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How to Farm Sole
This guide from the FAO Cultured Aquatic Species Information Programme provides information on farming sole (S. solea, S. senegalensis)....
Microcells, Mega-science and Bivalves – Biology, Legislation and Epidemiology of Important Diseases of Shellfish
Shellfish aquaculture in its current form has come a long way from the early days of relaying harvested animals from the sea and from practices extending...
Largemouth Bass get Suction Feeding Power from Swimming Muscles
A new study from Brown University has shown that largemouth bass get their slurping power for eating prey from the very same muscles that provide their...
Single Gene Controls Fish Brain Size, Intelligence
A single gene called Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) drives brain size and intelligence in fish according to a new study by researchers at University College London...
Size-Selective Harvesting Effects Key Life-History Traits
Size-selective harvesting causes changes in key life-history traits, according to an experimental study with size-selectively harvested zebrafish that...
Zebrafish Help with Larger Scale Gene Function Studies
A relatively new method of targeting specific DNA sequences in zebrafish could dramatically accelerate the discovery of gene function and the identification...
Catch-and-Release Strategy Could Change Fish Evolution
The practice of catch-and-release in recreational fishing may be permanently changing fish populations, a study from the University of Connecticut shows....
GM in Aquaculture
The use of genetically modified organisms in the food industry is a highly controversial topic. In this article, for TheFishSite, Sam Andrews discusses...

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