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07 December 2016
Weekly Overview: Simple Test Developed to Detect Pancreas Disease Causing Virus
GLOBAL - Scientists from the University of Glasgow, UK, working with major companies in the aquaculture industry, have discovered a ‘simple test’ can be used...
02 December 2016
White Spot Detected on Queensland Prawn Farm
AUSTRALIA - ​​​White spot disease, a highly contagious viral disease of prawns, has been detected on a prawn farm in Logan River, south of Brisbane....
29 November 2016
New Freshwater Fish Parasite Detected in Japan
JAPAN - Hiroshima University scientists have identified a new species of parasite infecting an invasive freshwater fish on the subtropical island of Okinawa, Japan....
21 November 2016
Romanian Trout Farm Reports Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia
ROMANIA - An outbreak of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia on a Romanian trout farm has been reported to the OIE....
09 November 2016
Saudi Arabia Lifts Pakistani Shrimp Import Ban
PAKISTAN - Saudi Arabia has reportedly lifted its ban on the import of shrimps from Pakistan after extensive deliberations of concerned Ministries and Chairman Pak-Saudi...
20 October 2016
Koi Herpesvirus Outbreak Reported in Romania
ROMANIA - An outbreak of koi herpesvirus has been reported at a carp (Ciprinus carpio) farm in Lugoj....
07 October 2016
Suspected ISA at Farm in Gildeskål
NORWAY - An outbreak of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) is suspected at sea site 13006 Hestholmen N in Gildeskål in Nordland county. ...
06 October 2016
Eutrophication Decreases Essential Fatty Acid Content In Fish
FINLAND - Eutrophication and brownification change phytoplankton community structure and decrease the production of essential omega-3 fatty acids in lakes....
20 September 2016
ISA Reported on Frøya Fish Farm
NORWAY - An outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been reported on a salmon and trout farm in Frøya....
08 September 2016
Suspected ISA Outbreak Disproved
NORWAY - A suspected outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) at a farm in Frøya has now been disproved....
02 September 2016
Suspected ISA Outbreak in Frøya
NORWAY - A suspected outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been reported in Frøya municipality following sampling....
26 August 2016
Canada Detects First Case of Whirling Disease
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of Whirling Disease in fish in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park....
02 August 2016
Kenyan Trout Farm Confirms Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis Outbreak
KENYA - An outbreak of infectious haematopoietic necrosis has been reported on a Kenyan rainbow trout farm....
In Situ Cleaning: Clean Nets – What About the Fish?
NORWAY - Since the use of cleaner fish became widespread in salmon farming, in situ cleaning has become a more common method of biofouling management. In situ cleaning...
28 July 2016
Oyster Disease Outbreaks Reported in Croatia
CROATIA - Outbreaks of bonamia exitiosa has been reported on a saltwater oyster farm in Medulinski and Malostonski, Croatia. ...
21 July 2016
Increased Temperatures, Poor Timed Management Lead to Sea Lice Epidemic
CANADA - A University of Toronto-led study has found that a combination of high ocean temperatures and poorly timed parasite management likely led to an epidemic...
27 June 2016
Contagious Cancers Spreading Among Several Shellfish Species
US - Direct transmission of cancer among some marine animals may be more common than once thought, suggests a new study published in Nature by researchers at Columbia...
21 June 2016
ISA Suspected on Two Rødøy Salmon Farms
NORWAY - An outbreak of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) is suspected on two farms in Rødøy municipality, Nordland county....
14 June 2016
Global Salmon Initiative Challenges Food Sector to Increase Transparency
GLOBAL - In an effort to accelerate the food sector’s movement towards improved long-term future sustainability, the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), supported...
02 June 2016
Prizes on Offer for Shrimp Farmers Helping with EHP Survey
ASIA - Fish Vet Group Asia is collecting data on the geographic spread and impact of Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) as part of its work to further understand...
05 May 2016
Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome Detected in Wild Smallmouth Bass
SOUTH AFRICA - An outbreak of epizootic ulcerative syndrome has been detected in wild smallmouth bass in South Africa....
08 February 2016
Hepatopancreatitis Reported on Australian Prawn Farm
AUSTRALIA - Two outbreaks of hepatopancreatitis have been reported on prawn farms in Queensland....
25 January 2016
ISA Reported on Ørnstolen Salmon Farm
NORWAY - An outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been reported at sea site 11088 Ørnstolen Rødøy municipality, Nordland county. ...
07 January 2016
Study Finds Piscine Orthoreovirus Not Linked to HSMI
CANADA - A controlled laboratory study that has challenged Atlantic and Sockeye salmon with a fish virus known to be endemic to western North America has found the...
14 December 2015
Researchers Use Bacteriophages as Substitute for Antibiotics
SPAIN - Researchers at Azti-Tecnalia have used bacteriophages as a substitute for antibiotics to eliminate bacteria in fish farms....
01 December 2015
Weekly Overview: India Looks to Antibiotic Free Shrimp Production to Improve Exports
ANALYSIS - The use of antibiotics on some shrimp farms has been identified as one of the main issues holding back India's seafood exports. ...
27 November 2015
Oyster Herpesvirus Outbreak Confirmed on Devon Farm
UK - Oyster herpesvirus (OsHV-1 µvar) has been confirmed in Pacific oysters in the River Teign, Devon....
18 November 2015
New ISA Outbreak Reported in Aysén Region
CHILE - Sernapesca has confirmed a new outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) at a salmon farm in the Aysén region....
17 November 2015
Invasive Freshwater Species in Europe - How Do They get In?
EU - An European Commission Joint Research Centre-led article has identified escape from aquaculture facilities, releases in the wild due to pet/aquarium trade and...
09 November 2015
Lerøy to Reduce Salmon Production Following Sea Lice Issues
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (FSA) has warned Lerøy that it must reduce its salmon production at four locations within Møre and Romsdal county...
 
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