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Wednesday, October 22, 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...
Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship Available
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for an Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship to enable a promising veterinary graduate...
Scientists Discover Vegetarian Diet for Marine Aquaculture
US - For the first time scientists have been able to develop a completely vegetarian diet that works for marine fish raised in aquaculture, the key to making aquaculture...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
US Researchers Examine Antibiotic Content in Farmed Fish
US - In a new study, Hansa Done, PhD candidate, and Rolf Halden, PhD, researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, examine antibiotic content...
Partnerships Signed for Aquaculture Development in Timor-Leste
TIMOR-LESTE - Two agreements that will promote aquaculture as a means to improve nutrition and reduce poverty were signed in Timor-Leste as part of a celebration...
Friday, October 17, 2014
Aquaculture Europe 2014: Don't Be Scared of Innovation
GLOBAL - Carlos Luna, Director of Angulas Aguinage, explains how innovation is possible, even in small companies during his plenary address at Aquaculture Europe...
Thursday, October 16, 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...
Wednesday, October 15, 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,...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Fish Moving Towards the Poles at 26 km Per Decade
CANADA - Large numbers of fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050, finds a new University of Britsh Columbia study that examined the impact of climate change...
Monday, October 13, 2014
MAGAP Project Strengthens Trout Fry Production
ECUADOR - In Papallacta, Napo Province, the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries, is running the "Mariculture and fish for aquaculture development in Ecuador"...
New Research Helping EU Aquaculture Become More Competitive
EU - In order to help EU aquaculture become more competitive, sustainable and efficient, an EU-funded project is connecting the expertise of aquaculture scientists...
Friday, October 10, 2014
New Study Finds Fishermen's Expertise is Rarely Considered by Scientists
IRELAND - The knowledge of fishermen, which could be referenced to help prevent the catastrophic ecological collapses we are seeing in our lakes and oceans, is rarely...
Norway Sea Lice Pesticides Exceeding UK Environmental Health Standards
NORWAY - Levels of aquaculture pesticides exceed UK environmental quality standards (EQSs) in samples taken from near Norwegian fish farms, a recent study has shown....
Early Mortality Syndrome: Changing the Way We Farm
GLOBAL - Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) has wreaked devastation across Asian shrimp farms over the past few years but now key research by Dr George Chamberlin, Global...
NMIT Launches New 2015 Aquaculture Qualifications
NEW ZEALAND - Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) is launching two new qualifications in aquaculture in 2015 and now provides a full suite of aquaculture...
Thursday, October 09, 2014
New Study First to Document the Voices of Fish Larvae
US - A new study from researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is the first to document that fish larvae produce...
Chilean Firm Wins GAA's Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award
CHILE - Rodrigo Prado, a civil engineer and director of USONIC Ltda. in Puerto Montt, Chile, is the winner of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Preferred Freezer...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Antifreeze Proteins in Antarctic Fish Prevent Freezing and Melting
ANTARCTIC - Antarctic fishes that manufacture their own "antifreeze" proteins to survive in the icy Southern Ocean also suffer an unfortunate side effect, researchers...
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...
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Weekly Overview: Updated MSC Standard Offers More Fisheries Protection, Zero Toleration for Forced Labour
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its updated standard for sustainable fishing which reflects the most up-to-date...
Monday, October 06, 2014
Researchers Improving Trout Resistance to a Deadly Disease
US - Each year, the rainbow trout industry suffers significant economic losses due to bacterial cold-water disease, caused by the bacterium Flavobacterium psychrophilum....
Friday, October 03, 2014
£6 million Research Boost for UK Aquaculture
UK - BBSRC is building capacity in aquaculture research as UK farmed fish and shellfish become a growing component of food supplies. £6 million worth of funding...
Norwegian Scientists Investigate Potential of Omega 3 from Bacteria
NORWAY - Access to omega 3 sources in fish feed is a limiting factor for growth in aquaculture. Researchers from SINTEF and NTNU will now explore the potential of...
Fifteen Thousand Colombian Fishermen to Benefit from Fisheries Project
COLOMBIA - To improve the economic conditions and quality of life for 15,000 artisanal fishermen the Nariño Pacific National Aquaculture and Fishing Authority (Aunap)...
Thursday, October 02, 2014
How Effective are Lumpfish in the Fight Against Sea Lice?
GLOBAL - Sea lice are one of the biggest obstacles that the Atlantic salmon farming industry is facing at present. Ása Johannesen, Aquaculture Research Station...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
New Research Studies Parasites Affecting Tilapia Production
MEXICO - A team from the Institute of Ecology (INECOL) led by Dr Miguel Rubio Godoy are studying parasitic worms (monogeneans) of the genera Gyrodactylus, and Cichlidogyrus...
Monday, September 29, 2014
New Film Calls for Immediate Action to Stop Disappearance of Large Fish
SPAIN - The international marine conservation organisation Oceana and the film production company Panthalassa present “Sea Legend”, a film whose world premiere...
Buckland Foundation Delivers Atlantic Salmon Management Lecture
UK - Under the auspices of the Buckland Foundation and the Imperial College Centre for Environmental Policy, the Buckland Lecture for 2014 is entitled ‘Species...
Friday, September 26, 2014
New Research Finds Trawling Threatening Spanish Canyon Ecosystems
EU - Intensive trawling could turn seafloor ecosystems into ‘deserts of the sea’, new research warns. The study found that continuous bottom trawling for shrimp...
Research Finds Clownfish Better Adapted to Climate Change
AUSTRALIA - New research has found clownfish larvae can swim up to 400 kilometres in search of a home, which makes them better able to cope with environmental change....
 
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