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14 October 2014
Weekly Overview: Native UK Mussels Under Threat from Invasive Freshwater Mussel
ANALYSIS - The invasive quagga mussel has recently been found in Wraysbury Reservoir and the Wraysbury River, a tributary of the River Colne, in Surrey, UK, writes...
13 October 2014
Native UK Mussels at Threat from Invasive Freshwater Mussel
UK - Five of the most high-risk freshwater invaders from the Ponto-Caspian region around Turkey and Ukraine are now in Britain - including the quagga mussel (pictured),...
10 October 2014
Norway Sea Lice Pesticides Exceeding UK Environmental Health Standards
NORWAY - Levels of aquaculture pesticides exceed UK environmental quality standards (EQSs) in samples taken from near Norwegian fish farms, a recent study has shown....
Early Mortality Syndrome: Changing the Way We Farm
GLOBAL - Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) has wreaked devastation across Asian shrimp farms over the past few years but now key research by Dr George Chamberlin, Global...
Denmark Antimicrobial Use in Animals Continues to Increase
DENMARK - Antimicrobial usage in animals in Denmark continued to increase in 2013 – mainly due to an increased use in pigs. However, antimicrobial use in pigs...
Heavy Metals May Contribute to Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria
SWEDEN - A new study at Uppsala University shows that very low concentrations of heavy metals and antibiotics contribute to resistance....
09 October 2014
EU Investigation into Irish Sea Lice Closed
IRELAND - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has welcomed the EU Commission’s decision (dated the 22 September) to close the EU Pilot Investigation (764/09/ENVI), which...
Chilean Firm Wins GAA's Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award
CHILE - Rodrigo Prado, a civil engineer and director of USONIC Ltda. in Puerto Montt, Chile, is the winner of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Preferred Freezer...
08 October 2014
Axcentive's Halamid® in Combat Against EMS
GLOBAL - Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS), also known as Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Syndrome is causing high mortalities in various Southeast Asian shrimp farming...
APC Proteins an Effective Choice to Improve Young Fish Development
EUROPE - APC is the world’s leading functional protein producer, with SDAP (AP820P, AP920P, Appetein GS) leading the way as an ingredient for young animal feed...
CID LINES Offers Innovative Hygiene Solutions to the Aquaculture Industries
BELGIUM - CID LINES n.v. is an ISO and GMP certified manufacturer of hygiene chemicals for cleaning and disinfection in animal production, food processing and transportation...
Nutriad’s Smart Feed Additives to Boost the Blue Revolution
EUROPE - Aquaculture is expected to fill the gap between the increasing demands for healthy seafood and stagnating fisheries. Being a young and fast growing activity,...
Researchers Using Breeding to Improve Cod's Resistance to Disease
NORWAY - It is important to minimise the risk of disease in cod aquaculture. Scientist Rama Bangera of Nofima has studied the effect that the cod’s genes have...
07 October 2014
Next Era Probiotic Solutions on Show at Eurotier
EUROPE – Pioneering scientists have submitted research on a new generation of probiotic applications, to be unveiled at Europe’s leading animal production trade...
06 October 2014
Researchers Improving Trout Resistance to a Deadly Disease
US - Each year, the rainbow trout industry suffers significant economic losses due to bacterial cold-water disease, caused by the bacterium Flavobacterium psychrophilum....
Acquisition of Novartis Animal Health by Eli Lilly Approved
EU - The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of the Novartis Animal Health business ("NAH") of Switzerland by the pharmaceutical company Eli...
Pancreas Disease Confirmed on Norwegian Farm
NORWAY - A case of pancreas disease (PD) has been confirmed in locality 10256 Bondøya in Vikna municipality, Norway....
02 October 2014
How Effective are Lumpfish in the Fight Against Sea Lice?
GLOBAL - Sea lice are one of the biggest obstacles that the Atlantic salmon farming industry is facing at present. Ása Johannesen, Aquaculture Research Station...
01 October 2014
Canada Urges Responsible Use of Antibiotics During Animal Health Week
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) are recognising Animal Health Week by drawing attention...
30 September 2014
Suspicion of ISA at Nordland Fish Farm
NORWAY - An outbreak of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) is suspected at the sea site 13047 Våtvika in Vågan municipality in Nordland....
Harmful Algal Bloom Causes Big Losses at Marine Harvest Salmon Farm
CANADA - Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) is estimating a loss of up to 280,000 fish of an average weight of 4.1 kilograms due to a harmful plankton bloom at Marsh Bay...
New Research Studies Parasites Affecting Tilapia Production
MEXICO - A team from the Institute of Ecology (INECOL) led by Dr Miguel Rubio Godoy are studying parasitic worms (monogeneans) of the genera Gyrodactylus, and Cichlidogyrus...
29 September 2014
Vets Must Build on Trust for the Future
UK - Vets must maintain trust in a changing and cynical world is the message from outgoing British Veterinary Association (BVA) President, Robin Hargreaves....
26 September 2014
Canada Bans Live New Zealand Mussels Following Parasite Fnding
NEW ZEALAND - Canada has barred live greenshell mussel exports from New Zealand because of a new parasite found in Marlborough Sounds mussels....
MSD Animal Health Shows Benefits of Treating Salmon Sequentially with SLICE® and Hydrogen Peroxide
US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) recently presented results from a study assessing the benefits of treating salmon with...
25 September 2014
Mycotoxins a Hot Topic at the Upcoming World Nutrition Forum 2014
GERMANY - An expert panel session at the World Nutrition Forum will set the tone for emerging issues and critical research in the development of novel strategies...
Disease Resistant Carp Fish Seed to Fetch Good Profits to Farmers
INDIA - The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) has released disease-free Jayanti Rohu fish seed. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)...
24 September 2014
Novartis Launchs Unique Aquacare Platform for Improved Fish Health Management
SWITZERLAND - Novartis Animal Health Aqua has launched its aquacare, an innovative fish health management software to assist fish farmers continuously improve health...
23 September 2014
Scientists Announce Support for AquaBounty GM Salmon
US - Ninety scientists have sent a letter to President Obama this week regarding their concerns about a "damaged" FDA review/approval system for animal biotechnology...
Biomin's FUMzyme® Receives EU Positive Vote for Authorisation
EU - FUMzyme® from the well-established Mycofix® product line of BIOMIN, is slated to become the first-ever purified enzyme authorized by the EU as substances...
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