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Friday, December 23, 2011

Cooke Aquaculture transfers shares in-house

Cooke Aquaculture Inc recently transferred 2.8 million shares at a share price of CAN$2.45 (€1.838) per share. The transfer was from Cooke aquaculture to Clearwater Seafood's Inc, Neil Halse said "that the transfer was internal and only occurred with in the group of companies". “It does not reflect in any way on our commitment to Clearwater or to the shares we already have,” Halse said. “It’s really a housekeeping issue internally.” Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of 'PPLAPP' click here.
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Seasonal Greeting and a happy new year from Perendale Publishers Limited

Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and a prosperous 2012
This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of 'PPLAPP' click here.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health

During November the tenth meeting of the Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health met  in Mangalore, India. The meeting was attended by all members as well as OIE-AAHSC (Dr Barry Hill, President), OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific (Dr Hnin Thidar Myint), FAO (Dr Rohana Subasinghe), DAFF Australia (Drs Ingo Ernst and Brett Herbert), SEAFDEC AQD (Dr Edgar Amar), NACA (R&D Manager Dr CV Mohan and Aquatic Animal Health Program Coordinator Dr Eduardo Leaño), Private sector (Dr Siow Foong Chang, Merck Animal Health) and Aquatic animal health expert from the region (Prof. Timothy Flegel, Thailand).

The meeting managed to accomplish the TOR set for the AG which includes reviewing the disease situation in Asia, considering the recent changes made to OIE global standards, revising the list of diseases for listing in the regional QAAD reporting system, assessing the progress made against the various elements contained in the Asia Regional Technical Guidelines on responsible movement of live aquatic animals, updating the regional resource centers, and developing recommendations and action points for the consideration of NACA and NACA Member Governments. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of 'PPLAPP' click here.

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Canada Lake Mindemoya in consideration for fish hatchery pilot project

The United Fish and Game Clubs of Manitoulin (UFGCM), are looking into utilising a fish raising technology that is currently being used in a underground fish hatchery project at a Vale mine in Sudbury. The United Fish and Game Clubs of Manitoulin in a partnership with the Northern Ontario Aquaculture Association (NOAA), they believe that they can launch a similar project at Lake Mindemoya.

“The system is small enough that it can put in a basement,” Mike Meeker explained at an UFGCM meeting earlier this month. “The incredible thing about this system is that fish can be raised in troughs and then transferred to small cage-nets. So you can raise, say, 10,000 fish in a small place up to a few grams in size and then put them in the nets. This can be done in any water body.” Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of 'PPLAPP' click here.


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Challenges & solutions for Vietnam seafood exports

The seafood industry in Vietnam has seen stable growth, which has contributed and boosted the economic growth of Vietnam. Annual growth in seafood exports has increased with 15-20 percent. Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), has said that during the past 10 years seafood shipments have been climbing by three-fold, from US$2 billion (€1.527 billion) in 2002 to US$6 billion (€4.581 billion) in 2011.

Based on achievements gained in 2011, Vietnamese seafood enterprises are striving to reach US$10 billion (€7.634 billion) by 2020 according to national seafood export development strategy 2010 - 2020, helping Vietnam to become one of the four largest seafood exporters in the world. However, the Vietnamese seafood enterprises are still encountering a lot of short-term bottlenecks. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of 'PPLAPP' click here.


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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The impact of hatcheries on salmon genetics

Hatcheries have had a profound effect on salmon genetics the effects have been major that in just one generation traits are selected that allow fish to survive and prosper in the hatchery environment, at the cost of their ability to thrive and reproduce in a wild environment.

"We've known for some time that hatchery-born fish are less successful at survival and reproduction in the wild," said Michael Blouin, a professor of zoology at Oregon State University. "However, until now, it wasn't clear why. What this study shows is that intense evolutionary pressures in the hatchery rapidly select for fish that excel there, at the expense of their reproductive success in the wild." Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of 'PPLAPP' click here.
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Protesters march on MP's office to protest

About a dozen protesters marched to the office of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl's to protest concerns about the aquaculture industry and its impact on wild salmon. The group carried signs that said: "DFO promoting and supporting fish farms and protecting wild salmon [is a] conflict of interest" and "Norwegian fish farms get out." "One of the most menacing threats to our wild salmon happens to be the ISA virus," protest organiser Eddie Gardner told the group at Sto: lo Nation before the march. "We have learned that the ISA virus is in the waters of British Columbia". Read more ...

