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WorldFish and KYTOS to collaborate on aquaculture microbiome

Dec 21, 2021 — The project will review the current state of knowledge of the microbiomes of carp polyculture systems and tilapia farming systems.

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Andfjord Salmon verifies laminar water flow technology

Dec 16, 2021 — The technology enables the creation of a natural environment in which the salmon can thrive and allows the company to produce fish at an energy cost of only 1 kWh per kilo.

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Oman opens $53-million shrimp farm

Dec 14, 2021 — The project includes a hatchery with a capacity of 1.2 billion eggs, a post larval production unit with a capacity of 400 million and a nursery with a capacity of 250 million.

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The Philippines to establish 32 hatcheries in 2022

Dec 13, 2021 — The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) committed to completing 32 multi-species hatcheries next year to boost local aquaculture production.

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New tool spots hybrid tilapia

Dec 13, 2021 — A new genomics marker tool has been shown to accurately identify tilapia species and tell apart their hybrids enabling the assessment of broodstock for aquaculture.

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Ross Houston joins Benchmark Genetics

Dec 10, 2021 — Houston will lead the company’s strategic development of innovation and R&D to support business growth and secure the company’s competitive advantages, among other duties.

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BC Aquafarms to supply steelhead salmon fingerlings to Canadian aquaculture company

Dec 7, 2021 — The companies signed a two-year agreement to supply steelhead salmon fingerlings for a value of up approximately $1 million.

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Researchers propose banks of frozen sperm to support aquaculture

Dec 7, 2021 — New research from James Cook University proposes that banks of frozen male sperm, fertility tools and artificial fertilization can help supercharge the booming aquaculture industry.

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FEAP general assembly highlights the important role of aquaculture

Dec 7, 2021 — FEAP’s member associations discussed and decided upon the numerous issues such as EU strategic guidelines, bluefin tuna farming and sustainability, among others.

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EU project advances in greater amberjack and meagre reproduction

Dec 3, 2021 — Researchers tested the effect of temperature and salinity in meagre reproduction and the tank size in greater amberjack spawning.

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Orkney Shellfish Hatchery releases first stock of juvenile clawed lobsters into the wild

Dec 1, 2021 — The announcement comes after the hatchery’s first successful release of native flat oyster spat.

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Studies on tilapia, trout, seabream and eel breeding presented at AE2021

Dec 1, 2021 — Researchers from Wageningen University presented their research on selective breeding with genomics tools, interaction of genes with the environment, swimming physiology and eel reproduction.

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Larval stress can make farmed fish more robust later in life

Nov 30, 2021 — Researchers are working on epigenetic programming to establish a method that can make fish more tolerant to various stresses.

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Emirati hatchery delivers 600,000 fish fingerlings to aquaculture companies in UAE

Nov 30, 2021 — The Sheikh Khalifa Marine Research Center plans to produce more than seven million fish fingerlings of various species upon completion.

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Nissui harvests first land-based farmed mackerel

Nov 26, 2021 — The milestone is part of Nissui and Hitachi Zosen joint development of the first large-scale land-based mackerel farm in Japan.

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First commercial spotted rose snapper genetic program underway

Nov 25, 2021 — Xelect partnered with Central American aquaculture producer Martec to create the first large-scale genetic breeding program for spotted rose snapper.

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Paine Schwartz makes strategic investment in Hendrix Genetics

Nov 23, 2021 — Hendrix Genetics’ co-founders will maintain a 50% ownership position in the company and work in partnership with Paine Schwartz to drive the business forward. 

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How does contact light affect rainbow trout microbiome?

Nov 22, 2021 — New research reveals that keeping rainbow trout under constant light disrupts daily rhythms and skin microbiome leading to increased susceptibility to parasites.

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Benchmark Genetics to support Regal Springs tilapia breeding programs

Nov 19, 2021 — The agreement secures Regal Springs access to Benchmark’s team of experts and advanced support systems for selective breeding programs and the company’s extensive experience.

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Lumpfish breeding breakthrough to ease pressure on wild population

Nov 17, 2021 — Researchers found that lumpfish sperm can be cryogenically preserved, providing a solution to the increasing levels of wild lumpfish being caught for the salmon farming industry. 

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