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The Chilean Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) has confirmed its detection of the infectious salmon anemia (ISA) virus at a Cermaq salmon farm in Aysén, Chile.

The virus was discovered in a cage in the Aldunate farming center following an inspection under Sernapescaa’s ISA Surveillance and Control Program. A laboratory analysis identified the viral strain as the HPR 7B variant of the ISA virus.

The farm, which is operated by Cermaq Chile, a branch of the Norwegian salmon farming...

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NaturalShrimp Incorporated

Tech-savvy shrimp producer NaturalShrimp Incorporated has filed a follow-on patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office regarding its Recirculating Aquaculture System and Treatment Method for Aquatic Species, which allows for shrimp* rearing, free of antibiotics, in an indoor saltwater facility.

The technology in question is already patent-pending and has been issued alongside NaturalShrimp’s technology partner, F&T Water Solutions, explained the company in a news release. This...

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Marine Harvest logo

Norwegian-headquartered salmon farming company Marine Harvest has been nominated by the receiver of all the assets owned by the Gray Aqua Group of Companies to purchase the company for a price of CAD 15 million (USD 11.2 million, EUR 10.8 million).

Currently in receivership, Gray Aqua is based on the east coast of Canada.

Marine Harvest said the acquisition was important from a strategic point of view, as it further broadened its global farming footprint in a country where it is already...

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Hainan Aquaculture

There are “big opportunities” for aquafeed suppliers in China, thanks to a goal set by the government to drastically improve efficiency, according to the key official in charge of China’s feed industry.

China wants to improve efficiency by three percent per year, according to Ma You Xiang, head of the Animal Husbandry Bureau at the Agriculture Ministry and manager of the China Feed Work Office.

Under the China Agriculture Modernization Plan 2016-2020, there will be a 52-million-ton output in...

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Center for Aquaculture Technologies

December marks the opening of the Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada in Souris, Prince Edward Island.

Located within a renovated 21,000-square-foot building – renovations to the space totaled CAD 6 million (USD 4.5 million, EUR 4.3 million), according to a report – the center comes equipped with new research suites, molecular laboratories and wet lab areas for scientists to explore fish health and to conduct nutritional trials.

According to the news report, the...

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