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Construction of a freshwater fish farming research center – a first for Mynamar – is almost complete. It was anticipated that the facility will be transferred to the government sometime in December, according to U Hla Win, regional officer for the Department of Fisheries in the Mandalay Region.
A project that explores the potential of growing European lobsters (Homarus gammarus) at sea in containers where they could grow bigger and healthier than those grown in hatcheries could open up commercial opportunities for farmers.
Norwegian research institute Nofima says its scientists have “cracked the code” that enabled them to produce sterile farmed salmon.
Japanese company Kyokuyo has shipped its first batch of 100-percent farmed Pacific bluefin tuna to high-end stores and restaurants in Japan.
Spring Genetics says it is looking for distributors of its tilapia broodstock in key markets around the world.
Abalone farmer Abagold of South Africa is shoring up the hatchery side of its business to help recover lost abalone tonnage caused by red tide early this year.
The Claude Peteet Mariculture Center in Gulf Shores, Alabama is working to develop techniques to raise southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) so it could help restock depleted coastal fisheries.
Experts at Quilcene National Fish Hatchery (NFH) in Washington State share experiences and  solutions to challenges encountered in running the facility
Upgrades are nearly complete at the oldest federally owned hatchery in the United States.
The Artibonite, north, northeast and northwest departments of Haiti are being provided with their own hatchery for the intensive production of fish fry, according to an announcement from Haitilibre. The hatchery will have an annual production capacity of some 200,000 tilapia fry per year.
The Canadian federal government is providing $558,000 to the Abegweit First Nation in Scotchford, Prince Edward Island (PEI). The funding will go towards improvements at a wild-fish stocking facility and community centre upgrades.
Those who have lived in New Zealand can tell you that Kiwis excel at devising new ideas to work in their unique environment. There are few places where this excellence is demonstrated more regularly than at the Cawthron Institute.
Lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) was all-but extirpated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by logging, dams and commercial over-fishing. Now, however, it may make a comeback in parts of Michigan, thanks to a hatchery-based stocking program.
A partnership between Montana State University (MSU) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service has allowed the Ennis National Fish Hatchery in Ennis, Montana, to meet state standards for water treatment with the use of a vertical flow artificial wetland. Project leader Dr. Connie Keeler, says the artificial wetland is an attractive alternative to traditional mechanical removal systems.
Egypt is reportedly constructing the largest fish farm in the Middle East that will feature a hatchery with a capacity for 20 million fish and two billion shrimp.

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