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24 January 2012
Positive Signs for Gladstone Fish Health
AUSTRALIA - Latest results from fish sampling in Gladstone in December have shown encouraging signs of improvement in fish health....
20 January 2012
Organisation Reports High Mercury Levels in Fish
SPAIN - Ecologists in Action has reported that 2011 saw maintained notifications of high mercury levels in fish and fishery products and that the EU permitted levels...
19 January 2012
Vitamin E Improves Growth in Stressed Salmon
NORWAY - Following on from research that suggested that warmer seas reduce salmon's appetite and growth, scientists now say that more vitamin E in the diet can help...
18 January 2012
Suspicion of PD in Tromsø Fish Farms
NORWAY - The Breeding and Veterinary Department notified the Food Safety Authority on the 13 January of suspicion of Pancreas Disease (PD) at the site in Troms,...
Tobacco Dust Good for Aquaculture
PHILIPPINES - The National Tobacco Administration (NTA) Chief, Edgardo D. Zaragoza, said research undertaken by the agency showed that tobacco dust battles not only...
17 January 2012
Cage Retrieval Continues After Four Pens Sink
SHETLAND ISLANDS, UK - The long-running operation to save the large salmon cages which went adrift during storms at Christmas is still ongoing, although four of...
13 January 2012
Richness in Native Fish of Mediterranean Rivers
SPAIN - Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València’s Research Institute for the Integrated Management of Coastal Areas (IGIC), have shown the important...
Traces of Many Drugs Found in Swedish Waters
SWEDEN - High levels of the anti-inflammatory substance diclofenac are released from wastewater plants, according to a study from IVL Swedish Environmental Research...
MSC Certificate for Sardine Fishery Suspended
PORTUGAL - Following the surveillance audit carried out in December 2011, Moody Marine Intertek has suspended the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification...
11 January 2012
Fish Grow Best at Same Temperature as Parents
US - Fish parents can pre-condition their offspring to grow fastest at the temperature they experienced, according to research published in the February 2012 edition...
10 January 2012
Shetland's Lost Salmon Cages Found
UK - The 12 drifting salmon cages containing 300,000 fully grown fish which went missing from the Shetland isle of Unst during the Christmas gales have been taken...
09 January 2012
Animals Unlikely Source Of Antimicrobial Resistance
UK - Scientists at the University of Glasgow, Scotland are urging policymakers to reconsider priorities in efforts to understand and control antimicrobial resistance....
06 January 2012
Gladstone Update: Cause Of Death Unknown
AUSTRALIA - A spokesperson for the Department of Environment and Resource Management has told TheFishSite that the department has investigated the new findings of...
Salmon Cages Still Lost At Sea
SCOTLAND, UK - A specialist aircraft has joined the search for 12 large fish farm cages full of salmon that broke free from their moorings in Shetland at Christmas....
05 January 2012
Predator Fish Causes Norway's Dead Fish Wash Up?
NORWAY - Around 20 tonnes of dead herring have been washed up on a beach in Troms, Norway. Scientists say the most likely cause is a predator fish. ...
23 December 2011
Fish Lice Control Successful
NORWAY - Following a delousing campaign through 2010 and 2011, Minister of Fisheries Lisbeth Berg-Hansen says that producers must continue to work together to fight...
22 December 2011
Study Into High Mercury Levels In Fish
CHILE - The Fisheries Commission has requested the allocation of resources in order to complete a study on heavy metals in fish....
21 December 2011
Pancreas Disease Confirmed At Sal Mar Site
NORWAY - Norway's Food Safety Authority has confirmed the presence of the Pancreas Disease (PD) virus in SalMar Farming's site Singsholmen in Hitra municipality....
20 December 2011
Salmon Diseases Caused By Many Factors
NORWAY - Disease in salmon is caused by a number of factors in combination, including many micro-organisms, various environmental influences, aquaculture conditions...
14 December 2011
New Fish Test Results For Gladstone Released
AUSTRALIA - Preliminary toxicology testing of fish collected as part of the Gladstone Harbour investigation has found no evidence that organic chemicals or metals...
13 December 2011
The Co-operative Nets Top Marine Accolade
UK - The Co-operative Group has been ranked top in the Marine Conservation Society's (MCS) Supermarket Survey 2011, scoring 84 per cent and earning a gold award...
07 December 2011
When The Heat's On, Fish Can Cope
AUSTRALIA - Australian scientists have discovered that some tropical fish have a greater capacity to cope with rising sea temperatures than previously thought –...
06 December 2011
Global Warming Could Increase Fish Parasites
GLOBAL - Parasitic worms that infect fish and have a devastating effect on fish reproduction grow four times faster at higher temperatures – providing some of...
05 December 2011
Global Warming Changes Parasite & Host Fish Balance
GLOBAL - Parasitic worms that infect fish, and have a devastating effect on fish reproduction, grow four times faster at higher temperatures – providing some of...
ISA Testing Completed: No Confirmed Cases
CANADA - The Government of Canada in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia (BC) has completed testing all samples related to the suspected infectious...
01 December 2011
Genetic Buzzer-Beater Genes May Save Fish
US - Two distinct populations of rainbow trout - one in Alaska, the other in Idaho - share a genetic trait that could have huge implications for fisheries conservation...
25 November 2011
Aquapesca Suspends Prawn Production
MOZAMBIQUE - Aquapesca, an aquaculture company based in the district of Inhassunge, in the central province of Zambézia, has indefinitely suspended prawn production...
Great Lakes Fish Feed On Invading Shrimp
US - The latest invader of the Great Lakes—Hemimysis anomala, or more commonly the bloody red shrimp after its bright red spots—may become a new food source...
24 November 2011
Historic Agreement To Ban Discards In Skagerrak
NORWAY, SWEDEN and DENMARK - The ministers of fisheries in Norway, Sweden and Denmark have, in Stockholm, signed a joint declaration forbidding discards of fish...
More Dodgy Dredging Data For Gladstone Harbour
AUSTRALIA - The latest October water test results from Queensland’s Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) indicate that dredging is linked to...
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