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August 16, 2017
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New hope for eel aquaculture

Farming of this slippery Japanese delicacy on a commercially viable scale could soon become a reality, thanks to an innovation from Canada.


Warning to sea-urchin farmers

Interest in sea urchin aquaculture is trending up but an expert suggests caution because the venture could prove very expensive and ‘tricky.’


GM salmon’s entry in Canadian market: ‘Shocking’

Local consumer advocates have expressed shock at the news that genetically modified (GM) salmon has entered the Canadian marketplace. GM salmon producer AquaBounty said it has sold about five tonnes of GM salmon fillets in Canada.


Blockbuster product fails to save developer

After asking its creditors for ‘time out’ in debt payments in June while it weighed its options, the producer of a ‘blockbuster’ algae-based feed said it has declared bankruptcy and is selling its assets to a Dutch biotech firm.


Tilapia farmer launches spinoff company

The world’s largest producer of indoor-raised tilapia has launched a spinoff enterprise that will cut by 25 percent its annual feed costs.


Initiative for stronger Atlantic salmon

A research project that will enable Atlantic salmon farmers to have more disease-resistant broodstock, new tools to improve fish health, and expand their workforce and revenue has received funding.


California shellfish farmer gets coveted permit

A California shellfish farmer can breathe a sigh of relief after the California Coastal Commission agreed to renew its lease until the end of the year, pending a review of its revised farming plans.
 
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