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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. ...
29 May 2012
IHN Hits Washington State
US - Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis virus (IHN) has been found for the first time ever on a salmon farm in Washington State. ...
25 May 2012
Stricter Rules to Save Bluefin Tuna, Approval of EU-Mozambique Deal
EU - New international measures to further reduce illegal catches of bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean agreed at the annual meeting of the...
24 May 2012
El Nino Risk Rising for Late Summer
GLOBAL - Improved moisture conditions throughout the southwestern US has lessened the possibility of drought for many farms and ranches in 2012. However, El Nino...
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. ...
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