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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Bangladesh to Allow Imports of SPF Shrimp
BANGLADESH - The fisheries ministry plans to allow imports of pathogen-free (SPF) mother shrimps and post-larvae for farming for the first time in a decade—a move...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Improve Pond Performance Through Biomin's Aquastar Product Line
US - The aquaculture industry has to overcome many challenges, such as managing disease outbreaks and maintaining environmental sustainability, to maintain and improve...
Ocean Harvest Counteracts Decline in Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Farmed Salmon
IRELAND - Ocean Harvest has developed a seaweed based salmon feed that can improve salmon's immune system and boost the amount of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids....
Monday, January 27, 2014
Nutrients in Streams can Mask Toxic Effects of Pesticides on Aquatic Life
EU - Moderate levels of nitrogen in streams and rivers can make it difficult to assess the effects of pesticides on aquatic wildlife, because nutrients mask the...
Catfish Industry Embraces USDA Pond Management Research
US - Catfish farmers can breathe a sigh of relief. Years of research on dissolved oxygen (DO) management, the most critical water-quality factor in aquaculture,...
MSD Animal Health Appoints Keith Morris to New Role
UK - Keith Morris has been promoted to UK Commercial Manager for MSD Animal Health Aquaculture....
EWOS Develops Sophisticated Salmon Health Feeds
NORWAY - EWOS has developed sophisticated health feeds that support farmed salmon through recovery from inflammatory diseases like pancreas disease (PD), heart skeletal...
Friday, January 24, 2014
Seasonal Fishing Closures Highlight Scotland's Commitment to Stock Conservation
SCOTLAND, UK - Four sea areas off Scotland have been earmarked so far for seasonal closures to fishing in the coming weeks to protect spawning aggregations of cod,...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Webinar Looks To Help Judicious Antibiotics Use
US – Limiting antimicrobial usage in food animals is to be the subject of a producer oriented webinar, to be run by the University of Illinois....
Two New Areas Receive ISA Free Status
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has sent a proposal to amend the list of areas with disease-free status for Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA)....
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Salmon Federation Explores High Mortality in Early Part of Migration
CANADA - Top researchers with the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) are trying to figure out why wild Atlantic salmon numbers are dropping dramatically once they...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Malaysian Consumer Group Calls for Ban on Antibiotics in Animal Feed
MALAYA - A consumer group in Malaysia has called on the authorities to ban antibiotic use in animal feeds following the EU ban on antibiotics in animal feed....
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...
Monday, January 20, 2014
EMS not Detected in ProChaete Fish Feed
UK - As soon as ProChaete saw reports of a Thailand academic’s suspicion that eating marine worms (polychaetes) could be making shrimp broodstock carriers of Early...
Friday, January 17, 2014
Acidification and Predators Pose Double Threat to Oysters
US - The once-booming, now struggling Olympia oyster native to the West Coast could face a double threat from ocean acidification and invasive predators, according...
European Parliament to Hold Vote on Animal Health
EU - On Wednesday 22 January, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee will vote on the draft opinion concerning the future EU Regulation on animal health....
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Weekly Overview: University of Arizona Release PCR Test for Early Mortality Syndrome
ANALYSIS - The University of Arizona, US, is releasing a PCR test that detects the bacteria causing the deadly shrimp disease Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS)....
Solution for Deadly Shrimp Disease to Become Available Worldwide
US - The University of Arizona is releasing a PCR test that detects the bacteria causing the deadly shrimp disease Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS)....
Monday, January 13, 2014
White Paper Highlights Complexities of Antibiotic Resistance Issues
US - The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has published a White Paper on its recent symposium on antimicrobial use and resistance. ...
Will Viet Nam Reach $3.5 billion of Shrimp Exports in 2014?
VIET NAM - Vietnamese Shrimp exports would hit $3.5 billion in 2014 if Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) continues to be under control, quality of exported shrimps...
Koi Sleepy Disease Detected in the Netherlands
NETHERLANDS - Koi Sleepy Disease (KSD) was detected for the first time in the Netherlands, during the Autumn of 2013, in diseased koi from a large pond in the centre...
Friday, January 10, 2014
Cooke Aquaculture Receives Payout for Sick Salmon
CANADA - Cooke Aquaculture has received C$13 million in federal compensation after it was forced to slaughter a million salmon at a Nova Scotia farm due to Infectious...
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Argentina Declares Area Free of Salmonid Diseases
ARGENTINA - The National Health and Food Quality Service (SENASA) has declared the area bounded by the upper basin of the Limay River, including Reservoir Alicurá...
Study Shows Marine Harvest Canada's Antibiotic Use Low and Declining
CANADA - A new study published last month in the Canadian Veterinary Journal shows that Marine Harvest Canada's (MHC) ongoing process improvements is making huge...
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Weekly Overview: EMS Detection Method Hopes to Reduce Outbreaks
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, a research team led by Dr Chu-Fang Lo, Dean of the College of Life Sciences at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, in...
Research Team Releases PCR-based Method to Detect Shrimp Disease
TAIWAN - A PCR-based method to detect early mortality syndrome (EMS) of shrimp, developed by a Tainan-based research team led by Dr Chu-Fang Lo, Dean of the College...
2013 Overview: A Year of Highs and Lows of the Aquaculture Industry
ANALYSIS - This year has been a mixed year for the aquaculture industry. Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) has continued to affect shrimp production in Asia and Infectious...
OIE Action Plan on Welfare Validated
EU - At an OIE Regional Platform on animal welfare for Europe held in Paris in December, a three-year Action Plan 2014-2016 was validated....
Monday, January 06, 2014
New Research Overturns Assumption about Mercury in the Arctic
GLOBAL - For years, scientists have assumed that if mercury is high and increasing in fish in the North American and European Arctic, the same is true of fish elsewhere...
Friday, January 03, 2014
Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis Hits Croatian Fish Farm
CROATIA - An outbreak of infectious haematopoietic necrosis has been reported on a fresh water fish farm in Croatia....
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