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Aquaculture Research

Brunei ministry calls for aquaculture investors

Country seeks self-sufficiency in aquaculture sector, as well as more potential for exports
With an eye on the opportunities offered by the further development of the aquaculture sector, the government of the Southeast Asian island nation of Brunei Darussalam is hoping to attract new investors.
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Biorigin exhibits at Aquaculture 2019

For the first time, Biorigin will participate in Aquaculture 2019. The Triennial is the largest aquaculture conference and tradeshow which combines the annual meetings of the World Aquaculture Society, National Shellfisheries Association, Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society, and the National Aquaculture Association.
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CP Foods reports 12 percent growth in sales revenue

Sales revenue expected to grow between 8 and 10 percent in 2019
Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF), a Thailand-based agro-industrial and food company with investments in 17 countries, posted THB541.9 billion (US$17.3 billion) in sales revenue in 2018 and THB15.5 billion (US$495.7 million) in net profits.
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KnipBio aquafeed ingredient gets GRAS designation

Ingredient intended for use in salmonids and other finfish species
KnipBio Inc. has received Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine for its KnipBio Meal (KBM) aquafeed ingredient for salmonids and other finfish species.
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Vietnam aims for record seafood exports

Target was not reached in 2018, but forecast is high for 2019
In 2018, Vietnam failed to reach its target of US$10.5 billion for fish and seafood exports, but the country’s fisheries department is forecasting this figure will be reached this year.
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Competition aims to fast-track fish-free feed alternatives

Now in its second round, the competition’s participants believe they’re on the cusp of a viable fish oil alternative.
Despite the rising popularity of seafood, aquafeeds’ dependence on fish oil threatens to thwart the growth of the industry. Four international competitors have joined the race to find a solution.
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Alternative proteins

EU's booming insect market requires collaboration to grow

Insect meal has enormous potential for animal feed, but further investment, research and regulations are needed if it's to become a truly viable protein alternative.
Europe has made huge progress breeding insects for animal feed but uptake remains nascent, partly because production hasn't reached critical mass and partly because of numerous regulatory hurdles. But, experts believe a science-driven collaborative push from industry and government might be all that's needed to mainstream insects.
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