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13 November 2015
How Norway Avoids Antibiotics in Aquaculture
NORWAY - Over the past few years Norway has cut its antibiotic use in salmon farming to virtually zero. This has led to a flourishing industry and a reduction in...
12 November 2015
Thermal Sensitivity of Marine Communities Reveals the Most Vulnerable to Global Warming
GLOBAL - The sensitivity of marine communities to ocean warming rather than rising ocean temperatures will have strong short-term impacts on biodiversity changes...
11 November 2015
Defra Cuts Could Hurt UK's Animal Disease Preparedness
UK - The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is one of four government departments, which has provisionally agreed to cut its spending by an...
10 November 2015
Parasites in Focus: Part Two Webinar to be Held January 2016
GLOBAL - Following on from TheFishSite's successful webinar, Parasites in Focus: Part One, the company is pleased to announce that it will be holding part two of...
Enriched Rearing Conditions Improves Farmed Fish Health
FINLAND - New research has shown that fish reared in an enriched environment have better disease resistance....
09 November 2015
Lerøy to Reduce Salmon Production Following Sea Lice Issues
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (FSA) has warned Lerøy that it must reduce its salmon production at four locations within Møre and Romsdal county...
Nutriad Present EMS Strategies at 10th SWCSNFFS in China
CHINA - The 10th Symposium of the World’s Chinese Scientists on Nutrition and Feeding of Finfish and Shellfish (SWCSNFFS), the biggest aquaculture nutrition event...
06 November 2015
Crayfish Decline in Algonquin Park Linked to Lack of Calcium
CANADA - Researchers from Queen's University, working with colleagues from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, have linked the localized...
05 November 2015
Invasive Species to be Listed as Injurious Under the Lacey Act
US - In a move to protect native aquatic resources, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a proposed rule to list 10 non-native freshwater fish species...
Alaskan Trout Cchoose Early Retirement, Reveals New Research
US - After making an exhausting migration from river to ocean and back to river - often multiple years in a row - one species of Alaskan trout decides to call it...
03 November 2015
Weekly Overview: Zoetis-PHARMAQ Acquisition to Strengthen Position in Aquatic Health Market
ANALYSIS - Zoetis has announced this week that it is strengthening its position in the aquatic health market through the acquisition of PHARMAQ for $765 million....
Zoetis Strengthens Aquatic Health Position Through PHARMAQ Acquisition
GLOBAL - Zoetis has announced it is to acquire PHARMAQ, a global leader in vaccines for the aquaculture industry, for a $765 million on a debt free basis....
30 October 2015
India’s Shrimp Aquaculture Industry Remains Hopeful Despite Onset of Disease
INDIA - India’s shrimp exports dominated the global supply market in 2014, with over 301,000 tonnes of tiger (Penaeus monodon) and whiteleg (Penaeus vanname/Litopenaeus...
29 October 2015
UK Antibiotics Report Criticised for Ignoring Progress on Animal Use
UK - The All Party Parliamentary Group on Antibiotics has released a report into the use of antibiotics outside of human medicine, but it has faced criticism related...
27 October 2015
Weekly Overview: VHS Virus Reported for First Time in Icelandic Fish
ICELAND - An outbreak of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) has been reported for the first time in Iceland this week. ...
Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Reported for First Time in Icelandic Fish
ICELAND - An outbreak of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) has been reported in Iceland. This is the first time that VHS has been detected in the country....
26 October 2015
Halamid Proves Effective Against Vibrio in Asian Fish Farms
GLOBAL - The fact that Halamid is effective against Vibrio was already known for some time from lab and small scale trials. A few ppm of Halamid gives a significant...
Deadly Fish Virus Still Present in Wisconsin Lake
US - In May 2007, hundreds of freshwater drum - also known as sheepshead - turned up dead in Lake Winnebago and nearby Little Lake Butte des Morts, both inland lakes...
Government Examines Summer Fish Farm Mortalities
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is working closely with the country’s salmon farming industry to better understand an issue that has emerged...
22 October 2015
Approved Aquaculture Drugs Guide Published for US Fish Farmers
US - US fish farmers can now make use of a new quick reference guide which provides information on all approved drugs for aquaculture....
20 October 2015
Weekly Overview: Government Offers More Flexibility for Fishermen Facing Discard Ban
ANALYSIS - In order to help UK fishermen prepare for the upcoming demersal discard ban, which will come into effect from January 2016, Fisheries Minister George...
Oyster Herpesvirus Confirmed in Kent
UK - Oyster Herpesvirus has been confirmed in wild Pacific oysters on the north east coast of Kent....
19 October 2015
ISA Outbreak Confirmed in Nordland
NORWAY - An outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been confirmed at sea site 34337 Olstinden in Moskenes municipality, Nordland county. ...
16 October 2015
Nofima Creates Nitrogen Gauge for Aquaculture
NORWAY - Nofima has developed in collaboration with European partners a fully automatic sensor to measure levels of nitrogen compounds in recirculated water....
14 October 2015
Accurate Migration Timing Prolongs Pike Life Expectancy
SWEDEN - New research from Linnaeus University based on migrating pike in the Baltic Sea reveals how behaviors such as punctuality, flexibility and fine-tuning of...
13 October 2015
Working Towards Better Surveillance of Animal Antibiotic Use
GLOBAL - The WHO Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, published in May 2015, has set itself the target of ensuring the efficacy of treatments for infectious...
09 October 2015
Indian Shrimp Production Expected to Drop 20 per cent
INDIA - India is expecting a 10-20 per cent drop in its farmed shrimp production this year....
Increase in Fish Antimicrobial Use in Denmark
DENMARK - Antimicrobial use in Danish animals decreased in 2014, due mainly to decreased consumption in the pig production. It's use has risen however in fish....
Optimized Fish Vaccination Lowers Antibiotic Use and Promotes Healthy Environment
DENMARK - Rainbow trout and other farmed fish can be produced with a lower consumption of antibiotics if the vaccination strategy is optimized. This would benefit...
06 October 2015
Six New Mobile Labs to Help Fish Farmers Combat Disease
INDIA - The Andhra Pradesh fisheries department is introducing six mobile disease diagnosis laboratories as part of a major step towards ensuring disease-free aquaculture....
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