AquaGen organizes the science seminar «VitenSkapt» – tomorrow’s aquaculture industry during Aqua Nor 2017. Technology optimists and aquaculture sceptics are invited for professional updates and discussions about today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.
AquaGen has today signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Profunda, a facility in Barstadvik, Møre and Romsdal county, Norway that produces land-based broodstock of Atlantic salmon.
EW GROUP, the holding company which owns AquaGen has concluded an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in GenoMar Genetics, the global leading tilapia breeding company.
The first genomic tool for assaying whole-genome variation in coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) has been developed. This achievement will be crucial for genetic improvement of production traits such as growth rate and SRS-resistance in this increasingly important aquaculture species.
Trina F. Galloway is employed as senior scientist in AquaGen from the 16th of January 2017. She will work on development of new products and processes, as well as promoting innovation and implementation of research results in AquaGen’s broodstock- and egg production.
AquaGen has identified two genetic markers (QTLs) with significant correlation to flavobacteriosis resistance. The markers will be used in rainbow trout egg production in Norway, UK and Chile from early 2017.
Thomas Moen is from 1 November 2016 appointed as Research Director in AquaGen. He will be responsible for continuing the company’s strong focus on research and development in fish breeding, production optimization and product development.
One year after the former Norwegian Minister of Fisheries, Elisabeth Aspaker officially opened Nordnorsk Stamfisk (NST), the board of NST approved construction phase 2. The expansion will double the egg production capacity at the facility, which is operated by AquaGen.
The first sea-reared broodfish that comprise the origin of a new generation of salmon eggs have been stripped at AquaGen. This is a generation better adapted to the challenges currently facing the industry, and eggs will be ready for delivery from the beginning of October 2016.
Different production methods for broodstock make AquaGen able to deliver eggs throughout the whole year. This provides increased flexibility and cost effectiveness in smolt production. Broodstock raised in seawater produce eggs for shipping from October to July, and land-based production supplies eggs for deliveries during the period July to October.