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19 November 2015
AquaBounty Receives FDA Approval for GM Salmon
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AquaBounty Technologies's New Animal Drug Application for the production, sale, and consumption of its...
04 November 2015
Electric Eel: Most Remarkable Predator in Animal Kingdom
US - The electric eel may be one of the most remarkable predators in the entire animal kingdom. That is the conclusion of Kenneth Catania, Stevenson Professor of...
13 October 2015
Fish Schools Use Two 'Gears' to Conserve Energy
US - Schools of fish and flocks of birds could use two "gears" - one slow and another fast - in ways that conserve energy, a team of New York University researchers...
23 September 2015
Blue Crabs More Tolerant of Low Oxygen than Previously Thought
US - Results of a new study led by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science show that adult blue crabs are much more tolerant of low-oxygen,...
01 September 2015
DNA Sequencing Used to Identify Thousands of Fish Eggs
US - Using DNA sequencing, researchers have accurately painted a clear picture of fish spawning activities in a marine protected area (MPA) and have created a baseline...
26 August 2015
Sharp-Shooting Archerfish Prefer Close Targets
US - Archerfish are able to shoot jets of water at both near and far prey items, but the amount of force used is equal, according to new research from Wake Forest...
24 August 2015
Fish Genitalia Evolve in Response to Predators, Interbreeding
US - Female fish in the Bahamas have developed ways of showing males that "No means no", according to the latest research from North Carolina State University....
06 August 2015
Ocean Changes Affecting Salmon Biodiversity, Survival
US - The biodiversity of two Northern Pacific salmon species may be at risk due to changes in ocean conditions at the equator, reports a study by the University...
New Study Exposes Negative Effects of Climate Change on Antarctic Fish
US - Elevated levels of carbon dioxide and an increase in ocean water temperature has a significant impact on survival and development of the Antarctic dragonfish,...
05 August 2015
Fat Fish Illuminate Human Obesity
US - Blind cavefish that have adapted to annual cycles of starvation and binge-eating have mutations in the gene MC4R, the same gene that is mutated in certain obese...
03 August 2015
Consumers Do Not View GMO Labels as Negative 'Warnings'
US - Labelling food containing GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) would not act as 'warning' labels and scare consumers away from purchasing these products, according...
21 July 2015
Shrimp Exoskeleton Could Inspire New Armour
US - New research from Purdue University is revealing details about how the exoskeleton of a certain type of deep-sea shrimp allows the animal to survive scalding...
29 June 2015
Success for FDA Fish Fraud Fighting Programme
US - The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ongoing integration of forensic science as a way of combating seafood fraud and mislabeling is paying off....
14 May 2015
Fish Produce Sunscreen Chemical With Potential for Human Use
US - Zebrafish can produce their own sunscreen chemicals that protect against UV rays, researchers from Oregon State University have discovered....
30 April 2015
Genetics Shows Lionfish Invasion Started in Several Locations
US - The red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, suggests new genetic...
28 April 2015
Diabetes Drugs Found to Cause Fish Intersex
US - A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish....
27 April 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: 63 Million Hatchery Produced Salmon Expected to Return Home
US - Each year more than one third of all the salmon caught in Alaska begin their lives in a hatchery. There are 31 hatchery facilities in Alaska: 15 privately owned,...
12 March 2015
Fish Vet Group Expands Technical Offering into Zebrafish Research Industry
US - Fish Vet Group (FVG) the world’s largest provider of aquaculture veterinary and diagnostic services is expanding its US offering into the Zebrafish research...
11 March 2015
Female Killifish Are Picky When it Comes to Partners
US - A new study offers insight into a process that could lead one species to diverge into two. The study found that female killifish that avoid mating with males...
29 December 2014
New Research Shows Electric Eels Deliver Taser-Like Shocks
US - The electric eel - the scaleless Amazonian fish that can deliver an electrical jolt strong enough to knock down a full-grown horse - possesses an electroshock...
16 December 2014
Fish Use Chemical Camouflage from Diet to Hide From Predators
US - A species of small fish uses a homemade coral-scented cologne to hide from predators, a new study has shown, providing the first evidence of chemical camouflage...
22 October 2014
Male Bluefin Killifish Signal Different Things With Different Fins
US - They help fish swim, but fins also advertise a fish’s social standing and health. In a new study, researchers report that for the male bluefin killifish (Lucania...
09 October 2014
Blue x Channel Hybrid Catfish Provide Promising Future for US Farmers
US - The blue x channel hybrid catfish is expected to be key to the survival of the struggling commercial catfish industry in the US. The strong survival rates and...
29 September 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska's Two Most Important Species Growing in Abundance
US - Alaska’s conservative management combined with the grace of Mother Nature are swelling the abundance of two of the state’s largest and most important fisheries....
23 September 2014
Scientists Announce Support for AquaBounty GM Salmon
US - Ninety scientists have sent a letter to President Obama this week regarding their concerns about a "damaged" FDA review/approval system for animal biotechnology...
22 September 2014
Fish Teeth Reveal Regulatory DNA Changes Behind Rapid Evolution
US - Sticklebacks, the roaches of the fish world, are the ideal animal in which to study the genes that control body shape. They've moved from the ocean into tens...
25 June 2014
Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial. Public discourse of GMO has been characterized by polarization...
02 June 2014
More Than Half of US Would Buy GM Fish
US - A new survey has found that most US consumers would buy genetically modified (GM) fish if approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....
Alaska Fish Factor: Senate Appropriations Committee Passes GM Labelling Requirement
US - If genetically modified salmon gets a green light by the federal government, it will be labeled as such if US Senators on both sides of the aisle have their...
28 May 2014
Climate Change Accelerates Hybridization Between Native, Invasive Trout
US - A new article by researchers from the University of Montana, the US Geological Survey and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks asserts that climate warming is increasing...
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