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23 January 2017
Climate Change Prompts Alaska Fish to Change Breeding Behavior
US - One of Alaska's most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change. This could impact the ecology of northern...
19 January 2017
AquaBounty Completes NASDAQ Listing, Raises $25m for Commercialisation of GM Salmon
US - AquaBounty Technologies has completed the listing of its common shares on the NASDAQ Stock Market and finalized the equity subscription from Intrexon....
17 January 2017
New Research Finds Fishing is Fundamentally Altering the Food Chain in Coral Reefs
UK - Fishing is fundamentally altering the food chain in coral reefs and putting extra pressure on top-level predator fish, according to new research....
13 January 2017
Government to Develop Aquaculture in Karnataka State
INDIA - Pramod Madhwaraj, the Minister of State for Fisheries, has said that the department is planning to develop aquaculture on 5,000 hectares across Karnataka...
11 January 2017
Wastewater Treatment Upgrades Result in Major Reduction of Intersex Fish
CANADA - Upgrades to a wastewater treatment plant along Ontario's Grand River led to a 70 per cent drop in fish that have both male and female characteristics within...
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....
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....
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...
05 January 2017
Sustainable Sea Cucumber Farming Operation Receives $2.75 million Investment
MADAGASCAR - Aqua-Spark, the first investment fund focused exclusively on sustainable aquaculture, has announced a new investment into a sea cucumber farming operation,...
03 January 2017
Fish Gene Bank to Help Cope with Climate Change
INDIA - Experts have recommended setting up a common gene bank for vulnerable fish species as well as setting up fish sanctuaries in order to mitigate the impacts...
29 December 2016
Female Fish Judge Males on DIY Skills, Study Shows
GLOBAL - An international team has showed that male fish build nests to suit local environments - and females judge males on their ability to respond to changing...
12 December 2016
Scientists Improve Predictions of How Temperature Affects Fish Embryo Survival
US - Scientists closely tracking the survival of endangered Sacramento River salmon faced a puzzle: the same high temperatures that salmon eggs survived in the laboratory...
New Worldfish Strategy Targets Increased Sustainable Fish Production
GLOBAL - A new six-year strategy launched by WorldFish aims to boost sustainable aquaculture production and small-scale fisheries in developing countries, at the...
09 December 2016
Australian Government Addresses Critical Shortage of Pacific Oyster Spat
AUSTRALIA - The State Government and industry are working together to ensure the continual supply of juvenile Pacific Oysters and help safeguard South Australia’s...
07 December 2016
Florida University to Explore Hogfish Aquaculture
US - Hogfish, a popular and delicious species targeted by commercial and recreational spear fishermen, is currently being overfished in Florida state and federal...
06 December 2016
Why Coral Trout Could be the Next Big Thing in Global Aquaculture
JAPAN - Amid a decline in numbers of coral trout in the wild, the National Research and Development Agency, Japanese Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)...
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...
16 November 2016
Australian Rock Lobsters Bounce Back
AUSTRALIA - ​A tagging study by Fisheries scientists has indicated the highest numbers of western rock lobsters along the west coast in decades....
15 November 2016
Weekly Overview: Personality Test Could Help Improve Sole Farming
ANALYSIS - Researchers in Spain and Scotland have made a discovery that may help sole reproduce better in captivity, and in turn help improve aquaculture production....
27 October 2016
New Project to Make Faster-Growing Fish Available to Poor Communities
GLOBAL - A new project, funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Commission ( EC) and led by WorldFish, aims to use...
25 October 2016
Fish Farms May Hold Key to Studying Adaption of Fish to Climate Change
UK - Climate change is disrupting the sensory systems of fish and can even make them swim towards predators, instead of away from them, a paper by marine biologists...
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...
19 October 2016
Rwanda Seeks to Double Production at Kigembe Fish Farming Facility
RWANDA - The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) is planning to more than double production at Kigembe Fish Farming Centre, located in Gisagara District of Southern Province....
17 October 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Sockeye the Exception in Rough Salmon Season
US - It was a rough salmon season at most Alaska regions this summer, with Bristol Bay being the big exception. While sockeye catches exceeded expectations, all...
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...
14 October 2016
Wild Atlantic Salmon Conservation Proving Successful in Fundy National Park
CANADA - More than 500 adult Atlantic salmon have been released into Fundy National Park as part of a conservation project....
Canadian Government to Fund Research Supporting Atlantic Salmon Recovery
CANADA - The Canada government will be providing more than C$600,000 to Atlantic salmon science and conservation experts to further the understanding of Atlantic...
12 October 2016
Weekly Overview: Breakthrough for Commercial Rock Lobster Production
GLOBAL - Researchers at the University of Tasmania, Australia, have made a breakthrough in the commercial production of rock lobster, successfully closing the lifecycle...
11 October 2016
Aquaculture Breakthrough to Transform Sustainable Lobster Production
AUSTRALIA - In a world-leading breakthrough for aquaculture, researchers at the University of Tasmania, have developed a unique aquaculture system that makes it...
07 October 2016
Mussel Spawning Trials Now Underway in Scotland
SCOTLAND - Trials to get mussels to spawn in a hatchery environment are now underway at the NAFC Marine Centre at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)....
 
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