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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....
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, November 26, 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,...
Tuesday, November 12, 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,...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Clean Seas Tuna Yellowtail Kingfish Production Proceeding Well
AUSTRALIA - Clean Seas Tuna has reported that its programme to increase annual yellowtail kingfish production to in excess of 1,500 tonnes by the 2015 financial...
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...
Thursday, October 17, 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...
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...
GOAL Conference 2013: EMS Causing Shrimp Aquaculture Market Shifts
FRANCE - Knowledge about Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) has come a long way since the first outbreak in China in 2009. Now that the bacteria causing the disease...
GOAL Conference 2013: Innovation Award for Israeli Professor
FRANCE - Dr Amir Sagi, a professor at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, is the winner of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) inaugural Novus Global...
Friday, September 27, 2013
Spanish Researchers Successfully Breed Queen Corvina Fish in Captivity
SPAIN - The National University (UNA) is breeding the queen corvina fish (Cynoscion albus) in captivity after its catches in the wild have declined in recent years....
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...
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Fish Embryos Possess a Mechanism for Protection Against Chemicals
SWITZERLAND - Fish possess a number of different mechanisms for protection against harmful substances in an aquatic environment. These include, for example, molecular...
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