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March 13, 2019

Largest aquaculture event reveals thriving industry, widespread optimism

The world’s largest aquaculture conference and tradeshow held in New Orleans from March 7-11 revealed a robust aquaculture industry and widespread optimism among industry stakeholders. The Triennial edition of Aquaculture America welcomed a record 3,500 attendees, a dramatic 65-percent growth from the previous edition held in 2016 in Las Vegas.

Grim prognosis for US farmed shrimp sector

Outlook bleak as American farmers continue to compete against cheap imports, low shrimp prices and cumbersome regulations.

Insects: Plenty of potential as aquafeed ingredient

Will consumers “fall in love” with edible insects? Perhaps in the long term, says RaboResearch.

Number of BAP-certified facilities up 30 percent

There are now over 2,290 aquaculture facilities worldwide certified by the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program.

Cooke Aquaculture wins company management award 14 years in a row

Cooke Aquaculture has been selected as a 2019 winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, marking the company’s 14th win in a row.

Phibro acquires vaccines manufacturer

Phibro Animal Health Corp has acquired the assets of KoVax Ltd, an Israel-based developer and manufacturer of vaccines for the global aquaculture market.
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Featured Session: The Practical Economic Realities of RAS

Research has shown clearly that fish and shrimp can be grown in RAS. However, the persistent question continues to be whether RAS can produce fish or shrimp profitably, particularly in light of the many failures of RAS businesses. This session will begin with a brief overview of economic fundamentals related to RAS, but will focus primarily on the practical business experience shared by RAS commercial producers of tilapia, Branzino, and shrimp.

This is just one of the many great education topics featured at RAStech 2019 conference on May 13-14 in Washington, DC.

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New Bern Convention Center, New Bern, NC
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Auburn University's Aquaculture and Fisheries Business Institute, Auburn, Alabama
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RAStech 2019

May 13-14
Washington, DC
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