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Headline News: March 2018

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
AUSTRALIA - Premium oyster region moves to keep POMS at bay
An Australian oyster fishery crippled by a shortage of stock is investing in a series of hatcheries to take control of its future and become a global leader in spat production. 
USA - Aqquua is canning the iconic mahi-mahi
Recognizing the challenges to develop full cycle commercial aquaculture of mahi-mahi from egg to market size comma Aqquua LLC, an emerging aquaculture company, recently collaborated with the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Aquaculture Program to implement novel approaches to bring a new form of the iconic mahi-mahi to the American table
PRODUCT NEWS - BernAqua launches first organic shrimp larval feed
BernAqua is the first company to launch an organic feed for the first larval stages of shrimp. Royal Caviar Nature is a micro-encapsualated feed, available in five sizes, to meet the requirements of larvae from Zoea through PL15.
PRODUCT NEWS - INVE Aquaculture, Benchmark’s Advanced Nutrition division, releases a new premium larval fish diet
NATURA is specially formulated for easy transition from live feed to compound diets: INVE Aquaculture’s nutrition specialists found their inspiration from nature itself, dedicating special attention to key characteristics such as attractiveness, digestibility and nutrient balance.
INDIA - Oceanaa Biotek, Inteqc sign MOU to form feed JV in India
India's farm-to-table shrimp supplier and Thailand's Inteqc feed company to build feed plant.
USA - Strong salmon returns see drop in hatchery fish harvested
In 2017, the commercial fleet caught about 47 million hatchery-produced salmon in Alaska. This harvest was worth an estimated $331 million in first wholesale value and $162 million in ex vessel value.Hatcheries contributed 21% of the 2017 statewide commercial salmon harvest, which is the lowest percentage of hatchery-produced fish in the harvest since 1995. The lower hatchery contribution was due to the strong wild stock return in 2017, which was the third highest wild stock commercial salmon harvest in Alaska history.