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Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Additional Closure to Enhance Cuttlefish Protection
AUSTRALIA - The State Government has announced an extension to the closure area currently in place in Spencer Gulf in a move to further protect the iconic Giant...
Aquatic Animal Health Courses on Offer
CANADA - The Canadian Aquaculture Institute and Atlantic Veterinary College are pleased to be partnering with the Centre for Life-Long Learning in the delivery of...
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Detecting Low-Level Exposure to Seafood Toxin
US - NOAA scientists and their colleagues have discovered a biological marker in the blood of laboratory zebrafish and marine mammals that shows when they have been...
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Invasion Concerns Over Rise in Asian Tiger Shrimp
US - The recent rise in sightings of non-native Asian tiger shrimp off the US Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts has government scientists working to determine the...
Monday, April 30, 2012
Gladstone Fish Health Monitoring Expanded
AUSTRALIA - Fisheries Queensland has expanded its investigation into fish health issues in Gladstone with an enhanced sampling programme that is examining fish health...
Red Tides Sighted in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - Red tides have been sighted in Hong Kong waters over the past week, an inter-departmental red tide working group reported Frday. ...
Thursday, April 26, 2012
ESE - Global GAP Information Link Logo Launched
GLOBAL - The business to business certification body Global GAP has developed a new logo with an integrated QR Code to help give consumers more information about...
Study Investigates Aquatic Parasites on Fish
EUROPE - Researchers in the Czech Republic, Spain and the UK have successfully identified the cellular components and mechanisms that play a role in the proliferation...
Diseases of Warmwater Fish Course
FLORIDA, US - University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine’s Diseases of Warmwater Fish course is an intensive two-week class designed to provide instruction...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Bulgaria Seeks EC Assistance to Stop Dolphin Killings
BULGARIA - A count of Black Sea dolphins should start in a month, according to Dragomir Gospodinov, Executive Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Executive...
Tests Fail to Find Dredging Link to Sick Fish
The State Government says its testing shows dredging is not causing sick fish in Gladstone Harbour, off central Queensland....
Risks of Lowering Heat Treatment in Feed
NORWAY - Use of by-products of farmed fish feed for farmed fish that are not of the same species pose a negligible risk to the health, provided that the food is...
Monday, April 23, 2012
MSC Supports PNA on Tuna/Dolphin Issues
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has issued a statemnt in support of the certified PNA Western and Central Pacific skipjack tuna fishery regarding the...
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Salmon Industry Hits Back at Claims of New Virus
CANADA - The British Columbia (BC) Salmon Farmers Association has hit back at claims made by biologist Alexandra Morton that Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation...
Insight into Pollution's Impacts with Glowing Fish
UK - Understanding the damage that pollution causes to both wildlife and human health is set to become much easier thanks to a new green-glowing zebrafish. Created...
Pangasinan Waters Now Red-Tide Free
PHILIPPINES - You can now eat fish, shellfish, toxin-free. After three long months of being infected with Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) or red tide, Pangasinan waters...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
BFAR Identifies Areas Positive of Red Tide
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has released results of a laboratory study conducted by the National Red Tide Task Force on areas...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Pesticides a Risk to the Future of Pacific Salmon
US - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has provided a draft biological opinion on the potential effects of three pesticides on the endangered...
Friday, April 13, 2012
Living under the Shadow of Pesticides and Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - In the livestock sectors there has been great concern recently over the use of antibiotics both as therapeutic measures and also as growth promoters,...
Congresswoman Welcomes FDA Move on Antibiotics
US - Following the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement that it is taking three steps to protect public health and promote the judicious use of medically...
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Fishermen Propose New Protection for Dolphins
NEW ZEALAND - Taranaki Fishermen and fish processing companies who expect to be put out of business by the proposal to extend the set net exclusion zone around Cape...
Ocean Acidification Linked to Larval Oyster Failure
US - Researchers at Oregon State University have definitively linked an increase in ocean acidification to the collapse of oyster seed production at a commercial...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Fish Thriving Around Wind Farms
DENMARK - The first Danish study into how one of the worlds largest wind farms affects marine life is now completed. It shows that the wind turbines and the fish...
Potential for a New England Red Tide in 2012
US - New England is expected to experience a “moderate” regional “red tide” this spring and summer, report NOAA-funded scientists working in the Gulf of...
Okisollo & Hoskyn Channel Salmon Farm Updates
CANADA - As of the first week of April, six of the nine farm sites in the channels are operating, with one site completing restocking since last month’s update....
Monday, April 02, 2012
Consultation on New Rules to Combat Sea Lice
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (FSA) has made proposals for new rules for the monitoring and control of sea lice in fish farms as well as proposed...
Friday, March 30, 2012
Warmer Summers could Shrink Trout Populations
US - Warmer summers mean later fall spawning times and fewer nests for brook trout, which could eventually affect the fish's population numbers....
Future Fish Stocks Secured with New Treaties
AUSTRALIA - The Gillard Government continues to demonstrate its international leadership on sustainable fisheries management by ratifying two international treaties...
Thursday, March 29, 2012
E.Coli Warning from Excessive Antibiotic Use
UK - In a report published today, the Soil Association warns there is now overwhelming evidence that the excessive use of antibiotics on UK livestock farms is contributing...
Illegal Fish Cages in Taal Lake to be Dismantled
PHILIPPINES - The Task Force Taal Lake (TFTL) is firm on dismantling all illegal fish cages within Taal Lake on 30 March to avoid the recurrence of fish kills that...
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