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FAO publishes guidelines on use of wild fish

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), has published a guide on the use of wild fish as feed in aquaculture. This publication supports the sections of FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF). The basic principle of this publication is to assist those concerned and to ensure that aquaculture growth and equitable and sustained use of available fish stocks.
These guidelines cover a number of subjects related to the use of wild fish in feeds, and are designed to be flexible, they cover a number of issues ranging from ecosystems and environment impacts, ethical issues and the responsible use of wild fish in aquaculture fish feeds. Read more ...

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Aquaculture a key industry in Tasmania

Aquaculture in Tasmania is facing new challenges, as it seeks to expand and grow. With major research into the impact of climate change on the industry and how warmer seas will affect the aquaculture industry as a whole in Tasmania. Another factor that is increasingly spliced into the climate change issue is the environmental movement attempts to limit the growth and expansion of aquaculture in Tasmania's water.

Aquaculture in Tasmania in the last decade has grown and become a major industry, with thousands that rely on the industry directly and indirectly. The industry, driven by a dedicated band of entrepreneurs, has given Tasmania significant new brands on the world stage from Tassal, the biggest player, to Petuna, the extraordinary success story that has grown from the Rockliff family and its long tradition in the fishing industry. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.
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GM salmon found to be infected with the ISA virus

As Aquabounty await for the decision of approval, a worrying discovery has been made, according to recent reports AquAdvantage being raised at a land based site isolated on Prince Edward Island has been found to be infected with the Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA). Catherine Stewart from the Living Oceans Society and Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform in a recent interview explained the discovery in the "Frankenfish" infection, back in 2009 that there had been an outbreak of ISA at the Prince Edward Island facility raising AquAdvantage salmon.

"I think we have to ask the question, 'How did this get into this facility?' This is a land-based, closed-tank system that's raising these genetically-engineered fish," said Stewart. "It could only have come through the eggs or the smolts, or through water that the facility pumps from the bay into their facility." Read more ...

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Aquaculture and crop breeding receives boost

In Malaysia aquaculture and crop breeding has received a boost with the news that a facility using DNA to improve plants and seafood will be established in the country. The Centre for Marker Discovery and Validation (CMDV) will speed up studies of plant and animal genomes, and accelerate the development of Malaysia's agriculture and aquaculture industries. Read more ...

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Recent conference highlights need to increase production

The recent conference GOAL 2011 held in Santiago, Chile, has highlighted the pressing need to increase aquaculture production and it also identified key challenges that will be faced such as expansion. "How can we, as an industry, work together to responsibly increase aquaculture production, despite rising population and diminishing resources?" Global Aquaculture Alliance Executive Director Wally Stevens asked. "GOAL 2011 was designed to help us begin establishing strategies that will carry aquaculture forward by embracing the opportunities and proactively answering the challenges that await." Read more ...

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UK fish farm hits problems

Selonda UK a joint Greek-Saudi owned venture based on Anglesey has run into problems, the Welsh government are in talks with the company and has said that it is aware of the problems at the site. The company set up 10 years ago has received millions of pounds in UK and European grants since it set up. Some workers claim they have not been paid. Selonda UK is one of the biggest fish farms in the UK, the farm  operates an extensive and modern recirculation system producing sea bass about 1000 tons a year. Read more ...

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Friday, December 16, 2011

It's here - PPLAPP has arrived

PPLAPP - Perendale Publishers Limited Application

PPLAPP goes live today! PPLAPP is a new mobile application from Perendale Publishers Limited (the publishers of the International Milling Directory - IMD) but with a difference.

For milling industry representatives with smart phones and/or tablets, the data within the IMD is now readily available on the move.

“It is so convenient that users will be able to search on a company by its name or the product/service it provides and immediately call or email that company from within the application,” says Roger Gilbert, the managing director of Perendale Publishers Limited.

This is a first for the milling industry - and is suitable for all those working in the field of flour, rice, cereals, oilseeds, animal and fish feeds and other milling operations who might need to know international suppliers of products and services at any time, he adds.

