AquaGen has introduced measures to ensure daily operations and prevent the spread of Covid-19 (the Corona virus). These are internal safety measures to ensure that production in our facilities proceeds as normal and that eggs are delivered as planned.
On the 7th February 2020, Ingun Næve defended her Ph.D. on the development of ultrasound as a gentle method for sorting salmon parr and monitoring of maturation. This is an industrial Ph.D. that was carried out in a collaboration between NTNU and AquaGen.
The season’s first rainbow trout eggs from the AquaGen strain was delivered to Hofseth Aqua in Tafjord, Norway on November 19th, 2019, two months earlier than normal. With access to these early eggs, the smolt can be put to sea in spring, benefit from good growth through the summer and be harvested the following spring after 10 months in the sea.
Anja Elise Hansen is appointed as Quality Manager in AquaGen. She will have a key role in the company’s further development of work processes that will ensure quality, efficiency and safety to the best of AquaGen’s products, customers and employees.
AquaGen organizes the science seminar «VitenSkapt» – the future is now, Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 in Trondheim.
From June 1st, 2019, Hans Halle-Knutzen is appointed as Director of sales and marketing in AquaGen. He will be responsible for further developing the company’s strong global market position.
AquaGen has signed a deal to buy Scottish Sea Farms’ freshwater hatchery at Holywood near Dumfries. This is a long-term strategic investment that will further improve fish welfare in Scotland.
The entire DNA sequence encoding the genes (genome) of the lumpfish has now been mapped. This allows us to study all the genes that contribute to traits such as growth, disease resistance and sea lice appetite with much greater precision than before.
AquaGen’s Scotland office, opened in Autumn 2017, has just added a third person to its team, which is testament to the growing importance of the company in the UK. AquaGen announced in November 2017, their exciting plans for egg production in Scotland for the 2018/19 season.
Matas Medina is from the 1st of February 2018 appointed as Director of Science and Technology in AquaGen AS, head quartered in Trondheim, Norway. His main role will be to further strengthen R&Ds contribution to the innovation power, competitiveness and profitability across EW Groups aquaculture genetics companies.