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SCOTLAND - Scientists make major breakthrough in omega-3 production
Study shows that a large variety of invertebrate animals, including corals, rotifers, molluscs, polychaetes and crustaceans, possess enzymes called ‘desaturases’ of a type that enable them to produce omega-3, an ability thought to exist almost exclusively in marine microbes.
PRODUCT NEWS - Skretting launches Vitalis PRIMA marine broodstock diet
With Vitalis PRIMA, Skretting has developed a new diet aimed at establishing higher levels of performance, biosecurity, sustainability and compatibility among marine broodstock and their young fry.
PRODUCT NEWS - Probiotic targets Virbrio and Ammonia in hatcheries
Keeton Industries has launched Hatchery Prime Smart Pellets, an easy to use, stress reducing probiotic specifically formulated for fish and shrimp hatcheries.
PRODUCT NEWS - Automated algae production unit
Industrial Plankton's  PBR - 1250L Industry Reactor is a biosecure, automated algae production unit with a small footprint. It can be operated to harvest automatically in continuous, semi-continuous or batch mode. 
Dr. Thomas Zeigler honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from US Aquaculture Society
One of the most familiar faces of US aquaculture for many decades, Dr. Thomas Zeigler was presented with the US Aquaculture Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening ceremony of Aquaculture America 2018 in Las Vegas.
CANADA - Salmon hatcheries hit by ISA
Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture said in a statement March 1 that two ‘land-based aquaculture facilities’ in the province had been hit with virulent outbreaks of infectious salmon anemia (ISA), resulting in the destruction of 600,000 salmon smolts
FAO to publish State of the World’s Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Charting a course ahead for the conservation and sustainable farming of freshwater and marine species is a chief focus of the first State of the World’s Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report that will contain subsections from 89 contributing countries, including the United States.
PRODUCT NEWS - Give your fish a head start
Alltech and Coppens International are working closely together to bring a new generation of fish feed to the marketplace. Coppens’ Essence, designed with Alltech’s Total Replacement Technology™ and gut health technologies containing Bioplex® and Bio-Mos®, reflects this approach.
PRODUCT NEWS - An all-in-one rotifer and artemia enrichment
INVE Aquaculture - Benchmark’s Advanced Nutrition - has expanded its enrichment portfolio with new product, Easy Dry Selco® (EDS). EDS is a dry enrichment with a formulation that boosts rotifers and Artemia with balanced levels of fats, proteins, vitamins, key minerals, immuno-stimulants, essential amino acids and flavonoids, turning live-feed into a very functional enrichment.
Swiss company to source organic shrimp from India
INDIA - The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has joined forces with Switzerland's Coop, a retail and wholesale business, to develop organic Black Tiger Shrimp (P. Mondodon) farming for the Swiss market. The organizations will enable the certification of a shrimp hatchery and a small-scale feed mill as part of the start-to-finish operation. The memorandum of understanding was signed during the India International Seafood Show, earlier this week.