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Podcast: AquaBounty to begin raising GMO AquAdvantage salmon in US as soon as April 2019

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Land-based facility where GMO salmon will be raised. Image: AquaBounty Technologies
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A land-based fish farm in East Central Indiana will begin raising AquAdvantage Salmon, genetically engineered Atlantic salmon, as soon as [April 2019].

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Sylvia Wulf, president and CEO of AquaBounty Technologies, says there are a lot of benefits to AquAdvantage Salmon. “Our salmon are even more efficient at converting protein so for every pound of feed you get a pound of fish, and our fish grow in half the time of a conventional salmon,” she says.

AquAdvantage salmon will be ready for the market in 2020. The Indiana farm has the capacity to raise about 2.4 million pounds of salmon each year.

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