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$5B credit announced for Canada’s aquaculture sector

Seafood growers, shellfish farmers, and processors in Canada will have access to a $5 billion loan program. The federal government hopes the money will help tide over the country’s aquaculture sector in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccination project for 5-gram fish commences in Scotland

The development of a fish vaccinating robot, equipped to cope with fish sizes as low as five grams, has begun in Scotland with the promise of ensuring that on-farm trials are ready to start by March/April 2021.

Blockchain tech to trace supply chain

Blockchain management firm UNISOT has launched a new platform to increase traceability in the seafood industry.
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Q&A with Jim Wyban

Jim Wyban helped develop the game-changing specific pathogen-free (SPF) shrimp, which put Hawaii on the global aquaculture map and changed the trajectory of shrimp farming across the globe. Hatchery International caught up with Wyban at the 2020 Aquaculture America conference in Honolulu, where he was a plenary speaker. » Read more

Russian hatcheries help revive black caviar market

Thanks to efforts from several state-owned Russian hatcheries in restoring the starlet (Acipenser ruthenus) population in the country’s rivers, this species has reversed its status and is no longer considered among endangered species, according to Russian authorities. » Read more
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