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28 April 2016
Necrotising Hepatopancreatitis Outbreak Reported in Belize
BELIZE - An outbreak of necrotising hepatopancreatitis has been reported on a shrimp farm in Placencia, South Stann Creek, Belize....
ISA Variant HPR 8 Discovered on Aysen Salmon Farm
CHILE - The National Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sernapesca) has confirmed the discovery of a case of ISA virus in Transit II center, belonging to the company Aquachile...
27 April 2016
Weekly Overview: New Research Examines Salmons' Susceptibility to Sea Lice
ANALYSIS - A new two-year project by the UK's Plymouth University and the Chilean Universidad de Chile is investigating the problem of sea lice in the Atlantic salmon...
25 April 2016
New Project Looks at Sea Lice Impact on Salmon Fisheries
UK and CHILE - Plymouth University and the Universidad de Chile are leading a new research project to investigate the issue of sea lice infestation that is costing...
22 April 2016
Putting the Organic into Aquaculture
GLOBAL - With an estimated global value of just over U$84 billion in 2014, the organic industry is projected to grow to an estimated U$131 billion by the end of...
ICAR Releases Diagnostic Kit for Indian Fish Farmers
INDIA - The ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has released a virus diagnostic kit specific to betanoda virus that infects marine fish....
20 April 2016
Saudi Arabia Bans Shrimp Imports from Pakistan
SAUDI ARABIA - Following a report from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on the detection of white spot in farmed shrimp in Pakistan, the Saudi Food...
19 April 2016
Weekly Overview: New Report Highlights Sustainability Challenges on Shrimp Farms
ANALYSIS - A new report from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has identified geographical areas in Southeast Asia which require environmental improvements...
18 April 2016
Kufos to Play Key Role in Global Shrimp Research
INDIA - Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (Kufos) will be a key partner in a multi-country global research project on preventing diseases in shrimp...
Alaska Fish Factor: Increasing Acidity Raising Red Flags for Bering Sea Crab Stocks
US - Increasingly corrosive oceans are raising more red flags for Bering Sea crab stocks. Results from a first ever, two year project on baby Tanner crabs show that...
13 April 2016
Cause of Maryland Food Poisoning Outbreak Traced to Asia
US - Vibrio parahaemolyticus caused an outbreak of food poisoning in Maryland in 2010. The pathogen strain sequenced from patients proved to be the same strain as...
12 April 2016
Weekly Overview: New Virus Threatening Tilapia Stocks Discovered
ANALYSIS - An international team of researchers have identified and characterised a new virus - tilapia lake virus (TiLV), which caused huge mortality of farmed...
11 April 2016
Study Finds Low Phosphorus Threat from Aquaculture in Great Lakes
US - In the past two years there has been a great deal of discussion about net-pen aquaculture in the Michigan waters of the Great Lakes. Much of the concerns around...
08 April 2016
Fish Farmers to Benefit From State-of-the-Art Diagnostics Lab in Chile
CHILE - International aquaculture-health company Fish Vet Group (FVG), part of the Benchmark Group, has rolled out its fish-health offering to customers in South...
New Technology for Shrimp Farming in Panama
PANAMA - Disease in shrimp farming has cost the industry many billions of dollars in the past ten years. In Central America there have been billions of dollars in...
07 April 2016
Researchers Discover New Virus Threatening Global Tilapia Stocks
GLOBAL - An international scientific team led by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Tel Aviv University has identified and...
Toxic Algae Blooms - The Worst From the Strongest El Niño Ever?
GLOBAL - Losses due to toxic algal blooms are reported to be in excess of $82 million to all associated marine industries, not to mention associated illness in humans...
South Africa Issues Plan to Protect Clanwilliam Sandfish
SOUTH AFRICA - Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has published the Biodiversity Management Plan for the Clanwilliam sandfish (Labeo Seeberi)....
Opportunity for Salmon Farmers After FVG Achieves Major Breakthrough with US FDA
GLOBAL - After more than five years of hard work by the world's leading fish veterinary company, Fish Vet Group (FVG), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
05 April 2016
West Coast Governments Taking Action Over Increasing Ocean Acidification
US - The ocean chemistry along the West Coast of North America is changing rapidly because of global carbon dioxide emissions, and the governments of Oregon, California,...
01 April 2016
Sea Cucumbers Raise Red Flags for Threatened Global Fisheries
US - Holothuria edulis, a type of slow-moving sea cucumber about the size of a classroom ruler, boasts an important ocean role despite its uncanny resemblance to...
31 March 2016
Salmon are Less Aggressive in Darker Coloured Tanks
CANADA - Coho salmon may be four times less aggressive in tanks with darker backgrounds than in tanks with light backgrounds, according to a study Leigh Gaffney...
Final Balance: Almost 40,000 tons of Dead Salmon Removed from Chilean Farms
CHILE - The National Director of Sernapesca, José Miguel Burgos, has announced that 25 million fish, equivalent to 39,942 tons of dead biomass, was the final balance...
30 March 2016
Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis Reported on Croatian Trout Farm
CROATIA - An outbreak of infectious haematopoietic necrosis has been reported on a rainbow trout farm in Croatia....
29 March 2016
Weekly Overview: Improving the Standard of Asia's Aquaculture
ANALYSIS - Despite the fast growth of aquaculture in Asia, there are still sustainable and technological advances that need to be made....
India's Aquaculture Exports Expected to Fall
INDIA - Aquaculture exports in the country are likely to fall by 10 to 15 per cent during this fiscal due to prevalence of diseases and adverse climatic condition,...
23 March 2016
Over 32 Thousand Tons of Dead Salmon Already Removed in Chile Disaster
CHILE - Disposal efforts have been continuing in Chile after millions of farmed salmon died due to a harmful algal bloom in the region of Los Lagos....
21 March 2016
New Model Developed for Vaccine Trials in Tilapia
NORWAY - Researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) have recently developed a new model for vaccine trials in tilapia....
15 March 2016
Weekly Overview: US Aquaculture Health Standards Pilot Shows Economic Benefits
ANALYSIS - A new project by the US National Aquaculture Association alongside USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS Veterinary Services) has...
Improving US Aquaculture Health through Programme Standards
US - Having healthy fish is at the core of a successful aquaculture operation. With this in mind, the National Aquaculture Association (NAA) alongside USDA’s Animal...
 
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