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27 April 2015
Volcanic Eruption Prompts Movement of 11.5 Million Farmed Fish
CHILE - Following the eruption of Calbuco volcano on Wednesday 22 April, the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) has approved the movement of...
Scientists Find Toxic Oil Compounds Damage Fish Hearts
US - Oil can cause abnormalities in the still-developing hearts of fish embryos and larvae, according to scientists who have been studying the effects of the Deepwater...
24 April 2015
Access to Chile Aquaculture Antibiotic Use Denied
CHILE - Oceana has reported that the Transparency Council has decided to deny access to information about the amounts and types of antibiotics used by each farmed...
Chilean Salmon Aquaculture Health Improving
CHILE - According to the national director of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture, José Miguel Burgos, 2014 has been a good year for farmed salmon health, noting...
New Method to Detects Harmful Oyster Disease
US - A new method to detect a bacterium that has contaminated New England oyster beds and sickened consumers who ate the contaminated shellfish has been discovered...
23 April 2015
New ISA Outbreak Suspected in Halsa
NORWAY - A new outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) is suspected at sea site 10224 Korsneset in Halsa municipality, Møre og Romsdal county....
16 April 2015
More than Meets the Eye when Diagnosing Animal Health Problems
US - Every day, veterinarians and producers use diagnostic tests as a tool to maintain animal health. ...
Win a Training Session with Fish Vet Group Through Fish 2.0 Business Competition
GLOBAL - Aquaculture and seafood businesses from around the world are being encouraged to enter the Fish 2.0 competition that connects sustainable fisheries and...
14 April 2015
ISA Outbreak Confirmed in Nordland
NORWAY - An outbreak of Infectious Salmon Aneamia (ISA) has now been confirmed in Hadsel, Nordland, after it was suspected on 20 March 2015....
Weekly Overview: Contagious Tumor Cells Found to Cause Spread of Clam Leukemia
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, outbreaks of leukemia that have devastated some populations of soft-shell clams along the east coast of North America for decades...
13 April 2015
Fish Numbers Diagnose Coral Reef Health
AUSTRALIA - The number of fish living on coral reefs can be used as a test of reef health to inform sustainable fishing decisions, according to new research from...
10 April 2015
Prawn Productivity Improved When Grown With Worms
AUSTRALIA - Growing prawns and worms in the same integrated system can lead to improved productivity and waste management, recent results from a Queensland Department...
New Research Finds Clam Cancer Spreads by Cloning
US - Cancerous tumour cells can spread from one clam to another, causing a disease that has devastated soft-shell clam populations along the east coast of North...
Fish Follow Edges of Erratic Dead Zones in Great Lakes
US - Dead zones caused by oxygen depletion can be extremely variable and fast-moving in Lake Erie, but fish tend to cluster around the zone edges, according to new...
09 April 2015
Early Warning System Designed for Freshwater Harmful Algae Blooms
US - NOAA has joined forces with NASA, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and US Geological Survey to transform satellite data designed to probe ocean biology...
08 April 2015
New Hatchery to Selectively Breed NZ Mussels
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand aquaculture will be getting stronger mussels, thanks to a new hatchery and lab facility opening where Greenshell™ Mussels can be selectively...
07 April 2015
Weekly Overview: US Reveals Plan to Combat, Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the US National Action Plan for Combatting Antibiotic Bacteria has set out two main targets that will help the country tackle antibiotic...
02 April 2015
Confusion Increasing over Medicines in Farmed Animals
UK - The majority of shoppers in the UK believe growth hormones are used by farmers to make animals for food grow faster and that antibiotics used in livestock make...
US Plans to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
US - A smarter and judicious use of antibiotics will help to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria....
OIE Joins World Health Day Celebrations
FRANCE - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will be involved in the launch of World Health Day 2015, to be held on 7 April....
01 April 2015
Baby Fish Struggle with Equatorial Ocean Temperature Rises
AUSTRALIA - Scientists have discovered that higher ocean temperatures slow the development of young fish, in a study from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef...
Cattle Growth Hormone Found to Effect Fish Sexual Behaviour
FINLAND - A common growth-promoting hormone used worldwide in the cattle industry has been found to affect the sexual behaviours of fish at a very low concentration...
Time-out on Trade Talks and Global Negotiations Stall
GLOBAL - Talks at the World Trade Organization over food safety and animal and plant health as part of the on-going trade negotiations have come to an impasse....
31 March 2015
New Humane Society to Protect Animals in Saskatchewan
CANADA - A new humane society has been established in Saskatchewan to take over enforcement of the province's Animal Protection Act, writes Bruce Cochrane for Farmscape....
Fish a Mile Deep are Facing Health Impacts from Human Pollution
US - Deep-water marine fish living on the continental slopes at depths from 2,000 feet to one mile have liver pathologies, tumors and other health problems that...
NOAH Calls for Evidence-based Decisions on Future Legislation
UK - The UK industry body for veterinary medicines, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has called for backing for the EU regulations and changes that will...
30 March 2015
Breeding Cooperative Fish Could Improve Growth Rates
NETHERLANDS - Research at the University of Wageningen has raised possibilities that breeding fish for behaviour could help to improve their growth in aquaculture....
27 March 2015
Industry-Changing Sealice Control Research gets Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre Funding
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has announced grants worth almost £950,000 to two research projects initiated by the salmon industry....
MSD Animal Health Holds High Quality Tilapia Meeting at 2015 Tilapia Congress
MALAYSIA - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has announced a High Quality Tilapia Meeting to be held on April 4 during...
Air Pollution Modelling Could Help Predict Algal Blooms
EU - Models that predict how nitrogen from the air is deposited in the sea could be useful in predicting algal blooms. Based on the knowledge that excess nitrogen increases...
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