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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?...
10 November 2014
New Research Finds Crustaceans Win Battle Against Being Feminised
UK - Male crustaceans can ‘lock down’ their maleness to avoid being completely feminised by seawater contaminated by feminising pollutants, according to scientists....
03 November 2014
Polluted Water Causing Female Fish to Swap Sex
EU - Hypoxia – low levels of dissolved oxygen – can cause genetically female fish to develop into males, new research has found. Hypoxia in aquatic environments...
30 October 2014
AquaBounty Resolves Panama Permitting Issues
PANAMA and US - Officials in Panama have fined AquaBounty $9500 due to a deficiency in certain local permitting requirements affecting its Panama operations....
22 October 2014
Male Bluefin Killifish Signal Different Things With Different Fins
US - They help fish swim, but fins also advertise a fish’s social standing and health. In a new study, researchers report that for the male bluefin killifish (Lucania...
16 October 2014
Aquaculture Europe 2014: New Epitheliocystis Agents in Sea Bream Investigated
GREECE - Delivering her presentation at Aquaculture Europe 2014, in San Sebastian, Spain, Helena Seth-Smith discussed how she has investigated the novel agents of...
15 October 2014
Cichlids’ Egg-Spots: How Evolution Creates New Characteristics
SWITZERLAND - The evolution of new traits with novel functions has always posed a challenge to evolutionary biology. Studying the colour markings of cichlid fish,...
09 October 2014
Blue x Channel Hybrid Catfish Provide Promising Future for US Farmers
US - The blue x channel hybrid catfish is expected to be key to the survival of the struggling commercial catfish industry in the US. The strong survival rates and...
08 October 2014
Researchers Using Breeding to Improve Cod's Resistance to Disease
NORWAY - It is important to minimise the risk of disease in cod aquaculture. Scientist Rama Bangera of Nofima has studied the effect that the cod’s genes have...
02 October 2014
Britain’s Rarest Freshwater Fish Found in Cumbrian Lake
UK - Two adult vendace, Britain’s rarest freshwater fish and a relic of the last ice age, have been found in Bassenthwaite Lake in north-West England last month,...
29 September 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska's Two Most Important Species Growing in Abundance
US - Alaska’s conservative management combined with the grace of Mother Nature are swelling the abundance of two of the state’s largest and most important fisheries....
25 September 2014
Disease Resistant Carp Fish Seed to Fetch Good Profits to Farmers
INDIA - The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) has released disease-free Jayanti Rohu fish seed. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)...
23 September 2014
Scientists Announce Support for AquaBounty GM Salmon
US - Ninety scientists have sent a letter to President Obama this week regarding their concerns about a "damaged" FDA review/approval system for animal biotechnology...
22 September 2014
Fish Teeth Reveal Regulatory DNA Changes Behind Rapid Evolution
US - Sticklebacks, the roaches of the fish world, are the ideal animal in which to study the genes that control body shape. They've moved from the ocean into tens...
09 September 2014
Archerfish Target Prey with 'Skillfully Thrown' Water
GERMANY - Archerfish hunt by shooting jets of water at unsuspecting insects, spiders, or even small lizards on leaves or twigs above, knocking them into the water...
01 September 2014
Zebrafish Help to Unravel Alzheimer’s Disease
BELGIUM - New fundamental knowledge about the regulation of stem cells in the nerve tissue of zebrafish embryos results in surprising insights into neurodegenerative...
04 August 2014
Genomic Boost to Disease Resistance in Rohu Carp
NORWAY - A collaborative project between Norway and India has discovered markers for genes that control resistance against the bacterial disease Aeromoniasis in...
14 July 2014
Cage Farming of GIFT Tilapia Opposed in Kerala
INDIA - The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) has expressed strong concern about a proposal sugested by the Fisheries Department to promote cage culture of...
11 July 2014
Dumped WWII Chemical Munitions Still Affecting Fish
EUROPE - Thousands of tonnes of chemical warfare agents were dumped into the Baltic Sea after the Second World War. A recent study has shown that fish caught near...
25 June 2014
Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial. Public discourse of GMO has been characterized by polarization...
11 June 2014
Cermaq Supports Atlantic Salmon Genome Sequencing Project
CANADA - Cermaq Canada is proud to have been part of a research project which has sequenced the Atlantic salmon genome. Healthier food, more environmentally sound...
09 June 2014
Quality Fish Seed Needed to Increase Production
BANGLADESH - Experts at a workshop have stressed that annual fish production in the country can be enhanced by producing quality fish seed through practicing an...
04 June 2014
Fish Use Red Biofluorescence to Communicate
GERMANY - Tübingen University biologists have shown that marine fish use red biofluorescence to communicate....
02 June 2014
More Than Half of US Would Buy GM Fish
US - A new survey has found that most US consumers would buy genetically modified (GM) fish if approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....
Alaska Fish Factor: Senate Appropriations Committee Passes GM Labelling Requirement
US - If genetically modified salmon gets a green light by the federal government, it will be labeled as such if US Senators on both sides of the aisle have their...
28 May 2014
Climate Change Accelerates Hybridization Between Native, Invasive Trout
US - A new article by researchers from the University of Montana, the US Geological Survey and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks asserts that climate warming is increasing...
16 May 2014
Tiny, Toothy Catfish with Bulldog Snout Defies Classification
US - Kryptoglanis shajii is a strange fish – and the closer scientists look, the stranger it gets. This small subterranean catfish sees the light of day and human...
15 May 2014
Scientists Link Unusual Fish Larva to New Species of Sea Bass
US - Identifying larval stages of marine fishes in the open ocean is difficult because the young fishes often bear little or no resemblance to the adults they will...
Genetics Used to Measure Environmental Impact of Salmon Farming
SWITZERLAND - Determining species diversity makes it possible to estimate the impact of human activity on marine ecosystems accurately. The environmental effects...
14 May 2014
WAS Adelaide: Special Session on Regional Cooperation for Improved Biosecurity
AUSTRALIA - Raising awareness of the link between genetics and disease will be addressed by the global aquaculture community at a special session on regional cooperation...
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