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November 16, 2018

Scottish RAS project gets funding boost

Scottish Sea Farms' new RAS hatchery project in Barcaldine, Argyll in Scotland – scheduled to open in 2019 – just got a funding boost as part of a £1.28 million (US$1.6 million) research and development support from Scottish Enterprise.

Washington hatchery renovations to expand salmon production

After a long planning process, a US$16.4 million renovation project has begun at the Puyallup Fish Hatchery on the Puget Sound in Washington, U.S. The hatchery dates back to 1948 and operations manager Jim Jenkins said the facility will benefit greatly from an update.

New land-based salmon producer bares plans to build global RAS facilities

A recently launched Atlantic salmon producer plans to build a network of land-based RAS farms across Europe, Asia and North America with a projected annual production capacity of 260,000 tons of fish.

Tilapia hatchery traces its roots to rice farm

Tilapia is the Philippines’ second top aquaculture product. As demand constantly increases, so does the fish farmers’ need for fingerlings. This situation has created an opportunity for rice farmers to bat for better financial returns. » Read more

Joint venture forms salmon research hub in Chile

Since it was built in 2012, the Aquaculture Technology Centre (ATC) Patagonia held the genetic improvement program of Aquachile – which used to be the largest salmon producing company in Chile. Located 33 kilometers east from Puerto Montt, beside the river Lenca and next to the shoreline, the ATC Patagonia has so far required US$13.5 million in investments in its 2,000-sq.m. constructed area. » Read more