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19 November 2015
New Project Investigates Parasite Control in European Aquaculture
EU - ParaFishControl is a new €8.1 million EU Horizon 2020-funded research project that aims to improve our understanding of fish-parasite interactions and develop...
18 November 2015
Nutriad Delivers Aquaculture Health Talk at World Congress of Aquaculture and Fisheries
CHINA - The 4th Annual World Congress of Aquaculture and Fisheries-2015 (WCAF-2015) was held in Qingdao, China. This congress, initiated in 2012, has been successfully...
New ISA Outbreak Reported in Aysén Region
CHILE - Sernapesca has confirmed a new outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) at a salmon farm in the Aysén region....
HealthforAnimals Promote the Responsible Use of Antibiotics
GLOBAL - The global animal medicines association, HealthforAnimals, has joined the call for global action against the growing resistance to antibiotics and other...
Researchers Develop New Method to Detect Microplastics in Fish
BELGIUM - A novel approach for identifying and isolating anthropogenic – including microplastic – particles in fish stomachs has been devised by researchers...
Insecticides Have Long-Term Effects on Aquatic Species
GLOBAL - New research indicates that commonly-used insecticide mixtures can continue to impact aquatic invertebrate species over multiple weeks, even when the chemicals...
17 November 2015
Weekly Overview: New Understanding of Salmon Gut Bacteria to Help Industry Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Researchers from around the world are paving the way for a more ecologically sustainable salmon farming industry with the first complete picture of wild...
Invasive Freshwater Species in Europe - How Do They get In?
EU - An European Commission Joint Research Centre-led article has identified escape from aquaculture facilities, releases in the wild due to pet/aquarium trade and...
16 November 2015
World Antibiotic Awareness Week Alerts Animal Owners to Risks
GLOBAL - The first World Antibiotic Awareness Week has been launched to raise awareness of best practice for using antibiotics, to reduce the risks of bacteria becoming...
13 November 2015
MSD Animal Health to Acquire Harrisvaccines
US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has entered into an agreement to acquire Harrisvaccines, a privately-held company...
First Complete Picture of Salmon Gut Bacteria will Help Industry Sustainability
UK - Researchers from around the world are paving the way for a more ecologically sustainable salmon farming industry with the first complete picture of wild Atlantic...
How Norway Avoids Antibiotics in Aquaculture
NORWAY - Over the past few years Norway has cut its antibiotic use in salmon farming to virtually zero. This has led to a flourishing industry and a reduction in...
12 November 2015
Thermal Sensitivity of Marine Communities Reveals the Most Vulnerable to Global Warming
GLOBAL - The sensitivity of marine communities to ocean warming rather than rising ocean temperatures will have strong short-term impacts on biodiversity changes...
11 November 2015
Defra Cuts Could Hurt UK's Animal Disease Preparedness
UK - The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is one of four government departments, which has provisionally agreed to cut its spending by an...
10 November 2015
Parasites in Focus: Part Two Webinar to be Held January 2016
GLOBAL - Following on from TheFishSite's successful webinar, Parasites in Focus: Part One, the company is pleased to announce that it will be holding part two of...
Enriched Rearing Conditions Improves Farmed Fish Health
FINLAND - New research has shown that fish reared in an enriched environment have better disease resistance....
09 November 2015
Lerøy to Reduce Salmon Production Following Sea Lice Issues
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (FSA) has warned Lerøy that it must reduce its salmon production at four locations within Møre and Romsdal county...
Nutriad Present EMS Strategies at 10th SWCSNFFS in China
CHINA - The 10th Symposium of the World’s Chinese Scientists on Nutrition and Feeding of Finfish and Shellfish (SWCSNFFS), the biggest aquaculture nutrition event...
06 November 2015
Crayfish Decline in Algonquin Park Linked to Lack of Calcium
CANADA - Researchers from Queen's University, working with colleagues from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, have linked the localized...
05 November 2015
Invasive Species to be Listed as Injurious Under the Lacey Act
US - In a move to protect native aquatic resources, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a proposed rule to list 10 non-native freshwater fish species...
Alaskan Trout Cchoose Early Retirement, Reveals New Research
US - After making an exhausting migration from river to ocean and back to river - often multiple years in a row - one species of Alaskan trout decides to call it...
03 November 2015
Weekly Overview: Zoetis-PHARMAQ Acquisition to Strengthen Position in Aquatic Health Market
ANALYSIS - Zoetis has announced this week that it is strengthening its position in the aquatic health market through the acquisition of PHARMAQ for $765 million....
Zoetis Strengthens Aquatic Health Position Through PHARMAQ Acquisition
GLOBAL - Zoetis has announced it is to acquire PHARMAQ, a global leader in vaccines for the aquaculture industry, for a $765 million on a debt free basis....
30 October 2015
India’s Shrimp Aquaculture Industry Remains Hopeful Despite Onset of Disease
INDIA - India’s shrimp exports dominated the global supply market in 2014, with over 301,000 tonnes of tiger (Penaeus monodon) and whiteleg (Penaeus vanname/Litopenaeus...
29 October 2015
UK Antibiotics Report Criticised for Ignoring Progress on Animal Use
UK - The All Party Parliamentary Group on Antibiotics has released a report into the use of antibiotics outside of human medicine, but it has faced criticism related...
27 October 2015
Weekly Overview: VHS Virus Reported for First Time in Icelandic Fish
ICELAND - An outbreak of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) has been reported for the first time in Iceland this week. ...
Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Reported for First Time in Icelandic Fish
ICELAND - An outbreak of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) has been reported in Iceland. This is the first time that VHS has been detected in the country....
26 October 2015
Halamid Proves Effective Against Vibrio in Asian Fish Farms
GLOBAL - The fact that Halamid is effective against Vibrio was already known for some time from lab and small scale trials. A few ppm of Halamid gives a significant...
Deadly Fish Virus Still Present in Wisconsin Lake
US - In May 2007, hundreds of freshwater drum - also known as sheepshead - turned up dead in Lake Winnebago and nearby Little Lake Butte des Morts, both inland lakes...
Government Examines Summer Fish Farm Mortalities
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is working closely with the country’s salmon farming industry to better understand an issue that has emerged...
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