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24 October 2016
European Sales of Animal Antibiotics Continue to Decline
EUROPE - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published the sixth report on the sales of veterinary antibiotics in Europe, highlighting a continuing downward...
21 October 2016
Impact of Fukushima Accident on Marine Life - Five Years Later
JAPAN - Five years ago, the largest single release of human-made radioactive discharge to the marine environment resulted from an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi...
20 October 2016
Koi Herpesvirus Outbreak Reported in Romania
ROMANIA - An outbreak of koi herpesvirus has been reported at a carp (Ciprinus carpio) farm in Lugoj....
Breakthrough in Amoebic Gill Disease Control
NETHERLANDS - Hendrix Genetics has now discovered a way to control Amoebic Gill Disease (AGD). The company has been selective breeding its Landcatch salmon with...
19 October 2016
Rwanda Seeks to Double Production at Kigembe Fish Farming Facility
RWANDA - The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) is planning to more than double production at Kigembe Fish Farming Centre, located in Gisagara District of Southern Province....
18 October 2016
8 Reasons to Use Broad Spectrum Mycotoxin Protection
GLOBAL - In livestock and aquaculture, feed additives are commonly used to counteract the negative effects of mycotoxins. There are many different kinds of products...
17 October 2016
Whirling Disease Confirmed in Alberta Fish Hatchery
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that a case of whirling disease has been found in a commercial fish hatchery in Alberta....
Why Midshipman Fish Only Hum At Night
US - Research has found that Midshipman fish hum repetitively at night when it is time to breed, in an attempt to attract females to their nests for spawning....
13 October 2016
AquacultureEurope2016: Shrimp Biofloc Study Wins Lindsay Laird Award Winner
UK - A study into the effects of white spot in shrimp farming units has won this year's prestigious Lindsay Laird Award....
11 October 2016
New Genomics Project Aims to Reduce Co-Infection in Atlantic Salmon
CANADA - Scientists at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) are partnering with EWOS/Cargill to develop new...
AquacultureEurope2016: New Feed Helps Reduce Post-Transfer Losses
EUROPE - The period of transfer from the hatchery to the sea cage, is a challenging time for marine fish fry. Young fish are more prone to disease and stress after...
10 October 2016
Rising Temperatures Reduce Marine Diversity but Increase it in Freshwater
UK - In contrast to previous research, scientists have found that habitat warming can reduce the diversity of species in marine environments, but increase speciation...
07 October 2016
Suspected ISA at Farm in Gildeskål
NORWAY - An outbreak of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) is suspected at sea site 13006 Hestholmen N in Gildeskål in Nordland county. ...
06 October 2016
Toxin Accumulation in Marine Fish Causes Ciguatera Outbreak
INDIA - Outbreaks of ciguatera in India’s coastal city of Mangaluru is seen as an indication that a part of the marine fishery in the region might have toxin accumulation...
Eutrophication Decreases Essential Fatty Acid Content In Fish
FINLAND - Eutrophication and brownification change phytoplankton community structure and decrease the production of essential omega-3 fatty acids in lakes....
Researchers Discover Mechanism Of Shape-Shifting Sea Cucumbers
UK - UK Scientists have discovered for the first time how marine animals called sea cucumbers can rapidly change the stiffness of their body, which could provide...
How Genomics is Boosting Spain's Aquaculture Breeding Programmes
SPAIN - Spain has a long history of aquaculture, with the earliest shellfish and fish rearing facilities in the country traced back to Roman times. By the Middle...
05 October 2016
Unaturally Warm Oceans Contibuted to 2015 Toxic Algal Bloom
US - A study led by researchers at the University of Washington and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration connects the unprecedented West Coast toxic...
04 October 2016
Weekly Overview: Where Have All the Sockeye Gone?
ANALYSIS - In fisheries news this week, Tradex Foods celebrated its 300th episode of its 3-Minute Market Insight with a special focus on Frazer river sockeye salmon,...
AquacultureEurope2016: Shrimp Disease Causes Millions in Losses Across Asia
ASIA - Shrimp diseases such as white spot and AHPND have caused devastating losses for farmers across Asia in the last few years. Speaking at Aquaculture Europe...
03 October 2016
Study Finds Cocaine Accumulates in Fish Eyes
SWITZERLAND - A study by Eawag and Zurich University researchers using a new imaging method has revealed that, surprisingly, cocaine accumulates in the eyes of zebrafish....
30 September 2016
ACCH2016: Addressing Knowledge Gaps for Lumpfish Production
CANADA - The use of cleaner fish such as lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) to control sea lice in aquaculture is rapidly emerging as an effective alternative to medicinal...
27 September 2016
Weekly Overview: Aquaculture Europe 2016 Round-Up
UK - The Fish Site was in Edinburgh last week for the Aquaculture Europe 2016 conference. The seminar programme had a heavy focus on health and production techniques....
23 September 2016
World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge...
22 September 2016
AquacultureEurope 2016: Does Lumpfish Personality Affect Sea Lice Consumption?
ANALYSIS - Lumpfish are being increasingly used on salmon farms to control sea lice. However the amount of sea lice eaten by lumpfish varies. Could this be related...
21 September 2016
AquacultureEurope 2016: What Can Satellite Data Do for Aquaculture?
UK - The BBSRC and NERC-funded ShellEye project is helping shellfish farmers manage threats from harmful algal blooms and E. coli bacteria that lead to losses equaling...
Elevated CO2 Linked to Altered Brain Chemistry, Behavioral Impairments in Fish
US - In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the ARC Centre of Excellence...
20 September 2016
ISA Reported on Frøya Fish Farm
NORWAY - An outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been reported on a salmon and trout farm in Frøya....
Cooke Aquaculture Awarded C$3.2 Million to Develop New Process to Battle Sea Lice
CANADA - The Canadian government is investing C$3.2 million in the development of an environmentally friendly and economical process to remove sea lice from farmed...
UK Government Sets Targets for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global...
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