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Japan to approve first genome-edited fish in the country

Aug 25, 2021 — The country is weighing the approval of genome-edited red sea bream with up to 50% more edible flesh.

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Blockchain pilot project fosters Bangladeshi carp farmers

Aug 24, 2021 — The project aims to pilot a blockchain traceability system for a new WorldFish fast-growing variety of carp aquaculture among select participants in Jessore Bangladesh.

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Leading Norwegian companies establish a global aquaculture technology hub

Aug 24, 2021 — The hub aims to establish a collaborative arena and drive market-oriented innovation.

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AKVA Group to facilitate successful land-based fish farming

Aug 24, 2021 — The group AKVA group is building a new service department to make land-based farming easier to succeed.

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Sterner selects PG’s pumps for smolt facility

Aug 24, 2021 — PG Flow Solutions will supply nine of its large circulation pumps and six pumps for stripping of CO2 for Sande Settefisk’s new smolt facility in Norway.

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XpertSea wins agtech awards

Aug 23, 2021 — The company was recognized for its marketplace that connects shrimp buyers and growers and guarantees same-day payment.

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Program trains small Ecuadorian shrimp farms to obtain ASC certification

Aug 23, 2021 — Twenty-two farmers were trained in environmental and legal requirements, good aquaculture practices and requirements for ASC certification and received pre-audits throughout the program.

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AquaGen appoints development manager

Aug 20, 2021 — The company aims to achieve a leading position as the only biotech business producing salmon eggs specifically for the Scottish market, with genetics tailored to local conditions.  

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Nofitech, The Scottish Salmon Company partnership to transform hatcheries into RAS

Aug 19, 2021 — The contract marks the first important milestone in the company’s commitment to incorporate RAS technology across all its freshwater production.

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Promising disease research on salmon in RAS facilities

Aug 19, 2021 — A new Norwegian research facility for infection studies in RAS provides more relevant research for the industry showing that infection trials in RAS facilities can be conducted faster than in flow-through systems.

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US researchers to develop enhanced fish vaccines with nanocellulose

Aug 18, 2021 — University of Maine scientists seek to develop more effective, safe, sustainable and affordable fish vaccines using nanocellulose produced from Maine’s renewable wood pulp industry.

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Norwegian joint venture breaks ground on new cod hatchery

Aug 17, 2021 — Norcod and Havlandet Marin Yngel partnered in a 50-50 joint venture to build a new hatchery with a production capacity of 24 million cod fry per year.

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Salmon Evolution acquires smolt facility

Aug 17, 2021 — The company acquired Kraft Laks, a Norwegian family-owned producer which aims to cover Salmon Evolution’s smolt needs. 

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aquaManager partners with Spring Genetics to supply hatchery software

Aug 17, 2021 — Spring Genetics will implement aquaManager’s Hatchery module, supporting them in the production of high-performing tilapia broodstock and sex-reversed fingerlings.

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Salmon breeding pioneer passed away

Aug 16, 2021 — The pioneering work of Trygve Gjedrem was central to the development of Norwegian salmon national breeding programs.

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WWF-funded project to develop new kelp strains

Aug 12, 2021 — The project will develop seaweed strains for commercial use and collaborate with the kelp farming industry to help them adopt modern plant breeding methodologies and hatchery techniques.

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Early life stress causes persistent impacts on the microbiome of Atlantic salmon

Aug 11, 2021 — Study found sensitivity of the salmon microbiome to environmental stressors during early life.

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XpertSea raises $20 million to accelerate its data-driven solution for the shrimp industry

Aug 11, 2021 — The company will bring its data-driven marketplace and financial services to new international markets following 1000% revenue growth in Latin America.

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Russian salmon and trout production raises

Aug 10, 2021 — To further increase the production volume, the country will build breeding centers.

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Siemens invests in Singapore Aquaculture Technologies to further develop smart farms

Aug 9, 2021 — After jointly developing an end-to-end digital solution for smart farms, Singapore Aquaculture Technologies secured a Series A financing round totaling S$9.2 million, most of it from Siemens.

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