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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...
02 April 2015
New Fossilised Fish Species Discovered
SWITZERLAND - Two new species of the ancient predatory fish Saurichthys have been discovered in Southern Switzerland, according to researchers from the University...
01 April 2015
Ear Bones Show Black Bream Migration Patterns
AUSTRALIA - Research from the University of Adelaide has shown that black bream fish, which are important for recreational and commercial fishing, vary their migration...
30 March 2015
Breeding Cooperative Fish Could Improve Growth Rates
NETHERLANDS - Research at the University of Wageningen has raised possibilities that breeding fish for behaviour could help to improve their growth in aquaculture....
27 March 2015
Can Genetically-Sterilised Farmed Salmon Help Save Wild Populations?
UK - Scientists at the University of East Anglia are researching whether genetically sterilising farmed salmon would prevent them from breeding with their wild counterparts....
12 March 2015
Fish Vet Group Expands Technical Offering into Zebrafish Research Industry
US - Fish Vet Group (FVG) the world’s largest provider of aquaculture veterinary and diagnostic services is expanding its US offering into the Zebrafish research...
11 March 2015
Female Killifish Are Picky When it Comes to Partners
US - A new study offers insight into a process that could lead one species to diverge into two. The study found that female killifish that avoid mating with males...
04 March 2015
Pollution Impacts on Fish to Worsen with Climate Change
UK - The impact of pollution on fish could be made dramatically worse by climate change according to a new study published in the journal PNAS....
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....
16 February 2015
Four New Fish Species Discovered in India
INDIA - Four new species of fish have been discovered in Kerala....
29 January 2015
Oil from GM Camelina Can Substitute Fish Oil in Fish Feed
UK - Oil derived from GM Camelina plants that have been modified to produce 20 per cent EPA in their seeds, is entirely suitable for feeding Atlantic salmon, according...
29 December 2014
New Research Shows Electric Eels Deliver Taser-Like Shocks
US - The electric eel - the scaleless Amazonian fish that can deliver an electrical jolt strong enough to knock down a full-grown horse - possesses an electroshock...
16 December 2014
Fish Use Chemical Camouflage from Diet to Hide From Predators
US - A species of small fish uses a homemade coral-scented cologne to hide from predators, a new study has shown, providing the first evidence of chemical camouflage...
15 December 2014
New Trout Species Discovered in Turkey
TURKEY - A group of researchers from Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Faculty of Fisheries in Turkey, have discovered a new trout species. ...
04 December 2014
MPEDA to Hold Global Tilapia Summit
INDIA - The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (RGCA), the research and development wing of the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), is to hold...
22 November 2014
Benchmark to Acquire Two Major Players in Aquaculture Breeding
UK - Benchmark Holdings PLC has announced the proposed acquisitions of the entire issued share capital of SalmoBreed AS and 81.84 per cent of the issued share capital...
14 November 2014
Shape Up Quickly – Applies to Fish Too!
SWEDEN - Fish can live in almost any aquatic environment on Earth, but when the climate changes and temperatures go up many species are pushed to the limit. The...
13 November 2014
Member States to Overrule EU on Location of GMO Crops
EU - Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory...
12 November 2014
Should Member States Overrule EU on GMO Decisions?
EU - Should member states be able to overrule the EU when considering the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in their territory?...
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