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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Reef Fish Arrived in Two Waves
US - The world's reefs are hotbeds of biological diversity, including over 4,500 species of fish. A new study shows that the ancestors of these fish colonized reefs...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Net Loss Increased for AquaBounty in 2013
US - AquaBounty Technologies, Inc, has reported that its net loss last year increased to $4.7 million, compared with $4.4 million in 2012....
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
AquaBounty Selling Shares to Raise $10 million
US - AquaBounty has entered into an Equity Subscription Agreement with Intrexon Corporation to issue 19,040,366 new common shares, raising $10 million (approximately...
Friday, February 14, 2014
Aquaculture America 2014: Asian Tiger Shrimp Invade Gulf of Mexico
US - Over the past few years, growing numbers of the invasive Asian tiger shrimp have been detected off the South-east US and in the Gulf of Mexico, writes Lucy...
Monday, December 02, 2013
Alaska Fish Factor: Commission Discusses 2014 Halibut Quotas
US - Will Alaska’s halibut catches be cut again next year? That’s the big question as the industry braces for the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Next-gen Gene Sequencing to Identify Invasive Carp in Chicago Waterways
US - A project to map the microbes present in the digestive systems of fish species holds promise for monitoring the presence of Asian carp in Chicago area waterways...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Study Sheds New Light on How Some Fish Adapt to Saltwater
US - Tilapia fish readily adapt to fresh or salty water, making them both good candidates for aquaculture and potential invasive pests. New work at the University...
Monday, September 16, 2013
The Genetics of Why Fish Swim in Scools
US - How and why fish swim in schools has long fascinated biologists looking for clues to understand the complexities of social behavior. A new study by a team of...
Friday, July 19, 2013
Family Tree of Fish Yields Surprises
US - The mighty tuna is more closely related to the dainty seahorse than to a marlin or sailfish. That is one of the surprises from the first comprehensive family...
Monday, June 10, 2013
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon, Crab Fisheries Starting Up
US - Amidst the salmon fisheries starting up all across the state, several Alaska crab seasons also get underway each summer. In mid-June, the summer Dungeness crab...
Monday, June 03, 2013
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskan Senator Calls for GMO Labeling
US - Salmon set net families were streaming out of Kodiak all week, heading to their summer sites to get ready for the June 9 season opener. Their departure wrapped...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Around 1.5 Million People Object to Genetically Engineered Salmon
US - The Center for Food Safety, Earthjustice, Friends of the Earth, and Food & Water Watch will join nearly 1.5 million people who have raised vehement objections,...
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Fish Prone to Melanoma get DNA Decoded
US - Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and elsewhere have decoded the genome of the platyfish, a cousin of the guppy and a popular...
Monday, April 08, 2013
Asian Carp DNA not Widespread in the Great Lakes
US and CANADA - Researchers have found that Asian carp DNA is not widely spread in the Great Lakes. The most likely source of Asian carp DNA is thought to be from...
Friday, March 22, 2013
AquaBounty Fundraising of $6 million Approved
US - AquaBounty Technologies has entered into a Subscription Agreement to issue 22,883,295 Common Shares, raising $6.0 million (approximately £3.9 million) before...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
GM Salmon Comment Period Extended
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the period for interested parties to comment on the Environmental Assessment and the preliminary Finding...
Friday, January 11, 2013
A Snapshot of Pupfish Evolution
US - Chris Martin has bred more than 3,000 hybrid fish in his time as a graduate student in evolution and ecology at the University of California Davis, a pursuit...
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
AquaBounty Moves Closer to FDA Approval
ANALYSIS - It is good news for AquaBounty, as its AquAdvantage genetically modified (GM) salmon moves a step closer to approval after the US Food and Drug Administration...
Thursday, January 03, 2013
AquaBounty's GM Salmon Passes Environmental Assesment
US - On the 26 December 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its preliminary documents over the safety of AquaBounty's AquAdvantage genetically...
Monday, December 24, 2012
AquaBounty Environmental Assessment Published
US - Biotechnology company, AquaBounty Technologies, which focuses on productivity in the aquaculture market, has been notified by the US Food and Drug Administration...
Friday, December 07, 2012
AquaBounty Directors Not Selling Shares
US - AquaBounty Technologies confirms that Intrexon Corporation, a privately held biotechnology company, has made an offer to purchase the outstanding 52.44 per...
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Intrexon to Acquire 48 Per Cent Stake in AquaBounty Technologies
US - Intrexon Corporation, a synthetic biology company that utilises its proprietary technologies to provide control over cellular function, announced that it has...
Monday, October 22, 2012
What Repercussions Will Follow Proposition 37?
ANALYSIS - On 6 November, when the US goes to the polls to elect a new president, the voters of California will also be voting on a landmark piece of legislation...
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
US Government Accused of Un-Scientific Delay in GE Salmon Approval
US - Aquabounty, a biotechnology company focused on enhancing productivity in the aquaculture market, has accused the US government of delaying the approval of GM...
Thursday, December 01, 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...
Friday, November 11, 2011
Genetic Approach May Lead To ISA Treatment
US - A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has provided the first look at a genetic structure that may play a critical role...
Monday, August 08, 2011
Scientist Urges Government Ruling On GE Salmon
US - A Purdue University scientist is urging federal officials to decide whether genetically engineered (GE) salmon would be allowed for US consumption and arguing...
Friday, August 05, 2011
GE Animals: Enhance Human Health & Food Production
US - Seafood can be farmed locally in a more sustainably and efficient manner, pigs can be genetically engineered to produce human compatible donor tissues, cells...
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Congress Asked Not To Interfere With FDA
US - A letter has been sent by 38 industry groups asking members of Congress not to interfere in the science-based regulatory process of the Food and Drug Administration...
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Senators Call For Halt To GM Salmon Approval
US - US Senators have sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking commissioner Margaret Hamburg to halt the approval process of AquaBounty's genetically...
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