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24 May 2012
ASC Launches Accreditation for Pangasius
THE NETHERLANDS - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has launched its second standard into the market with the opening of its accreditation process for Pangasius....
23 May 2012
New Means of Safeguarding World Fish Stocks
GLOBAL - Powerful and versatile new genetic tools that will assist in safeguarding both European fish stocks and European consumers is reported in Nature Communications...
AQUACULTURE UK - Research Foundation of Aquaculture Industry
UK - Research and development are the foundations of the aquaculture industry Neil Robertson from Novatis said in his key note speech at the opening of the Aquaculture...
22 May 2012
OIE: ISA Outbreak Reported in Norway
NORWAY - An outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) virus has been reported to the OIE by Dr Keren Bar-Yaacov, Chief Veterinary Officer, Legislation, Norwegian...
Mainstream Canada Salmon Farm Hit With IHN Virus
GLOBAL - Mainstream Canada suffered this week after Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis (IHN) virus was detected at its Dixon Bay site in British Columbia. An infectious...
Quarantine Violation Puts Farms and Jobs at Risk
CANADA - The quarantine around Mainstream Canada's Dixon Bay farm was deliberately broken by Tofino filmmaker and anti-salmon farming activist Warren Rudd, who was...
High Seas Mortality Major Cause of Wild Salmon Decline
IRELAND - Serious, long-term professional studies published recently in reputable scientific journals have clearly demolished the false impression that salmon farming...
21 May 2012
Humane Society Applauds Ending of Toxin-Screening Animal Tests
UK - The Humane Society International/Europe has welcomed news that the UK’s Food Standards Agency has ended all animal testing to screen for shellfish toxins....
18 May 2012
Animal Testing for Shellfish Monitoring Phased Out
UK - The Food Standards Agency’s shellfish monitoring programme has successfully completed a move away from tests using mice for the detection of paralytic shellfish...
17 May 2012
Confusion Surrounds Assurance Schemes
ANALYSIS - The global aquaculture and sustainable fisheries industries are finding themselves under more and more scrutiny and increasing requirements to prove their...
OIE: Koi Herpesvirus Outbreak in Sweden
SWEDEN - An outbreak of Koi herpesvirus disease has been reported to the OIE by Mr Leif Denneberg, Director and Head of Department, Department for Animal Production...
16 May 2012
Studies Show Growing Risks from Hatchery Fish
GLOBAL - A newly published collection of more than 20 studies by leading university scientists and government fishery researchers in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington,...
14 May 2012
Eel Sampling Reveals Liver Abnormalities
NEW ZEALAND - A team of environmental specialists are on the case to discover why more than a dozen eels were found dead in a Gisborne stream....
11 May 2012
Researchers Map Fish Species at Risk from Dams
GLOBAL - Dams are believed to be one of the biggest threats to freshwater organisms worldwide: They disrupt normal patterns of water and sediment flow, impede migration,...
10 May 2012
Dead Fish Sparks Toxic Algae Suspicion
NORWAY - Toxic algae blooms are suspected in Nordland following the report of 550 tons of dead famed salmon over the last ten days. ...
09 May 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...
03 May 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...
02 May 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...
30 April 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. ...
26 April 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...
24 April 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...
23 April 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...
19 April 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...
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