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27 February 2012
Salmon Disease Surveillance in British Columbia
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking comments on a disease surveillance plan for salmon in British Columbia....
Helping Farmers Maintain and Improve Fish Welfare
NORWAY - How can aquaculturists and capture-based aquaculturists reduce the incidence and severity of injuries and deformities in their fish? A team of international...
23 February 2012
High Radiation Levels Were 400 Miles Off Japan's Coast
GLOBAL - Radioactive contamination from the Fukushima power plant disaster has been detected as far as almost 400 miles (643 kilometers) off Japan in the Pacific...
Closed Containment Trial Produces Excellent Salmon
CANADA - The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute (TCFFI) and the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) are very pleased with the health, growth , and quality of...
22 February 2012
Scottish Salmon Co. & Meridian to Farm Wrasse
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) and the Meridian Salmon Group have signed a pioneering three year agreement with Otter Ferry Seafish Ltd which will...
BFAR-7 Conducts Experimental Test Blast Fishing
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources for Central Visayas Region (BFAR-7) will conduct an experimental test blast fishing on 24 February, 2012...
21 February 2012
Cooke Culls Fish After ISA Suspicion
CANADA - Cooke Aquaculture has humanely euthanised two cages of fish in Nova Scotia after routine testing raised suspicion of the Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA)...
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 on Friday. ...
Researchers Find Conservation Areas Under Threat
CANADA - University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have identified conservation “hot spots” around the world where the temptation to profit from overfishing...
17 February 2012
Less Stress - Better Salmon Meat Quality
NORWAY - Salmon that becomes stressed before slaughter has a shorter shelf life because the flesh suffers more bacterial growth and develops undesirable flavours...
16 February 2012
AFMA Projects on Track to Reduce Bycatch
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), with funding from the Federal Government’s Caring for Our Country initiative, has commenced a...
Further Investigation into Gladstone's Sick Fish
AUSTRALIA - The State Government has ordered another investigation into what is causing fish diseases in Gladstone harbour in central Queensland....
Fisheries Bureau to Tackle Ban on 'Hulbot-Hulbot'
PHILIPPINES - THE total ban on “hulbot-hulbot” (fishing vessel using Danish Seine fishing gear) is among the issues to be discussed by Bureau of Fisheries and...
Radioactive Material Prompts Seafood Sampling
SCOTLAND, UK - A sampling programme for seafood from Dalgety Bay, Fife, is to be carried out after radioactive items were found on the beach. The sampling will be...
15 February 2012
C$1 Million Award to Guelph for Aquaculture
CANADA - The University of Guelph has received nearly $1 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for two projects to benefit Canada’s...
13 February 2012
Regulations Need Adapting for Cleaning Fish
NORWAY - The Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Ministry has circulated a proposal to change the rules on cleaning fish so that it is better adapted to farming, storage...
Burry Inlet Cockle Deaths: Pollution is not to Blame
WALES, UK - A three-year investigation into the cockle deaths that damaged the fishery in the Burry Inlet has concluded that pollution is not to blame....
10 February 2012
BFAR Expects Sardine Population to Grow During Ban
PHILIPPINES - An official from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) announced that the sardine population is expected to have increased when the...
Short-Term Fishing Closures Extended
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) has extended some of the short-term fishing closures for ocean waters off north and mid-north...
09 February 2012
Petition: Investigation of Wild Salmon Protection
CANADA - Conservation, fishing and native groups in Canada and the US filed a formal petition requesting an international investigation into Canada’s failure to...
PhD in Heart Disease in Atlantic Salmon
NORWAY - How does Atlantic salmon respond when it develops the heart disease CMS, and what happens between the salmon and the virus? Gerrit Timmerhaus at Nofima...
08 February 2012
New Laser Technology to Get Rid of Sea Lice
NORWAY - The Norwegian technology company Beck Engineering has developed the world's first system that uses a laser to kill sea lice. Marine Harvest, SalMar and...
06 February 2012
New Fly Fish Feed is Cheaper & Boosts Immunity
JAPAN - A new fish feed made using housefly pupae is cheaper than other feeds and boosts fish's immunity to disease, says one of the researchers who created it....
02 February 2012
WWF Calls for Net Ban as more Maui's Dolphin's Die
NEW ZEALAND - Following reports that another endangered Maui's dolphin has been killed in a fishing net off the coast of Taranaki should serve as a wake up call...
Multi-Sectoral Effort to Recover Peruvian Hake
PERU - The Ministry of Production (Produce) has announced the establishment of a Multi-Sectoral Working Group, which will help recover the Peruvian hake along the...
Cod Grow Larger With More Light
NORWAY - Light conditions affect not only a cod’s puberty, but also its muscular development and ultimately its full size. The search for the optimal growth genes...
01 February 2012
King Mackerel Trip Limit Increased in Florida Subzone
US - The daily vessel trip limit is increased from 50 to 75 fish beginning 12:01 a.m., February 1, 2012, for commercial hook-and-line vessels fishing for Gulf...
N.Sea White fish as Climate Friendly as Farmed Fish
NETHERLANDS - The environmental impact of plaice and cod caught wild in the North Sea is similar to that of imported farmed fish like salmon, tilapia and pangasius....
31 January 2012
Probiotic Bacteria for Disease Prevention in Shellfish
US - The use of probiotic bacteria, isolated from naturally-occurring bacterial communities, is gaining in popularity in the aquaculture industry as the preferred,...
Innovative Fish Harvesting System on Display at Expo
SCOTLAND, UK - An innovative new welfare-friendly and humane fish harvesting system is likely to prove a focal point of interest for fish farmers and seafood processors...
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