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INVE Thailand – a subsidiary of Benchmark Holdings – has become the first company in Asia to be awarded a certificate to export its Artemia cysts, feed and health products into Ecuador. It will now be used as a reference in the region for other companies seeking similar certificates, according to a company press release.
More RAS facilities are being built and there is no letting up. Initially used for hatchery and nursery purposes, they are now being designed to include full-cycle production.
Canadian aquaculture tech firm XpertSea has raised CAD$10 million in fresh funding, enabling the Quebec-based company to finance its planned market expansion and technology development.
The Benchmark Holdings-owned company StofnFiskur in Iceland will exclusively supply more than 22 million triploid ova to Grieg NL’s new hatchery in Newfoundland, according to a news release from Benchmark Holdings.
Marine Harvest's newly opened £26.5 million (US$35.4 million) hatchery in Inchmore, Scotland, which uses "one of the most technically advanced water recirculating systems," is expected to produce up to 12 million Scottish-farmed salmon a year, a statement from the company said.
Construction of a freshwater fish farming research centre – a first for Mynamar – is nearing completion.
Aquaculturists in Western Australia had reason to celebrate late last year when the Premier and his fisheries minister opened a new multi-species mollusc hatchery in that western state. Early estimates indicate that the facility will boost the aquaculture and wild-catch mollusc sectors’ value by up to $12 million within five years.         
Scotland's largest independent salmon egg producer is taking on the Scottish government for a ruling that it claims poses "massive risk" by allowing the import of salmon eggs from Norway and Iceland risking disease transfer from infected countries, the Scottish paper The National has reported.
Wisconsin-based Superior Fresh will be welcoming Steven Summerfelt to its team, as the former director at The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute takes on the new role as Superior Fresh's chief science officer.
Aquacare of Bellingham, Washington is marketing what it bills as a "new, energy-efficient recirculating aquaculture system."
It’s still not unknown for people in China to fall ill after eating the potentially poisonous fugu, also known as the puffer or blowfish. Fugu can be lethally poisonous owing to a potent neurotoxin that occurs naturally in its body. The fish must be carefully prepared to remove toxic parts and to avoid contaminating the meat.
Dalian Yifeng Sea Products, a major aquaculture producer in eastern China, recently said that it would provide up to Rub5 billion (US$90 million) to build a hatchery in the far eastern part of Russia. The announcement was made by the company’s President, Zhang Ganizing, during a meeting with regional authorities.
Spanish veterinary pharmaceutical firm HIPRA's injectable vaccine against Vibriosis and Pasteurellosis is now available in the Turkish aquaculture market, a company press release has announced.
Volunteers at the Kokish River Salmon Hatchery on British Columbia’s northern Vancouver Island are sleeping a little easier these days. Marine Harvest Canada donated the cost of installing an alarm system to alert volunteers if there is an interruption in the power.
Bamboo charcoal has the potential to be used as feed additive in the diets of juvenile common carp to improve health status and intestinal function.

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