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Patenting Genetic Material in Aquaculture: A Red Herring or an Emerging Issue to Tackle?
Aquaculture farmers and breeders need legal certainty about how the increasing number of patents over aquatic genetic material can affect their breeding...
Resistance to Kudoa thyrsites in Atlantic Salmon
Research by Simon R.M. Jones,Steven Cho, Jimmy Nguyen and Amelia Mahony from the Canadian Pacific Biological Station, has found that Atlantic salmon which...
Researchers Investigate Fascinating Properties of Hagfish Slime
This animal has done everything right. It has been around for 300 million years, outlived the dinosaurs and survived the catastrophic meteorite impact,...
Genetic Improvements to Fish Stocks through Selective Breeding
A major European-wide research project is making strong inroads into developing new breeding programmes to improve the stock of six important aquaculture...
Freshwater Fish Supercharge their Ability to See Infrared Light?
Salmon migrating from the open ocean to inland waters do more than swim upstream. To navigate the murkier freshwater streams and reach a spot to spawn,...
Marine Animals Use New Form of Secret Light Communication
Researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland have uncovered a new form of secret light communication used by marine...
Fish Skin Provides Invisibility in Open Ocean
Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery about how some fish seem to disappear from predators in the open waters of the ocean, a discovery that could...
Genetic and Non-Genetic Effects for Harvest Weight in the GIFT Nile Tilapia
The main objective of this study by Hooi Ling Khaw et al, Wageningen University, Netherlands, is to quantify the genetic and non-genetic indirect effects...

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