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Monday, August 11, 2014
Study Confirms Piscine Reovirus Common and Harmless Virus in BC Fish
CANADA - A new study, published last month in the international peer-reviewed Journal of Fish Diseases, reports on extensive fish virus research and confirms that...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Thousands of Fish Killed in Caustic Soda Spill
SPAIN - A spill of caustic soda in the Tea River in the town of Mondariz, has caused the death of thousands of fish along two miles of the channel....
Farmed Fish Losses Tracked in New Survey
NORWAY - The extent and causes of loss of salmon and rainbow trout in fish farms are now being mapped into a nationwide project by the Food safety Authority (FSA)....
Man Made Noise Puts Eels at Higher Predator Risk
UK - A new study has shown that eels are losing the fight to survive when faced with marine noise pollution such as that of passing ships. ...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Canadian Mine Disaster Raises Fear in Alaska Over Pebble Mine
US - This week’s devastating tailings dam failure at the Mount Polley copper mine in British Columbia, Canada, which released vast amounts of mine waste into streams,...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Zealand King Salmon Pulls Out of the Chinese Market
ANALYSIS - The New Zealand King Salmon company will no longer be selling to the Chinese market. The company's chief executive stated that it was no longer able to...
Monday, August 04, 2014
Genomic Boost to Disease Resistance in Rohu Carp
NORWAY - A collaborative project between Norway and India has discovered markers for genes that control resistance against the bacterial disease Aeromoniasis in...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Researchers Investigate New Cure for Piscirickettsia Salmonis
CHILE - Researchers are working on a vaccine against the bacteria Piscirickettsia salmonis that attacks salmon using wild plants in the Atacama Desert....
Shellfish Farmers Concerns Over Inshore Water Quality
IRELAND - The annual national review of shellfish waters for 2014 shows that County Clare came top once again, showing great awareness of the need for good water...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Green Party Backs Antibiotic Ban Petition
UK - The Green Party in the UK is calling on members and supporters to sign the petition produced by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, calling for a ban on the...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Cargill Launches New Tool to Help Farmers Manage EMS
US - Cargill's animal nutrition business has launched a new Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) Risk Tool to help customers determine the best farm management programme...
Noise Pollution Impacts Fish Species Differently
UK -Acoustic disturbance has different effects on different species of fish, according to a new study from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter which tested fish...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Pollution Thought to have Caused Major Northern Ireland Fish Kill
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - There has been a major fish kill in Bessbrook river, County Armagh which has been assessed as being of ‘High Severity’....
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Catfish Reveal Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Contamination in Northern Italy
ITALY - Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination in catfish in Italian rivers has been found to exceed European Commission limits, a new study, published...
Breakthrough in Fighting EMS Helps Shrimp Production
JAPAN - The Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Japan Science and Technology Agency have announced a breakthrough in the fight against Early Mortality...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Microplastics Worse for Crabs and Fish Than Previously Thought
UK - The tiny plastic particles polluting oceans are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to...
Researcher Uncovers Multiple Influences in the Antibiotic Resistance Debate
US - The issue of antibiotic resistance may have only recently become front-page news, but it has always been a concern of those focused on improving public health....
Friday, July 18, 2014
New Sea Lice Monitoring System to Help Newfound's Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - The Newfoundland Government is providing approximately C$80,000 to implement a software-based Sea Lice Decision Support System, a project that supports...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
What is Causing High Prices for Shrimp?
US - After years of depressed and declining prices, the US market for shrimp has been on the uptick since 2010. For the US shrimp industry, this has meant increases...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Synthetic Astaxanthin Approved for Salmonids and Ornamental Fish
EU - The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) has found that synthetic astaxanthin is safe for salmonids and ornamental fish...
Dumped WWII Chemical Munitions Still Affecting Fish
EUROPE - Thousands of tonnes of chemical warfare agents were dumped into the Baltic Sea after the Second World War. A recent study has shown that fish caught near...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Advances in Mollusk Parasite Culturing Methods Drives Research
US - Researchers at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences dug into the last 70 years of peer-reviewed publications about protozoan parasites that infest bivalve...
Koi Herpesvirus Disease Detected in Hampshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset
UK - Outbreaks of Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease have been confirmed fisheries at Stoneham Lakes and Longbridge Lake, Hampshire, Ford House Farm, Gloucestershire...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Fish Health Handbook Available to Indian Fish, Shrimp Farmers
ANALYSIS - Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (KUFOS), India, has released a handbook to help farmers identify diseases in fish and shrimp, writes...
New Handbook to Help Fish and Shrimp Farmers Identify Diseases
INDIA - The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (KUFOS) has released a handbook to help farmers identify diseases in fish and shrimp....
Cermaq Detects ISA Virus at Langøyhovden Farm
NORWAY - As a part of Cermaq’s preventive fish health strategy, the company has detected Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) in fish in two pens at the farming site...
Harmonisation of Vet Product Registration Gains Momentum
GLOBAL - The fourth meeting of the VICH outreach forum took place in Brussels recently, attended by representatives from six continents, and progress was made towards...
Monday, July 07, 2014
UK Leads the Way on Global Awareness of Antibiotic Resistance
UK - The Prime Minister has warned of the global threat of antibiotic resistance....
Friday, July 04, 2014
Greenpeace Calls on Canadian Supermarkets to Protect Oceans
CANADA - A report by Greenpeace on the sustainability of seafood in Canadian supermarkets has called on the retailers to take more action to protect the oceans....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Study Finds Fish Bones Weakened By Too Much Omega-6
NORWAY - A study at the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES) has revealed that a high concentration of omega-6 in fish feed may lead to weaker...
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