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Aquaculture Research

Phibro acquires aquaculture vaccine manufacturer

KoVax purchase strengthens portfolio of aquaculture products
Phibro Animal Health Corp. has acquired the assets of KoVax Ltd., an Israel-based developer and manufacturer of vaccines for the global aquaculture market. The acquisition strengthens Phibro’s position in fish vaccine innovation and expands its portfolio of aquaculture products.
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Cargill invests in Thai poultry, aqua feed operations

US$70 million investment includes expansion of cooked poultry facility in Nakornratchasima and upgrade of aqua feed plant in Petchaburi
Cargill is investing more than US$70 million in facilities in Thailand over the next two years to address the increase in global demand of seafood and poultry consumption.
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Permira funds invest in Asian aquafeed producer Grobest

Investment firm will acquire 50 percent of company’s shares
Global investment firm Permira and Ye Cherng Industrial Products Co. Ltd. (Grobest), one of the largest independent and most advanced producers of aquatic feed in Asia, announced that a company backed by the Permira funds, will acquire 50 percent of the shares of Grobest, through a new joint venture company that will become the sole corporate shareholder of Grobest after closing.
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Skretting to cease production in UK

Move aimed at reducing overcapacity in salmon feed market
Skretting, a global leader in aquafeed, has started a process of consulting with employees with the view to cease production in the U.K. at the end of April 2019.
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Nutriad participates in AquaExpo Ecuador

‎Belgium headquartered Nutriad, specialty feed additives producer for shrimp and fish participated in the International AquaExpo 2018 in Guyaquil (Ecuador) organized by the National Chamber of Aquaculture (CNA).
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Indonesia aquaculture expected to grow

Not only is global aquaculture expected to grow, but Indonesia expects to see consumption grow to 14.6 million tons per year
Indonesia's Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has said aquaculture is expected to supply 8.76 million tons of fish to the domestic market in 2019.
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