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Norwegian researchers discover how to mass-produce sterile salmon

Dec 10, 2020 — Applying the Nobel Prize-awarded CRISPR method, genetically sterile broodstock can develop eggs that all inherit their parents' genetic sterility.

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Genetic selection drives differences in intestinal microbiota in seabream

Dec 10, 2020 — A study found that seabream selected for their high growth have greater resistance to an intestinal parasite and a more flexible microbiota, which allows them to better adapt to changes in the diet.

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BioMar partners with Quality Salmon Sotenäs for RAS feed supply

Dec 9, 2020 — BioMar will provide feed solutions for the Atlantic salmon in Quality Salmon’s land-based RAS facility once production commences in 2022 in Sotenäs, Sweden.

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CEOs of world’s leading seafood companies commit to time-bound goals for a healthy ocean

Dec 8, 2020 — For the first time, ten of the largest seafood companies in the world such as Cargill and Skretting have committed to a set of time-bound and measurable goals that will ensure the industry becomes more sustainable.

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MAT Filtration Technologies rolls out its Norwegian branch

Dec 8, 2020 — The Norwegian branch will focus on RAS equipment supply and systems design, as well as industrial filtration technology solutions.

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Landslide damage forces US salmon hatchery to cull thousands of fish

Dec 10, 2020 — One of the largest salmon hatcheries in Alaska, USA was forced to destroy thousands of fish after a landslide damaged the pipeline that supplies its water.

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EU reaches informal deal on fisheries and aquaculture fund

Dec 7, 2020 — The 2021-2027 European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) will have a €6.108 billion budget and will promote aquaculture.

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Hendrix Genetics appoints new CEO

Dec 10, 2020 — The company appointed Jolanda van Haarlem as chief executive officer, who will take over the position of Antoon van den Berg who is stepping down after 16 successful years as CEO.

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Benchmark Genetics strengthens its salesforce towards land-based farming

Dec 7, 2020 — The company named Harry Tziouvas as RAS sales manager to provide global sales and technical support to key customers as a supplier of genetics to the land-based farming industry.

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Friend of the Sea opens revision process for sustainable aquaculture and fish welfare standards

Dec 7, 2020 — Sustainable Aquaculture Standard and Fish Welfare standards were established to minimize the negative effects of aquaculture operations on the marine environment and take in consideration the fish welfare in aquaculture production.

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Multitrophic aquaculture project raises abalone with aquaculture effluents

Dec 7, 2020 — Abalone reared in tanks in which Ulva rigida was raised with effluents from turbot farming showed higher growth than those reared with filtered water and fed with U. rigida or a commercial feed.

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Scottish Sea Farms doubles smolt weight at its new RAS hatchery

Dec 3, 2020 — The smolts had an average weight of 178 g when put to sea – more than double the weight Scottish Sea Farms would expect to achieve via conventional hatchery methods.

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Scientists discover a genetic sex marker in sturgeon

Dec 2, 2020 — A molecular marker for sex determination in sturgeon was discovered within the international project STURGEoNOMICS, a breakthrough for caviar-producing aquaculture.  

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RAS demonstration facilities open in Indonesia for sustainable aquaculture

Dec 2, 2020 — A partnership of Dutch companies active in the aquaculture sector named FishTechIndonesia invested in two RAS farms in Indonesia that will act as demonstration facilities.

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Nofitech inks deal with Bakkafrost to expand Glyvradal smolt hatchery

Dec 2, 2020 — The annual production of the Glyvradal hatchery is expected to increase to 4 million smolts when the expansion project is completed.

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Benchmark’s 20th anniversary in a year of transformation

Nov 30, 2020 — The group celebrated its 20th birthday in a year in which the company undertook a restructuring program to refocus on its core aquaculture areas and achieve financial solidity.

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New data-driven marketplace connects shrimp buyers and farmers

Nov 25, 2020 — XpertSea introduced the first marketplace that connects shrimp buyers and growers directly for fast, efficient and secure transactions.

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Benchmark Genetics to introduce new salmon egg strain in Chile in 2021

Nov 26, 2020 — The main focus of the new strain, SagaChile, will be improved growth with late maturation, QTL IPN and genomic selection for resistance against SRS, Caligus and BKD.

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AKVA group to build 8,000-ton salmon RAS farm in Shanghai

Nov 23, 2020 — The project is part of the agreement with Nordic Aqua Partners in which AKVA is the technology supplier for the RAS facilities to be built in China.

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Minh Phu invests $2 million in hatchery subsidiary

Nov 19, 2020 — The company will also increase the charter capital in its subsidiary Minh Phu Ninh Thuan Aquatic Larvae Co., Ltd. that produces shrimp seeds and is located in Ninh Phuoc district. 

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