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Monday, July 29, 2013
Shellfish Harvesting Sites Closed Over Toxin Fears
SCOTLAND, UK - Following detection by the FSA of unusually high levels of toxins, various shellfish harvesting sites in Scotland have been closed. These toxins,...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Two ISA Outbreaks Confirmed in Newfoundland
CANADA - Two outbreaks of Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) have been confirmed at two fish farms in Newfoundland....
Who Should Set Food Safety, Health, Welfare Rules in the EU?
UK - A new government report of the roles of the EU and the national government in legislating for animal health and welfare and food safety indicates overall support...
Salmon Farmers Moving Ahead with Recommendations of Cohen Commission
SALMON - In a follow-up to the Cohen Commission recommendations, the British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association has continued work on gathering additional scientific...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Suspected ISA Outbreak in Nordland
NORWAY - A suspected outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) has been reproted in Herøy, Nordland....
Banana Pingers Provide Solution to New Fishing Regulations
UK - With effect from the 1 July 2013, all vessels over 12m operating in certain waters around the UK will have two months to demonstrate compliance with existing...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Crystal Violet Found in Salmon Shipment to the US
CHILE - Sernapesca officials have visited the Headquarters of Marine Harvest Chile, in order to investigate the finding of Crystal Violet (CV) in one of its salmon...
TV Fish Fight Campaigner Faces Seafood Industry Leaders
UK - At a meeting organised by Seafish yesterday (22 July) in London, TV presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall faced his critics from the industry and made it clear...
Monday, July 22, 2013
EFTA Surveillance Finds Iceland's Official Fish Disease Control Satisfactory
ICELAND - The official controls concerning aquatic animal health in Iceland are in general satisfactory. That is the overall conclusion of the report published by...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
BC Salmon Farmers Sign Transfer Agreement for Genome BC Study
CANADA - The BC Salmon Farmers Association has reached a materials transfer agreement for a new Genome BC study, focusing on virus and pathogen detection in BC fish....
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Aquaculture Industry may Benefit from Water Mold Genome Study
US - An Oregon State University scientist and partners borrowed some technology from the Human Genome Project to more clearly identify the genes used by a type of...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
New Control Area Regulations for G. salaris Control
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has established a control area regulation for the Skibotn region. These regulations are a step in fighting the salmon...
Monday, July 15, 2013
Price Boom for Honduras Shrimp
HONDURAS - Despite the threat of early mortality syndrome entering the country, shrimp farmers of Choluteca and Valle are obtaining historically high prices per...
Pancreas Disease Detected on Farm in Langfjorden
NORWAY - Tests by the National Veterinary Institute have confirmed Pancreas Disease (PD) at a Mainestream fish farm in Rivarbukt, Langfjorden, Norway....
Asia is Potential Destination for Viet Nam Shrimp
VIET NAM - In 2012, Viet Nam had faced many difficulties in shrimp exports to big markets as the US, Japan or EU and the year 2013 is expected to expose shrimp exporters...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
EFSA Marks First 10 years, Preparing for Future Challenges
EU - The European Food Safety Authority has shown that great advances have been made over the last year in key scientific areas such as risk-based approaches to...
Significant Harmful Algal Bloom Predicted in Western Lake Erie
US - NOAA and its research partners predict that the 2013 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom (HAB) season will have a significant bloom of cyanobacteria, a toxic...
No Red Tide Detected in Central Luzon
PHILIPPINES - Bulacan, Zambales and Bataan provinces remain free from paralytic shellfish poison and red tide. ...
Shellfish Farmers Affected by Red Tide Urged to Shift to Agriculture
PHILIPPINES - Shellfish farmers affected by the red tide toxins plaguing Samar seawaters in Calbayog City have been advised to plant agricultural products as an...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
OIE: Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Outbreak Reported in Croatia
CROATIA - An outbreak of Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia has been reported at a trout farm in Croatia....
Arizona Company Awarded Federal Grant to Fight Devastating Shrimp Diseases
US - TransGenada Enterprises has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), part of...
Study Shows Chesapeake Bay 'Dead Zone' Impacts Fish
US - A ten-year study of Chesapeake Bay fishes by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science provides the first quantitative evidence on a bay-wide...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Gray Triggerfish Harvest Closing in South Atlantic Waters
US - Commercial harvest of gray triggerfish in South Atlantic waters closed at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on July 7, 2013. ...
Fourth East Visayas Area positive of Red Tide Toxin
PHILIPPINES - Four bodies of water in Eastern Visayas have been tested positive of red tide toxin, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said as it warns...
Monday, July 08, 2013
Flipping Fish Adapt to Land Living
GLOBAL - Researchers have found that the amphibious mangrove rivulus performs higher force jumps on land than some other fishes that end up on land. This new study...
Germany Amends Act to Reduce Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - The German Federal Council agreed a draft to amend the Drug Law (AMG) on Friday clearing the way for more transparency in the use of antibiotics in animal...
Cod Eggs Cannot Tolerate High Temperatures
NORWAY - A NIFES study has found that a rise in sea surface temperature to 10°C raises both stress and mortality levels in cod embryos....
Friday, July 05, 2013
Dr Fred Kibenge Invited to Testify at BC Salmon Inquiry
CANADA - Dr Fred Kibenge, one of the world’s leading authorities on infectious salmon anaemia (ISA), will testify this week at the Cohen Commission of Inquiry...
Copper Prevents Fish from Avoiding Danger
CANADA - Fish fail to detect danger in copper-polluted water. A new study, to be presented at the meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology on the 5 July,...
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Shrimp Exporters Call for GSP Extension
THAILAND - Thai shrimp farmers have urged the European Union to extend trade privileges for Thai shrimp, citing the emerging early mortality syndrome (EMS) that...
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