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Molluscs vs. Bacteria: A New Finding on Marine Natural Products Biosynthesis
The gastropod mollusc Scaphander lignarius — a marine invertebrate found in North Atlantic and Mediterranean water— is the first organism, besides bacteria, in which the biosynthesis of lignarenones, organic molecules involved in organism’s chemical...
How to Treat Cutaneous Ulcers in Koi Carp
Cutaneous ulcers in koi are one of the most common complaints for which the fish practitioner is called upon, writes Julius M. Tepper, DVM Long Island Fish Hospital, Manorville, New York, while speaking at the 150th Annual AVMA Convention in Chicago,...
Performance of Shrimp and Seaweeds in an Intergrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture System
Presenting their research at Aquaculture Europe 2013, D Raposoa et al, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal, evaluated the potential benefits of using shrimp and seaweeds in an intergrated multi-trophic aquaculture system. ...
Plastics and Priority Pollutants: A Multiple Stressor in Aquatic Habitats
Chelsea M. Rochman, University of California, discusses the harm that waste plastics in the sea can have on marine life. Plastics are both harmful as objects and harmful as holders of chemical pollutants....
Improving Fatty acid Composition in Rainbow Trout
Scientists are seeking to improve the health benefits of rainbow trout by using dietary coriander oil along with vegetable oil to improve fatty acid composition in the fillet. ...
Corn Distiller's Dried Grains with Solubles: Apparent Digestibility Coefficient and Digestive Enzymes Capacities in Seabass and Meagre
During their presentation at Aquaculture Europe 2013, Rui Magalhães et al, Centre of Environmental and Marine Research, investigate the use of corn distillers dried grains with solubles in fish feed for European seabass and meagre. ...
Does Adding Routine Antibiotics to Animal Feed Pose a Serious Risk to Human Health?
As fears rise over resistance, some countries have banned the routine use of antibiotics in animal feed. Two professionals with opposing views state their case in a recently published article....
A Quick Guide to Tilapia Breeding and Farming
This article provides a quick guide to breeding males for tilapia farming and best practice for hatchery, grow out and slaughter, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor....
Fish Larvae Colour Patterns Reveal Relationships Among Species
Similarities in how different organisms look can indicate a close evolutionary relationship. Conversely, great differences in appearance can suggest a very distant relationship, as in many adult marine fish species. For the first time, however, a Smithsonian...
Do Fish Feel Pain?
Fish do not feel pain the way humans do. That is the conclusion drawn by an international team of researchers consisting of neurobiologists, behavioural ecologists and fishery scientists. One contributor to the landmark study was Prof. Dr Robert Arlinghaus...
Cryopreservation of Silver Barb Spermatozoa Using Skimmed Milk as a Cryoprotectant
Cryopreservation is a process to maintain genetic material (such as spermatozoa) in subzero freezing. Abinawanto Zuraidah and Retno Lestari, University of Indonesia, disscussed the effect of skimmed milk on spermatozoa quality of silver barb (Barbonymus...
Use of Ulva rigida on the Growth, Feed Intake and Body Composition of Common Carp
This study, by Ibrahim Diler et al, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey, is the first trial to evaluate algae meal, Ulva rigida, as an inexpensive and locally available feed ingredient in the diet of common carp, Cyprinus carpio. ...
Common Infectious Diseases of Ornamental Fish
Tropical and ornamental fish, like terrestrial animals, are susceptible to a wide variety of infectious pathogens including viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal agents, said Stephen Smith, Virginia Tech, speaking at the Annual AVMA Convention in Chicago,...
Funding NEMO: Definite Benefits for Aquaculture
This report is the first in a series of articles highlighting the research results coming out of the NEMO Project, or its more formal name, ‘Training network on protective immune modulation in warm water fish by feeding glucans’. The project was awarded...
Economic Value of the Alaska Seafood Industry
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) contracted with McDowell Group, an Alaska-based research firm, to measure the economic impact of the Alaska seafood industry in the state of Alaska, Washington State and in the US economy overall. The report...
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