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Researchers organize sole genetic map

Jan 26, 2021 — The genetic map opens up new possibilities for the production of sole, a species of high economic interest in Europe.

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Benchmark Genetics Chile reports good performance of its first local strain of salmon eggs

Jan 26, 2021 — Its performance data in 33 Chilean salmon centers is showing highly competitive growth and a very low impact of SRS on total mortality.

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StofnFiskur rebrands as Benchmark Genetics Iceland

Jan 26, 2021 — StofnFiskur will continue to be the brand used for the Atlantic salmon breeding program and strain operated by the Icelandic company.

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CP Foods’ shrimp broodstock returns to Chinese market

Jan 25, 2021 — The company hopes to introduce CP Kong, an SPF WSSV tolerant, robust shrimp strain, into Latin America if it proves successful in China.

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Grieg Seafood invests in land-based salmon farming

Jan 20, 2021 — The company, the first global salmon producer to invest in land-based salmon farming, will produce post-smolt and grow fish all the way to harvest size in a new land-based facility in southern Norway.

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Researchers create larger mutant rotifers for larviculture

Jan 20, 2021 — Japanese researchers obtained mutant rotifers with wider lorica size and higher growth rates that could potentially provide a stable supply of larger rotifers at low cost for aquaculture.  

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Thai project to help farmers preparing for ASC certification

Jan 19, 2021 — The project aims to test a new tool that could enable farmers to make the right improvements before beginning the audit process, saving time and money.

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Hendrix Genetics, INCAR partner to fight BKD

Jan 19, 2021 — The new partnership aims to genetically select more resistant families of Atlantic salmon to BKD.

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New model assesses fish welfare in aquaculture

Jan 19, 2021 — A group of researchers developed a new app, named MyFishCheck, that categorizes fish welfare from critical, poor, acceptable and good.

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WorldFish initiative to boost sustainable aquaculture in Lake Victoria

Jan 19, 2021 — The initiative will range from enhanced capacity in species identification, breeding and administration of the regulatory framework to a system for assessing and certifying private hatcheries. 

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Study finds genetic rewiring behind tilapia evolution in East Africa

Jan 20, 2021 — Results could help future studies improve the breeding of economically important cichlid species such as tilapia.

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AquaGen invests $17.5 million in land-based broodstock facility

Jan 19, 2021 — The company signed a contract with Artec Aqua as a turnkey contractor for the expansion of Profunda, a land-based facility for the production of salmon broodstock in Norway. 

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Study finds hazardous levels of metals in fish, shrimp farms in India

Jan 19, 2021 — The study found hazardous levels of lead and cadmium in all studies fish and shrimp farms across the ten highest aquaculture producing states. 

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Troutlodge reports industry benefits from improved BCWD resistant strain

Jan 20, 2021 — The company reported improved performance from its BCWD-enhanced resistant eggs in trout commercial farms and will develop a custom SNP chip for genotyping its broodstock.

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Researchers develop a conveyor belt to grow microalgae from pond discharges

Jan 20, 2021 — The goal is to produce biomass for aquafeed cheaper than terrestrial crops.

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Chilean researchers describe yellowtail amberjack genome for the first time

Jan 14, 2021 — Researchers aim to implement a genetic improvement program and achieve a growth increase of at least 25% in RAS systems.

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Cooke plans a new salmon hatchery in Canada

Jan 14, 2021 — The company applied for a $58.6 million salmon hatchery on Digby Neck, Nova Scotia.

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India succeeds in seed production of John’s snapper

Jan 13, 2021 — This was the first time in the country that John’s snapper seeds have been produced and researchers achieved continuous seed production.

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Endúr acquires RAS supplier Artec Aqua

Jan 13, 2021 — Artec Aqua is a turnkey supplier of process facilities and solutions for RAS broodstock, smolt and grow-out facilities.

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NaturalShrimp’s new partnership to build a RAS shrimp facility in Florida

Jan 13, 2021 — The company formed a new joint venture with Hydrenesis, Inc. to build a $25 million premier indoor shrimp production facility in northern Florida.

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