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10 November 2015
Enriched Rearing Conditions Improves Farmed Fish Health
FINLAND - New research has shown that fish reared in an enriched environment have better disease resistance....
02 November 2015
Marine Reserves Need Stepping Stones to Help Fish Disperse
BELIZE - A massive field effort on the Belizean Barrier Reef has revealed for the first time that the offspring of at least one coral reef fish, a neon goby, do...
29 October 2015
New Study Finds Seals Not Competing with Fish
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Seals are not threatening commercial fishing stocks in Irish waters, with the possible exception of wild Atlantic salmon, according to new...
22 October 2015
Approved Aquaculture Drugs Guide Published for US Fish Farmers
US - US fish farmers can now make use of a new quick reference guide which provides information on all approved drugs for aquaculture....
14 October 2015
Accurate Migration Timing Prolongs Pike Life Expectancy
SWEDEN - New research from Linnaeus University based on migrating pike in the Baltic Sea reveals how behaviors such as punctuality, flexibility and fine-tuning of...
01 October 2015
Addressing the Disease Challenge: A Holistic Approach from Benchmark Animal Health
GLOBAL - Disease is one of the biggest challenges effecting the aquaculture industry and Benchmark Animal Health (BAH) is making it a priority to provide a holistic...
22 September 2015
Plastic Pollution Low on the Priority List for Many Communities
CANADA - The majority of plastics in the ocean are microplastics those less than 5mm in size, making them ideal for ingestion by even the smallest of animals, with...
21 September 2015
Young Salmon get Nutrition Boost from Elliott Bay Restored Beaches
US - In the midst of ferry boats, container ships and tourists crowding Seattle's Elliott Bay, young salmon are just trying to get a decent meal. The fish hatch...
18 September 2015
Chile Earthquake Causes Heavy Damage to Fishing, Aquaculture Operations
CHILE - Fishing boats, processing plants and shellfish operations have been destroyed following a powerful magnitude 8.3 earthquake that struck central Chile on...
16 September 2015
Experts Gather to Tackle “Ghost” Fishing Gear in Oceans
GLOBAL - Lost and abandoned fishing gear is causing irreparable damage to the world’s oceans. The World Animal Protection gathered experts from around the world...
03 September 2015
Research Claims to Backs Up EU Deeper Trawling Ban
UK - Scottish researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology have evidence in support of a clearly defined depth limit for deep-sea fishing in Europe....
01 September 2015
Farmers Suffer After Monsoon Flooding in Myanmar
MYANMAR - Heavy monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding in Myanmar, adversely affecting livestock and fish farmers in the region, according to a report from...
31 August 2015
Join TheFishSite for 'Parasites in Focus: Part One' Webinar
GLOBAL - Join TheFishSite and Fish Vet Group's Dr Andy Shinn for the 'Parasites in Focus: Part One' webinar on 29 September 2015....
25 August 2015
Rocky River Trapped Wild Salmon Require Assistance
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to take immediate action to assist hundreds of trapped wild Atlantic...
18 August 2015
Do Sea Creatures Protect Young More After Ocean Acidification?
UK - Marine organisms living in acidified waters exhibit a tendency to nurture their offspring to a greater extent than those in more regular conditions, according...
14 August 2015
Fish go Deep to Beat the Heat
AUSTRALIA - A James Cook University study shows that some fish retreat into deeper water to escape the heat. This finding throws light on what to expect if predictions...
12 August 2015
Salmon Vulnerable Under Proposed Skeena Estuary Development
CANADA - A proposed controversial terminal to load fossil fuels in the Skeena River estuary has more far-reaching risks than previously recognised, new research...
06 August 2015
New Study Exposes Negative Effects of Climate Change on Antarctic Fish
US - Elevated levels of carbon dioxide and an increase in ocean water temperature has a significant impact on survival and development of the Antarctic dragonfish,...
Plastic Found in a Sixth of Pelagic Fish in Mediterranean
EU - Plastic pollution in the ocean is a growing problem. This study, which is the first to investigate the presence of plastic debris in large pelagic fish in the...
20 July 2015
Last Few Bursaries Remaining for Sustainable Aquaculture Courses
EU - The last few bursaries are still available for students wishing to study on the September 2015 Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture. The course...
26 June 2015
New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market
UK - To help millions of farm animals a new ethical food label - assured by the RSPCA - has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million...
25 June 2015
Is Animal Welfare Becoming a Commercial Issue?
ANALYSIS - Large multinational processing companies, retailers and foodservice organisations are starting to define the way that producers view animal welfare and...
23 June 2015
Average-Sized Dead Zone Predicted for Gulf of Mexico
US - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists are expecting that this year's Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone, also called the "dead zone," will...
New UK Research into Improving Sustainable Aquaculture Announced
UK - Twenty one new research projects recently announced in the UK will help to improve understanding of the factors affecting sustainable aquaculture and help build...
19 June 2015
Winning Fish Supply More Energy to Muscles During Fights
CANADA - Researchers who paired Siamese fighting fish in mock fights found that winning fish could supply more energy to their muscles during fights than losing...
18 June 2015
MEPs Extend Animal Cloning Ban to Feed, Food and Imports
EU - A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports, in the EU was voted by the Environment...
16 June 2015
Online 'Vessel Check' Tool Helps Prevent Invasive Marine Pests
AUSTRALIA - A new online risk assessment tool will help the fishing, shipping and boating industry protect Western Australia’s marine environment from invasive...
27 May 2015
New Chair Elected to UK Office of Animal Health
UK - Catherine (Cat) Sayer has been elected as Chair of the UK's National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) for 2015, following this year’s AGM in London on 21 May....
24 May 2015
Chilean Outfit Is World’s First Two-Star BAP Mussel Group
CHILE - Chilean mussel farm Pesquera Apiao SA is the world’s first group to achieve two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for mussels, the Global Aquaculture...
21 May 2015
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
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