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GenoMar Genetics Vietnam announces successful fingerling shipment from new production base


September 10, 2021
By Hatchery International Staff

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The first tilapia fingerlings from the new GenoMar Genetics Vietnam facility were delivered by Mr. Phong, technical manager at GGV (right) to customer Mr. Tuyen (left). Photo: GenoMar Genetics Vietnam

GenoMar Genetics Vietnam’s (GGV) new production base in the Tay Ninh province has reached an important milestone, with the successful first-time shipment of genetically-improved tilapia fingerlings to a customer in the Hai Duong province, located in northern Vietnam.

GGV first imported the specific pathogen-free (SPF) tilapia larvae parent stock in March 2021 from its nucleus facility in Philippines, then delivered the first fingerlings from the new site, in August 2021.

“We are very impressed by the agility and execution capabilities of our Vietnamese team despite the challenges brought by COVID-19,” said Alejandro Tola Alvarez, CEO at GenoMar Genetics Group. “Having products in the market in such a short period of time reflects the tremendous effort the team has made to carry out our plans,” Alvarez added.

The facility was strategically located and designed to maintain a steady supply of SPF eggs, larvae, and fingerlings throughout the year. “The product in this first-time delivery that took place on August 31st, 2021, is produced from the 30th generation of GenoMar’s broodstock in Asia. The fish has been bred for fast growth and general robustness from the early beginning and is also specifically selected for resistance to Streptococcosis and fillet yield,” said Anders Skaarud, who works as a senior researcher at the company labs in Norway.

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“We are noticing strong interest in the market for our products to a point where all our expected production for the next months is already sold out. The focus now will be to follow up the performance of the fish under Vietnamese farming conditions and opening a second hatchery farm in the Red River area in northern Vietnam,” finalized Nguyen Van Trung, general manager at GGV.