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20 April 2017
Dirty words over cleanerfish fishery
A call to halt the supply of live wild-caught wrasse to the salmon aquaculture sector has been issued by the Angling Trust....
18 April 2017
Pacific cleanerfish project proves its worth
Following the successful deployment of a number of species – notably lumpsuckers and ballan wrasse – as cleanerfish in salmon cages in the eastern Atlantic,...
06 April 2017
Lice linked to hefty rise in production costs
The pressing need to deal with sea lice, which contributed to an 8.7% rise in Marine Harvest's production costs last year, was one of the major themes running through...
Record year for salmon giant
Last year proved to be the most profitable on record for the world’s largest salmon producer, Marine Harvest, which achieved an operational EBIT of €700.2 million,...
05 April 2017
PD vaccine monopoly overturned
Fish farmers in Norway will now be able to choose from at least two PD vaccines, after the Norwegian Supreme Court ruled that MSD had no right to a monopoly....
04 April 2017
Fish oil alternative for salmonids launched
ADM is offering a new sustainable fish oil alternative for aquafeeds, DHA Natur - a highly concentrated, non-genetically modified vegetable source of the essential...
01 April 2017
Digging deep to dodge sea lice
Innovative ways to manage salmon behaviour so they are less likely to be infected by sea lice was the subject of a fascinating talk by Dr Frode Oppedal at last week’s...
31 March 2017
Boost for Pacific cleanerfish project
A project to research the potential of using kelp perch and pile perch to pick sea lice off farmed Atlantic salmon is one of three to land funding from British Columbia’s...
30 March 2017
Louse laser set for major upgrade
Plans to dramatically upgrade a laser delousing device were revealed at this week’s Fish Vet Society conference in Edinburgh....
27 March 2017
Pathogenic ISA confirmed
The presence of the pathogenic strain of ISA at a salmon site run by Bakkafrost in the Faroe Islands has now been confirmed....
Salmon research award launched
A new award to support research in salmon health and welfare by tomorrow’s industry leaders has been launched today....
21 March 2017
Non-medicinal lice treatments on vets' agenda
A run-through of the latest developments in non-medicinal sea lice treatments is likely to be among the highlights of next week’s Fish Vet Society Spring Conference....
20 March 2017
Egypt rocked by tilapia virus scare
A new virus that has decimated tilapia populations in Ecuador and Israel has now been found in Egypt, according to a new report from WorldFish and the University...
16 March 2017
Producers back anti-SRS drive
In a bid to tackle problems caused by costly health issues such as SRS, the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) has today issued a Statement of Intent with pharmaceutical...
15 March 2017
Fresh threat for BC salmon
Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) has been discovered at an Atlantic salmon farm in BC for the first time, a finding that has raised alarm bells for...
14 March 2017
Probiotic aims for Asian shrimp
A new probiotic that could lessen the use of antibiotics in the shrimp industry is set to be launched by Evonik at VIV Asia, in Bangkok, this week....
06 March 2017
Romania Reports Two Koi Herpesvirus Disease Outbreaks in Bucuresti
ROMANIA - The Romanian veterinary authorities have reported two new outbreaks of koi herpesvirus disease outbreaks in Bucuresti....
02 March 2017
Patagonia SeaFarms Capable of Offering Four-Star BAP Salmon
CHILE - Congratulations to Chile’s Marine Farm Tornagaleones S.A., which is now capable of offering four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon, the Global...
27 February 2017
First International Fish Health Laboratory to Receive Accreditation from Sernapesca
CHILE - Benchmark’s Fish Vet Group in Chile has announced they will join the list of official fish health laboratories recognised by the National Fisheries and...
22 February 2017
Further Outbreak of White Spot Disease Detected in Logan River
AUSTRALIA - A new outbreak of white spot disease has been reported on a giant tiger prawn farm in Logan River, Queensland....
17 February 2017
Crawfish Added to BAP Programme; Chinese Processing Plant Certified
CHINA - Please join the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices division in welcoming the world’s first BAP-certified crawfish facility to the...
Enterra Receives Approval to Sell Insect Larvae to Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - Enterra Feed Corporation has received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to sell its Whole Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae as a feed...
Copper Sulfate Kills Fungus on Fish Eggs
US - Fungus on fish eggs isn’t only an eyesore for the aquaculture industry, it’s also deadly to fish and expensive to treat. US Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
Frozen Shrimp Exports to Korea Must Undergo Quarantine
VIET NAM - Frozen shrimp exported to the Republic of Korea (RoK) from member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) must undergo quarantine checks before...
16 February 2017
Gut Feeling Essential for Migrating Fish
SWEDEN - Why do trout spend so much time in potentially dangerous estuaries before migrating to sea? In a new thesis published at University Gothenburg, Jeroen Brijs...
14 February 2017
Aussie Prawn Industry in Turmoil as Disease Spreads
AUSTRALIA - Australian prawn farmers are in turmoil, as yet another outbreak of white spot disease was confirmed Monday, at a farm in Queensland....
10 February 2017
Ag Department Accused of 'Dropping the Ball' Due to Diseased Prawn Imports
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Prawn Farming Association (APFA) has accused the Federal Department of Agriculture of "dropping the ball", following revelations that...
09 February 2017
Coal Ash Selenium Found in Fish in North Carolina Lakes
US - A new Duke University study has found high levels of selenium in fish in three North Carolina lakes receiving power plants' coal ash waste....
03 February 2017
Could Microbial-Derived Nutrients Play A Key Role in Aquaculture Development?
MEXICO -The fast growth of the aquaculture industry has increased demand for feed and ingredients. Because of its high nutritional properties fishmeal has long been...
Canadian Government Invests in Quebec Fishing, Aquaculture Industries
CANADA - The Government of Canada is committed to reinvesting funds in support of science programs to help protect the health of fish stocks and support responsible...
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