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Out of the Frying Pan Into the Air - Emersion Behaviour, Evaporative Heat Loss in Fish
On hot, humid days, you might jump into water to cool down, but for the tiny mangrove rivulus fish, cooling down means jumping out of water, according to a new study from the University of Guelph....
Whale Poop Sheds Light on Similarities Between Carnivorous Whales, Herbivorous Terrestrial Mammals
Scientists looking at the fecal material of 12 Baleen whales of three different species found some surprises. While Baleen whales are carnivores, feeding on fish and crustaceans, the microbes found in their guts – the so-called whale microbiome –...
Good Gut Health is Essential to Fish Growth Enhancement
Achieving better growth rates or improved efficiency relies on good gut performance in aquaculture species, write Rui Gonçalves, Gonçalo Santos. ....
A Long Look Back at Fishes' Extendable Jaws
When it comes to catching elusive prey, many fishes rely on a special trick: protruding jaws that quickly extend their reach to snap up that next meal. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on October 8 have found a clever...
Herring: A Guide to Handling and Quality
The aim of this guide from the Irish Sea Fisheries Board (BIM) is to provide practical and contemporary guidelines on the handling and quality of herring, at all stages, from capture to the first point of sale....
A Guide to Recirculation Aquaculture
This article offers an introduction to the new environmentally friendly and highly productive closed fish farming systems, by Jacob Bregnballe, FAO....
Certified Clarity In Aquaculture - Defined Tiers Could Provide Clearer Framework
Aquaculture certification programs essentially mark milestones on the journey toward more sustainable practices. There is a role for a clearly defined starting point of “minimum acceptable standards,” but it is equally important to create incentive...
How to Calculate Feed Conversion Ratios (FCR) for Your Fish Farm
IRTA researcher Enric Gisbert explains what the Feed Conversion Ratio is, how to calculate it and its importance for fish production....
Salmon Gill Poxvirus, the Deepest Representative of the Chordopoxvirinae
Poxviruses are large DNA viruses of vertebrates and insects causing disease in many animal species, including reptiles, birds, and mammals. Although poxvirus-like particles were detected in diseased farmed koi carp, ayu and Atlantic salmon, their genetic...
Shining a Light on the Algaculture Industry
For lovers of sushi, or those living in Asia, the sight of algae in a meal is not uncommon. Humans around the globe have consumed wild algae for centuries, but it is in Japan that the first farming of algae is believed to have begun. ...
Profitable Sustainability in Aquaculture
Consumer awareness of sustainable aquaculture production has led to increased interest in certification for sustainable aquaculture practices. In contrast to common belief, this certification encompasses a broader scope than just environmental issues....
Aquaculture Ecolabels on the Rise – but do They Mean Much?
Since the world’s first government-sponsored ecolabel – The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel) was launched in Germany in 1978, ecolabels have become increasingly more commonplace. ...
Economic Impact of Aquatic Parasites on Global Finfish Aquaculture Production
Obligate and opportunistic parasites play a critical role in determining the productivity, sustainability and economic viability of global finfish aquaculture enterprises. Without stringent and appropriate control measures, the impact of these pathogens...
Blue Whiting: A Guide to Handling and Quality
The aim of this guide from the Irish Sea Fisheries Board (BIM) is to provide practical and contemporary guidelines on the handling and quality of Blue Whiting, at all stages, from capture to the first point of sale....
How do we Value the Natural World?
Dr Bob Carling writes about the influential ideas of economist Nicholas Stern on the value that we place on biodiversity....
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