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Myanmar collaboration to enhance rice, fish production

Project will improve productivity, profitability and development outcomes of rice-fish systems
WorldFish and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will join forces with Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation to improve the productivity, profitability and development outcomes of rice-fish systems in Myanmar.
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Aquaculture company Cooke Inc. to acquire Omega Protein

Deal will enable further diversification in the supply side of the business
Cooke Inc., a New Brunswick, Canada-based company and parent of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., and Omega Protein Corp., a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Cooke will acquire all outstanding shares of Omega Protein for $22 per share in cash.
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BioMar completes acquisition of Alimentsa

Acquisition will position BioMar among the leading shrimp feed producers in Latin America.
BioMar has completed its acquisition of Alimentsa, initially announced in June. All necessary approvals have now been obtained and Alimentsa will be a part of BioMar Group, effective September 13.
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Is fishmeal production sustainable for the future?

An extremely valuable ingredient that has become the exclusive privilege of aquafeeds is now considered too expensive to be used in most farm animal diets.
Regular fishmeal (ranging from 60 to 70 percent crude protein) is produced by harvesting whole fish for the sole purpose of producing this protein-rich ingredient for feeding commercially raised animals.
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Study: Fishmeal spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria

But Marine Ingredients Organisation takes issue with the study’s findings
Researchers at China’s Dalian University of Technology have found that fishmeal is a “major reservoir for antibiotic-resistant genes,” and that the use of fishmeal in animal feed is contributing to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria around the world.
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Nutriad manager receives aqua award in Asia

Dr. Endhay Kusnendar, President of WAS-APC presented an appreciation award to Allen Wu for his outstanding services and contribution to WAS-APC during his last board meeting in APA18 in KL, Malaysia on July 26.
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Skretting names new managing director

Therese Log Bergjord will take over position from Steven Rafferty
Nutreco has appointed Therese Log Bergjord as the new managing director of Skretting Global Salmon and Fish Feed Southern Europe.
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