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ICCF consultation on genotoxicity testing

Dec 1, 2020 — A consultation on the guidance document that provides relevant information necessary for the safety evaluation of feed ingredients is open until December 31, 2020.

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Benchmark’s 20th anniversary in a year of transformation

Nov 30, 2020 — Benchmark celebrated its 20th anniversary in a year in which the company undertook a restructuring program to refocus on its core aquaculture areas and achieve financial solidity.

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Nutreco invests in Nordic Aqua Partners to build China’s first large scale RAS facility

Nov 26, 2020 — The collaboration will allow Nutreco to expand its learning about RAS and continue Skretting’s development of the feed tailored for RAS systems.

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Sheng Long building a new feed facility in Vietnam

Nov 26, 2020 — Chinese Haid Group subsidiary started the construction of a $20-million feed mill with a capacity of 200,000 tons per year in Vinh Long Province, Vietnam.

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IFIF and FAO continue to strengthen collaboration to ensure safe and sustainable feed

Nov 26, 2020 — At their 19th annual meeting, both organizations decided to strengthen their collaboration on critical issues to ensure safe, nutritious and sustainable feed and food.

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Statement on the organic certification of aquaponic crops

Nov 25, 2020 — The Aquaponics Association released a sign-on statement to express its view against a lawsuit that is attempting to strip organic eligibility from hydroponics and other container-based agriculture.

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Spaghetti algae to reduce the costs of aquafeeds

Nov 24, 2020 — Philippine researchers at SEAFDEC/AQD are testing green “spaghetti algae,” Chaetomorpha linum, in fish and shrimp feeds as part of a broader move to reduce the cost of aquafeeds.

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BioMar creates sustainable nutrition campaign to change consumer mindset

Nov 23, 2020 — The company has shared the concept with several seafood industry bodies that will combine their collective expertise and resources to design a marketing and media strategy.

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BioMar appoints new managing director for its Turkish JV

Nov 20, 2020 — Turkish BioMar’s joint venture, BioMar-Sagun, appointed Yasemin İşsever as new managing director to lead the business in the country.

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BioMar continues to invest in the shrimp segment

Nov 19, 2020 — The company opened a new extrusion line at its Ecuadorian facility that will bring the factory close to 200,000 tons of total production capacity and introduced a new high-end shrimp diet.

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New partnership to develop advanced technology for producing omega-3 oils in camelina

Nov 19, 2020 — UK-based Rothamsted Research signed a collaboration agreement with Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. to support Rothamsted’s flagship program to develop omega-3 oils in Camelina sativa.

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First BAP-certified feed for BioMar’s trout and turbot in China

Nov 18, 2020 — BioMar’s joint venture with Tongwei in Wuxi, China has received the first Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) certification in China with trout and turbot as declared species.

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Australian aquaculture development plan set to unlock thousands of local jobs

Nov 18, 2020 — Existing feed mill operators who currently manufacture diets for terrestrial animals have expressed some interest in expanding their businesses to include a line for producing aquafeeds to support the development of aquaculture in the region.

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New fish-free aquafeed improves weight gain in tilapia

Nov 12, 2020 — The diet, that showed 58% higher weight gain percentages and a higher amount of DHA in tilapia filets than those fed on conventional feeds, will be tested in rainbow trout.

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Aquaculture sustainability can be improved through collaboration with agriculture

Nov 12, 2020 — According to experts, a collaborative approach with the agriculture sector – specifically around plant biotechnology – is key to the sustainability of aquaculture.

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Skretting adds cutting edge technologies to its R&D facilities

Nov 11, 2020 — The new facility, called The Bubble, will enable Skretting ARC scientists to not only observe biological changes in aquaculture species but also understand the mechanisms behind.

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Peru announces 2.78 million-ton anchovy quota for the 2020 second season

Nov 9, 2020 — The Peruvian Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) announced that the second anchovy fishing season will start on November 12.

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IFFO reports stability of overall output of marine ingredients in 2020

Nov 6, 2020 — According to the IFFO’s analysis of marine ingredient market trends for January-September 2020, marine ingredients performance was in line with the average of the previous five years.

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Gulf of Thailand Mixed Trawl Fishery Improvement Project fishery accepted into MarinTrust

Nov 5, 2020 — It is the first Fishery Improvement Project accepted into the Improvement Project as part of the multispecies pilot project.

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