Crispr Food Will Be Available Within 5 Years, Says Geneticist | Tech Times

….with Crispr shrimp a distinct possibility.

https://www.techtimes.com/articles/241999/20190422/crispr-food-will-be-available-within-5-years-says-geneticist.htm

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Type 1 CRISP Cas3

Bacteria cultures are big time part of shrimp aquaculture industry from seed to grow out and right up to end consumer eating.

Keeping track of latest developments (here) important for better understanding potentials…

To be prawn under a wondering star…Ecuadorian shrimp genetics.

You’ve all seen the recent news that has arisen about Hendrix investment with Nutreco into Ecuador.

Wonder, will or should Hawaiian SPF breeders be allowed into Ecuador? Guess no harm as long as not obliged to use. BUT if they grow faster?

Not to worry the Ecuadorian growout industry already upping the game with local shrimp, bred, like in SE Asia for growth over survival.

What happens when SPF come out of facility – since growout system design is not containment. Is it then genetics. Of course, yes.

Marks & Spencers supermarkets testing DNA in shrimp. Link back to broodstock origin. Means traceability and exclusions and limitations too.

Could lead to some interesting claims.

But, the historic source of Kona Bay exotic Pacific white vannamei strain? Has it been genetically manipulated, enhanced, edited? Or just selected.

Does this project in Ecuador join George Chamberlain, from IAI, and president of GAA (the BAP program) with Jose Villalon, CSR at Nutreco, who managed the rival WWF dialogues (the ASC program).

Macrobio was the hatchery for the Benji Rosales/Caterpillar Ecuador shrimp group operation. However understand the processing and export is now separate from the growout farming. Target quality market headson China.

The hatchery was designed by Dan Lee (BAP GAA) and had HLB setup the algae department. Carol Cozzi, now growing seahorses, the larvae culture. Many notable locals on team still in industry.

Australian import of SPF Monodon disallowed – rightly so

Agree totally with ACPF submission on their review of

‘Environmental Assessment Report – Import of Specific Pathogen Free Penaeus Monodon Into Australia’

Specifically that the importation of live P. monodon from countries with past disease outbreaks is seen as a risky venture.

The QSIA report “the List of Specimens taken to be Suitable for Live Import (Live Import List) in the Australia Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) to include specific pathogen free (SPF) black tiger prawns Penaeus monodon for the purposes of prawn aquaculture development.”

The proposal specifically intends to:

  • import live Penaeus monodon broodstock from certified disease free hatcheries in Thailand or Hawaii into an Australian quarantine facility (never to leave the facility).
  • the next generation be moved, after testing, to hatcheries and/or farms for grow out as commercial stock.

Seen from a bio-security angle this is the type of thinking from within the industry.

Agree totally with also with ACPF needing some sort of confidence building about bio-security.

The above does not go far enough….the two points require commenting on:

  • if Australian quarantine facility why the need for certified free? Is that for some sort of genetic advantage?
  • next generation better never to leave a quarantined, bio-secure facility until harvested and preferably value added (cooked). Containment over exclusion and limitation.

So can a new proposal be made based around RAS technology – which is also more land and environment friendly, that can also be true organic, even bio-diverse, urban and technologically advanced:

“the List of Specimens taken to be Suitable for Live Import (Live Import List) in the Australia Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) to include black tiger prawns Penaeus monodon for the purposes of prawn aquaculture development. The proposal specifically intends to:

  • import live Penaeus monodon broodstock from any source into an Australian quarantine facility (never to leave the facility); and
  • the next generation be kept in a quarantine facility (never to leave the facility) for grow out as commercial stock.
  • commercial stock for human consumption will be harvested and sterilized to a value added offering prior to leaving chain-of-custody facility”

Brunei calls for BT investment

https://thescoop.co/2019/03/09/more-hatcheries-needed-to-grow-aquaculture-industry/

Along with New Caledonia Brunei is where the exotic Mexican Blue Shrimp (P. Stylirostris is grown).

BT aquaculture upgrade makes sense.

Has the Integrated Aquaculture BT project in Brunei failed to provide growth? Would investors have to abide by IA genetic technology or is this a raising money push for the current BT project by IA at Brunei DOF?

Hendrix Bangladesh BT

With MOU signed for BT lets hope they concentrate on this species.

Suggestion is to look at Indicus also. Grows fast to 12g. Perfect size HOSO for Chinese market. Too small for European market unless peeled to compete with ocean caught. Indicus is local. Easy to reproduce.

Do not introduce SPF vannamei unless into biosecure RAS facilities.

https://unb.com.bd/m/category/Bangladesh/netherlands-hendrix-genetics-keen-to-expand-business-in-bangladesh/12243

DNA traceability in proteins – roll out for shrimp with M & S, UK

https://www.foodnavigator.com/Article/2019/03/04/M-S-beef-traceability-pays-off-Boosted-sales-and-dramatically-reduced-complaints