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11 April 2016
Study Finds Low Phosphorus Threat from Aquaculture in Great Lakes
US - In the past two years there has been a great deal of discussion about net-pen aquaculture in the Michigan waters of the Great Lakes. Much of the concerns around...
07 April 2016
Researchers Discover New Virus Threatening Global Tilapia Stocks
GLOBAL - An international scientific team led by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Tel Aviv University has identified and...
31 March 2016
Salmon are Less Aggressive in Darker Coloured Tanks
CANADA - Coho salmon may be four times less aggressive in tanks with darker backgrounds than in tanks with light backgrounds, according to a study Leigh Gaffney...
21 March 2016
New Model Developed for Vaccine Trials in Tilapia
NORWAY - Researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) have recently developed a new model for vaccine trials in tilapia....
16 March 2016
Small Brain is Good for the Immune System – If You Are a Fish
SWEDEN - Having a small brain may provide immune benefits, at least if you are a guppy. A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society shows...
15 March 2016
Improving US Aquaculture Health through Programme Standards
US - Having healthy fish is at the core of a successful aquaculture operation. With this in mind, the National Aquaculture Association (NAA) alongside USDA’s Animal...
11 March 2016
Scientists Link Oyster Overharvesting with Declining Flood Protection
US - A recent study of past disturbance of the oyster beds in New York Harbor led by geoscientist Jonathan Woodruff and his doctoral student Christine Brandon of...
10 March 2016
Marine Protected Areas Intensify Cooperation and Competition
US - Marine protected areas generate both extreme cooperation and extreme competition among fishers. When these behaviors remain in balance, they can lead to better...
09 March 2016
Oestrogen in Birth Control Pills has Negative Impact on Fish
SWEDEN - A new doctoral thesis from Lund University in Sweden shows that hormones found in birth control pills alter the genes in fish, which can cause changes in...
26 February 2016
Updated Stocks Show Decline in Indian Ocean Yellowfin
GLOBAL – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released the latest version of their Status of the Stocks, looking at how tuna is faring...
24 February 2016
Onboard Cameras Could Be Vital for Fish Discard Ban to Succeed
EUROPE - A new report from WWF suggests that remote electronic monitoring, using a combination of onboard cameras and sensors, is by far the most efficient and cost...
22 February 2016
New Technique Recreates Fish Gill System in the Lab
UK - Fish are commonly used in experiments to identify environmental hazards and pollutants in water. As gills are in constant contact with the water, they are often...
19 February 2016
Nofima Investigates How Microplastics Affect Cod Food Chain
NORWAY - A four year research project led by Nofima has been established to investigate how microplastic particles absorb environmental contaminants and how they...
18 February 2016
EU Animal Welfare Rules Need Better Enforcement Rather than New Legislation
EU - Reacting to EU Ministers talks on the setting up of a new EU animal welfare platform, Copa and Cogeca have highlighted the high welfare standards that exist...
01 February 2016
New Coalition Aims to Increase the Availability of Aquaculture Medicines in the EU
EU - A new coalition has been established to try and increase the greater availability of authorised veterinary medicinal products for aquaculture on the market...
14 January 2016
Nova Scotia Committee to Develop Method to Trace Escaped Salmon
CANADA - An advisory committee has been appointed in Nova Scotia to develop a successful method of tracing escaped salmon back to its point of origin....
09 December 2015
Brook Trout Study Finds Top Climate Change Pressure Factor
US - Results from a 15-year study of factors affecting population levels of Eastern brook trout in the face of climate change show that high summer air temperatures...
08 December 2015
Weekly Overview: Aquaculture Ship to Move Salmon Farming Further Offshore
ANALYSIS - It could be the start of a sustainable revolution for the Norwegian salmon farming industry, following the design of an aquaculture ship that will move...
04 December 2015
Researchers Show Fish Have Emotions and Consciousness
SPAIN and UK - Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, together with scientists from the universities of Stirling and Bristol (UK), have for the...
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....
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