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SeaChoice is coming out in support of the Canadian government’s new initiatives to improve the aquaculture sector and protect wild salmon populations. 
Almost 30 years have gone since three scientists successfully inserted the Chinook salmon growth hormone gene in an eyed-egg of Atlantic salmon at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.
Chile’s Pincoy Project initiative has been recognized for its contribution to the environment at international aquaculture event AquaSur 2018.
Cost of the pending regulation for the Chilean salmon industry, as well as a wide variety of technological innovations in the pipeline are intended for the fattening stage. Alternative production models and tighter controls for fish reared in cages at sea seem to be trending topics worldwide as well.
The Canadian government announced a number of initiatives on Monday to improve the country’s aquaculture sector and further protect threatened wild salmon populations.
Aquaculture industry feed supplier BioMar Group has decided to invest in additional capacity at its shrimp feed factory in Ecuador.
Oslo, Norway-listed land-based salmon farming company Atlantic Sapphire has placed its first commercial batch of 400,000 salmon eggs into its Bluehouse hatchery in Miami, Florida.
Indiana, U.S.-based Pranger Companies has acquired Canadian aquaculture design consultant, PR Aqua (formerly PR Aqua Supplies ltd.), from Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems (Canada), Inc.
Fish feed producer Aller Aqua has committed three years as the founding sponsor of the African chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS).
Phibro Animal Health Corporation has a new North America Aqua Manager. 
Scottish Sea Farms' new RAS hatchery project in Barcaldine, Argyll in Scotland – scheduled to open in 2019 – just got a funding boost as part of a £1.28 million (US$1.6 million) research and development support from Scottish Enterprise.
After a long planning process, a US$16.4 million renovation project has begun at the Puyallup Fish Hatchery on the Puget Sound in Washington, U.S. The hatchery dates back to 1948 and operations manager Jim Jenkins said the facility will benefit greatly from an update.
AquaOptima and Vikan Settefisk have partnered to build a smolt and post-smolt RAS facility in Frøya, Norway. The foundations are nearly complete, and the facility is scheduled for completion in late 2019, according to a statement from AquaOptima.
Russian government agencies are planning a comprehensive modernization effort for 90 percent of Russia’s state-owned hatcheries, Dan Belenkiy, chairman of the federal fishing complex operator Glavrybvod has unveiled recently. In total, there are 101 hatcheries under state management in the country and most of them are in poor condition, Belenkiy explained.
Genetics is the number one driver of aquaculture growth and merit, capable of delivering year-on-year performance gains of 5 to 10 percent, while other sectors of industry innovation are giving producers a more modest one to two per cent a year extra, and that’s ‘if you’re lucky.’

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