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Harvest and Post-Harvest Handling Practices Influence Fish Welfare and Product Quality
The positive impact on fish quality of humane harvesting practices means that increased fish welfare provides strong benefits to the consumer, write Barbara...
Thermal Stunning Approach Works Best With Tilapia
In a study by Rachel Cristina Prehl Alves et al, Universidade de São Paulo, the authors evaluated the stunning effectiveness of thermonarcosis, carbon...
Helping Salmon Cope with Stress of Transfer to Sea
Scientists are keen to sort farmed salmon and provide them with exercise right from the early stages of their growth, in order to equip them to deal with...
European Seabass Perform Better in Cages With a Big Volume
Although the effects of fish density on the performance of fish have been widely studied, there has been little work done into the effect of cage size...
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...

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