first batch of eggs towards the 4th quarter of 2019.
Dec 31, 2019 — Skretting is preparing to launch its new and improved integrated concept for recirculating aquaculture systems: RecircReady. The concept takes into account growth and waste prediction models, nutrient recycling, fish and system health monitoring in addition to tailored feed solutions and their impact on the systems themselves.
Dec 31, 2019 — As part of a collaboration between the Roslin Institute, University of Chile and Benchmark Genetics Chile, scientists are using genetic markers to discover the location and purpose of genes that make fish resistant or susceptible to two major diseases in salmon aquaculture.
Dec 31, 2019 — XpertSea, a Canadian aquaculture technology company, has announced the launch of the XpertSea Growth Platform. The XpertSea Growth Platform tracks growth from Day One in the hatchery through nursery, grow-out and harvesting. Taking no more than a few minutes per day, the XperCount feeds automated organism data such as size and weight to the AI platform, which results in precise data about daily growth rate, feed conversion ratio, stocking density and survival rate, among others. ”The XpertSea Growth Platform is a new concept in aquaculture that has the potential to unlock significant yields for farmers. It replaces manual data entry with smart aquaculture equipment, artificial intelligence, and industry benchmarks."
Dec 31, 2019 — The entire DNA sequence encoding the genes (genome) of the lumpfish has now been mapped. This allows us to study all the genes that contribute to traits such as growth, disease resistance and sea lice appetite with much greater precision than before.
Dec 31, 2019 — AquaOptima and Vikan Settefisk have signed an agreement to build a smolt and post-smolt facility on Frøya. The foundations are nearly complete, and the facility is scheduled for completion in late 2019.
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Dec 31, 2019 — The first broodstock shrimp have arrived from trū® Shrimp genetics partner, Oceanic Institute and they are mating, spawning, and offspring are growing in the created seawater. In its October meeting, trū® Shrimp’s Board of Directors approved the continued development of Luverne Bay Harbor Complex.
Dec 31, 2019 — The Center for Aquaculture Technologies in Canada (CATC) has demonstrated the potential benefit of ProTyton, a single-cell protein (SCP) from White Dog Labs, to shrimp farming. Initial studies demonstrated that inclusion of ProTyton into a CATC reference diet reduces mortality of whiteleg shrimp compared to a commercial diet when challenged by Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vpa) – the aetiological agent of Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND), and commonly referred to as EMS.
Dec 31, 2019 — A new pearl hatchery, complete with algae bioreactors to help spawn oysters to grow pearls was opened at the J. Hunter Pearls facility in Savusavu, Fiji. The new hatchery is capable of producing 10 times more new oysters than in the past. This substantial increase in capacity enables J. Hunter Pearls to dramatically expand the Fiji pearl industry, while providing an opportunity to research and develop new aquaculture products for export.
Dec 31, 2019 — INVE Aquaculture has launched its latest development: a plant-based water conditioner that protects shrimp larvae and post-larvae against stress and health threats.
Oct 9, 2019 — AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies Ltd. has announced that it’s 600 metric ton per annum salmon hatchery, smolt and market-size Atlantic Salmon Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) R&D facility has successfully grown several large batches, now ranging from eggs to Smolts to 5Kg harvest-size fish. The “Global Fish” facility, located near Warsaw, Poland, commenced operations in 2016. "We see significant growth potential in the supply of recirculating aquaculture systems to Salmon production companies. The investment in Poland will serve two main purposes: first, we are operating this facility as an R&D center, collecting valuable information and analyzing it, for further innovation in the RAS area. Secondly, it serves as a training facility for our customers' staff.”
Dec 31, 2019 — Benchmark has begun production of salmon eggs at its new land based breeding facility in Salten, Norway. Sales of fertilised eggs will commence in November 2018 and additional fish will be brought into the facility to ramp up volumes throughout 2019.
Oct 9, 2019 — Enzootic and NRGene assemble the first high-quality female shrimp genome to enhance all-female shrimp breeding
Dec 31, 2019 — The European Patent Organization (EPO) has issued an “Intention to Grant” relating to the smoltification feed SuperSmolt FeedOnly.
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