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Canadian salmon farmer Cooke Aquaculture’s Scottish division is acquiring shares in a nearby salmon farming company, Cooke announced today.

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland has acquired shares in Thompson Bros. Salmon, located on the island of Yell, Shetland, also in Scotland. The deal allows Cooke to add two farm sites to its Scottish operations.

"We are very pleased to have been able to secure this operation,” said Colin Blair, managing director of Cooke Aquaculture Scotland. “The Unst/Yell area...

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A plan by the government of the African nation of Ghana to boost local aquaculture production appears to be falling far short of its goal, in large part due to a lack of financing.

According to a business news article posted on Ghana Web, the initial plan was to see fish farming production go from 10,200 metric tons (MT) to 100,000 MT by 2016. The article cites government data which shows not only that production is not on track, but it was actually in decline from 2000 to 2013.

A series of...

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Scientists in Chile are working on new biotechnology they say may be able to replace traditional antibiotics in seafood farming.

According to an aquaculture industry website, researchers at the University of Valparaiso are working on a marine bacteria that can slow the spread of certain salmon pathogens.

The technology, in the works for the past eight years, now has a patent and is ready to be applied directly into the manufacturing process of fish feed.

Chile has come under fire recently...

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American agriculture firm H.J. Baker & Bro., based in Westport, Conn., USA, has hired Scott Snyder as the company’s manager of aquaculture technical services, a new position the company is creating to expand its work in seafood farming.

Snyder, who holds a Ph.D. In philosophy in animal physiology and a diverse industry background, worked for the past two years for Clear Springs Foods as director of the company’s early life stage division and fish nutritionist.

He also worked for three...

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British aquaculture company Benchmark Holdings has announced it is pushing into the tilapia market with two new key acquisitions.

Benchmark, based in Sheffield, U.K., has acquired Norwegian aquaculture genetics and research company Akvaforsk Genetics Center and Spring Genetics, based in the United States, for a total of NOK 140 million (USD 17.2 million, EUR 15.6 million).

"This deal is an opportunity for Benchmark to further advance its position in the aquaculture genetics and breeding...

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