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Breakthrough for US aquafeed industry
The recent FDA approval of the use of manufactured taurine in aquafeeds should allow the country's aquaculture industry to grow despite finite fishmeal resources, writes Rachel Lane....
A man on an emission
Following his recent nomination for Seaweb’s Seafood Champion Award for Advocacy, Maine oyster farmer Bill Mook speaks to The Fish Site about how shellfish farmers can help prevent continuing ocean acidification and “divert the supertanker” of climate...
Farmed salmon contain fewer pollutants than those in the wild
The levels of environmental pollutants are higher in Norwegian wild salmon than in the country’s farmed salmon, according to a new study....
Fish shortage looms large
The decision by Ghana’s Ministry of Fisheries to declare a ‘closed season’ on the country’s industrial fisheries from 1st February to 31st March signifies the seriousness of the problem of dwindling fish supplies, writes Efua Konyim Okai....
Study backs value of no-take zones
New research suggests the the creation of marine reserves can cause fish to adapt their behaviour in a way that makes them less likely to stray from areas with low fishing pressure....
Shrimping horizons: how farmers are saving thousands of miles of mangrove in Vietnam
For decades Vietnam’s Mekong Delta has been under threat from one of its most lucrative industries. But now shrimp farming is being used to conserve, rather than deplete, the region’s precious mangrove forests. Ann Moey, for the International Union...
Aquaponics explained
A new paper on aquaponics, which was published by the US North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC), has just been published online....
Alaska Fish Factor: ocean agencies face Trump cuts
Massive cuts could be in store for the agencies and people who provide the science and stewardship to preserve and protect our planet....
Surviving El Nino: corals at Coiba Island
Coral reefs support approximately 25 percent of all known marine species. As one of the most complex ecosystems on the planet, coral reefs are home to more than 4,000 species of fish, 700 species of coral, and thousands of other plants and animals. Globally,...
New Environmental Focus for Legislation – Plastics
Regulations around seafood packaging are naturally strict due to the speed of its decomposition. Seafood quickly and easily deteriorates due to factors like contamination, physical damage and badly managed temperature control during the various transport...
Male Pipefish Pregnancy, it's Complicated
In the upside-down world of the pipefish, sexual selection appears to work in reverse, with flashy females battling for males who bear the pregnancy and carry their young to term in their brood pouch. But new research shows even more factors appear to...
Understanding Gene Patterns Behind Mollusk Diversity
From kids walking on the beach to major museums, the amazing diversity of conch shells have captivated the eyes of collectors. And with more than 50,000 estimated living species bearing a shell, scientists who study the phylum Mollusca have long sought...
Feed Requirements for Maintenance and Growth of Anemone Clownfish
In this article by I. Lupatsch et al, Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Research, Swansea University, UK, the Daily energy and protein requirements of the anemone clownfish, Amphiprion percula, were determined as the sum of requirements for maintenance...
Probiotic Effect of Streptomyces Strains with Bacillus and Lactobacillus in Juvenile White Shrimp
M. García et al, Centro de Bioactivos Químicos, Universidad central de Las Villas studied the effect of two Streptomyces strains alone or combined with Bacillus and Lactobacillus probiotics, over the growth and survival of the white shrimp Litopenaeus...
Potential Use of Phototrophic Algae as Protein and/or Lipid Source in Aquafeeds
In aquaculture, producers commonly rely on formulated feeds to ensure optimal growth, health and quality of the farmed animal. Fish meal and fish oil from wild fisheries have traditionally been major constituents of aqua-feeds as they are excellent raw...
 
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