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Genetic discovery marks significant progress in fight against flavobacteriosis

May 25, 2021 — The discovery is expected to boost health and wellbeing and inform breeding practices, with new fish stocks being bred from parents that possess the genetic markers. 

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A new tropical rock lobster aquaculture industry for Northern Australia

May 25, 2021 — A new project is underpinned by world-first science and breeding technology and aims to establish a new sustainable tropical rock lobster aquaculture industry.

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Hendrix Genetics aquaculture managing director steps down

May 21, 2021 — After nearly seven years as managing director, Neil Manchester stepped down to focus on different priorities.

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US aquaculture industry requests Biden’s support for domestic seafood production

May 21, 2021 — Advocates outline the climate impacts and potential benefits of aquaculture and request that the administration prioritize seafood production to help mitigate climate change.

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Cargill empowers female entrepreneurs in the shrimp sector with business skills

May 20, 2021 — The company, together with the Edes Business School of the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, will train and improve income potential for 100 women from Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras and Ecuador.

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New project to develop proof of concept for shrimp precision aquaculture

May 18, 2021 — A new joint initiative in precision aquaculture aims to develop a proof of concept using RAS-based shrimp aquaculture along with artificial intelligence and IoT.

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EU adopts strategic guidelines for sustainable and competitive aquaculture

May 17, 2021 — The guidelines are expected to help the EU aquaculture sector become more competitive and resilient, and improve its environmental and climate performance.

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World’s first release of captive-reared juvenile giant freshwater crayfish

May 13, 2021 — Almost 60 juvenile captive-reared giant freshwater crayfish were released into the wild in Tasmania as part of a joint program of Huon Aquaculture and Todd Walsh.

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Spain plans a new sole RAS facility

May 13, 2021 — The €73 million project that aims to produce 2,600 tons includes the construction of a new hatchery.

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Ace Aquatec expands its North America team

May 13, 2021 — The expansion makes the new Canada office Ace Aquatec’s fourth international base outside the UK in addition to Australia, Chile and Norway.

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Tanzania to increase hatchery production capacity of tilapia and catfish

May 12, 2021 — A new project will help increase the capacity of aquaculture development centers to produce 25 million tilapia fingerlings and 10 million catfish.

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MPEDA receives new patent for mud crab seed production

May 11, 2021 — Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture established a hatchery in 2004 with a current crab instars capacity of 1.4 million per year.

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Aquaculture experts aim to scale up ballan wrasse hatchery production

May 11, 2021 — The project will explore a range of nutritional and environmental factors, such as the formulation of feeds and rearing conditions.

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Bluefront Equity invests in ozone and oxygen specialist

May 11, 2021 — The seafood investor became the majority owner of Norwegian technology company Redox AS that develops environmentally friendly technologies for the aquaculture industry.

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The Kingfish Company partners with Ramboll for its new RAS facility in the U.S.

May 10, 2021 — The company is expanding its partnership with Ramboll through its newly awarded contract for services for the high-tech US facility. 

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Donald Lightner passed away

May 10, 2021 — Lightner put together a team of researchers at the University of Arizona that provided much of the basic knowledge on shrimp disease and health.

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Scottish Sea Farms achieves zero antibiotics target at its farming operations in 2020

May 6, 2021 — The company reported no antibiotics used on its marine farms since 2012 and only minimal use at its freshwater hatcheries in recent years.

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GenoMar Genetics opens subsidiary in Vietnam

May 6, 2021 — The company plans to build two hatcheries in Tay Ninh province and in Northern Vietnam to serve Vietnamese tilapia farmers.

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New Scottish project to develop new satellite communications tech for the aquaculture industry

May 5, 2021 — The project will develop a software system that automatically captures continuous sensor data across aquaculture sites securely in one place, where it can be processed, stored and actioned.  

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EU to discuss the application of new genomic techniques in animal farming

May 4, 2021 — The European Commission will open a dialogue with citizens, member states and the European parliament to jointly decide the way forward for the use of these biotechnologies in the EU.

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