Hendrix Genetics B.V. is expanding into aquaculture breeding with the planned acquisitions of Landcatch and Landcatch Natural Selection from Lithgows Limited.

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Hendrix and Lithgows have signed a Letter of Intent for the acquisition. “We are excited to be able to enter this significant and growing sector," said Hendrix President Thijs Hendrix. "Aquaculture is a sustainable and valuable protein source all over the world and we are confident we can bring new and innovative ideas to a company with a long and successful track record in aquaculture. Aquaculture breeding is a natural extension to our existing portfolio.” The acquisition is expected to be complete in the first half of 2011.