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07 January 2016
Study Finds Piscine Orthoreovirus Not Linked to HSMI
CANADA - A controlled laboratory study that has challenged Atlantic and Sockeye salmon with a fish virus known to be endemic to western North America has found the...
£1.97M Research to Develop Novel Techniques to Fight Aquaculture Diseases
GLOBAL - New research being undertaken at the UK's University of Exeter and Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (Cefas) to help reduce...
06 January 2016
Budget Increased for Chilean Fisheries, Aquaculture Research
CHILE - After much work, the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) and the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP) have defined the work portfolio...
04 January 2016
Oceana: Ten Priorities for Oceans in 2016
GLOBAL - Oceana has listed 10 key ocean issues that should be prioritised in 2016, and calls on decision-makers to set ambitious policies for tackling them. ...
30 December 2015
Anti-Diabetic Drug Found to Cause Intersex in Male Fish
EU - A new study has found that a widely prescribed anti-diabetic, metformin, can cause intersex in male fish....
24 December 2015
Animal Medicines Sector Responds to O’Neill Antimicrobials in Agriculture Report
UK - The UK, European and global animal medicines sector associations have joined forces to respond to Lord O’Neill’s recent Report on Antimicrobials in Agriculture,...
14 December 2015
Researchers Use Bacteriophages as Substitute for Antibiotics
SPAIN - Researchers at Azti-Tecnalia have used bacteriophages as a substitute for antibiotics to eliminate bacteria in fish farms....
11 December 2015
Pentair Introduces Eco-Trap Waste Solids Removal System
US - Pentair has announced the introduction of its Aquatic Eco-Systems’ Eco-Trap, an exclusive highly-optimized dual drain waste collection system that allows...
09 December 2015
Brook Trout Study Finds Top Climate Change Pressure Factor
US - Results from a 15-year study of factors affecting population levels of Eastern brook trout in the face of climate change show that high summer air temperatures...
08 December 2015
New Revolutionary Aquaculture Ship to Move Farming Further Offshore
NORWAY - It could be the start of a sustainable revolution for the Norwegian salmon farming industry following the design of an aquaculture ship that will move salmon...
Weekly Overview: Aquaculture Ship to Move Salmon Farming Further Offshore
ANALYSIS - It could be the start of a sustainable revolution for the Norwegian salmon farming industry, following the design of an aquaculture ship that will move...
07 December 2015
Oyster Production a Big Player in Irish Rural Economy
IRELAND - A new report, by top agri-food economist Professor Alan Renwick, reveals that oysters contribute €58 million to the Irish rural economy. ...
New Method Finds Even the Tiniest Plastics in the Sea
DENMARK - Studies have estimated that each year between 4 and 12 million tonnes of plastics end up in the sea, and that figure is expected to double over the next...
01 December 2015
India Looks to Antibiotic Free Shrimp Production to Improve Exports
INDIA - India has the potential to exceed Rs.60,000 crore for seafood export turnover by 2020 but it will need to move to antibiotic free shrimp production....
Health Expert Joins Nutriad Aqua Division
GLOBAL - Global producer of feed additive solutions Nutriad is further strengthening its aqua division, as it announced the appointment of Maria Mercè Isern i Subich,...
27 November 2015
Oyster Herpesvirus Outbreak Confirmed on Devon Farm
UK - Oyster herpesvirus (OsHV-1 µvar) has been confirmed in Pacific oysters in the River Teign, Devon....
24 November 2015
Weekly Overview: FDA Approves AquaBounty GM Salmon for Consumption
ANALYSIS - The biggest headline this week is that after a long wait, AquaBounty has finally received US FDA approval for its GM AquAdvantage® salmon....
23 November 2015
£2.9 million Invested into Scottish Cleaner-Fish Projects
SCOTLAND, UK - New projects, initiated by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), are aiming to increase the sustainable supply of cleaner-fish for use...
Resistance to 'Last-Resort' Antibiotic Found in China
CHINA - Scientists in China have found increased levels of resistance to an antimicrobial drug used when other drugs have failed, according to a report in the journal...
19 November 2015
More Norwegian Aquaculture Companies to Reduce Salmon Production
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (FSA) has ordered five salmon farming companies to decrease their production at specific sites due to the continued...
New Project Investigates Parasite Control in European Aquaculture
EU - ParaFishControl is a new €8.1 million EU Horizon 2020-funded research project that aims to improve our understanding of fish-parasite interactions and develop...
18 November 2015
Nutriad Delivers Aquaculture Health Talk at World Congress of Aquaculture and Fisheries
CHINA - The 4th Annual World Congress of Aquaculture and Fisheries-2015 (WCAF-2015) was held in Qingdao, China. This congress, initiated in 2012, has been successfully...
New ISA Outbreak Reported in Aysén Region
CHILE - Sernapesca has confirmed a new outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) at a salmon farm in the Aysén region....
HealthforAnimals Promote the Responsible Use of Antibiotics
GLOBAL - The global animal medicines association, HealthforAnimals, has joined the call for global action against the growing resistance to antibiotics and other...
Researchers Develop New Method to Detect Microplastics in Fish
BELGIUM - A novel approach for identifying and isolating anthropogenic – including microplastic – particles in fish stomachs has been devised by researchers...
Insecticides Have Long-Term Effects on Aquatic Species
GLOBAL - New research indicates that commonly-used insecticide mixtures can continue to impact aquatic invertebrate species over multiple weeks, even when the chemicals...
17 November 2015
Weekly Overview: New Understanding of Salmon Gut Bacteria to Help Industry Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Researchers from around the world are paving the way for a more ecologically sustainable salmon farming industry with the first complete picture of wild...
Invasive Freshwater Species in Europe - How Do They get In?
EU - An European Commission Joint Research Centre-led article has identified escape from aquaculture facilities, releases in the wild due to pet/aquarium trade and...
16 November 2015
World Antibiotic Awareness Week Alerts Animal Owners to Risks
GLOBAL - The first World Antibiotic Awareness Week has been launched to raise awareness of best practice for using antibiotics, to reduce the risks of bacteria becoming...
13 November 2015
MSD Animal Health to Acquire Harrisvaccines
US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has entered into an agreement to acquire Harrisvaccines, a privately-held company...
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