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14 November 2014
Australian Vets Raise Awareness on Careful Use of Antibiotics
AUSTRALIAN – The seriousness of antibiotic resistance in animals leading to superbugs has been underlined by the Australian Veterinary Association....
05 November 2014
New Five-Year Plan to Manage Health of Australia's Aquatic Animals
AUSTRALIA - A new five year strategic plan aims to effectively manage the health of Australia’s aquatic animals....
20 October 2014
New Levy to Fight Oyster Mortality Syndrome
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft determination proposing to allow Australian Seafood Industries (ASI) to collect...
13 August 2014
Experts Meet to Solve Infectious Disease Challenges
AUSTRALIA - Many of Australia's leading animal and human infectious disease experts are joining forces this week to identify challenges that might benefit from greater...
19 June 2014
New Research Finds Fish Have Good Memories and Can Feel Pain
AUSTRALIA - Do you still believe that fish are dumb and cannot feel pain? That we do not have to worry much about how they are cared for or caught? Think again,...
12 June 2014
Researchers Investigate Special Diet that Promotes Abalone Survival
AUSTRALIA - South Australian researchers are investigating dietary additives to reduce the effects of higher summer water temperatures and improve survival rates...
27 May 2014
Oyster Aquaculture to Benefit from Aboriginal Bursary
AUSTRALIA - The inaugural SARDI Science Bursary for Aboriginal Students has been awarded to Flinders University aquaculture honours student Shaun Henderson whose...
14 May 2014
WAS Adelaide: Special Session on Regional Cooperation for Improved Biosecurity
AUSTRALIA - Raising awareness of the link between genetics and disease will be addressed by the global aquaculture community at a special session on regional cooperation...
18 April 2014
Bizarre Parasite May Provide Cuttlefish Clues
AUSTRALIA - University of Adelaide research into parasites of cuttlefish, squid and octopus has uncovered details of the parasites' astonishing life cycles, and...
10 March 2014
Can the Herpes Virus be Used to Control Carp?
AUSTRALIA - Scientists in Australia hope to use the herpes virus to try and wipe out invasive carp that are devastating Murray Darling waterways from Queensland...
21 January 2014
New Survey to Test Catfish for Exotic Fish Diseases
AUSTRALIA - Murdoch University’s Freshwater Fish Group and Fish Health Unit is undertaking a survey of freshwater catfish to provide further evidence that Australian...
10 December 2013
Invasive Asian Paddle Crab Could Spread Devastating Diseases
AUSTRALIA - If you are crabbing over summer in the West Coast Region, the Department of Fisheries is calling for help from fishers in reporting any unusual crabs...
21 November 2013
World Fisheries Day: Australian Seafood is the 'Best Choice'
AUSTRALIA - If you are going to eat sustainable and healthy seafood, 'Australian is the source of choice'­ was the key message from the Commonwealth Fisheries Association...
23 October 2013
Herbicide Runoff Reduced to Great Barrier Reef
AUSTRALIA - An innovative new approach to sugarcane plantation weed management trialled in select Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments has shown a 90 per cent reduction...
22 October 2013
Fishermen Warned of Harmful Algal Bloom
AUSTRALIA - A toxic algal bloom, produces diarrhetic shellfish poisoning toxins, has been detected in the waters of Ballina Beach....
05 September 2013
Garlic in Fish Diets Keeps Fanged Parasites Away
AUSTRALIA - Researchers from James Cook University have found that garlic as a fish dietary supplement has been shown to keep fanged parasites at bay....
06 August 2013
Floods Cause of Fish Sickness in Gladstone Harbour
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has completed its investigation of fish health in Gladstone harbour and found that the 2011 floods...
31 July 2013
New Sustainable Prawn Feed Additive Uses No Fish Products
AUSTRALIA - Australian researchers have developed a food additive for farmed prawns that is more sustainable, meaning prawn lovers will have access to more sustainable...
12 June 2013
Plunging Fish Numbers Linked to Dam Releases
AUSTRALIA - A significant decline in the numbers of native fish in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin may be linked to released dam water being too cold for breeding....
10 May 2013
Learn More About Making More Fish Naturally
AUSTRALIA - Fishers wanting to hear about projects that are improving fish numbers are invited to attend a free ‘Fishers for Fish Habitat’ forum on Sunday 19...
24 April 2013
Satellite Images Confirm Algal Bloom caused Fish Kill
AUSTRALIA - New satellite images sourced from NASA confirm that the fill kills across South Australian waters from last month was most likely caused by naturally...
16 April 2013
Confidence in Tasmanian Seafood Industry's Recovery
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - Following a tough six months of sewage spills and Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB's) causing chaos in the seafood industry, the government is confident...
09 April 2013
Scientists Working Hard to Solve Fish Deaths
AUSTRALIA - Scientific experts will form a multi-agency Government team to get to the bottom of a recent spate of fish and marine animal deaths along the State’s...
25 February 2013
Salt-tolerant Plant Could Benefit Aquaculture and Agriculture
AUSTRALIA - Murdoch University researchers are leading a project to develop a salt-tolerant perennial crop capable of filtering fish farm waste water while providing...
22 February 2013
Breakthrough in Amoebic Gill Disease
AUSTRALIA - Researchers from the University of Tasmania have discovered that wild fish are resistant to Amoebic Gill Disease. ...
13 February 2013
Hook, Lion and Sinker: Gillnet Closures Save Sea Lion Colonies
AUSTRALIA - Additional fishery closures put in place a year ago to protect sea lions have been highly successful, with no sea lions caught in gillnets since the...
01 February 2013
Fish Kills Expected as Water Quality Declines in North Coast Rivers
AUSTRALIA - Receding flood waters and warm daytime temperatures in coming days are likely to have a significant impact on the health of the north coast rivers following...
29 January 2013
Oyster Businesses to Receive Assistance Following Disease Outbreak
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales Primary Industries Minister Katrina Hodgkinson has announced an assistance package for Hawkesbury oyster businesses affected by an...
25 January 2013
Hawkesbury River Oysters Under the Microscope
AUSTRALIA - Testing by Department of Primary Industries (DPI) at the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute has identified a disease associated with recent Pacific...
15 January 2013
Lost Fishing Nets Threatening Marine Biodiversity
AUSTRALIA - CSIRO scientists are working with GhostNets Australia and Indigenous rangers to identify hotspots where lost fishing nets are threatening marine biodiversity....
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