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Editor’s Choice: Aquamaof, “divorce” from Pure Salmon; Oman’s $50 Million Shrimp Project

Undercurrent News Editor Tom Seaman brings you a roundup of the top stories from the past week

Israeli recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) supplier Aquamaof Aquaculture Technologies is aiming to take control of its Pure Salmon Poland joint venture with 8F Investment Partners in a ‘divorce’ deal currently being negotiated between the two, sources told me.

Ongoing separation talks between the two companies are driven by 8F’s acquisition of a RAS technology provider previously owned by French conglomerate Veolia, with the future of the Polish facility being one of the main topics of discussion, said two well-placed RAS industry sources. You can read the full story here.

The Middle Eastern nation of Oman has opened the first of four new shrimp farming projects, named Qurun Shrimp Farm, according to parent company Fisheries Development Oman (FDO). Qurun, which cost some OMR 20 million ($51.8 million), is built on an area of ​​500 hectares of land and is expected to have a production capacity of around 2,100 metric tons in 2022. This may increase to 4,600 t per year when the facility reaches full production in 2023, he said. Click here for the full story.

A sharp reduction in the amount of halibut bycatch that members of the U.S. Amendment 80 fleet can catch would end up costing them millions and likely leading to some vessels being docked, fishermen fear . […]