Aquaculture News

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Fishin' Co

More four-star tilapia certified by the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program will soon be available to U.S. consumers now that The Fishin’ Company has successfully completed all phases of the BAP audit process for its tilapia operations in China.

A number of retail outlets across the United States will receive the certified tilapia imports, according to the Seattle-based supplier. To have its tilapia achieve four-star status, The Fishin’ Company had to assure...

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Nutriad

Multinational animal feed additives firm Nutriad is expanding its aquaculture teams in Asia and South America with the addition of two new hires.

Tkangairulappan Gnanamani, based in Chennai, India, has been added as aquaculture manager south Asia and Bruno Urach of Pernambuco, Brazil, has been hired as sales manager for northeast Brazil.
Nutriad delivers products and services to more than 80 countries, supported by four application laboratories and five manufacturing facilities on three...

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China’s National Fisheries Extension has hired thousands of trainers and researchers as it scrambles to improve quality and efficiency of its aquaculture sector.

The organization’s headcount has soared to 40,000 employees spread over 14,000 institutions, with technical staff accounting for 72 percent of the headcount. That’s according to a document summarizing the achievements during the twelfth Five Year Plan, China’s economic blueprint that ran from 2011 to 2015.

According to the document...

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Tailbiting

The phenomenon of tail-biting has created headaches for salmon farmers for many years, and not much was known about its causes until a recent study undertaken by Stirling University and Scottish salmon farming company Loch Duart.

Tail-biting, most common in freshwater salmon farms, occurs when fish chase and bite each other’s dorsal fins, leading to the deterioration the health and quality of affected fish.

Scientists at Loch Duart, led by assistant freshwater manager David Roadknight...

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Chilean salmon farming company AquaChile reported the presence of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) virus in one of its farms in the Aysen region of southern Chile.

The report was filed with Chile’s fisheries regulator, Sernapesca, on Friday, 22 April, the company said in a press release. AquaChile said the positive test came from “one of the 20 cages [in] the Transit Center 2 of neighborhood 21 B” in its Aysen region development, and that it was in the process of re-testing the cages to confirm...

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