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NEW ORLEANS, La. – The world's largest aquaculture conference and tradeshow held in New Orleans from March 7-11 revealed a robust aquaculture industry and widespread optimism among industry stakeholders.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – International certification can provide economic and operational advantages for aquaculture farms that manage to obtain certified status. This according to Peter Cook, aquaculture consultant and professor at the University of Western Australia, in his keynote presentation at Aquaculture 2019.
Aquaculture producers in Uzbekistan are getting some relief with the announcement by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of tax-free broodstock import over the next two years. This measure is part of a large-scale development program for the domestic aquaculture industry and to support the fish farming sector until it is completely self-sufficient on broodstock.
The Sterling Springs Fish Hatchery (SSH) in Sedona, Arizona, U.S.A., is currently undergoing a US$3.3-million dollar rehabilitation to modernize its facilities. Construction commenced in early December 2018 and expected to be completed by June 2019.
The trū Shrimp company is planning to build its first shrimp production facility in Madison, South Dakota, USA. trū Shrimp’s advanced technology is designed to raise shrimp in a near natural and disease-free environment.
Animal breeding company Hendrix Genetics has partnered with aqua feed company Nutreco and Ecuadorian shrimp farming company Ecuacultivos, to invest in Ecuador and establish a state-of-the-art shrimp hatchery.
Cooke Aquaculture is planning to build a US$30-million post-smolt RAS facility in New Brunswick, Canada – a plan that will enable the company to grow salmon larger on land before transferring them to saltwater net pens.
AquaGen has signed a deal to buy Scottish Sea Farms' freshwater hatchery at Holywood near Dumfries in Scotland. This is a long-term strategic investment that will further improve fish welfare in Scotland, according to a statement from AquaGen.
AKVA group Scotland has appointed David Peach as its new commercial director, replacing Douglas Johnson, who is retiring after a lengthy career within the aquaculture sector.
Saint John, New Brunswick-based aquaculture company Cooke Inc., has acquired Honduras-based shrimp farm business Seajoy Seafood Corporation in a private transaction between the two family-owned businesses.
With increasing government regulation and high costs of licensing, Norwegians are exploring new ways to farm Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Offshore and land-based operations are two options producers are actively invested in.
Nordic Aquafarms has announced plans to build a land-based Atlantic salmon farm in California to be close to the regional markets it plans to serve.
East Hampton Town, New York, U.S.A, is planning a $5-million project to consolidate the town’s shellfish hatchery and nursery operations into one facility on Three Mile Harbor. The town’s director of aquaculture, John Barley Dunne, said the original plan when his department started in the 80s was to build a nursery at the same location as the hatchery, in Montauk. However, due to lower nutrients and colder ocean waters at the Montauk site, the nursery was established in Three Mile Harbor.
Hatcheries came under the spotlight at the High Energy Mariculture Europe 2018 held in Corfu, Greece last fall.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has announced that Kerry Graves has been selected as the USFWS’s 2018 Supervisor of the Year in the Southwest Region. Graves manages Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery in Tishomingo, Okla.
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