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Hatch accelerator program unveils selected startups

Aug 18, 2020 — Susewi, producers of microalgae to be used in aquafeeds, and Exciplex, developers of innovative technology for mycotoxin detection, are two of the startups selected for the fourth cohort of the accelerator program.

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NOAA awards $3.1 million to small businesses to develop new aquaculture technologies

Aug 17, 2020 — Six startups were selected to develop innovative technologies such as early detection and diagnosis of aquaculture diseases, among others.

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Savinor UTS partners to strengthen its circular economy

Aug 17, 2020 — The company, that provides collection, treatment and recovery services for animal byproducts, partnered with ASWP to promote the circular economy.

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BioMar achieves best half year ever during lockdown

Aug 14, 2020 — The sales volume increased by nine percent, while the revenue increased by seven percent compared to Q2 last year despite the Ecuadorean and Mediterranean market challenges.

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BioMar supports Chilean salmon farming in the Magallanes region

Aug 13, 2020 — The company has increased the feed delivery in the region in recent years and suggests improving feed logistics to face the challenges that salmon farming is facing in this area.

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Study finds immune response in salmon through SRS oral vaccine

Aug 13, 2020 — Chilean researchers, together with Cargill, found that alginate-encapsulated Piscirickettsia salmonis antigens incorporated in feed allow salmon to acquire an immune response similar to that of injectable vaccines.

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China lifts import ban on Ecuadorian shrimp

Aug 12, 2020 — China lifted the suspension of imports for two of the three Ecuadorean shrimp exporters banned in July. The ban for the third exporter is expected to be lifted in the coming days.

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FAI Farms completes management buyout from Benchmark

Aug 12, 2020 — The deal means that the management team acquires the entire shareholding of FAI Farms from its parent company Benchmark, that continues to sell off its non-core assets to focus on aquaculture.

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Major retailers call for governments to combat disease risk in Asian shrimp farms

Aug 12, 2020 — More than 25 major retailers and seafood companies and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) urged the governments of China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam to take action in addressing the continued outbreak and emergence of new diseases in shrimp farms.

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Aquasoja increases its export profile

Aug 12, 2020 — The company has been increasing exports during the last 30 years and with a current 90% of production for export.

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Ecological reference points to be adopted for Atlantic menhaden

Aug 7, 2020 — Omega Protein supports the decision and looks forward to working with the commission and its staff on further developing the ERP model and identifying future harvest levels for the fishery.

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Federate court ruling sets back U.S. offshore aquaculture operations

Aug 6, 2020 — A U.S. federate appellate court in Louisiana ruled that NOAA Fisheries lacks the legal authority to regulate aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico, a setback to the plans to establish large-scale industrial aquaculture operations offshore in U.S federal waters.

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Cambodia to reduce cost of locally-produced feed

Aug 5, 2020 — The Cambodian government held a roundtable discussion with the local feed industry to enhance the productivity of domestic animal feed production and reduce feed imports.

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Mowi harvests its first organic salmon

Aug 3, 2020 — The organic feed is produced at the feed mill in Kyleakin which is regulated by EU legislation and meets the criteria for both the Soil Association and Naturland in Germany.

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IFEEDER seeks contractor to develop feed industry’s “sustainability road map”

Jul 31, 2020 — IFEEDER posted a request for proposals (RFP) for the first phase of a new research project that will assist the feed industry in addressing sustainability in a comprehensive, consistent and strategic way. Deadline is August 31.

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Nigeria plans $25 million aquaculture center

Jul 30, 2020 — The Lagos state government plans to establish the Lagos Aquaculture Center of Excellence in Igbonla, Epe to boost the aquaculture industry in the state through the production of 2,000 tons of fish annually.

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Skretting Chile signs deal for 100% renewable energy supply

Jul 29, 2020 — The company signed an electricity supply contract with the Norwegian energy producer, Statkraft, that will cover the electrical demand for all Skretting operations in the country until 2025.

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New BAP farm standard open for public comment

Jul 28, 2020 — The renamed BAP Farm Standard replaces Issue 2.4 of the BAP Finfish and Crustacean Farm Standard and now covers all eligible fed aquaculture species. The public comment period expires on September 26.

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ASC translates standards for Indonesian farmers

Jul 27, 2020 — Shrimp, tilapia and tropical marine finfish standards and related guidance documents were translated into Indonesian to help more farmers in the country work towards more responsible practices.

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Cargill’s new micro NIR technology for quality testing in live salmon

Jul 23, 2020 — With the new portable EWOS SalmoNIR technology, salmon farmers have immediately available data on fat content, pigment, omega-3 and other important parameters from live fish to inform their farm management in real-time.

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