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Scotland could be in line for its first commercial mussel hatchery after it was announced that a GBP 1.9 million (EUR 2.7 million; USD 2.9 million) research project aimed at ramping up the country’s shellfish productivity was underway.

Launched by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the 30-month project has the backing of the Scottish Government, the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and the Scottish Shellfish Marketing...

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Reaction to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of AquaBounty’s genetically engineered salmon last week has been mixed. Scientists and others support the FDA’s ruling that the salmon is safe to eat – the agency did in fact take 20 years to research production of the fish at facilities in Canada and Panama.

However, many legislators, environmental groups, retailers and restaurants do not support the approval, and do not plan to carry AquAdvantage farmed salmon.


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A new expansion in Egypt for Dutch fish feed company Nutreco will allow subsidiary Skretting to triple its capacity.

The company announced the opening of an extra line in its plant in Egypt, allowing Skretting to expand its tilapia feed production to 150,000 metric tons. Skretting is also beginning a five-year research partnership with fish research institute WorldFish to develop sustainable aquaculture in the region, according to the company.

“This investment underscores our commitment to...

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After more than two decades of waiting, AquaBounty today announced FDA approval for the sale of the company's AquAdvantage salmon in the United States. The salmon, which reaches market size in less time than conventional farmed Atlantic salmon thanks to genetic enhancing, is being touted as a "game changer that brings healthy and nutritious food to consumers in an environmentally responsible manner without damaging the ocean and other marine habitats," said AquaBounty CEO Ronald...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted permission for genetically-modified salmon to be sold in the United States.

The FDA has granted an application from AquaBounty Technologies, a company based in the U.S. state of Massachusetts that has been seeking permission to sell its genetically-modified salmon under the brand name AquAdvantage, according to an announcement on the FDA’s website today.

“The FDA has thoroughly analyzed and evaluated the data and information submitted by...

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