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Headline News: November 2018

trū® Shrimp hatchery on line, further development at Luverne approved
The first broodstock shrimp have arrived from trū® Shrimp genetics partner, Oceanic Institute and they are mating, spawning, and offspring are growing in the created seawater. In its October meeting, trū® Shrimp’s Board of Directors approved the continued development of Luverne Bay Harbor Complex.
SCP product counters EMS in PL shrimp
The Center for Aquaculture Technologies in Canada (CATC) has demonstrated the potential benefit of ProTyton, a single-cell protein (SCP) from White Dog Labs, to shrimp farming. Initial studies demonstrated that inclusion of ProTyton into a CATC reference diet reduces mortality of whiteleg shrimp compared to a commercial diet when challenged by Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vpa) – the aetiological agent of Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND), and commonly referred to as EMS.
World Industrial Photobioreactor Challenge 2019
The National Algae Association has launched the World Industrial Photobioreactor Challenge 2019, with the aim of helping the commercial algae production industry and investment community identify the best commercial algae cultivation systems on the market.
The Center for Aquaculture Technologies and AquaBounty sign agreement to produce sterile fish
The Center for Aquaculture Technologies has signed a licensing and research agreement with AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. to employ CAT’s patented sterility technology for use in products developed by AquaBounty. 
AquaOptima and Vikan Settefisk to collaborate on RAS facility
AquaOptima and Vikan Settefisk have signed an agreement to build a smolt and post-smolt facility on Frøya. The foundations are nearly complete, and the facility is scheduled for completion in late 2019.
The genome of the lumpfish has been mapped
The entire DNA sequence encoding the genes (genome) of the lumpfish has now been mapped. This allows us to study all the genes that contribute to traits such as growth, disease resistance and sea lice appetite with much greater precision than before.
XpertSea launches AI-powered Growth Platform for aquaculture
XpertSea, a Canadian aquaculture technology company, has announced the launch of the XpertSea Growth Platform. The XpertSea Growth Platform tracks growth from Day One in the hatchery through nursery, grow-out and harvesting. Taking no more than a few minutes per day, the XperCount feeds automated organism data such as size and weight to the AI platform, which results in precise data about daily growth rate, feed conversion ratio, stocking density and survival rate, among others. ”The XpertSea Growth Platform is a new concept in aquaculture that has the potential to unlock significant yields for farmers. It replaces manual data entry with smart aquaculture equipment, artificial intelligence, and industry benchmarks." 
Sea Lice and SRS research shortlisted for the Newton Prize
As part of a collaboration between the Roslin Institute, University of Chile and Benchmark Genetics Chile, scientists are using genetic markers to discover the location and purpose of genes that make fish resistant or susceptible to two major diseases in salmon aquaculture.
Skretting prepares to launch new RAS concept RecircReady
Skretting is preparing to launch its new and improved integrated concept for recirculating aquaculture systems: RecircReady. The concept takes into account growth and waste prediction models, nutrient recycling, fish and system health monitoring in addition to tailored feed solutions and their impact on the systems themselves.