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27 February 2017
Mini Eyeless Catfish Finally Given a Name
GLOBAL - After almost four decades, an elusive, eyeless catfish measuring less than an inch now has a name and a detailed description, thanks to two scientists from...
08 February 2017
Weekly Overview: Rare Ice Age Fish Filmed in Derwent Water
GLOBAL - A rare fish that is thought to be from the Ice Age has been caught on video for the first time at a lake in Cumbria, UK....
02 February 2017
Ocean Acidification Can Also Promote Shell Formation, New Research Finds
GLOBAL - Fact: More carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air also acidifies the oceans. It seemed to be the logical conclusion that shellfish and corals will suffer, because...
31 January 2017
Weekly Overview: New Species of Catfish Discovered in Myanmar
ANALYSIS - A new species of catfish has recently been discovered in Myanmar....
27 January 2017
New Crab Species Discovered in the Caribbean
BONAIRE, CARIBBEAN - Recent underwater photographs and video obtained using scuba equipment by underwater photographer Ellen Muller at dive sites in the National...
12 December 2016
New Worldfish Strategy Targets Increased Sustainable Fish Production
GLOBAL - A new six-year strategy launched by WorldFish aims to boost sustainable aquaculture production and small-scale fisheries in developing countries, at the...
09 December 2016
Two New Basslet Species Discovered in the Caribbean
GLOBAL - Living in deep reefs in the Atlantic Ocean, the banded basslet, a small and colorful species with a wide range of distribution, has long been thought to...
06 December 2016
Weekly Overview: Simple Test Developed to Detect Pancreas Disease Causing Virus
GLOBAL - Scientists from the University of Glasgow, UK, working with major companies in the aquaculture industry, have discovered a ‘simple test’ can be used...
20 October 2016
Is There a Place for GM in Aquaculture?
GLOBAL - With no problems with sea lice, no risk of escape, minimal to no use of antibiotics and the same great taste and nutritional profile as other farmed Atlantic...
20 May 2016
Biodiversity Protects Fish from Climate Change
GLOBAL - Fish provide protein to billions of people and are an especially critical food source in the developing world. Today marine biologists confirmed a key factor...
07 April 2016
Researchers Discover New Virus Threatening Global Tilapia Stocks
GLOBAL - An international scientific team led by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Tel Aviv University has identified and...
22 January 2016
Cryopreservation: A Valuable Tool for Aquaculture and Wild Fish Stocks
GLOBAL - Cryogenetics is helping to increase fish numbers through its milt preservation and fertilisation technology, and also through its diverse gene bank. These...
29 December 2015
11 Lobster Facts That Will Leave You Shell-Shocked
GLOBAL - As may of you sit down to eat lobster over the Christmas Holiday, here are 11 weird and wonderful lobster facts. ...
08 December 2015
Weekly Overview: Aquaculture Ship to Move Salmon Farming Further Offshore
ANALYSIS - It could be the start of a sustainable revolution for the Norwegian salmon farming industry, following the design of an aquaculture ship that will move...
03 August 2015
Birgitte Sørheim Appointed Marketing Director of Benchmark's Aquaculture Breeding and Genetics
GLOBAL - Benchmark Holdings PLC has appointed Birgitte Sørheim as Marketing Director to their fast-growing Breeding and Genetics division, which was formed in November...
23 July 2015
New Deep Reef Fish Discovered in Caribbean
CARIBBEAN - Drs Carole Baldwin and Ross Robertson from the Smithsonian Institution discovered a new small goby fish (pictured) that differs from its relatives not...
03 March 2015
Weekly Overview: Work On-going to Determine Virus Y Relationship to New Trout Disease
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has released more information on the new disease, which was detected in freshwater rainbow trout...
24 February 2015
Genomics to Combat Shrimp Disease
GLOBAL - White spot syndrome is one of the most serious diseases of farmed shrimp, and there is currently no effective way of combating this disease....
23 April 2014
International Research Team Sequences Rainbow Trout Genome
GLOBAL - Using fish bred at Washington State University, an international team of researchers has mapped the genetic profile of the rainbow trout, a versatile salmonid...
14 April 2014
New Weakly Electric Fish Species Discovered in Central Africa
AFRICA - Two new species of weakly electric fishes from the Congo River basin are described in the open access journal ZooKeys. One of them, known from only a single...
25 February 2014
Weekly Overview: New Trout Disease Discovered in Norway
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the Norwegian Veterinary Institute has discovered a new disease in hatchery rainbow trout, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor....
21 February 2014
Project Aims to Boost European Aquaculture through Selective Breeding
EUROPE - Globally there is an increasing demand for aquaculture products. The aquaculture sector is relatively young and there is a need to increase productivity...
12 December 2013
DNA Confirms MSC Certified Seafood Supply Chain Integrity
GLOBAL - Results of the latest round of independent DNA testing on MSC labelled products show over 99 per cent were correctly labelled. Of 320 samples tested, only...
26 November 2013
Weekly Overview: Thai Shrimp Sector on Road to Recovery
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Thailand's shrimp sector is on the road to recovery according to analysts from Thai Union Frozen Products (TUF), writes Lucy Towers,...
12 November 2013
How Safe Are Genetically Modified Foods?
ANALYSIS – Divisions over the safety of Genetically Modified crops and foods have been sharply highlighted the last few weeks in a battle between top scientists,...
17 October 2013
Reproductive Trait in Fish Impedes Tissue Regeneration
GLOBAL - New research on the reproductive habits of zebrafish offers an explanation as to why some animals' bodies repair tissues. The research team previously noticed...
25 July 2013
Where's Waldo? A New Alien-like Species Discovered off California
GLOBAL - After nearly 25 years of searching, three scientists have finally found "Waldo". No, not the loveable bespectacled character in children's picture books,...
24 July 2013
Free Aquaculture Genomics Training Opportunities
GLOBAL - Applications are now being accepted for the second training course organised by the FP7-funded AQUAEXCEL (Aquaculture Infrastructures for Excellence in...
17 April 2013
World’s Gene Pool Crucial for Survival
GLOBAL - Conserving and making the most of the planet's wealth of genetic resources will be crucial for survival, as people will need to produce sufficient and nutritious...
16 April 2013
Weekly Overview: Second ISA Outbreak Reported in Chile
ANALYSIS - Over the last week, a further case of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been reported in Chile, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor....
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