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05 December 2016
Researchers Use Genes as HAB Early Warning System
US - In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have sequenced the genes of a harmful algae bloom...
02 December 2016
Researchers Use Genomics for More Targeted Rainbow Trout Breeding
DENMARK - With the use of genomic selection, Danish researchers will target their breeding of rainbow trout towards adaptations to different production environments...
15 November 2016
Scarce Freshwater Fish Pose Danger in India
INDIA - Alarm bells have started ringing in India. Migratory fish like the Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha), which travel long distances inland through major rivers in East...
20 October 2016
Breakthrough in Amoebic Gill Disease Control
NETHERLANDS - Hendrix Genetics has now discovered a way to control Amoebic Gill Disease (AGD). The company has been selective breeding its Landcatch salmon with...
Is There a Place for GM in Aquaculture?
GLOBAL - With no problems with sea lice, no risk of escape, minimal to no use of antibiotics and the same great taste and nutritional profile as other farmed Atlantic...
17 October 2016
New Mackerel Species Expected to Form New Commercial Fishery
INDIA - There is a new kid on the block in South India and it is called the Indian Chub Mackerel. The new species is expected to become a potential resource for...
Why Midshipman Fish Only Hum At Night
US - Research has found that Midshipman fish hum repetitively at night when it is time to breed, in an attempt to attract females to their nests for spawning....
06 October 2016
Researchers Discover Mechanism Of Shape-Shifting Sea Cucumbers
UK - UK Scientists have discovered for the first time how marine animals called sea cucumbers can rapidly change the stiffness of their body, which could provide...
New Study Finds Fishing Erodes Natural Size Variation
FINLAND - Fishing typically removes the large individuals from the population, this leads to evolutionary shrinking of fish but also erodes natural trait variability...
How Genomics is Boosting Spain's Aquaculture Breeding Programmes
SPAIN - Spain has a long history of aquaculture, with the earliest shellfish and fish rearing facilities in the country traced back to Roman times. By the Middle...
05 October 2016
Environmental DNA Used to Provide Early Detection of Invasive Crayfish
US - A University of Illinois researcher and his colleagues have analyzed environmental DNA (eDNA) to successfully detect the presence of the highly invasive rusty...
30 September 2016
ACCH2016: Addressing Knowledge Gaps for Lumpfish Production
CANADA - The use of cleaner fish such as lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) to control sea lice in aquaculture is rapidly emerging as an effective alternative to medicinal...
29 September 2016
ACCH2016: Improving Aquaculture Feed Sustainability with Genomics
CANADA - In terms of sustainability, fish feed remains one of the finfish aquaculture industry’s greatest challenges. To alleviate pressure on wild stocks, there...
15 September 2016
New Eel Species Found on Indian Coasts of the Bay of Bengal
INDIA - Scientists from Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have discovered at least two new species of eel fish, within last ten months, from the Bay of Bengal along...
14 September 2016
Female Fish can Favor Sperm from Preferred Males
US - Ovarian fluid released with eggs during spawning of ocellated wrasse favors sperm from the nest-tending males preferred by females, limiting fertilisation by...
12 September 2016
Xelect Maintains Strong Focus on R&D
UK - Xelect was founded on a core principle – to bring effective genetic technology to the global aquaculture industry. The University of St Andrews spin-out was...
06 September 2016
New Method to Determine Cod's Sex Gene Could Increase Profits
NORWAY - New methods at University of Oslo have made it possible to determine the Atlantic cod´s gender genetically. This could increase profits on cod in aquaculture....
02 September 2016
Researchers Find Bivalves Live Longer at High Latitudes
US - Researchers in the Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, have shown that high-latitude bivalves live longer and grow slower than those in the tropics. ...
23 August 2016
Research Alliance to Improve Aquaculture and Livestock Breeding
UK - The University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute and Hendrix Genetics have established a research agreement to improve the sustainability of animal production....
New DNA Method Detects Invasive Fish Species in Rivers
EU - Scientists have developed a new way of monitoring Ponto-Caspian gobies, a group of widely invasive fish species, by detecting traces of the fishes’ DNA in...
19 August 2016
Understanding How Fish Move Can Improve Fisheries Management
EU - Understanding the way fish use their habitat is necessary for a science based approach to fisheries management, according to a new scientific review. ...
17 August 2016
Crude Oil Found to Causes Deformities in Haddock
NORWAY - An international research team has found that even brief exposure of Atlantic haddock eggs to low concentrations of dispersed crude oil can cause severe...
09 August 2016
Top Geneticist Joins Benchmark’s Breeding and Genetics Business
UK - Industry expert, Dr Alan Tinch has joined Benchmark’s breeding and genetics business as Technical Services Director....
Scientists Successfully Decode Genome of Economically Important Seaweed
JAPAN - In order to help develop the protection, growth and scientific understanding of the economically important Okinawa mozuku seaweed, a team of researchers...
18 July 2016
GMO Labelling Bill Passed in US
US - New legislation designed to offer consumers more information about genetically engineered ingredients in their food passed in the US House of Representatives...
11 July 2016
New Research Shows Seaweeds get Sick When Stressed
AUSTRALIA - A variety of normally harmless bacteria can cause bleaching disease in seaweeds when the seaweeds become stressed by high water temperatures, UNSW Australia...
Researchers Discover First Sleeper Goby Cavefish in Western Hemisphere
MEXICO - Researchers have described a new genus and species of cavefish from Mexico - the Oaxaca Cave Sleeper....
07 July 2016
Research Finds Baby Fish Lose Protectors in Acidified Oceans
AUSTRALIA - A common close partnership which sees baby fish sheltering from predators among the poisonous tentacles of jellyfish will be harmed under predicted ocean...
Lost Hormone is Found in Starfish
UK - Biologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the evolutionary history of a hormone responsible for sexual maturity in humans...
06 July 2016
Fish Out of Water are More Common than Thought
AUSTRALIA - Fish have evolved the ability to live on land many times, challenging the perception that this extreme lifestyle shift was likely to have been a rare...
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