Headline News: June 2018
SCOTLAND - New salmon hatchery for Marine Harvest
Marine Harvest opened a new hatchery which will grow up to 12 million fish a year and help meet the global demand for Scottish farmed salmon. The new £26.5 million hatchery at Inchmore in Glenmoriston replaces a much smaller hatchery which had been on the site more than 38 years, expanding the workforce from 5 to 18.
CHILE - Benchmark and AquaChile join forces to create salmon breeding operation
Benchmark and AquaChile have signed an agreement to form a breeding and genetics joint venture. Benchmark Genetics Chile, will produce eggs in the Chaicas high-quality biosecure land-based facilities in Chile, with back-up from Benchmark Genetic’s land-based breeding operations in Iceland and genetic technology from Benchmark’s Akvaforsk Genetics in Norway.
CHINA/SCOTLAND - Stirling and Ningbo universities team up for aquaculture research
A new agreement between the Universities of Stirling and Ningbo, in China, will see aquaculture staff and students share knowledge and collaborate on research and teaching projects. Research will initially focus on breeding, genetic improvement, nutrition and health of commercially important aquaculture species in the Zhejiang province, including the swimming crab, large yellow croaker, pomfret and cuttlefish.
AUSTRALIA - First production milestone at new Albany Shellfish Hatchery
At full production the Albany Shellfish Hatchery will produce about 600 million mussel spat and 80 million rock oyster spat annually.
INDIA - India to hike tariffs on U.S. Artemia imports
included in retaliatory tariffs against U.S. duties on steel and aluminum imports.