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WORLDFISH AND KYTOS TO COLLABORATE ON AQUACULTURE MICROBIOME

WorldFish partnered with KYTOS to conduct research and development in the field of aquaculture microbiome, particularly for carp polyculture and tilapia farming systems. Cutting-edge high-throughput tools are providing the aquaculture sector with biological insights offering new opportunities to better understand the microbiomes of farmed aquatic animals and the waters in which they grow. This work will underpin the next generation of best management practices, generating enormous amounts of data, which can be used to drive future interactive decision-making systems for farmers.”  KYTOS co-founder and CEO, Ruben Props said that “organizations, such as WorldFish and individual aquaculture companies, can build their own in-house microbiome knowledge bases, which through our artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have the potential to transform aquaculture practices across the entire value chain. In our work with the prawn farming sector, we’ve already shown how routine microbiome health insights can help identify and mitigate potential disease events in ponds and underpin improved hatchery operations.” The project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to enhance the incomes, diets and nutrition of smallholder families.