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U.S. fund merges aquatic service fleet companies, AquaShip and Intership

United States-based investment fund, American Industrial Partners, announced on Dec. 18 that it has become the majority and controlling shareholder in aquaculture service companies, AquaShip and Intership, and will merge the two companies. The merged company will be led by the chief executive officer, Sverre Taknes operating from Kristiansund, Norway and executive chairman Ole-Peter Brandal operating from Hareid, Norway.

ScaleAQ urges farmers to check mooring system for safety

Aquaculture technology company, ScaleAQ, is reminding fish farmers to check their mooring system for the winter. Good mooring systems require in-depth knowledge of the location the facility is to be deployed in.“We leverage your knowledge of local conditions along with thorough analyses to ensure that our mooring systems not only meet but exceed all requirements,” according to a company statement. 

PEI's Atlantic Aqua Farms receives $3.4M for triploid mussels breeding program

Prince Edward Island-based Atlantic Aqua Farms has been awarded C$3.4 million (US$2.5 million) in research funding to develop Canada’s first-ever genomics selective breeding program for triploid mussels. Triploid bivalves such as oysters and mussels offer superior meat quality, grow faster and are better at surviving storms.

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New fraction from insect meal tested in feed: Nofima study

Insects are a natural part of the diets of wild salmon when they are in rivers. Insects are also making their way into the diets of farmed salmon.  When Norwegian scientists at the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima) wanted to test the species of insect called black soldier fly in salmon feed, it was, therefore, natural to measure the effects on salmon parr, which are young, freshwater salmon. » Read More...


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