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Armand Agra acquires Seattle Fish Company

Armand Agra, owned by Founders Group of Good Companies Inc., has acquired a new family-owned seafood company. According to a company statement, the company plans to retain 100 per cent of Seattle Fish’s employees and there will be no changes to leadership.

Scholarship fund honors Kurt Grinnell

Called Kurt Grinnell Aquaculture Scholarship Foundation, it was established to carry on Grinnell’s legacy by providing financial assistance for any enrolled member of a United States-recognized Tribe who is pursuing or wishes to pursue studies in aquaculture or aquaculture technology.

Deal explores symbiosis between kelp and salmon farming

Cermaq and Norwegian start-up kelp producer Folla Alger have signed a deal to explore the potential use of nutrients from the salmon cages in kelp farming and the prospects of turning kelp into a new feed raw material for salmon.
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Keep an eye on emerging parasites, warns parasitologist

Dr. Ian Bricknell, professor of Aquaculture Biology at the University of Maine, says emerging parasites aren’t heard of much because they affect lower-value aquaculture species; the countries where they’re seen do not have robust fish-health monitoring; and also likely because of lack of funding to study them. » Read more
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Norwegian study finds fasting harmless to Atlantic salmon

Dr. Malthe Hvas, head of the study team from the Institute of Marine Research, says the strict focus on continuous feeding in salmon farming due to those concerns is likely exaggerated. They found that farmed Atlantic salmon were able to fully compensate growth loss following the fasting period by accelerating feed intake and growth rates above those of continuously fed counterparts. » Read more

$3.5M in NOAA funds to boost aquaculture

An assortment of project proposals aimed at addressing ongoing and long-term impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic on seafood resources shared $2.9 million in funding from NOAA Sea Grant. » Read more
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Taiwan International Fisheries & Seafood Show

Dec. 2-4, 2021
Taipei, Taiwan and Virtual Event
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Aquaculture Africa 2021

Dec. 11-14, 2021
Alexandria, Egypt
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Aquaculture 2022

Feb. 18-March 4, 2022
San Diego, CA
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