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PR Aqua signs contract for new RAS facility

Aug 9, 2021 — Taste of BC Aquafarms, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blue Star Foods Corp., selected PR Aqua, as its RAS technology provider for its planned 1,500 metric ton farm. 

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Benchmark Genetics strengthens the fish health team

Aug 9, 2021 — Øyvind J. Brevik will be responsible for fish health and welfare in all the global production units connected with the Benchmark Genetics breeding programs for Atlantic salmon. 

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Benchmark Genetics closes long-term egg contract with Singapore RAS

Aug 6, 2021 — Benchmark will supply genetics from their Icelandic facilities to a project in progress for a land-based RAS facility in Singapore.

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Peruvian researchers to develop feeding protocol for Amazon catfish early stages

Aug 5, 2021 — Neotropical catfish (Pseudoplatystoma punctifer) is an important species for feeding the Amazonian population, with potential for the aquaculture market.

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Fürst Medical Laboratory acquires PatoGen

Aug 4, 2021 — The company will continue to develop PatoGen as a leading provider of preventive and diagnostic analysis to the growing aquaculture industry. 

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Grieg cancels salmon smolt transfer after ISA finding at its Marystown hatchery

Aug 4, 2021 — The decision is taken based on a precautionary approach and to reduce risk, as the company will develop salmon farming operations in Placentia Bay gradually and responsibly.

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INVE Aquaculture strengthens its team in Ecuador and Mexico

Aug 3, 2021 — Hector Xavier Valdez, based in Ecuador, and Manuel Zazueta, based in Mexico, will lead these important markets for INVE.  

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EU project innovates in microbial management in RAS

Aug 3, 2021 — RASbiome aims to improve the sustainability of fish production in RAS by introducing new and innovative approaches for microbiological water treatment.

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Alpha Aqua to build RAS Arctic char facility

Aug 3, 2021 — The company signed a contract with Cold Lake AB to deliver an Arctic char egg-to-harvest RAS facility with a production capacity of 4,000 tons per year.  

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Shrimp technology startup raises new funds to accelerate commercialization

Aug 3, 2021 — Minnowtech was awarded a $999,780 grant that will focus on the development of its sonar-based product for the company’s upcoming commercialization stage.

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AquaBounty selects Ohio for its new RAS salmon farm

Aug 3, 2021 — The new farm will be the company’s first large-scale commercial facility, with a planned annual production capacity of 10,000 metric tons.

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ASC funds initiative to protect vital mangrove forests

Aug 3, 2021 — The program will go beyond shrimp farm-level improvements to safeguard the world’s remaining mangroves in Ecuador.

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Canada establishes new aquaculture research center

Aug 2, 2021 — A new custom-designed research facility will be built to complement the existing on-campus hatchery at Fleming Collegue. 

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AUD5 million grant to turbocharge aquaculture research in Australia

Jul 27, 2021 — The farming of fast-growing, highly efficient aquaculture species that are able to resist impacts of costly diseases will soon become a reality, with James Cook University and partners awarded $4.9 million from the Australian Research Council through their Industrial Transformation Research Program.

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pH sensor startup secures Series A investment

Jul 22, 2021 — UK-based ANB Sensors completed a Series A investment round to further advance the commercialization of their novel calibration-free pH measuring technologies. 

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Biotechnology to boost Malaysian freshwater prawn seed production

Jul 22, 2021 — The implementation of new technology at scale will is expected to increase national aquaculture production reducing operation costs and increasing farmers' yield. 

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GAA partners with FishChoice

Jul 22, 2021 — The agreement will combine GAA’s aquaculture standards and expertise with FishChoice’s online platform designed to power progress on seafood sustainability.

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US seaweed aquaculture lab to advance breeding and commercial production

Jul 20, 2021 — AltaSea partnered with University of Southern California professor Sergey Nuzhdin to establish a seaweed lab to improve breeding non-GMO kelp and other seaweed varieties.

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How genetic background of broodstock affects spawning quality in seabream

Jul 20, 2021 — A study reported, for the first time, that breeders with a genetic background for deformities affect the spawning quality in seabream.

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Kvarøy invests $16 million to expand and upgrade its smolt facility

Jul 19, 2021 — The new facility will have nearly double the capacity while reducing its overall energy consumption by up to 50%.

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