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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Rothamsted Research Granted Permission for New GM Field Trial
UK - Rothamsted Research has got the go-ahead to carry out its GM field trial on Camelina plants that accumulate omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs)...
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, April 14, 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...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
New Species of Crayfish Discovered in Australia
AUSTRALIA - Hidden in one of Australia's most developed and fastest growing areas lives one of the world's smallest freshwater crayfish species. Robert B McCormack...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Fish Discovered with Previously Unknown Type of Eye
GERMANY - The University of Tübingen’s Institute of Anatomy has discovered a fish with a previously unknown type of eye....
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
DNA Testing Confirms Friend of the Sea Labelled Fish's Origin
ITALY - DNA analysis carried out in March 2014 by Bicocca University of Milan has confirmed that the sample of Friend of the Sea labelled products tested uses the...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
More Male Fish ”Feminized” by Pollution on Basque Coast
SPAIN - The UPV/EHU’s Cell Biology in Environmental Toxicology group has conducted research using thick-lipped grey mullet and has analysed specimens in six zones:...
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....
Saline Tilapia Research Completed in Dagupan
PHILIPPINES - Saline tilapia, or tilapia mollibicus, was developed in Dagupan City through 15 years of research through the joint collaboration of Filipino and French...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Ecuador to Import Rainbow Trout Eggs to Improve Production
ECUADOR - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAGAP) has developed a project for aquaculture development in Ecuador....
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...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Farmed Salmon Pose Clear Reproductive Threat to Wild Gene Pools
UK - Farmed salmon show full reproductive potential to invade wild gene pools and should be sterilised - according to new research from the University of East Anglia...
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
New Species of Freshwater Shrimp Discovered in India
INDIA - A new freshwater shrimp, has been discovered in Vamanapuram river....
Tuesday, February 25, 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....
Friday, February 21, 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...
Thursday, February 20, 2014
IRTA Produces Pacific Oyster Seeds Free of the Herpes Virus
SPAIN - Over the last few years, the production of the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) in the Ebro Delta has undergone considerable losses due to a herpes virus...
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...
Genetic Advance Brings Natural Shortcut to Salmon Breeding
UK - Pioneering scientific work involving a Scottish aquaculture company has made a significant breakthrough that is set to revolutionise efforts to develop robust,...
Friday, January 24, 2014
Rothamsted Research Submits Application to Carry out GM Field Trial
UK - Rothamsted Research has submitted an application to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for permission to carry out a GM field trial...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Environmental Groups take Government to Court Over GM Salmon
CANADA - Environmental groups want a court to decide if the federal government violated its own law by permitting the manufacture of genetically modified salmon...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
A Single Diatom Accumulates EPA and DHA High Value Omega-3
UK - Rothamsted Research scientists have demonstrated for the first time the use of metabolic engineering in microalgae to modify the accumulation of high value...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Genetically Engineered Oilseed Plant a Source of Fish Oil
UK - Rothamsted Research scientists have developed Camelina sativa plants that accumulate high levels of Omega-3 oils EPA and DHA in their seeds....
Monday, December 23, 2013
Genotop Awarded for Entrepreneurship in Aquaculture and Genetics
FRANCE - The French company Genotop, providing services in genetics for aquaculture, won the Biotechnology prize in the Saint Malo Entrepreneur contest, together...
Monday, December 16, 2013
Government Shifts to Hybrid Tilapia Fingerling Production
PHILIPPINES - The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) has shifted to providing hybrid tilapia fingerlings to fish growers after the latter observed increased production...
Researchers Reduce the Environmental Impact of Farmed Salmon in the Wild
NORWAY - A PhD project carried out at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Research has investigated the use...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Government Invests in the Genetic Improvement of Tilapia
BRAZIL - The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA) will invest $252,000 in the genetic improvement of tilapia, one of the main species of fish currently grown...
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...
Friday, December 06, 2013
New Species of the Fish Pathogenic Bacterium Edwardsiella Identified
NORWAY - Takele Abayneh Tefera's doctoral research project has uncovered a genetic divergence between the fish pathogen Edwardsiella tarda and Edwardsiella tarda...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Marine Harvest Calls for Labeling of GM Salmon
NORWAY - Marine Harvest and WWF-Norway are calling for any future Genetically Modified (GM) salmon to be labelled....
Monday, December 02, 2013
Australis and AquaGen Enter Long Term Agreement on Salmon Egg Production
CHILE - Australis Seafoods and AquaGen have announced long term cooperation on salmon genetics and egg production in Chile....
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