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Stickleback Fish Dads Influence Offspring Behaviour and Gene Expression
Researchers report that some stickleback fish fathers can have long-term effects on the behavior of their offspring. The most attentive fish dads cause...
The Secret Life of the Sea Trout
Jan G. Davidsen and his graduate students are spies. They use listening stations and special tags they attach to their subjects to track their movements....
The Noisy World of Mud Crabs
Fish are not silent crea­tures. Just like the ter­res­trial world, there’s a ver­i­table sym­phony of sound echoing under the sea. ...
A Nutritional Additive Increases Survival and Reduces Parasitism in Nile Tilapia During Masculinisation
Ectoparasites are key agents responsible for causing diseases in farmed fish. The Nile tilapia, in particular, has been shown to be susceptible to infestation...
Eel Production and Trade Report 2014
This FAO report provides operators in the sector with up-to-date and complete information on the trade of eel. Statistical data from the last ten years...
Effects of Polychaetes on Sperm Performance of the Domesticated Black Tiger Shrimp
Sand polychaetes (Perinereis nuntia) have been used as a live feed to boost reproductive maturation before mating in hatchery farms in Thailand. However,...
Genetically-Improved Tilapia Strains in Africa: Potential Benefits and Negative Impacts
Two genetically improved tilapia strains (GIFT and Akosombo) have been created with Oreochromis niloticus (Nile tilapia), which is native to Africa. In...
Large-Scale Deployment of Fish Aggregation Devices Alters Environmentally-Based Migratory Behavior of Skipjack Tuna in the Western Pacific Ocean
Fish aggregation devices (FADs) have been used extensively in the tuna purse seine fishery since the 1980s. This long-term modification of natural habitat...

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