“It’s a industry specific telephone book that you can use on the move and talk to those suppliers who have the products/services you are interested in. We are hopeful that PPLAPP will become an industry standard resource.

“It’s free for companies to list their products/services and it’s free for industry personnel and others to use. Simply download and install it!

“Companies who do not yet appear in the listings can register by visiting the regular website (at www.internationalmilling.com) and requesting registration details while users of the application can download it onto their smartphones or tablets at mobile.internationalmilling.com If you inadvertently visit the IMD website using your smart phone or tablet you will have the option to install the application when connected,” he adds.

“We are very excited about this new development and look forward to developing PPLAPP’s functionality further in 2012 to provide industry with a really useful resource,” says Mr Gilbert.

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here

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Vietnam to ban poisonous chemicals used in aquaculture

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam is to ban the use of 20 kinds of plant protection substances containing cypermethrin from use in aquaculture. Pham Anh Tuan, deputy director of MARD’s Directorate of Fisheries, said "that the ban was submitted to the Minister at the beginning of this month, and it would be put into effect right after approval." About 20 products containing cypermethrin were sold in the markets with different names such as Sherpa, Ambush C, Cymbush, Peran and Cyperan. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Pancreas Disease (PD) virus detected on SalMar site in Norway

The Food Safety Authority's analysis has confirmed that Pancreas Disease (PD) virus is present at the SalMar farming site Singsholmen in Hitra municipality. SalMar Farming AS is a'subsidiary of SalMar ASA and its activity is salmon farming in Nord-Møre and Trøndelag. The suspicion about the disease came after routine health checks at the site, there are about two million fish with a book value of NOK50 million (€6,422,452.17). Only about a quarter of all the fish was vaccinated against PD virus. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Salmon fish farm gets first BAP certification

Brent Island farm near the Campbell River, British Columbia (BC) one of Mainstream Canada's established Salmon farms is the first salmon farm anywhere in the World to receive the Global Aquaculture Alliance's (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) new standards certification for farmed salmon.

"By meeting this new standard, we are proving our commitment to find ways to constantly improve our operations as part of our sustainability principles," said Mainstream Canada's Managing Director Fernando Villarroel. "Our vision as part of the Cermaq Group is to be a global leader in the aquaculture industry and we are committed to creating value through sustainable aquaculture, which is our mission statement." Read more ...

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

One Day to go to the LAUNCH of 'PPLAPP'

Calls to reject fish farm proposals in Tasmania

Proposals put forward by Tassal, Petuna and Huon aquaculture would increase the farmed area to 3.3 percent of the harbour's 260 square kilometers. Environment Tasmania and the Tasmanian Aquaculture Reform Alliance said yesterday the plan should be opposed because scientific data was lacking an environmental impact study. Environment Tasmania Marine Co-ordinator Rebecca Hubbard said recent changes to the law were introduced to force the plan through.

"We don't trust the process, in that recently Minister Green dis-empowered the expert review panel and took away their capacity to refuse such an expansion proposal," Ms Hubbard said. "We have grave concerns that any decision will not be based on the science and the evidence and this is going to become a political football." Read more ...

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New Jersey aquaculture plan updated

Aquaculture plans in New Jersey has recently been updated pointing out that aquaculture development plan advises increasing marketing and streamlining the rules. “Opportunities and Potential for Aquaculture in New Jersey” which was produced and compiled by Aquaculture Advisory Council. Douglas H Fisher secretary of New Jersey aquaculture said "this plan is the roadmap to developing a strong and vibrant 'aqua business' industry.

“We already have the Jersey Seafood logo in place to market local seafood and NJ has the consumers who support local product. The strategies spelled out in the plan will help our state’s producers tap into those resources,” he continued. Read more ...

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Central Luzon aquaculture affected by climate change

At the First Congress of the Integrated Services for the Development of Aquaculture (ISDA) participating aquaculturists are reporting unusual sea levels which according to them is an effect of climate change which is now adversely affecting the aquaculture industry in Central Luzon the Philippines. Maurino Bonifacio, ISDA vice president for the prawn industry, said "fishpond owners in the region are now being confronted with the problem of how to keep their prawns alive up the harvest season".

