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The Physical Condition and Welfare of Five Species of Wild-caught Wrasse Stocked under Aquaculture Conditions and when Stocked in Atlantic Salmon Production Cages
Several indices were examined to assess the physical condition of wrasse stocked on Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, farms as cleaner fish, and included examination...
Quantifying Barotrauma Risk to Juvenile Fish During Hydro-turbine Passage
Marshall C. Richmond et al, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US, introduce a method for hydro turbine biological performance assessment (BioPA) to...
Post-Surgical Analgesia in Rainbow Trout: Is Reduced Cardioventilatory Activity a Sign of Improved Animal Welfare or the Adverse Effects of an Opioid Drug?
This study by Albin Gräns, Erik Sandblom, Anders Kiessling and Michael Axelsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, assessed the effects of an opioid drug,...
Inflammatory Responses in Primary Muscle Cell Cultures in Atlantic Salmon
The relationship between fish health and muscle growth is critical for continued expansion of the aquaculture industry. The effect of immune stimulation...
Underwater Vehicle Navigation Systems for Net Inspection in Salmon Aquaculture
With a need to guarantee complete coverage of fish cages during an inspection to prevent escapees through damaged net, Per Rundtop et al, SINTEF, have...
Catching, Handling and Transport: The Implications for Fish Welfare
For many farming practices, the capture, handling and transport of fish is an essential requirement; however with each of these activities found to be...
High Level of Cross Reactivity Between Different Strains of Salmonid Alphavirus Demonstrated in Study
Authors Dr David Graham and Dr Marian McLoughlin have commented on a recent study conducted by the Fish Diseases Unit (FDU) of the Agri-food and Biosciences...
Effects of Salinity and Exercise on Atlantic Salmon Postsmolts Reared in RAS
Speaking at Aquaculture Europe 2013, T. Ytrestøyl et al, Nofima, Norway, discussed the effects that salinity and exercise have on the performance and...

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