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Late in October Benchmark announced that its first commercial-scale batch of antigen has been processed at its facility in Braintree, UK.
The strains that the researchers have produced include Tetraselmis sp., Chaetoceros calcitrans, Nannochloropsis sp. and Chlorella vulgaris, all in paste form, according to Soledad Garibay, project head for UPV-CFOS Improvement of Microalgae Paste Production for Aquaculture.
AKVA group Denmark A/S recently announced that it has succeeded in producing copepod eggs on an industrial scale.
The objective of the course is to provide sufficient information so that the participant will be able to design, construct, and manage their own RAS. The fundamentals of growing plants using current state-of-the-art hydroponic and aquaponic techniques will also be covered, as will basic principles of business management and securing investment capital for the small family farm.
The owners and managers of some two dozen hatcheries in the western Mediterranean turned out for an evening presentation on marine hatchery feeds during the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) conference at San Sebastian, Spain last fall.
Brood feed plays a critical role in egg quality, fecundity and the egg’s ability to survive through hatching and into the fish’s first feeding. The nutrition that your newly hatched fish carries with it to first feeding is dependent on the quality of the diet that the brood fish consumed during maturation, prior to spawning. Your brood diet is the true first feed your fish receives.
Cooperation between the Natural Resources Institute Finland and IT company Vatjus-Micro Ltd has produced a real-time broodstock management application that they claim is both cost- and time-effective.
AquaGen recently reported that it has opened a Scottish office at Stirling University Innovation Park. The opening marks a strengthening of the market efforts and technical support for its customers in Scotland and Ireland.
A new optical oxygen sensor produced by Czech manufacturer GRYF HB is now available. According to the manufacturer, the XB4-S Optical oxygen sensor is capable of operating in both salt and fresh water conditions and is designed to be coupled with GRYF HB’s XBase System of industrial, laboratory and portable quality measuring and control systems. It can be retro-fitted to most of the existing systems with no further modifications.
'h'-unit™ is a natural, environmentally sensitive water aeration system capable of restoring the healthy balance of active bacteria in your water while eliminating organic pollutants.
Permalon® is a non-toxic polyethylene membrane ideal for lining ponds, lagoons, tanks, raceways or other facilities where water management is an investment. This alloyed product is specifically engineered to resist punctures and tears to help minimize water loss and land deterioration. Reef Industries’ liners are available in heavy-duty, internally reinforced constructions and are available in 20 mil and 30 mil thicknesses constructed to suit an array of environments.
With an Argus system, hatchery managers are able to operate their entire facility as a single entity, with seamless integration of all their equipment systems and processes. Extensive central management capabilities ensure optimum operating efficiency and precision integration of critical parameters such as oxygen saturation, water quality and flow management.

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