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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Merck Animal Health to Sponsor 10th International Sea Lice Conference
US - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the USA and Canada) will be sponsoring the 10th International Sea Lice Conference, being hosted for...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Salmon Forced to ‘Sprint’ Less Likely to Survive Migration
CANADA - Sockeye salmon that sprint to spawning grounds through fast-moving waters may be at risk, suggests new research by University of British Columbia scientists....
Monday, August 25, 2014
Nestlé Steps up Commitment to Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Global food processing giant Nestlé has launched a new set of guidelines for animal welfare for its producers....
Friday, August 22, 2014
Vacuum Pumping Moves Trawl-Caught Cod More Gently
NORWAY - Experiments in collaboration with Nergård Havfiske AS show that pumping from the trawl’s cod-end is gentler for the fish than lifting the complete catch...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Chilean Salmon Health Improving but New Trout Disease Detected
CHILE - The National Director of Sernapesca, José Miguel Burgos, has presented the Marine Centers Health Report, for the first half of 2014. Although the report...
Oceana Launches Website to Gather Data on Sick Fish in the Baltic Sea
FINLAND - Oceana invites authorities, stakeholders, the public and organisations to report incidents of unwell fish in the Baltic Sea. ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Public Comments Sought on New Fish Welfare Report
EUROPE - The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) working group draft report on the health and welfare of farmed fish and aquatic animals is now available...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Odisha to Set Up Veterinary University
INDIA - Looking at the growing importance of education in agriculture sector in the state, Odisha will be setting up a new veterinary university and second agriculture...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
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, July 30, 2014
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...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Symposium Explores the Future of Farm Animal Welfare
UK - CABI, together with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, held a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of Ruth Harrison’s influential Animal Machines...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Dutch Welfare Research Receives Humane Slaughter Award
GLOBAL - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has announced the winner of its 2014 award for significant advances in humane slaughter as Dr Bert Lambooij of Wageningen...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Whole Animal Approach Propels New Thinking in Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Dr Francoise Wemelsfelder, animal behaviourist and welfare scientist, has developed scientific approaches for the study of animals as whole beings, bringing...
Monday, July 07, 2014
Sainsbury’s Launches First Freedom Food Rainbow Trout
UK - The first and exclusive Freedom Food-labelled rainbow trout Loch Trout Fillets has been launched at 400 Sainsbury’s stores in the UK....
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....
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Smarter Than You Think: Fish Remember Where They Were Fed Days Later
CANADA - It is popularly believed that fish have a memory span of only 30 seconds. Canadian scientists, however, have demonstrated that this is far from true –...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Climate Change Could Stop Fish Finding their Friends
AUSTRALIA - Like humans, fish prefer to group with individuals with whom they are familiar, rather than strangers. ...
Monday, June 30, 2014
How Improving Welfare Can Improve Profits
CHINA - Animal welfare has moved up the agenda for livestock production and companies are now embracing the concept and wanting to understand new solutions to improving...
‘Dragonfish’ Discovery Highlights Danger of Illegal Aquarium Releases to Native Wildlife
IRELAND - The recent discovery by a local angler of the decaying remains of an exotic fish specimen in the River Suck at Correen Ford in the Midlands has raised...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
New Research Finds Fish Have Good Memories and Can Feel Pain
AUSTRALIA - Do you still believe that fish are dumb and cannot feel pain? That we do not have to worry much about how they are cared for or caught? Think again,...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Leading Aquaculture Health Provider Open for Business in Asia
THAILAND - International aquaculture health company Fish Vet Group (FVG) has officially opened for business in Asia with a ceremony to launch its state-of-the-art...
Friday, June 13, 2014
New Research Finds Crayfish Feel Anxiety
FRANCE - A new study of crayfish has shown that the arthropods can get anxious when they are exposed to prolonged stress. But, the arthropods also can be calmed...
New Opinion Published on Welfare of Farmed Fish at the Time of Killing
UK - The Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) has published its Opinion on the Welfare of Farmed Fish at the Time of Killing. This considers the welfare of farmed...
Animal Feed in Europe: Key to Performance, Health and Welfare
EUROPE - At its 57th General Assembly in Liège, Belgium, last week, the European Feed Manufacturers Association (FEFAC) published 'The Feed Chain in Action', a...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Outcome Measures Drive Grower Profitability, Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - Farmers are seeing the value of switching to outcome measures to increase profitability as part of building on their sustainable farming practices. ...
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Iron, Steel in Hatcheries May Distort Magnetic 'Map Sense' of Steelhead Trout
US - Exposure to iron pipes and steel rebar, such as the materials found in most hatcheries, affects the navigation ability of young steelhead trout by altering...
Monday, June 02, 2014
New Guidelines on Animal Health, Welfare, Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - New international standards and guidelines on animal health were agreed at the World Assembly of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris,...
Thursday, May 29, 2014
AQUACULTURE UK - Salmon Nutrition Study Wins Student Award at Aquaculture UK
UK - Diseases, pathogens, parasites, nutrition, biosecurity, and vaccine development all came under the microscope at the Novartis student awards conference at Aquaculture...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Vaccination of Farmed Fish Good for Animals and Thus for Humans
NETHERLANDS - More than half of the fish consumed worldwide is cultivated in ponds or tanks and the percentage of cultivated fish in relation to wild fish is increasing....
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Seafood Global Expo: Viet Nam Moves to Build Sustainable Pangasius Supply Chain
VIET NAM - The Vietnamese fisheries and aquaculture sector is aiming to maintain current levels of production and exports of pangasius so that the industry can improve...
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