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Canadian aquaculture suppliers call on government to protect jobs

Feb 28, 2022 — According to the association, the government should reassess its decision not to renew the salmon farm licenses in the Discovery Islands that threatens Canadian food security, local jobs and businesses.

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How does genetic selection contribute to the increased productivity of salmon farming?

Feb 24, 2022 — A recent study found that salmon production may be increased in 2050 with genetic selection and estimates a time reduction in seawater by 53% in 2050.

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AquaMaof, Atacama Yellowtail sign for yellowtail kingfish RAS facility in Chile

Feb 23, 2022 — The project will be located in Tongoy Bay and will produce 900 tons per year in the first stage, with production expected to double to reach 1,800 tons per year.

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UAE signs first shrimp RAS farm in the region

Feb 22, 2022 — The farm, which is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2023, includes a hatchery unit, a shrimp farm and a primary and secondary treatment unit. 

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Thai Union pilots satellite technology to advance shrimp traceability and sustainability

Feb 21, 2022 — The main goal of the pilot was to generate key data elements for shrimp farms to support sustainable farming practices through insights into shrimp populations, farm health and contamination.

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Trial showcases improvements in barramundi feed efficiency with genetics

Feb 18, 2022 — Australis Aquaculture has been running an advanced genetics-backed breeding program with Xelect to find the link between genetics and feed efficiency.

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Earth Ocean Farms, CAT partnership to improve genetics of red snapper

Feb 17, 2022 — The companies will select specific traits in the snapper stock that show higher production yields through improved growth performance and phenotypic traits.

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Could frozen spawn increase shellfish industry efficiency?

Feb 15, 2022 — A new research project, led by Cornell University, is looking at ways to preserve with cryoprotectants extra larvae produced at shellfish hatcheries that are not used for seeding.

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Spring Genetics, Genetika partnership to supply tilapia broodstock in Peru

Feb 15, 2022 — The first batch of breeders will be delivered by the end of March as part of the five-year agreement.

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Can hormonally-induced precocious female barramundi be used in selective breeding programs?

Feb 14, 2022 — Researchers found that males hormonally induced to sex change produce large numbers of viable progeny and can be used in ongoing breeding programs.

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Survey to define best practices for large salmon smolt production

Feb 11, 2022 — Nofima is surveying salmon producers to recommend the best practices for the production of large salmon smolt in various scenarios. 

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EU platform to promote production and use of algae in Europe

Feb 11, 2022 — EU stakeholders launched EU4Algae, a platform to accelerate the development of the European algae industry and promote algae consumers and businesses in the EU.

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Researchers found sterile salmon as healthy as fertile salmon

Feb 8, 2022 — Nofima researchers discovered sterile salmon shows production characteristics that are, at least, as good as fertile farmed salmon.

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EU project to genetically characterize shrimp breeders from local producers

Feb 8, 2022 — An EU initiative plans to genotype shrimp broodstock families that are produced by European producers and research institutes.

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West Coast Salmon selects PR Aqua for US RAS project

Feb 8, 2022 — The company selected PR Aqua as its RAS partner as the company progresses its development of industrial-scale land-based farming facility serving the U.S. 

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Salmon Evolution partners with Artec Aqua for Indre Harøy phase 2

Feb 8, 2022 — Phase 2 is expected to be identical to phase 1 and add 7,900 tons of annual production, bringing the total planned production volume to 15,800 tons per year.

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Atlantic Sapphire to include algal omega-3 ingredients in RAS feeds

Feb 8, 2022 — The largest global land-based aquaculture company partnered with Skretting to include Veramaris ASC-MSC certified algal oil in its feed from Q4 2021.

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India to boost shrimp industry with reduced import duties

Feb 3, 2022 — The government will temporarely cut import duties on shrimp broodstock and feed to bring down the production cost of aquaculture farmers.

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Saudi Arabia aquaculture project to produce 80,000 tons

Feb 2, 2022 — NEOM plans to produce 80,000 tons per year of yellowtail kingfish, great amberjack, orange-spotted grouper and meagre in land-based and cage facilities.

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Spanish researchers breed golden grey mullet

Feb 1, 2022 — The team achieved nine natural and viable spawnings and is currently working to improve culture techniques and nutrition.

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