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18 August 2015
US Antibiotic Resistance Results Positive for Food Safety
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported mostly encouraging results for food safety in its recent report on antibiotic resistance, although some...
Weekly Overview: Regulatory Improvements Needed for Sustainable Aquaculture Expansion
ANALYSIS - New research from Nofima has highlighted that although Norwegian aquaculture is ready and eager to expand, there will need to be improvements in public...
14 August 2015
New ISA Outbreak Reported in Aysen region
CHILE - The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) has confirmed a new case of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) virus (HPR 3 variant) in the Aysen...
Eliminating the Need for Antibiotics on the Fish Farm
US - Consumers are sensitive to the use of antibiotics in the production of food animals, and fear of residues and antibiotic resistant bacteria in their food supply...
Fish go Deep to Beat the Heat
AUSTRALIA - A James Cook University study shows that some fish retreat into deeper water to escape the heat. This finding throws light on what to expect if predictions...
12 August 2015
Research Ship Investigates Plastics in the Southern Indian Ocean
GLOBAL - The Dr Fridtjof Nansen is plying the waves of the southern Indian Ocean, trawling for trash. Every time the ship's scientific crew threw down special nets,...
RK2 Systems Inc Delivering High Quality Protein Fractionation Equipment
GLOBAL - Established in 1991, RK2 Systems, Inc. has been driven by one goal - to manufacture the highest quality protein fractionation equipment available within...
Halamid® Enters Salmon Season - Get Your Biosecurity Right
GLOBAL - Halamid has long been associated with successful biosecurity for freshwater trout and for young salmon during the ground-based freshwater life stages....
11 August 2015
Weekly Overview: New Legislation to Guide Sustainable Aquaculture Development in Canada
ANALYSIS - The Canadian government is to back the expansion of an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable aquaculture industry through the introduction...
07 August 2015
Fish Farmers to Receive Training on Reducing Losses
INDIA - The Andhra Pradesh Fisheries Department is keen on providing technical support to fish farmers to help them reduce losses, said Commissioner Ram Shankar...
06 August 2015
New Study Exposes Negative Effects of Climate Change on Antarctic Fish
US - Elevated levels of carbon dioxide and an increase in ocean water temperature has a significant impact on survival and development of the Antarctic dragonfish,...
Plastic Found in a Sixth of Pelagic Fish in Mediterranean
EU - Plastic pollution in the ocean is a growing problem. This study, which is the first to investigate the presence of plastic debris in large pelagic fish in the...
05 August 2015
Researchers Investigate Oyster Pathogens Harming Aquaculture Production
US - Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences researchers have been awarded a $394,694 grant to investigate pathogens that cause disease in oysters. Pathogens represent...
04 August 2015
Weekly Overview: Cleaner-Fish Vaccination Project Aims to Increase Salmon Farming Sustainability
ANALYSIS - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre is co-funding a new research project which aims to develop new fish vaccination techniques for lumpfish and...
Fish Vaccination Project Could Boost Scottish Salmon Industry
SCOTLAND - A collaborative vaccination project, co-funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, could enhance the efficacy and welfare of cleaner-fish and...
03 August 2015
Birgitte Sørheim Appointed Marketing Director of Benchmark's Aquaculture Breeding and Genetics
GLOBAL - Benchmark Holdings PLC has appointed Birgitte Sørheim as Marketing Director to their fast-growing Breeding and Genetics division, which was formed in November...
31 July 2015
Japanese Scientists Reveal More Worrying Future for Pacific Bluefin
GLOBAL - A new analysis conducted by Japanese scientists has provided further evidence that the Pacific bluefin tuna population is in more danger than previously...
Ecologists Predict Climate Change Impact on Vulnerable Species
CANADA - Scientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) are sharing a way to predict which plants or animals may be vulnerable to the arrival of a new species,...
30 July 2015
Oyster Herpesvirus Confirmed in Shellfish Fishery
UK - An outbreak of Oyster herpesvirus-1 microvariant (OsHV-1 µvar) has been confirmed in Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) in the River Roach, Essex....
28 July 2015
Scientists Investigate Use of Fish Toxin to Treat Cancer
GERMANY - Scientists from the University of Freiburg have solved the molecular mechanism of a salmonid toxin that could be used in the future as a medication to...
27 July 2015
New Zealand to Stop Animal Antibiotic Use by 2030
NEW ZEALAND - “By 2030 New Zealand Inc will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness,” said New Zealand Veterinary Association...
21 July 2015
Weekly Overview: Norwegian Aquaculture Antibiotic Use at Lowest Level
ANALYSIS - According the 2014 Fish Health Report from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway's antibiotic use in aquaculture is at its lowest since the 1970's,...
Climate Change Threatens Yellow Perch in Lake Erie
US - A new study from Ohio State University shows warmer water temperatures can lead to the production by yellow perch of less hardy eggs and larvae, which have...
New Study Gives Clearer View of Oil Spill Harm to Fish
CANADA - A mixture of bitumen and gasoline-like solvents known as dilbit that flows through Prairie pipelines can seriously harm fish populations, according to research...
20 July 2015
Last Few Bursaries Remaining for Sustainable Aquaculture Courses
EU - The last few bursaries are still available for students wishing to study on the September 2015 Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture. The course...
Norwegian Aquaculture Reports Lowest Antibiotic Use Since 1970's
NORWAY - Norway has reported its lowest yearly antibiotic use in aquaculture since the late 1970's. However, it has seen increases in viral diseases over the last...
17 July 2015
GSI Update: Reducing Sea Lice and Increasing Sustainable Production
GLOBAL - The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) launched back in August 2013 in Norway. Over a year on, the GSI has produced its first progress report showing an expansion...
15 July 2015
Lake Erie 2015 Algal Bloom Predicted Worst in Recent Years
US - US scientists have predicted that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years....
14 July 2015
Weekly Overview: New Disease Diagnostics Technology Aims to Combat Disease in Aquaculture
ANALYSIS - The UK’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) is developing cutting edge farmer-led disease diagnostics technology that...
10 July 2015
New Technology Aims to Combat Aquaculture Diseases
UK - The UK’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) is developing cutting edge farmer-led disease diagnostics technology that could...
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