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AquaMaof appoints salmon R&D specialist

Oct 18, 2021 — John F. Taylor’s extensive expertise in salmon research will be applied to AquaMaof’s facility operation and design as well as its R&D capability.

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Digital aquaculture innovator raises $7 million from Rabobank and Aqua-Spark

Oct 14, 2021 — Ecto plans to use the investment to advance its leading position in the market for digital decision support tools for aquaculture.

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Ace Aquatec appoints first CFO

Oct 13, 2021 — Duncan Montgomery joins the firm after a stellar year of growth and expansion at Ace Aquatec in key global markets.

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Cargill signs RAS feed partnership with Salmon Evolution

Oct 13, 2021 — Cargill will supply 100% of Salmon Evolution’s feed volumes for the Norwegian Indre Harøy facility and invested $5 million in Salmon Evolution through a private placement.

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Genetic analysis reveals differences in mate choice between wild and hatchery coho salmon

Oct 12, 2021 — Researchers aim to improve Coho mating strategies in hatcheries to reduce the impact of hatchery-spawned fish on wild populations. 

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Call for funding research to advance aquaculture hatchery technologies - US

Oct 12, 2021 — The U.S. National Sea Grant College Program announced two federal funding opportunities to advance juvenile production technologies and early stage propagation strategies.

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Aussie study to deliver biosecurity boost to the shrimp industry

Oct 8, 2021 — A new Australian research project will help the industry better understand the viruses’ impact on shrimp farming and develop better ways to manage shrimp breeding stocks.

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INVE unveils breakthrough rotifer substitution feed line

Oct 7, 2021 — The company developed a new feed line and protocol that reduces live rotifer diets by at least 50% in marine fish hatcheries.

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CAT appoints Alan Tinch

Oct 4, 2021 — The Center for Aquaculture Technologies appointed Alan Tinch as vice president of genetics to lead the development and commercialization of genome editing and other next-generation breeding technologies for use in aquaculture.

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Researchers develop rapid PCR testing system to detect oyster diseases

Oct 4, 2021 — Scottish researchers are developing a testing system to detect Bonamia ostreae, oyster herpes virus and Vibrio bacteria, along with biofouling species such as tube worms.

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Nutreco, AKVA invest in AquaCon’s US RAS salmon project

Oct 4, 2021 — AquaCon raised a total of $7.5 million to build a RAS salmon facility in Maryland, on the U.S. East Coast, that included participation from Israel Corporation and AKVA Group.

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Nordic Halibut to build a new juvenile facility

Oct 1, 2021 — Production capacity at the facility, once fully operational, will be 1.25 million juveniles per year.

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Skretting introduces a natural approach to feeding marine fish larvae

Oct 1, 2021 — The company unveiled a new hatchery diet, GEMMA Neo, with ingredients inspired by nature to support improved palatability, simplicity to use and improved pellet structure and feed distribution. 

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Australia to set a breeding program to boost banana shrimp farming

Sep 30, 2021 — Charles Darwin University (CDU) is working with prospective shrimp farmers on a breeding program for banana shrimp to support shrimp farming operations in the Australian Northern Territory. 

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Israeli investor takes 15% stake in AKVA group

Sep 29, 2021 — Israel Corp. will partner with AKVA in attracting investments for land-based projects based on AKVA solutions and technology.

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AquaGen opens breeding center in Scotland

Sep 29, 2021 — Over the next three years, the company aims to increase production to 50 million eggs, which will be available for delivery all year round to domestic and export markets.

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Cargill, Freshwater Institute partnership to improve feeds for RAS salmon farming

Sep 28, 2021 — This partnership builds on recent efforts between the two groups that validated the effectiveness of Cargill’s new diet for Atlantic salmon grown in land-based RAS.

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State-of-the-art oyster hatchery opens in Denmark

Sep 27, 2021 — The new state-of-the-art oyster hatchery offers new opportunities for education, research and business collaboration.

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BioMar to expand capacity in Ecuador

Sep 23, 2021 — The company will establish four new production lines with a combined capacity of 200,000 tons and plans to launch new advanced shrimp feed concepts in 2022.

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Aquaculture partnership to set a hatchery in Nigeria

Sep 23, 2021 — Los Lagos Aquaculture Center of Excellence project will have a hatchery, grow-out and processing facilities and a feed mill and aims to produce 50 million fingerlings per year.

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