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October 19, 2018

Russian scientist builds home-made hatchery

Russia’s scientist and businessman Rasul Bikmukhametov has launched a state-of-the-art hatchery in a small hangar using several know-how that are not applied anywhere else in Russia, the regional government informed in a statement, citing earlier reports made by the state-owned news media Vesti.

Volunteers give life to century-old Australian hatchery

Established on the edge of Lake Wendouree in 1873, the Ballarat Fish Hatchery is the oldest in mainland Australia. Managed by the Ballarat Fish Acclimatisation Society, it was established “to introduce trout, (redfin) perch and other English fish into Ballarat district waters.”

Cargill invests in new shrimp feed plant in Ecuador

Food provider Cargill has unveiled a modern feed plant for shrimp in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The $65-million investment is creating 150 new jobs and 500 related positions for local economy, the company said in a release, adding that the feed plant is poised to create significant growth in Ecuador’s aquaculture technology.

Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health draws attendees from around the globe

The 8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH) was held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, last month. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the event, bringing the conference back to Canada for the first time since the inaugural meeting held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Frozen in time

Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery, situated amid the ponderosa pine-studded hills of the White Mountains of eastern Arizona, harbours gold: the only captive Apache trout broodstock in existence. With help from science, it’s using innovative techniques to boost its numbers. » Read more

Nigerian study looks at photoperiod to improve hybrid catfish performance

Striking the right balance between darkness and light enhances the viability of hybrid catfish Heterobranchus bidorsalis x. Clarias gariepinus in its early life stage, according to a study conducted in Nigeria, where catfish is the leading aquaculture product. » Read more

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