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09 September 2015
Oyster Breeding Wins Research Award
AUSTRALIA - Years of oyster breeding research by Select Oyster Company farmers has culminated in a disease control breakthrough and national recognition from the...
03 September 2015
Scientists Find Temperature Acclimation Genes in Fish
AUSTRALIA - In a world first study, researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University have unlocked the genetic...
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....
14 August 2015
Fish go Deep to Beat the Heat
AUSTRALIA - A James Cook University study shows that some fish retreat into deeper water to escape the heat. This finding throws light on what to expect if predictions...
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
Marine Reserves Benefit Fish with Variety of Life Histories
EU - Extended mathematical models show that fish species that move around more can benefit from marine reserves, as well as more sedentary species, according to...
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
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...
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...
31 July 2015
Wide-Ranging Fish Species Fare Best Under Climate Change
CANADA - Marine species that already have large ranges are extending their territories fastest in response to climate change, according to new research from University...
Ecologists Predict Climate Change Impact on Vulnerable Species
CANADA - Scientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) are sharing a way to predict which plants or animals may be vulnerable to the arrival of a new species,...
24 July 2015
Mussels Help Scientists Develop Wound-Sealing Glue
SOUTH KOREA - Korean scientists at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) have developed a light-activated, mussel protein-based bioadhesive (LAMBA)...
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...
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...
20 July 2015
Last Few Bursaries Remaining for Sustainable Aquaculture Courses
EU - The last few bursaries are still available for students wishing to study on the September 2015 Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture. The course...
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....
22 June 2015
New Research Finds Suspended Sediments Damage Fish Gills
AUSTRALIA - Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University have discovered that suspended sediment damages fish gills...
18 June 2015
MEPs Extend Animal Cloning Ban to Feed, Food and Imports
EU - A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports, in the EU was voted by the Environment...
02 June 2015
Complete Rainbow Trout Genome Now Available to Aquaculture Researchers, Breeders
ISRAEL - New research from NRGene, in cooperation with scientists from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University...
20 May 2015
Hendrix Genetics, NPM Capital to Join Forces
NETHERLANDS - Hendrix Genetics, a leading multi-species animal genetics company, and NPM Capital, a subsidiary of family owned SHV Holdings, have signed a Memorandum...
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....
11 May 2015
Light Helps Regulate Salmon Smolt Transformation
NORWAY - For decades, scientists have wondered what regulates changes in salmon when they transform from being freshwater to saltwater fish, and now researchers...
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...
29 April 2015
New Crab Species Discovered in Malaysia
MALAYSIA - A new coral-dwelling gall crab has been discovered in Malaysia by a researcher from the Netherlands....
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,...
24 April 2015
More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food...
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