“Climate change has visibly caused our sea level to rise, so that the waters now go up to levels never before experienced, especially during high tide. The problem is aggravated by our silted waterways so that the high water level does not recede fast enough,” he said. Read more ...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2 days to go until PPLAPP arrives

Vietnam fish production reaches five million tons

A combination of fish catch landings and aquaculture has increased fish production in Vietnam to over five million tons in the first 11 months of 2011. With 2.4 million tons coming from catch landings which was an increase of 2.3 percent and 2.7 million tons coming from aquaculture production, an increase of 5.5 percent on last years production, was reported by Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). Read more ...

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Microdiets in Senegalese sole discussed at AE2011

With the high cost of live feeds for fish larvae in marine aquaculture, a lot of effort has gone into finding alternative feeds one is to replace live feeds with inert microdiets. The ingestion and breakdown of carrageenan and alginate microdiets in Senegalese sole, post-larvae, were discussed at Aquaculture Europe 2011. One of the key elements in replacing live feeds for marine fish larvae is to understand the digestion of microencapsulated feeds by marine fish larvae. Read more ...

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Scottish government propose changes for Fisheries/Aquaculture

Under new proposals put forward by the Scottish government fines will increase from the current UK2000 (US$3,098.) to UK£10,000 (US$15,494.84). The decision to increase the fines according to the government is to protect fish stocks, and they believed that the current fines were not a sufficient deterrent. The Scottish government is also looking to widen the scope of offenses for which fixed penalty notices can be issued.

The Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill consultation document includes a plan to place voluntary fish farm management agreements. Environment Minister Stewart Stevenson said "Scotland is home to valuable aquaculture and freshwater fisheries sectors that make important economic contributions, particularly in remote, rural communities". "We need to ensure that both these sectors and, in particular, farmed salmon and wild salmon interests can continue to develop and co-exist harmoniously." Read more ...

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Monday, December 12, 2011

5 Days to go to the Launch of PPLAPP


NOAA and Washington launch shellfish initiative

A new Washington shellfish initiative was launched on December 9, an agreement between federal and state agencies along with tribes restoration communities and the shellfish industry to restore and expand the shellfish resources to promote shellfish aquaculture.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has announced a US$200,000 (€150,506) grant along with the state departments of Health and Ecology also will award US$1 million (€752,530) to support programs. “Few people realise how important the shellfish industry is to Washington state, and the potential for job growth,” Governor Gregoire said. “This industry already brings in tens of millions of dollars to our state every year". Read more ...

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Polytechnic in Singapore develop farming system

A local polytechnic in Singapore has developed a a farming system that could benefit fish farmers. One of the problems that is common is lack of knowledge on mortality rates, water quality. Lee Van Voon owner of Fish in Motion realised that environmental factors were not under his control "Based on my last experience about two years ago, we lost about S$10,000 (€5,802.977) worth of fish. But now a Singapore Polytechnic has developed a commercial system that allows high density fish farming in Bulk containers. Read more ...

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Millions of tilapia die from food poisoning

Millions of tilapia fingerlings on the Volta Lake have been reported dead at Kpeve-Tornu and other sites due to contaminated locally produced fish feed from the Raanan Fish Feed West Africa Limited. Many farmers and groups at Kpeve Tornu operating fish farms all suffered major losses of their stock of tilapia after the company Raanan Fish Feed West Africa Limited delivered feed to them between November 21 and 28.

The general manager of Matfrankston Fisheries Limited at Kpeve-Tornu Mr Lawrence Matanawui said "that he noticed after feeding his stock with the contaminated feed that the mortality was alarming and abnormal and it generated a stench". He operated six cages on the lake with each cage breeding 10,000 fishes. Read more ...

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Friday, December 9, 2011

7 Days to go to the Launch of 'PPLAPP'

Citizens petition the department of ecology

Citizens have petitioned the Washington Department of Ecology to change and amend geoduck aquaculture rule making. The new rule adopted by Ecology puts in place a permit exemption for geoduck aquaculture that is not authorised by the Shoreline Management Act. Citizens proposed WAC 173-26-241(3)(b) Rule-making Aquaculture Standards. "Citizens have presented to the state, photos, peer reviewed science and testimony from scientists. We will seek resolution thru the courts to protect our fisheries resources," said Curt Puddicombe of The Case Inlet Shoreline Association. Read more ...

see petition here

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Cooke Aquaculture uses Vessel to move fish

The Ronja docked in Digby
A live fish moving vessel the Ronja Carrier was being used by Cooke Aquaculture to move fish in the 100 meter cages in St Mary's Bay off long Island to 150 meters cages. The Vessel Ronja is being leased from the Norwegian firm Solvtrans and Cooke has recently extended its lease on the vessel till December 2012. Verreault Navigation built the boat in 2002 in Quebec. She is 10 meter wide, draws almost five meter of water, and can hold 650m3 of cargo. Read more ...

