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Benchmark Norway bolsters genetics program with new broodstock licenses

The Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Fisheries announced on Oct. 9 that it is granting Benchmark Genetics Norway two new broodstock licenses. According to Benchmark Genetics, the 360 tons for production in the sea and 420 tons on land in Benchmark Genetics Salten will fortify the supply chain and meet the growing demand for salmon eggs.

Nofima's breeding program shows reduced spawning in farmed cod

A study by Nofima Institute indicates that farmed cod can spawn fewer times when they’re bred for growth. In the past, farmed cod in the Norwegian breeding program could spawn three times before reaching harvest weight but after being selected for growth, they spawn once.

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The need for an effective breeding program in Atlantic halibut industry

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) is the largest flatfish of the Pleuronectidae family and is distributed throughout the northern part of the North Atlantic Ocean and in parts of the Arctic Ocean. Atlantic halibut is traditionally a highly valued food » Read More...
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Ezra Byakora

Growing up, Ezra Byakora never ate fish. It was a taboo in some subregions in Uganda and he was the first person from his family to eat fish. So, it’s not strange that aquaculture was not on his radar early on in life even while he was on a government scholarship in a Fisheries and Aquaculture Program. » Read more
Hatchery 101 

Hatchery 101: Water conservation

Water is the most important resource in a fish hatchery. Thoughtful and efficient use of this natural resource not only ensures production for many more years to come, but it safeguards the health and welfare of the fish stock. » Read More...

Hatchery 101: Energy efficiency

Optimizing your hatchery’s energy consumption can be as simple as turning off unessential electronics or as comprehensive as installing solar panels for an off-grid generator system. To figure out what the right steps for your operations would be, a panel of experts share best practices for energy-efficient operations. » Read More...



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