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28 May 2017
Secrets of summer blindness in salmon revealed
The exact nature of the link between sea temperature and blindness in salmon has been established by scientists at Norway’s National Institute of Nutrition and...
23 May 2017
Certification success for PEI facility
The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC) has received a Certificate of GAP – Good Animal Practice from the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)...
10 May 2017
Call for more wild lumpfish research
Understanding the natural behaviour of lumpfish is likely to be the key to devising a strategy for how best to deploy them as cleanerfish in salmon cages....
08 May 2017
Glasgow gathering tackles cleanerfish conundrums
Overviews of the use of cleanerfish in Scotland, Norway, Iceland, the Faroes and Ireland made for a fascinating first afternoon of the inaugural International Cleaner...
06 April 2017
Lice linked to hefty rise in production costs
The pressing need to deal with sea lice, which contributed to an 8.7% rise in Marine Harvest's production costs last year, was one of the major themes running through...
30 March 2017
Louse laser set for major upgrade
Plans to dramatically upgrade a laser delousing device were revealed at this week’s Fish Vet Society conference in Edinburgh....
27 March 2017
Event set to be a knock out
Anaesthesia protocols and a debate on possible refinements of routine procedures with ornamental, farm, wild and laboratory fish are the key themes for this week’s...
07 March 2017
FEDEACUA, Colombia to Pilot Draft Biosecurity Area Management Standard
COLOMBIA - The Global Aquaculture Alliance and Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores (FEDEACUA) have announced the first pilot of the draft Best Aquaculture Practices...
02 March 2017
Patagonia SeaFarms Capable of Offering Four-Star BAP Salmon
CHILE - Congratulations to Chile’s Marine Farm Tornagaleones S.A., which is now capable of offering four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon, the Global...
17 February 2017
Crawfish Added to BAP Programme; Chinese Processing Plant Certified
CHINA - Please join the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices division in welcoming the world’s first BAP-certified crawfish facility to the...
09 January 2017
Next Steps For Offshore Aquaculture In Southern California
US - A joint effort of NOAA, California Sea Grant, and the Aquarium of the Pacific, the report provides recommendations for the growth and expansion of offshore...
03 January 2017
Weekly Overview: Major New Grant to Improve Welfare of Fish Used for Science
GLOBAL - Over the last few weeks, researchers at the University of Lincoln in the UK announced that they have won a major new grant award, worth over £300,000,...
23 December 2016
Major Grant to Help Improve Fish Welfare in Scientific Studies
UK - Researchers have won a major new grant award for a study that will help to improve the welfare of live fish used in scientific tests....
08 December 2016
Study Finds Salmon Migration Affected by Fear
SWEDEN - What makes young salmon decide to leave their rivers and head out to Sea has been a hot topic for decades now. Current research from Umeå University in...
11 November 2016
African Catfish Battle to Stay in India
INDIA - The African catfish (Clarias gariepinus), a banned variety of fish in India as it has been posing a threat to indigenous varieties, appears to be making...
10 November 2016
Fish Personality Tests Could Help Boost Sole Reproduction Rates
UK - Aquaculture experts from the University of Stirling and the Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA) in Catalonia, have found the...
11 October 2016
AquacultureEurope2016: New Feed Helps Reduce Post-Transfer Losses
EUROPE - The period of transfer from the hatchery to the sea cage, is a challenging time for marine fish fry. Young fish are more prone to disease and stress after...
30 September 2016
ACCH2016: Addressing Knowledge Gaps for Lumpfish Production
CANADA - The use of cleaner fish such as lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) to control sea lice in aquaculture is rapidly emerging as an effective alternative to medicinal...
26 September 2016
AquacultureEurope2016: Are Coupled Aquaponic Systems Good for Catfish Welfare?
UK - Aquaponic systems offer many benefits but the impact it has on the welfare of fish is generally unknown, explained Bjoern Bassmann, University of Rostock, in...
23 September 2016
World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge...
09 September 2016
G20 Challenged to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - A paper challenging global business leaders to recognise the complexity of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge in humans and animals and the role...
04 August 2016
Fishermen Share Tips on Reducing Ghost Gear
UK - A new short film featuring fishermen in Wales, working as part of the Pembrokeshire Sustainable Shellfish Initiative, shares top tips on how fishermen can reduce...
28 July 2016
New Study to Develop Tool for Safe Movement of Salmon to Seawater
UK - An innovative new test for seawater readiness, co-funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), could boost Scottish exports – both of farmed...
27 July 2016
Study Shows Impact of Ocean Acidification on Reproductive Behavior in Fish
ITALY - Ocean acidification could have a major impact on the reproductive behaviour of fish living in affected waters, a new study shows. Research conducted close...
26 July 2016
Lumpfish: Cleaning Up Sea Lice in Salmon Aquaculture
GLOBAL - Sea lice are naturally occurring parasites that have become an increasing concern for salmon aquaculture, costing global salmon farming more than $500 million...
14 July 2016
New Project to Bring Fish Welfare Measures Onto Farms
NORWAY - A new research project named FISHWELL aims to gather and update our knowledge on fish welfare in Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout, putting it together...
07 July 2016
Research Finds Baby Fish Lose Protectors in Acidified Oceans
AUSTRALIA - A common close partnership which sees baby fish sheltering from predators among the poisonous tentacles of jellyfish will be harmed under predicted ocean...
Will Ablation-Free Shrimp Become a Reality?
GLOBAL - The eyestalk ablation procedure is used to induce reproductive maturation in crustaceans, but at the same time shortens the molting cycle, jeopardizes growth...
06 July 2016
Industry Insights: Increased Production, Improved Animal Welfare Meet Global Needs
ANALYSIS - The growing population, increases in household income and water scarcity are key drivers for the protein industry, and technology that can increase production...
04 July 2016
Steel Plant Confirmed as Cause of Vietnam's Mass Fish Deaths
VIETNAM - The Vietnamese government has announced that the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp was the cause of mass fish deaths in the country....
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