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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...
Monday, September 02, 2013
Sequencing of a Genome of a Fish Pathogen Opens the Door to New Treatments
SPAIN - A team involving the National Research Council (CSIC) has sequenced the genome of the pathogen Saprolegnia parasitica responsible for infections in various...
Thursday, August 29, 2013
This Year’s Humber Seafood Summit is Truly Unmissable
UK - For the first time, this year’s Humber Seafood Summit, taking place from 18-19 September, will have its own Twitter feed - making the event easily accessible...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Research Shows how Female Fish Choose the ‘Right’ Sperm
UK - University of East Anglia scientists have revealed how female fish select the ‘right’ sperm to fertilize their eggs when faced with the risk of being fertilized...
Thursday, July 25, 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,...
Wednesday, July 24, 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...
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...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Fisheries-induced Evolution Adds a Bonus to Good Management
NETHERLANDS - A new study published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is the first to determine whether genetic changes resulting...
Friday, July 12, 2013
New Catfish Species Found in Brazil
BRAZIL - Scientists discovered a tiny new species of catfish in the waters of Rio Rio Paraíba do Sul basin, Brazil....
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Vaccination Against Sexual Maturation in Farmed Cod
NORWAY - Early onset of sexual maturity is a great problem in cod aquaculture because of negative effects on growth, feed conversion and health. ...
Thursday, July 04, 2013
GM Seafood to be Discussed at 2013 BioMarine Business Convention
CANADA - The 2013 BioMarine Business Convention, which will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 9-12 September, in collaboration with the National Research Council...
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Breeding Consortium Appoints De Geus as Director
NETHERLANDS - Dr Bernard de Geus has been appointed Director of the Breed4Food consortium....
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...
Friday, June 07, 2013
Sexual Selection in the Sea
AUSTRALIA - Biologists have uncovered new insights into how the male sexual behaviour of the peculiar southern bottletail squid is primed to produce the greatest...
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 29, 2013
Hormone Signal in Fish Drives Motor Neuron Growth
UK - Scientists have found that a key hormone allows young zebrafish to develop and replace their motor neurons - a kind of nerve cell found in the spinal cord....
Monday, May 27, 2013
New Ghana Fish Hatchery Supplying More Disease Resistant Tilapia
GHANA - A new tilapia hatchery in Ghana is expected to commence its operations in June this year and its first batch of high quality fingerlings will be ready for...
Friday, May 24, 2013
EFSA Guidance for Environmental Risk Assessment of GM Animals
EU - New guidance from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) provides applicants and risk assessors with a clear framework to evaluate the potential adverse...
Thursday, May 23, 2013
New Catfish Hatchery Opening in Nigeria
NIGERIA - A new catfish hatchery has been set up in Ibadan, Nigeria. With the first fingerlings expected in July 2013, the facility will provide fish farmers in...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Bullish Outlook Towards Return to Profitability for Clean Seas Tuna
AUSTRALIA - Following the successful recent rights issue which raised in excess of A$3 million, Clean Seas Tuna reports progress in rebuilding its Kingfish business....
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