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04 August 2015
Fish Vaccination Project Could Boost Scottish Salmon Industry
SCOTLAND - A collaborative vaccination project, co-funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, could enhance the efficacy and welfare of cleaner-fish and...
03 August 2015
Birgitte Sørheim Appointed Marketing Director of Benchmark's Aquaculture Breeding and Genetics
GLOBAL - Benchmark Holdings PLC has appointed Birgitte Sørheim as Marketing Director to their fast-growing Breeding and Genetics division, which was formed in November...
31 July 2015
Japanese Scientists Reveal More Worrying Future for Pacific Bluefin
GLOBAL - A new analysis conducted by Japanese scientists has provided further evidence that the Pacific bluefin tuna population is in more danger than previously...
Ecologists Predict Climate Change Impact on Vulnerable Species
CANADA - Scientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) are sharing a way to predict which plants or animals may be vulnerable to the arrival of a new species,...
30 July 2015
Oyster Herpesvirus Confirmed in Shellfish Fishery
UK - An outbreak of Oyster herpesvirus-1 microvariant (OsHV-1 µvar) has been confirmed in Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) in the River Roach, Essex....
28 July 2015
Scientists Investigate Use of Fish Toxin to Treat Cancer
GERMANY - Scientists from the University of Freiburg have solved the molecular mechanism of a salmonid toxin that could be used in the future as a medication to...
27 July 2015
New Zealand to Stop Animal Antibiotic Use by 2030
NEW ZEALAND - “By 2030 New Zealand Inc will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness,” said New Zealand Veterinary Association...
21 July 2015
Weekly Overview: Norwegian Aquaculture Antibiotic Use at Lowest Level
ANALYSIS - According the 2014 Fish Health Report from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway's antibiotic use in aquaculture is at its lowest since the 1970's,...
Climate Change Threatens Yellow Perch in Lake Erie
US - A new study from Ohio State University shows warmer water temperatures can lead to the production by yellow perch of less hardy eggs and larvae, which have...
New Study Gives Clearer View of Oil Spill Harm to Fish
CANADA - A mixture of bitumen and gasoline-like solvents known as dilbit that flows through Prairie pipelines can seriously harm fish populations, according to research...
20 July 2015
Last Few Bursaries Remaining for Sustainable Aquaculture Courses
EU - The last few bursaries are still available for students wishing to study on the September 2015 Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture. The course...
Norwegian Aquaculture Reports Lowest Antibiotic Use Since 1970's
NORWAY - Norway has reported its lowest yearly antibiotic use in aquaculture since the late 1970's. However, it has seen increases in viral diseases over the last...
17 July 2015
GSI Update: Reducing Sea Lice and Increasing Sustainable Production
GLOBAL - The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) launched back in August 2013 in Norway. Over a year on, the GSI has produced its first progress report showing an expansion...
15 July 2015
Lake Erie 2015 Algal Bloom Predicted Worst in Recent Years
US - US scientists have predicted that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years....
14 July 2015
Weekly Overview: New Disease Diagnostics Technology Aims to Combat Disease in Aquaculture
ANALYSIS - The UK’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) is developing cutting edge farmer-led disease diagnostics technology that...
10 July 2015
New Technology Aims to Combat Aquaculture Diseases
UK - The UK’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) is developing cutting edge farmer-led disease diagnostics technology that could...
Aquaculture Importance Discussed at Sustainable Seafood Week
US - Seafood accounts for 16.6 per cent of global animal protein consumption and plays an essential role in food security, providing over 3 billion people with 20...
08 July 2015
Suspected PD Outbreak on Norwegian Salmon Farm
NORWAY - There is a suspected outbreak of Pancreas Disease (PD) at a farm in Humulene, Vikna municipality....
07 July 2015
Weekly Overview: Tassal Gains Bigger Market Share Through De Costi Seafoods Acquisition
ANALYSIS - There has been more movement in the markets this week as the Tasmanian salmon farming company Tassal announced it is to buy De Costi Seafoods in order...
Fish Vet Group Achieves USDA APHIS Approval
US - Fish Vet Group – the world’s largest aquaculture health provider – is pleased to announce the laboratory services offered by their facility in Portland,...
03 July 2015
New ISA Case Confirmed in Aysen Region
CHILE - Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been detected in a Salmones Blumar farm located on the southern coast of Isla Melchor in the Aysen Region....
RAS Specific “Farm Killers”- Which Ones Do You Fear?
US - Recirculating aquaculture farms have been built for a number of farming applications with varying degrees of success. Some applications have a track record...
01 July 2015
Halamid® Enters Salmon Season
FRANCE - Halamid® has long been associated with successful biosecurity for freshwater trout and for young salmon during the ground-based freshwater lifestages....
Nutriad Strengthens Asian Aquaculture Team
ASIA - European feed additives manufacturer Nutriad, appointed Mr Ho Gim Chong as Commercial/Technical Manager Aquaculture SE Asia to reinforce its team of aqua...
Pink Salmon Survival Affected by Freshwater Acidification
CANADA - Pink salmon that begin life in freshwater with high concentrations of carbon dioxide, which causes acidification, are smaller and may be less likely to...
30 June 2015
Weekly Overview: Icicle Seafoods Sold to Indonesian Investors
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Indonesia's Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers have entered into an agreement to buy North American seafood company Icicle...
Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Found in Swedish Cod
SWEDEN - An outbreak of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia has been found in wild Swedish cod....
26 June 2015
New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market
UK - To help millions of farm animals a new ethical food label - assured by the RSPCA - has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million...
Hard Water Increases Catfish Susceptibility to Columnaris Disease
US - Scientists from the USDA Agricultural Research Service have found that columnaris disease incidence varies with the type of water that catfish are raised in....
25 June 2015
ISA Confirmed on Chile Salmon Farm
CHILE - An outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been confirmed on a Marine Harvest salmon farm in the Los Lagos region....
 
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