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Norway ponders producing GM salmon

The Norwegian Biotechnology Council is considering whether to approve the method of producing a genetically modified type of salmon, newspaper Aftenposten reported. The method, which was developed by researchers from the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen three years ago, implies “editing” the genes of salmon eggs so that the fish does not develop reproductive cells.…

Salmon, blue mussel, eider, and eel die from the same vitamin deficiency

Deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine) in wildlife is previously known as a problem among certain species within relatively limited geographical areas. Now, researchers at Stockholm University, together with several other research institutions in Europe and North America, show that the thiamine deficiency is far more widespread than previously realized. The results are published today in…

Canadian Federal Court of Appeal Dismisses Appeal by Ecojustice, AquaBounty Approval Stands

Further to the statement made at the interim results on 24 July 2016, AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. (AIM: ABTU; OTC: AQBT), a biotechnology company focused on enhancing productivity in aquaculture and a majority-owned subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), is pleased to announce that, on 21 October 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal (“the Court”) in…

Why aquaculture could be a big opportunity for investors

With a growing number of mouths to feed, we must find a way to produce more food with a limited amount of agricultural resources. What’s the answer? Aquaculture. At least it’s one of the answers. Aquaculture, also known as fish farming or aquafarming, is the practice of farming aquatic organisms such as fish, shellfish, and…

TimberFish Technologies ground breaking ceremony for its first commercial demonstration project

TimberFish Technologies, a developer of innovative aquaculture agriculture technologies, today announced that it will have a Ground Breaking Ceremony for its first commercial demonstration project on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Mazza’s Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing at 8398 West Main Road (Route 20) in Westfield, NY. TimberFish was incorporated as an LLC in New York State in 2008…

Using GM plants as a source of omega-3 fish oils and astaxanthin for feed is sustainable, says UK professor

As a UK institute’s field trial to test GM Camelina plants that produce DHA and EPA rich oils and astaxanthin gets green-lighted, the lead researcher defends the environmental robustness of using such crops as the key components in farmed fish diets. Hertfordshire based, Rothamsted Research, which receives funding from the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences…

Hi-tech breeding techniques can improve fish farming

An EU-funded project is studying how hi-tech breeding techniques implemented in fish farming can promote disease resistance and fast, efficient growth in six commonly farmed fish species, improving fish welfare, impacts on wildlife and farm productivity. The project — called FISHBOOST — involved no genetic modification, but just a mixture of modern and traditional breeding…

New SFI on closed fish farming facilities

Uni Research, together with Nofima and UiB, will create a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) on closed-containment systems for salmon aquaculture. The center will be named CtrlAQUA, Centre for Research-based Innovations in Controlled-environment Aquaculture. The creation of the SFI is in collaboration with 14 companies from aquaculture and supplier industries. The aim, as described in the…