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Singapore Food Agency partners with INVE to build new hatchery centre

November 30, 2022  By Hatchery International staff

On Nov. 30, 2022, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) and INVE Aquaculture, a Benchmark Company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly set up SFA-INVE Hatchery Technology Centre at SFA’s Marine Aquaculture Centre. (Photo: INVE Aquaculture)

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is looking to build a new aquaculture research hub with the help of INVE Aquaculture.

The two groups signed a joint Memorandum on Nov. 30 to set up a SFA-INVE Hatchery Technology Centre at SFA’s Marine Aquaculture Centre. The goal is to bring SFA’s expertise in hatchery design and production for tropical marine species, as well as INVE’s knowledge of specialized early fish nutrition. The centre will serve as a training hub for local farmers and support the knowledge transfer needed in the region for progress in fish fry production.

“This a significant step towards our ambition of making Singapore a leading innovation and research hub for sustainable tropical marine aquaculture, bringing us closer to our ’30 by 30′ food security goal,” said Chan Hian Lim, deputy chief executive (Corporate, Industry, and Technology) of SFA.

SFA and INVE scientists will jointly conduct research to develop advanced hatchery technologies (such as automated hatchery system for rotifer and artemia production) compatible with tropical marine species and environments.


“This cooperation is an excellent opportunity for synergizing mutual skills to benefit aquaculture in the region,” said Patrick Waty, chief executive of INVE. “SFA’s Marine Aquaculture Centre in Singapore is a perfect location for accelerating and unlocking the high potential of developments in a still young but fast-growing aquaculture industry.”

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