ICAR-CMFRI develops hatchery tech for picnic seabream

 In a breakthrough in diversification of the country’s mariculture activities, the ICAR- Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI) has developed hatchery technology for picnic seabream (Acanthopagrus berda), a commercially important marine food fish. Also known as black seabream and gold...Read more

Cargill's SeaFurther initiative to help aqua farmers increase seafood sustainability, reduce environmental impact

Cargill has set a course to protect oceans, a vital ecosystem where the company helps to grow and move food around the world. Cargill’s latest initiative, SeaFurther Sustainability, will help aqua farmers raise more sustainable seafood with less environmental impact. It is part of the company’s ov...Read more

Yanmar powers award-winning Norwegian Hybrid Fishing Vessel

 Japan based Yanmar has delivered engines for an innovative hybrid power solution for the live fish carrier, Ro Vision, the winner of Norway’s Boat of the Year Award. Built by Norwegian shipyard Larsnes Mek. Verksted AS. The Ro Vision is powered by three of Yanmar’s 6EY22ALW diesel generators inte...Read more

NaturalShrimp signs LOI to acquire Aquaculture assets of Hydrenesis Aquaculture, LLC  

    NaturalShrimp, Inc., an aquaculture Company, which has developed and patented the first commercially operational Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) for shrimp, announced  that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire the aquaculture assets of Hydrenesis Aquaculture, LLC for $12,50...Read more

Pragmatic Crop Insurance Product for Shrimp Aquaculture to become reality

The ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai, Tamil Nadu recently organized a "Consultation Meeting on developing a Pragmatic Crop Insurance Product for Shrimp Aquaculture" at Chennai on February 12, 2021. In his address, Dr KK Vijayan, Director, ICAR-CIBA, Chennai apprised the parti...Read more

Fish farming companies account for over 80% demand for autogenous vaccines: Research

The rising prevalence of infectious diseases such as bacterial diseases, viral diseases, and parasitic and fungal diseases amongst fish species remains a global issue for fish farmers. Autogenous vaccines are widely accepted by aquaculture farming companies during emergency outbreaks, due to very few commercial va...Read more

Aquaconnect receives FICCI’s 'Best Agri Startup in Application of Digital Technologies Award'  

The pioneer in tech infused Aqua farming, Aquaconnect, wins the 1st runner up 'Best Agri Startup in Application of Digital Technologies (Mature Stage) Award' in the 3rd edition of Virtual FICCI Summit & Awards for Agri Start-Ups held on February 9-10, 2021. This Award gives a platform to Agri Startups to showc...Read more

TenderCuts secures Rs 110 Cr to scale up supply chain  

Chennai based Omnichannel meat and seafood brand TenderCuts has announced that it has raised Rs 110 crore (USD 15 million) in a funding round led by Paragon Partners. The funding round also saw participation from NABVENTURES, a leading agri-food tech VC fund backed by NABARD. The funding will allow TenderCuts to ...Read more

ICAR-CIFA starts first ‘Ornamental Aquaculture Field School’ in West Bengal

Sagar Mehra, Joint Secretary (Inland Fisheries & Administration), Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India inaugurated the “Ornamental Fish Farmer Field School” of the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. ...Read more

Union Government to give major fillip to Fisheries Sector in Goa

The Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Giriraj Singh has recently said that “Goa has the potential to become the fisheries hub of the country. I have discussed this with the Chief Minister of Goa Dr Pramod Sawant and Fisheries Minister Shri Filipe Nery Rodrigues of the state about a ...Read more

Containment restraints continue to affect aquaculture supply chain: FAO

According to a new report launched by the UN deputy agriculture chief on February 2, 2021, COVID-19 has caused 'widespread upheaval' for the whole fishing and aquaculture industry around the world. “Production has been disrupted, supply chains have been interrupted and consumer spending restricted by variou...Read more

FM announces setting up of 5 major fishing harbours in Union Budget 2021

 In the Union Budget 2021, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed substantial investments in the development of modern fishing harbours and fish landing centres. The Finance Minister said that to start with, 5 major fishing harbours – Kochi, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Paradip, and Petuaghat – w...Read more