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

8 Days to go to the Launch of PPLAPP

Sea Lab awarded US$45,000 for aquaculture education

The SEA Lab an aquarium at Redondo Beach run by the LA Conservation Corps was awarded US$45,000 (€33.572) grant from Boeing's Employees Community Fund, to develop an aquaculture program to teach elementary school children about seafood and the local marine environment. Part of the program will be to train 20 inner-city youths to teach aquaculture to the 2000 elementary school children using local fish species and abalone. Read more ...

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8000 Cobia to be released at two offshore reefs

The Cobia enhancement project is the result of a public-private partnership between the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and a commercial fish farm in Stone County. At Aqua Green warehouse there are ten giant saltwater tanks filled with Cobia (Rachycentron canadum). The commercial aqua culture facility in Stone County is raising thousands of fish for the DMR, "They're a fast growing fish. They can reach up to 10 to 12 pounds in one year," explains biologist, Chuck Weirich, who is overseeing this round-the-clock cobia raising. Read more ...

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Agricultural land to be used for aquaculture

The Meghalaya government plans to utilise a portion of agricultural fields for pisciculture to make the state a fish haven within a period of five years. The project is due to begin in April 2012, “Creating fish ponds would not affect agriculture production. In fact, it would supplement the income of farmers. Moreover, only a small portion of the fields would be utilised,” said commissioner and secretary (fisheries department) KN Kumar. The mission needs to be promoted to bridge the huge gap between demand and supply and the inability to meet nutritional standards of the country in terms of fish consumption. Read more ...

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

9 Day to go to the Launch of PPLAPP

Dr Min Thein receives Life Time Achievement Award in MicroAlgal BioTechnology

Dr Min Thein
Dr Min Thein, General Manager (retd) from the Myanmar Spirulina Factory, Sagaing and Professor Botany, Mandalay University in Myanmar, has received the Senior Life Time Achievement Award 2011 in Microalgal Biotechnology during the 5th International Algae Congress in Berlin last week. He received this award because of his scientific and industrial innovations and the worldwide promotion of microalgae.

Microalgae the small versatile aquatic plants we are all fascinated with were responsible for pulling together more than 125 participants from around the world in the beautiful Radisson BLU Hotel in the German city of Berlin earlier this week. Microalgae was the keyword under discussion. The organisers, the European Society of Microalgal Biotechnology, the German DLG eV and DLG BENELUX in the Netherlands look back to a very successful event.

The international character of the 5th IAC was underlined by the fact that participants this time came from over 30 countries, +94 percent compared with the 4th IAC in Amsterdam last year, and represented not only European nations but also amongst others companies and institutions from Suriname, Azerbaijan, Singapore, Japan, USA, Australia, India, La Reunion and Mongolia.

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Boitechnologies company announces major expansion of KLH

Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc has announced the completion of the major expansion of its KLH (keyhole limpet hemocyanin) limpet (megathura crenulata) hatchery facilities in Port Hueneme, CA. This expansion is in anticipation of increases in demand for keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) products.

The Company's CEO, Frank Oakes, said, "This represents a major milestone in the Company's plan to provide a stable and scalable worldwide supply of KLH to support the commercialisation of multiple KLH conjugate vaccines, as well as diagnostic and potential novel therapeutic products". Read more ...

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Fuji lacks the necessary equipment

During a bilateral meeting between the Department of Fisheries, the Embassy of Indonesia and an Indonesian fish farming equipment supplier yesterday, it was revealed that Fuji has only one supplier of fish farming equipment. This means that the farmers have to rely solely on the Government because of this shortage of equipment. Mere Lakeba a fisheries officer made the point that the equipment supplied by the government was only on loan to the farmer. Read more ...

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