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Researchers have identified four strains of Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) found in Latin American shrimp farms last year.

EMS is a fatal disease occasionally found in farmed shrimp throughout the world, with an estimated global cost to industry of USD 1 billion (EUR 937 million).

Four Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains of EMS, or acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND), were isolated from either stomachs of diseased shrimp or sediment samples from AHPND-affected farms in Latin...

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The Mexican government has pledged to invest tens of millions of dollars into growing its mariculture industry, according to an announcement made in advance of the 2017 Offshore Mariculture Conference.

According to a press release announcing the conference, Mexico has committed USD 50 to 70 million (EUR 46.5 to 65.1 million) to infrastructure and initiatives to support mariculture in the Central American country.

“The Mexican government believes that mariculture offers an unrivaled...

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Norwegian salmon-farming firm Grieg Seafood has signed a contract with Icelandic firm Skaginn 3X to install a sub-chilling system at its plants in Norway.

Grieg Seafood ASA, which has farms in Norway, Canada and the Shetland Islands, and packs an annual production capacity of more than 90,000 metric tons of gutted weight, said the new sub-chilling system will allow it to quick-chill its salmon immediately after slaughter, ensuring the product is packed at a temperature that extends its...

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Major new financial support looks set to boost shrimp production in sheds, a long-time government solution to upping Chinese shrimp production, according to a major authority in China’s shrimp aquaculture industry.

Shrimp producer He Su Hua, named one of China Top Ten Shrimp Breeding Elite by the Rudong Co. Shrimp Breeding Society, was honored its annual conference and awards ceremony recently.

Rudong, in Jiangsu Province, is “ground zero”of the shrimp breeding in sheds, with the largest...

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Cermaq, an international salmon and trout farming company based in Oslo, Norway, has appointed Arild Aakre as its new head of sales for North America. The company also announced that its Canada operations COO Fernando Villarroel will leave the company in April 2017 to return back to his native Chile.

Aakre is being promoted from his current position as Cermaq’s European business development, where he has worked since February 2016. He previously served as global marketing and business...

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