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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
More Male Fish ”Feminized” by Pollution on Basque Coast
SPAIN - The UPV/EHU’s Cell Biology in Environmental Toxicology group has conducted research using thick-lipped grey mullet and has analysed specimens in six zones:...
£4 Million Investment for UK Food Production Innovation
UK - Businesses including an urban farm and spin-outs from Universities across the UK have received a share of £4 million of funding from government and industry...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Spring Fishing Bans Begin in China
CHINA - China's biggest freshwater lake, Poyang Lake in east China's Jiangxi Province, entered its three-month fishing moratorium at midday on Thursday, a move to...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Danish Expedition Studies Eel's Journey
DENMARK - The research vessel Dana is currently in the Sargasso Sea on an intensive research expedition to the European eel’s spawning grounds subsequently following...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Transportation Plan in Place for Drought Effected Salmon
US - Millions of young salmon in California may be migrating to the ocean next month via tanker trucks....
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Ecuador to Import Rainbow Trout Eggs to Improve Production
ECUADOR - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAGAP) has developed a project for aquaculture development in Ecuador....
Mauritius May Soon Begin Crab Farming
MAURITIUS - The Albion Fisheries Research Centre is currently experimenting with the breeding of crabs. If the project proves viable, crab farming will soon begin...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Researcher Discovers Smaller Salmon Spawn Better in Riverbeds
US - For salmon, being bigger isn’t always better. Being a little smaller - at least intermediate size - is more advantageous for maximum spawning in riverbeds,...
Speed Trap Catches Domestic Trout Moving too Slow
US - Washington State University researchers have documented dramatic differences in the swimming ability of domesticated trout and their wilder relatives....
Monday, March 10, 2014
Farmed Salmon Pose Clear Reproductive Threat to Wild Gene Pools
UK - Farmed salmon show full reproductive potential to invade wild gene pools and should be sterilised - according to new research from the University of East Anglia...
Distinctive Flashing Patterns Might Facilitate Fish Mating
US - Scientists have shown for the first time that deep-sea fishes that use bioluminescence for communication are diversifying into different species faster than...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Competition Breeds New Fish Species, Study Finds
UK - Competition may play an important role during the evolution of new species, but empirical evidence for this is scarce, despite being implicit in Charles Darwin's...
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Taiwan Begins First Ban on Elver Fishing
TAIWAN - Taiwan has started its eight-month ban on elver fishing, with the aim of sustaining the species by saving six to 10 per cent of young eels each year....
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
New Invasive Species Breakthrough Sparks Interest Around the World
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A research breakthrough at Queen's University Belfast has sparked interest among aquatic biologists, zoologists and ecologists around the...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
New Zealand Launches Scampi Aquaculture Programme
NEW ZEALAND - A new hatchery has been built at Cawthron Aquaculture Park near Nelson to improve understanding of New Zealand scampi and establish the world’s first...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Government Boosts Local Tilapia Supply
PHILIPPINES - The Provincial Agriculture Office has released some 120,000 tilapia fingerlings into Pangasinan’s river systems to boost the province’s tilapia...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Project Aims to Boost European Aquaculture through Selective Breeding
EUROPE - Globally there is an increasing demand for aquaculture products. The aquaculture sector is relatively young and there is a need to increase productivity...
Ben Tre Farmers Face Cockle Seed Shortage
VIET NAM - In 2013, farmers in Ben Tre province harvested 1,008 MT of cockle, 104 MT lower than that of 2012. This decline is expected to continue in 2014 due to...
Thursday, February 20, 2014
IRTA Produces Pacific Oyster Seeds Free of the Herpes Virus
SPAIN - Over the last few years, the production of the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) in the Ebro Delta has undergone considerable losses due to a herpes virus...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
India's Seafood Exports on the Up
INDIA - The rising trend of aquaculture has been significantly contributing to seafood export. Emerging technology, such as the pathogen-free shrimp species Litopenaeus...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Tagged Prawns Assist Fishery Management
AUSTRALIA - The Spencer Gulf prawn fishing industry and State Government researchers are collaborating on a prawn tagging study to improve understanding of growth...
Aquaculture America 2014: Sustainable Shrimp and Ulva Farming Proves Successful in Mexico
ANALYSIS - The sustainable farming of shrimp can sometimes be challenging due to disease, large amounts of feed and damage to the environment. However, researchers...
Friday, February 14, 2014
Genetic Advance Brings Natural Shortcut to Salmon Breeding
UK - Pioneering scientific work involving a Scottish aquaculture company has made a significant breakthrough that is set to revolutionise efforts to develop robust,...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Aquaculture America 2014: Aquaculture as the Blue Biotechnology of the Future
ANALYSIS - Aquaculture America 2014 kicked off today in Seattle, USA, with a plenary address from Patrick Sorgeloos, Ghent University, Belgium, on aquaculture as...
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Hormone in Crab Eyes Important for Breeding and Development
US - Those two crooked beady eyes peeking out of a the shell do more than just help blue crabs spot food in the murky waters of the Chesapeake Bay. They also produce...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Weekly Overview: Bangladesh to Allow SPF Shrimp Broodstock Imports
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Bangladesh has opened its doors to imports of specific pathogen free (SPF) shrimp broodstock and post-larvae for the first time in...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Bangladesh to Allow Imports of SPF Shrimp
BANGLADESH - The fisheries ministry plans to allow imports of pathogen-free (SPF) mother shrimps and post-larvae for farming for the first time in a decade—a move...
National Fisheries Institute Examines Cultivation of Bobo Mullet
MEXICO - The National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) has started investigating the potential for farming Bobo mullet fish (Joturus pichardi) and has started developing...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
New Tilapia Strain Driving Growth in Egypt's Aquaculture Sector
EGYPT - While Egypt has struggled with violence and political unrest over the past year, the country’s aquaculture sector has experienced stability and growth...
Monday, January 20, 2014
Viet Nam Now Producing Abalone Seed
VIET NAM - In 2013, abalone seed was artificially produced in a Vietnamese hatchery for the first time. ...
 
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