AquaGen AS has entered into an agreement to purchase 51% of the shares in the Danish-based breeding company AquaSearch ova ApS, one of the world’s leading suppliers of genetics for portion-size trout market.
Restrictions due to ISA suspicion also attached to AquaGens’ broodfish departments at the Vestseøra site in Hemne municipality
Following the transport of pedigree Atlantic salmon from Tingvoll to Hemne, the broodfish departments at Vestseøra site in Hemne municipality has also been placed under restrictions connected to the suspicion of ISA. These transports were carried out in advance of ISA being suspected at Tingvoll.
A virulent variant of the ISA virus has been detected in broodfish from the Merraberget sea site at AquaGen Tingvoll.
New strong QTL for SRS resistance in coho will contribute to decrease the use of antibiotics in Chile
A collaboration between researchers in Chile and Norway directed by Blue Genomics Chile, has resulted in a breakthrough in breeding for SRS resistance in coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). The discovery of a major QTL for SRS resistance has already been implemented in AquaGen Chile’s egg production, resulting in the predicted delivery of 13 million coho eggs with improved resistance in 2017.
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.
On the 3rd to 4th of May 2017, the first families in AquaGen’s new breeding programme for lumpfish were established. These are the parents of the future lumpfish and represent the genetic engine for a more efficient and adaptable lice eater in the salmon farming industry.
Roger Oddebug is employed as CFO in AquaGen AS. He will be responsible for managing the company’s administration and finance functions, as well as working on strategy and business development.
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.