Author archive for Aquapreneur

  • Norway salmon farm may be purchased by Mitsubishi for $1.4 bn

    Norway’s Cermaq have recommended shareholders accept a $1.4 billion cash bid unveiled by Mitsubishi that would create the world’s second largest salmon farming companyNorway’s Cermaq have recommended shareholders accept a $1.4 billion cash bid unveiled by Mitsubishi that would create the world’s second largest salmon farming company. More info
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  • FAO review highlights food and feed uses for fish and shellfish by-products

    By-products may constitute as much as 70% of fish and shellfish after industrial processing and much focus has been on converting these into commercial products. The aim of this paper is therefore to evaluate important challenges and to consider the most realistic options in the use of by-products. Certain by-products like heads, frames and off-cuts from filleting of fish may […]
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  • Seaweed an effective alternative for iodine supplementation, study finds

    A study in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that seaweed supplementation can be an effective alternative for boosting the levels of iodine in women deficient in this vital nutrient. More info
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  • A Sea Change in IBD Treatment?

    A Florida immunologist and macrophage biologist recently received a substantial grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate a possible role for chitin, an abundant component of shrimp, crab and lobster shells, in treating inflammatory bowel disease. Yoshimi Shibata, PhD, professor of biomedical science at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine of Florida Atlantic University, in Boca Raton, […]
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  • Icelandic Collaboration for GlycoMar Limited with Lumpfish Byproducts

    Scottish biotechnology company GlycoMar, Icelandic marine biotechnology company Biopol and the University of University of Akureyri are pleased to announce their research collaboration. The consortium, led by Biopol, has received grant support from the AVS R&D Fund of Ministry of Fisheries in Iceland to evaluate the commercial viability of production of high value nutraceutical products from lumpfish. In this project, […]
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  • New Seaweed Technology

    Researchers from the At~Sea project are developing innovative textiles to cultivate macroalgae off Europe’s coast. 
Watch how seaweed could be more commonly used as a source of chemicals and biofuel if researchers can work out how to grow it and process it more efficiently. More info
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  • Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET Stakeholder Meeting: 28th – 29th October 2014 PORTUGAL

    The first Stakeholder meeting of the Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET (ERA-MBT) is a chance to influence the future of the ERA-MBT as it seeks to expand and reinforce the network of researchers, industry, policy makers and funding agencies to support the development of European marine biotechnology.  This interactive event is open to scientists, companies, policy makers/advisors and other key individuals involved in or interested […]
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  • Iran Inaugurates Mideast’s Largest Biological Refinery

    Qeshm Micro Algae Biological Refinery started operation in Southern Iran as the Middle-East’s largest biological technological company on micro algae. The company is working on transfer of hi-tech for cultivating micro algae in industrial scale to produce biodiesel bio energy, bio jet in 1000-acre scale and technology for industrial production of goods preventing chronic diseases as food additives, the Iranian […]
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  • Tassal reels in $3.8m in federal funds for fish protein and oil facility

    TASSAL has reeled in a $3.85 million Federal Government grant towards a new $5 million fish protein and oil facility near Triabunna. The Tasmanian salmon producer today welcomed the grant, which will go towards the 20,000 tonne per annum fish byproduct processing plant. Justin O’Connor, Tassal’s head of engineering and risk, said the purpose-built facility would be located on farm land […]
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  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 12, Issue 7 (July 2014), Pages 3792-4273 Released

    MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue: Mar. Drugs, Volume 12, Issue 7 (July 2014), Pages 3792-4273 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/12/7/  
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