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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...
14 March 2016
MSD Animal Health Hosts Fish Health Workshops
UK - The team from MSD Animal Health, the market leader in aquaculture welfare, hosted three events across Scotland, to share results of its latest fish health monitoring...
Chilean Authorities Report 72% of Dead Salmon Now Removed
CHILE - Around 72 per cent of the farmed salmon which has died in Chile due to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) has now been removed....
09 March 2016
Oestrogen in Birth Control Pills has Negative Impact on Fish
SWEDEN - A new doctoral thesis from Lund University in Sweden shows that hormones found in birth control pills alter the genes in fish, which can cause changes in...
Fish Populations Revealed Through Seawater Analysis
JAPAN - A Japanese research group has shown that measuring quantities of fish DNA in seawater can reveal how many fish inhabit that environment....
08 March 2016
Weekly Overview: HAB's Cause Huge Salmon Losses in Chile
ANALYSIS - Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB's) in southern Chile have so far caused the deaths of millions of salmon....
07 March 2016
AQUACULTURE 2016: The Future of Fish Nutrition
US - The development of fish nutrition has come a long way over the last few years but more research needs to be conducted into trace element nutrition, the use...
04 March 2016
MSD Animal Health Highlights Commitment to Sustainable Salmon Farming at 2016 North Atlantic Seafood Forum
NORWAY - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has renewed its commitment to sustaining salmon farming through participation...
Parasites Help Brine Shrimp Cope with Arsenic Habitat Contamination
SPAIN - Artemia (also commonly known as 'sea monkey') is famous for being able to live in extreme environments and has become a model organism used to test the toxicity...
Bacterial Disease is Leading Cause of Mortality in Lumpfish
NORWAY - A new study by the Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry Research Fund (FHF) has identified atypical furunculosis as the "worst offender" of bacterial diseases...
03 March 2016
Harmful Algal Bloom Kills Millions of Salmon in Chile
CHILE - Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in southern Chile have so far caused the deaths of millions of salmon....
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