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31 May 2016
New Research Shows Negative Effects of Nanoplastics
SWEDEN - Plastic accounts for nearly eighty per cent of all waste found in our oceans, gradually breaking down into smaller and smaller particles. New research from...
Scientists to Identify Climate Change Consequences for Europe's Aquaculture, Fisheries
NORWAY - Scientists around the world are now pooling their knowledge and capacity in order for the European fisheries and aquaculture industry to tackle climate...
27 May 2016
Fish Can Adapt to Warmer Oceans, but Heat Waves Can Still Kill Them
NORWAY - Fish can adjust to warmer ocean temperatures, but heat waves can still kill them, a team of researchers from Sweden, Norway and Australia reports in an...
18 May 2016
Salmon Smolts Find Safety in Numbers
CANADA - Using tags surgically implanted into thousands of juvenile salmon, UBC researchers have discovered that many fish die within the first few days of migration...
17 May 2016
New Research and Innovation Offers Hope for Wild Salmon
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has welcomed news from Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), that wild Atlantic salmon stand to benefit...
05 May 2016
New Advances in Zebrafish Made at The University of Sheffield
UK - Zebrafish (Danio rerio) have been maintained at the University of Sheffield since 1997. Today, the Bateson Centre Zebrafish Facility (BCZF) has the capacity...
04 May 2016
Do Fish Survive in Streams in Winter?
Most stream-resident fish stay throughout winter despite the ice. This has been shown by Christine Weber, previous researcher at Umeå University, by tagging trout...
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....
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