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27 February 2015
Economic Models Give Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges
US - Combining global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part...
25 February 2015
Pew Names Five Marine Conservation Fellows for 2015
GLOBAL - Five distinguished scientists and conservationists from Canada, Australia, Russia, and the United Kingdom are the 2015 recipients of the Pew fellowship...
23 February 2015
Improve Fish Health with UR30 Copper Mesh Aquaculture Cages
GREECE - In 2012, Fitco Metal Works SA acquired from Mitsubishi Shindoh the right to produce UR30 copper alloy wire, which is used to manufacture wire mesh for fish...
12 February 2015
New Review Finds Neonicotinoid and Fipronil Insecticides Harm Fish
EU - Important insecticides, Neonicotinoid and fipronil, have a range of impacts on birds, mammals and fish, according to a new review of scientific literature....
09 February 2015
New Method to Allow Sampling from Live Salmon
NORWAY - EWOS Innovation is developing a new method which makes the sampling of pigment and fat on live Atlantic salmon possible within seconds, whilst keeping the...
02 February 2015
New Injectable Device Makes Tracking Fish Easier
US - Fish no longer need to go under the knife to help researchers understand exactly how they swim through hydroelectric dams, thanks to a new injectable tracking...
26 January 2015
New Strategy to Use Less Fish to Test Chemical Safety
EU - The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released a new strategy on how to replace, reduce and refine the use of fish in testing of chemicals’ effect on flora...
23 January 2015
An Update on Amoebic Gill Disease in Europe
UK - Amoebic Gill Disease (AGD) is a disease of the gills which is caused by the parasite and free-living amoebae Neoparamoeba perurans and affects marine fin fish...
13 January 2015
Latvian Presidency Urged to Keep Animal Welfare Central to its Priorities
EU - Eurogroup for Animals has launched a Memorandum outlining its position on animal welfare related policies that will be discussed as part of the Latvian Presidency...
06 January 2015
Lumpfish Identified as Possible Reservoir for IPN
NORWAY - Controlled infection experiments by Nofima have shown that lumpfish, which are used to treat sea lice on salmon, can be a reservoir for the infectious pancreatic...
BBSRC to Fund New Animal Welfare Research Network
UK - The BBSRC is to fund a new community-led Animal Welfare Research Network which will be focused on research contributing to the welfare of managed animals. Those...
09 December 2014
Sustainability and Fish Welfare in Aquaculture
UK - Sustainability and fish welfare are inextricably linked....
13 November 2014
EUROTIER: Forum for 21st Century Animal Husbandry
GERMANY - On the first day of EuroTier 2014 in Hanover, the head of the German Agricultural Society, DLG, said the trade show had attracted 2,360 exhibitors from...
07 November 2014
Potential for High Salmon Survival in Future Aquaculture Systems
NORWAY - It may be possible that all farmed salmon can survive in the facilities used for postsmolt production in the future. The key is careful control of the salmon’s...
05 November 2014
UK Vets Say Consumers Should Know about Slaughter Methods
UK - Nine out of 10 vets say consumers should be better informed about slaughter methods, according to a new survey from the British Veterinary Association (BVA)....
28 October 2014
India to Create First Fish Veterinary Hospital
INDIA - India is to set up its first hospital dedicated to treating abnormalities and diseases in fish. ...
23 October 2014
Promoting Better Welfare of Pacamã Through Tank Colour
BRAZIL - The pacamã (Lophiosilurus alexandri) fish is a carnivorous fresh water fish of importance to Brazil which lives the sediments and rocks or the river bed,...
22 October 2014
Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship Available
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for an Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship to enable a promising veterinary graduate...
23 September 2014
Zagreb to Host 2015 Animal Welfare Conference
CROATIA - The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is to hold its 2015 conference with the theme 'Animal Populations – World Resources and Animal...
15 September 2014
How Can Companies Improve Animal Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Major meat and food processing companies around the world are starting to take a lead in animal welfare issues....
12 September 2014
University Offers Short Course in Fish Disease Diagnosis
INDIA - A short-course on advanced virological techniques in fish disease diagnosis was inaugurated by Baskaran Manimaran, Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Fisheries...
11 September 2014
EU Adopts Proposals to Improve Health, Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
EU - The European Commission has adopted proposals on veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed, to improve the health and well-being of animals, to tackle...
Freedom Food to Rebrand as RSPCA Assured
UK - Freedom Food, the RSPCA’s farm animal welfare assurance and labelling scheme, is to be rebranded for the consumer market in 2015 as ‘RSPCA Assured’....
09 September 2014
Red Tides Sighted in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - Two red tides have been sighted in Hong Kong waters over the past week, an inter-departmental red tide working group reported on the 5 September....
Animal Welfare Improvements Needed in Icelandic Slaughterhouses
ICELAND - Iceland needs to improve official controls concerning animal welfare at the time of killing to make sure that all relevant EEA requirements are fulfilled...
28 August 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...
26 August 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....
25 August 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....
22 August 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...
21 August 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...
 
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