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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...
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...
A Nutritional Additive Increases Survival and Reduces Parasitism in Nile Tilapia During Masculinisation
Ectoparasites are key agents responsible for causing diseases in farmed fish. The Nile tilapia, in particular, has been shown to be susceptible to infestation by trichodinids and monogeneans, write Santiago Benites de Pádua, Aquivet Saúde Aquática,...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
Health Challenges in Tilapia Culture in Brazil
In line with the level of investment, changes in concepts with regards to sanitary and health management can ensure stable and efficiency in production. Risk reduction from diseases requires continuous diagnosis of pathogens, adoption of biosecurity measures...
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....
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,...
'Big Picture' Connects Shrimp Disease and Inbreeding
Disease problems on shrimp farms may be partly driven by an interaction between management practices that cause inbreeding in small hatcheries and the amplification by inbreeding of susceptibility to disease and environmental stresses, writes Roger W....
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...
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...
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