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16 January 2017
Disease Threats in Shrimp Farming: Causes and Possible Solutions
CANADA - Remarks by Matthew Briggs, Ridley AgriProducts Pty., Australia, during the aquaculture breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver,...
Ocean Acidification to Hit Dungeness Crab Fishery
US - The acidification of the ocean as seawater absorbs increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will reverberate through the West Coast's marine...
12 January 2017
International Team Helping Tanzania Double Fish Production Through Aquaculture
TANZANIA - Tanzania, perhaps best known for safaris over its vast open plains, has ambitious plans for diminutive freshwater wildlife with enormous, untapped potential....
New Algae Species Found in Omani Waters
OMAN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) has announced that its researchers have found a new type of algae species, Myrionecta rubra, a part of the...
11 January 2017
Warmer West Coast Linked to Increased Risk of Toxic Shellfish
US - Hazardous levels of domoic acid, a natural toxin that accumulates in shellfish, have been linked to warmer ocean conditions in waters off Oregon and Washington...
10 January 2017
Weekly Overview: Endangered Sea Cucumber Farming Operation Receives $2.75 million Investment
GLOBAL - A sea cucumber farming operation in Madagascar has received a $2.75 million investment from Aqua-Spark - the sustainable aquaculture investment fund....
Global Scale Study Reveals Potential Future Impact of Ocean Acidification
UK - Ocean Acidification and the extent to which marine species are able to deal with low pH levels in the Earth's seas, could have a significant influence on shifting...
Researchers Express Optimism Over Transgenic Chinese Carp
CHINA - Chinese researchers who created a rapidly growing “giant” transgenic carp have expressed cautious optimism it will one day land on dining tables....
Researchers Create Trout Feed From Bean Residue
MEXICO - In order to reduce costs in rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ) production, researchers from the Technological Institute of Tuxtepec (Ittux) have developed...
09 January 2017
Arctic Char Sperm Race for Reproductive Success
NORWAY - Dominant Arctic char produce sperm that swim faster in diluted ovarian fluid, while subordinate males produce sperm that swim faster in water, according...
06 January 2017
Women are Central to the Global Fishing Industry, Study Finds
NORWAY - Although women play a central role in the fishing industry in many parts of the world, their contribution has not been sufficiently recognised. Now, the...
Hopes Are High for Torula Yeast in Shrimp Aquaculture
MEXICO - Research in Mexico has shown that torula yeast (Candida utilis) could replace portions of fishmeal in farmed Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)...
05 January 2017
New Technology Makes Use of Whitefish By-Product
NORWAY - Every year 340,000 tonnes of usable whitefish by-product are discarded into the sea. But the fisheries industry has now identified ways of halting this...
30 December 2016
Why Fish Send Red Signals in the Deep Blue Sea
GERMANY - Tübingen University biologists discover the many meanings of fluorescence where colors fade....
Video Series Helps Seafood Industry Understand FDA’s Fish, Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed a video series, designed to assist the seafood industry and federal and state regulators in better understanding...
29 December 2016
Rockfish Siblings Shed New Light on How Offspring Diffuse and Disperse
US - A splitnose rockfish's thousands of tiny offspring can stick together in sibling groups from the time they are released into the open ocean until they move...
28 December 2016
Mussels Used to Map Habitat Connectivity in Portugal
EU - A species of mussel has been used to investigate the connectivity of two marine protected areas (MPAs) along the central Portuguese west coast in a new study....
23 December 2016
Major Grant to Help Improve Fish Welfare in Scientific Studies
UK - Researchers have won a major new grant award for a study that will help to improve the welfare of live fish used in scientific tests....
22 December 2016
Researcher Studies Prevention of Off-Flavours in Fish
GERMANY - A researcher in Germany is studying why fish sometimes smells 'fishy' and why customers often smell other aromas when they buy fish....
20 December 2016
New Aquaculture Training Course on Offer for First-Time Managers
SCOTLAND, UK - A new aquaculture-specific training course has launched, aimed at equipping first-time managers with the skills and knowledge necessary to be effective...
19 December 2016
Salmon, Blue Mussel and Eel Die From Same Vitamin Deficiency, Study Finds
SWEDEN - Deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine) in wildlife is previously known as a problem among certain species within relatively limited geographical areas. Now,...
16 December 2016
Industry-wide Support for Aquaculture Centre of Innovation Excellence
SCOTLAND - A scoping study into the concept of a centre of innovation excellence for Scottish aquaculture has found industry-wide support for the initiative....
14 December 2016
New Publication Addresses Biomarkers in Fish Nutrition
EU - The EU-funded ARRAINA (Advanced Research Initiatives for Nutrition & Aquaculture) project has published a new resource for aquaculture feed producers, entitled...
13 December 2016
Scientists Reveal How Fish Adapt to Toxic Levels of Pollution
UK - A new report identifies the genetic mechanism responsible for evolutionary adaptation to toxic pollution observed in wild Atlantic killifish populations....
Caribbean Spiny Lobsters Found to Get Food From an Unexpected Source
UK - Researchers from the UK's University of Plymouth have found that chemosynthesis plays an unexpectedly essential role in supporting populations of the lucrative...
Weekly Overview: More White Spot Outbreaks Detected in Logan River Prawn Farms
AUSTRALIA - Following the announcement on 2 December of a white spot disease outbreak at a prawn farm, Australian authorities have now confirmed that the disease...
09 December 2016
Northern Sockeye Salmon Found to Manage Heat Stress
US - Sockeye salmon that evolved in the generally colder waters of the far north still know how to cool off if necessary, an important factor in the species' potential...
Two New Basslet Species Discovered in the Caribbean
GLOBAL - Living in deep reefs in the Atlantic Ocean, the banded basslet, a small and colorful species with a wide range of distribution, has long been thought to...
08 December 2016
Why the Flounder is Flat
GERMANY - Scientists have long been puzzled by the flounder's asymmetrical physiology. The mechanism that triggers the unusual asymmetry has now been identified...
European Researchers Tackle Parasitic Diseases in Aquaculture
EU - A new European Union funded research project is addressing the challenges of disease prevention and management to protect the sustainability and competitiveness...
 
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