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.
On October 31, 2017, the AquaGen Scottish office, located at Stirling University Innovation Park was officially opened. Invited customers and co-partners participated in the opening ceremony and a seminar organised at the Stirling Court Hotel the following day.
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.