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Effects of Temperature, Digestion on the Swimming Performance of Juvenile Chinese Bream
To test whether digestion affected swimming performance in an active forager and whether the possible effects varied with temperature, Jing Peng et al, Chongqing Normal University, investigated the critical swimming speed (Ucrit) and the resting and active...
The Noisy World of Mud Crabs
Fish are not silent crea­tures. Just like the ter­res­trial world, there’s a ver­i­table sym­phony of sound echoing under the sea. ...
Farmed Milkfish as Bait for the Tuna Pole-and-line Fishing Industry in Eastern Indonesia: A Feasibility Study
Pole-and-line fishing is considered to be a sustainable method for catching tuna. However, the reliance on baitfish, which are commonly very variable in their availability, has the potential to introduce unsustainable elements to the fishery, write Arun...
The Role of Fish in the First 1,000 Days in Zambia
Fish is especially rich in essential omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and micronutrients, including bioavailable calcium, iron and zinc. Fish features prominently in the diet of most, especially poor, Zambians. Despite this, its significance...
Effects of Salmon Lice Infection on the Behaviour of Sea Trout in the Marine Phase
Salmon lice Lepeophtheirus salmonis Krøyer may affect survival and growth of anadromous salmonids through physiological stress and/or behavioural changes. Using acoustic telemetry tracking, Karl Øystein Gjelland et al, Norwegian Institute for Nature...
Improving the Management of Baitfisheries Associated with Pole-and-Line Tuna Fishing in Indonesia
The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) and its Indonesian stakeholders are working on improving the management of Indonesian pole-and-line fisheries and the associated bait fisheries. ...
African Cichlid Fish Study Reveals Diverse Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Evolution
In an effort to understand the molecular basis of adaptation in vertebrates, BBSRC-funded researchers have sequenced the genomes and transcriptomes of five species of the African cichlid fish and uncovered a variety of features that enable the fish to...
First Report of Winter Epizootic of Salmon Lice on Sea Trout in Norway
Knut Wiik Vollset and Bjørn Torgeir Barlaup, Uni Research - Environment, LFI, Norway, report on the first observation of a winter epizootic of salmon lice Lepeophtheirus salmonis Krøyer on sea trout Salmo trutta Linnaeus in a Norwegian fjord with intensive salmon...
Detection and Surveillance of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus Using Real-time RT-PCR. Part Two - Diagnostic Evaluation of Two Protocols
Two real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) assays under consideration for deployment to multiple testing laboratories across the USA were evaluated for diagnostic sensitivity and specificity on tissue homogenates obtained...
Cetaceans and Tuna Fisheries in the Western and Central Indian Ocean
This report, written by Dr R. Charles Anderson for the International Pole and Line Foundation reviews information on interactions between cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and tuna fisheries in the western and central Indian Ocean....
Economic Impact Assessment and Alternative Options Appraisal of European Commission Proposals for Specific Conditions to Fishing for Deep Sea Fish Stocks
The European Commission has published proposals for a regulation of the European Parliament and the Council establishing specific conditions relating to fishing for deep-sea stocks in the North-East Atlantic and provisions for fishing in international...
Detection, Surveillance of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus Using Real-time RT-PCR. Part One - Initial Comparison of Four Protocols
Eight laboratories worked collectively to evaluate 4 real-time RT-PCR (rRT-PCR) protocols targeting viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) being considered for deployment to a USA laboratory testing network, write Janet V. Warg et al, National Veterinary...
Maximizing the Contribution of Fish to Human Nutrition
Hunger and malnutrition are the world’s most devastating problems and are inextricably linked to poverty. A total of 842 million people in 2011-13, or around one in eight people in the world, were estimated to be suffering from chronic hunger, regularly...
Bonamia Parasites: A Rapidly Changing Perspective on a Genus of Important Mollusc Pathogens
This review focuses on the recent advances in research on genetic relationships between Bonamia isolates, geographical distribution, susceptible host species, diagnostics, epizootiology, host parasite interactions, and disease resistance and control of...
Assessment and Management of Seafood Safety and Quality - Current Practices and Emerging Issues
This FAO technical paper compiles the state of knowledge on seafood safety and quality with the aim to provide a succinct yet comprehensive resource book to seafood quality and safety managers, including topics on emerging issues such as new pathogens,...
 
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