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Marine Harvest

By the end of 2017, Norwegian salmon farming giant Marine Harvest aims to cut back on the use of antibiotics across its Chilean locations by as much as 70 percent, the company reported to Economia y Negocios.

The company will go from using 450 grams of antibiotics per metric ton of harvested salmon in Chile to 150 grams of antibiotics per metric ton of farmed fish, according to the report. A new drug developed by Pharmaq will be administered as a vaccine for all species, said Marine Harvest’s...

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Enterprising criminals in Chile are stealing trucks loaded with salmon coming from fish farms in the region of Bío Bío.

Representatives of the Chilean salmon industry met recently to discuss the growing problem, after a series of robberies that took place the past week in which armed gangs stole almost CLP 500 million (USD 741,620, EUR 710,410) worth of salmon, according to Radio Bío Bío.

According to the radio report, armed men have stopped the trucks between the towns of Pitrufquén and...

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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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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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