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26 July 2012
Funding to Improve Animal Welfare
UK - The NC3Rs has announced 21 new grants totalling £5.1 million for research to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in science - referred to as 'the...
25 July 2012
Eye Disease Increasing Among Kinneret Tilapia
ISRAEL - A contagious virus targeting the eyes of tilapia fish in Lake Kinneret has lately become more prominent in the country’s Galilee oasis....
19 July 2012
Application Underway for Irish Salmon to Receive Protected Status
NORTHERN IRELAND - The consultation process has been launched for the application of ‘Irish Salmon’ for registration as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)....
18 July 2012
Misreporting Shrimp Catches Results in Significant Fines for Four Harvesters
CANADA - Investigations by fishery officers with Fisheries and Oceans Canada have resulted in the convictions of four commercial harvesters who misreported their...
17 July 2012
Know Fishing Rules at Mt Crosby Weir or Risk Fines
AUSTRALIA - People looking to enjoy a spot of freshwater fishing in the southeast are reminded to familiarise themselves with rules around where they can and can't...
16 July 2012
Alga Persists Along East China's Coast
CHINA - A massive algae "green tide" is likely to persist in East China's beachside resort of Qingdao for the next few days, although thousands of tonnes of the...
12 July 2012
Threatened Sharks, Rays Granted Protection in the Mediterranean
MEDITERRANEAN - Ten species, including hammerheads, tope, and shortfin mako, will now be strictly protected under the Barcelona Convention....
11 July 2012
Copper Found to Make Salmon More Vunerable to Predators
US - Minute amounts of copper from brake linings and mining operations can affect salmon to where they are easily eaten by predators, says a Washington State University...
10 July 2012
Fish Learn to Cope in a High CO2 World
GLOBAL - Some coral reef fish may be better prepared to cope with rising CO2 in the world’s oceans – thanks to their parents....
ISA Confirmed at Farm in Newfoundland
ANALYSIS - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) has been found at a commercial aquaculture facility in Newfoundland...
05 July 2012
Double Nets Are Not a Lasting Solution for Cod
NORWAY - Double standard multi-filament nylon thread will not constitute a lasting solution to prevent escapes of fish from aquaculture, according to a report by...
28 June 2012
Animal Rights Group Calls for Ban on Scottish Farmed Salmon
US/UK - Animal rights groups the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture (GAAIA) and Save Our Seals Fund (SOSF) are now calling on the US Government to ban...
Release of Salmon Ordered on River Wye to Safeguard Stocks
UK - A new byelaw has come into force on the River Wye this week (27 June) aimed at safeguarding its salmon and sea trout population, Environment Agency Wales has...
27 June 2012
MSC Award for Scottish Mussels
UK - Scottish rope grown mussels from the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) have achieved the prestigious Marine Stewardship Council. ...
22 June 2012
Risk Assessment of GM Animals
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a public consultation on its draft guidance for the environmental risk assessment (ERA) of GM animals....
White Spot Outbreak in Shrimp in Hawaii
US - A renewed outbreak of White Spot in shrimp has been reported on shrimp farms in Hawaii. ...
Meat Without Drugs Campaign Launched
US – A majority of Americans want meat raised without antibiotics to be sold in their local supermarket, according to a new national poll conducted by Consumer...
EC Proposes New Approach to Technical Measures Regulation
EU - The on-going reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) foresees a regionalised approach to fisheries management, according to a report from the European Commission. ...
21 June 2012
Engineered Robot Interacts with Live Fish
US - A bioinspired robot has provided the first experimental evidence that live zebrafish can be influenced by engineered robots. ...
20 June 2012
OIE: White Spot Disease Reported In US
HAWAII, US - A new outbreak of white spot disease was reported to the OIE by Dr John Clifford, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, US Department of Agriculture,...
19 June 2012
Misamis Oriental Shellfish Test Positive for Paralytic Shellfish Poison
PHILIPPINES - Shellfish from Misamis Oriental tested positive of the paralytic shellfish poison according to the latest bulletin released by the Bureau of Fisheries...
Vacuum Pumping Does not Injure Salmon
NORWAY - Researchers from Nofima have studied the effect of vacuum pumping on salmon and have concluded that no injuries are caused from the fish being exposed to...
18 June 2012
Help Stop the Spread of the Highly Invasive Asian Clam in Ireland
IRELAND - The Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) is a most unwelcome recent addition to the fauna of Irish rivers and lakes. This bivalve mollusc is regarded as one...
Pancreas Disease Virus Suspected in Nordmøre
NORWAY - Following samples taken by the Food Safety Authority (FSA), evidence susgests that there is a strong suspicion that fish in the locality 10212 Bogen in...
11 June 2012
Marine Fish Habitat Scholarships Announced
AUSTRALIA - Young Queensland researchers are boosting our knowledge of fish habitats thanks to the assistance of a Queensland Government scholarship programme....
08 June 2012
Have Your Say on Marine and Freshwater Pests
AUSTRALIA - The Victorian Government is seeking public comment on the way it manages marine and freshwater pests, as part of its broader approach to invasive species...
07 June 2012
Prawn Fishermen Develop New Prawn Trawls to Reduce Discards
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish prawn fishermen have responded dramatically to the challenge to significantly reduce cod and other fish discards by developing and introducing...
06 June 2012
All Mainstream Farms Test Negative for IHN Virus
CANADA - As of today, all of Mainstream Canada's farms have been tested for the IHN virus, and all tests have come back negative....
01 June 2012
Feeding our Food: International Symposium on Fish Nutrition, Feeding
NORWAY - A total of 430 scientists are now heading for Norway for the International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding, entitled Feeding our Food....
PHARMAQ Holding Acquires Havbruksinstituttet
NORWAY - PHARMAQ Holding AS has entered into an agreement to purchase all shares in the Norwegian aquaculture research company Havbruksinstituttet AS. ...
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