Fish Health Articles

  • The Scoop on Shellfish Aquaculture

    The centerpiece of many culinary gurus''stunning' dishes, a shellfish’s journey often begins on a farm. Found on the coastal shores or in freshwater lakes, you’ll discover suspended shellfish aquaculture systems. Fixed on ropes, plastic trays or in mesh bags, these shelled, aquatic invertebrates are raised in a controlled environment ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • The most threatened ecosystem you’ve never heard of

    What covers up to 600,000 square kilometers (230,000 square miles) of Earth’s surface, provides benefits worth an estimated US$570 billion each year, and is rapidly being lost due to human activity? If you have not a clue, you’re far from alone. Scientists who study the underwater feature known as a seagrass meadow call it a “ ...


    By Ensia

  • Case study - Ngoc Trai Co., Vietnam

    In Vietnam, Mr. Ho Van Trai, owner of Ngoc Trai Co., plays an important role as the main importer and distributor of INVE Aquaculture products. Mr. Van Trai supplies over 100 local feed stores with the best solutions available on the market. Supported by Dr. Nguyen – a renowned aquaculture specialist of Nha Trang University who recently joined INVE Aquaculture – Mr. Van Trai works ...


    By Inve Aquaculture

  • Case study - Ambar Amaral, Brazil

    Ambar Amaral is a family owned business in Santa Fé do Sul, Brazil. Making use of the enormous fresh water potential in Brazil, the family decided to invest in tilapia farming. Today, the Ambar Amaral Group market its own consumer brand under the name Brazilian Fish, selling fresh and frozen Tilapia filets, and even ready-to-eat microwave meals. 1,195 km2 ...


    By Inve Aquaculture

  • Shrimp farming: Why prevention is better than medicine

    Disease challenges that have affected a number of key shrimp production regions around the world in recent years have increased the focus on producing healthier and more robust stocks. In addition to establishing very strict sanitary requirements, many shrimp farmers have sought new health-specific diets across the shrimp lifecycle that progress growth and reduce bacterial challenges. Some, ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Practitioner Spotlight--Chris Brossia

    Name: Chris Brossia Office: Loveland, CO Practice Area: Health and Safety Areas of Expertise: Industrial hygiene, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Samson Pumps match the strict demands of the fishing industry - Case Study

    "Samson pumps are far more robust and reliable than other pumps on the market. This is particularly important for the fishing industry," says Søren Toft Sørensen from Beva Special Svejs ApS, which specialises in the repair and servicing of large fishing vessels "It is a solid product. A really solid product, actually. The more I see what else there is on the pump market, the more ...


    By Samson Pumps A/S

  • The characteristics of immobilized granular sludge in the laboratory-scale stable partial nitrification-Anammox aquaculture water reactors

    Immobilized granular sludge is of key importance for highly effective operation of partial nitrification and anaerobic ammonium oxidation (PN-Anammox) reactors. An observation and analysis on the composition of immobilized granular sludge in each reactor was conducted by using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and fluorescence in situ hybridization. It was indicated that the diversity of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainable Soil Health

    “A Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt. We have learned some harsh lessons about how to treat our soil. While most of us are aware of the problems of the past, some agricultural operations in the world are not heeding those lessons. We all know that healthy soil is essential to feed the ever-increasing ...

  • Aquaculture induced erosion of tropical coastlines throws coastal communities back into poverty

    Shallow tropical coastlines harbour unique mangrove ecosystems, which support livelihoods and provide a natural barrier against coastal flooding. Non-sustainable land-use practices, such as large-scale clear cutting of mangroves for aquaculture, ground water withdrawal and alteration of river flows, result in rapid subsidence. The collapse of aquaculture production, due to pollution and disease, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Effects of trophic exposure to diclofenac and dexamethasone on hematological parameters and immune response in freshwater fish

    The aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of diclofenac and dexamethasone on hematological parameters and immune response in the fish species Hoplias malabaricus after trophic exposure. Fish were fed twice every week with Astyanax sp., which was submitted to intraperitoneal (i.p.) inoculation with diclofenac (0, 0.2, 2.0, or 20.0 µg/Kg) or dexamethasone (0.03, 0.3, or 3.0 µg/Kg). After ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • CO2 Removal and Stripping Column Ventilation Rate at Bell Aquaculture

    Monitoring and controlling CO2 level in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) is crucial not only for fish health but it is used increasingly for efficient management. Under supervision of Steve Summerfelt, a joint project has studied costs savings with optimizing ventilation based on CO2 continuous monitoring. The CO2 probe used in that project came from ...


    By Franatech GmbH

  • We’re all in this together — let’s start acting like it

    Vaccines have sparked a conversation about the need to collectively protect each other — a conversation we need to apply to environmental challenges. Ever since a small percentage of U.S. parents decided to delay or forgo vaccinating their children against diseases like measles and whooping cough — some of which have been ...


    By Ensia

  • A comprehensive approach to reduce disaster risk in which care for people and nature go hand in hand

    Multiple times a year, severe tropical storms and typhoons hit the Philippines. Fortunately, the population is very resilient. After each disaster, they reconstruct their lives with creative solutions. But due to climate change and increasing pressure on ecosystems, the number of natural disasters and their impact are only expected to increase. Working together to better protect communities ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Benzoylurea pesticides used as veterinary medicines in aquaculture: Risks and developmental effects on non‐target crustaceans

    Diflubenzuron and teflubenzuron are benzoylureas that are used in aquaculture to control sea lice. Flubenzurons have low toxicity to many marine species such as fish and algae, but by their nature are likely to have significant adverse effects on non‐target species such as crustaceans and amphipods. Although the exact mechanism of toxicity is not known, these compounds are thought to inhibit ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

    The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh province. But villagers there are using an innovative microcredit scheme to restore mangrove forests and other coastal ecosystems that will serve as a natural barrier against future killer waves and storms. On the day that the Indian Ocean tsunami hit his village a decade ago, fisherman Hajamuddin was at sea. It was ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Stop and Smell the Coral

    Marine protected areas are a popular way to try and combat the massive decline of coral reefs around the world, in part due to overfishing. But, what if, once damaged, the fish and coral you need to make the area healthy again don’t want to move back in? Turns out you might be left with a seaweed protected area. In a study published today in ...


    By Ensia

  • Water resources management in Sub-Saharan Africa: a status review of Niger Republic

    Water determines the survival, health, and welfare of human beings and other biotic and abiotic communities, as well as destructive agents in some situations/times. More than a billion people do not have access to potable water and more than two billion people lack proper sanitation globally. For any environmentally sustainable usage of water resources to be meaningful a sound management ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cuba`s Jardines de la Reina Reef—A Beacon of Hope in the Caribbean

    A coral reef in Cuba isn’t just a tourist destination—it can be a lesson in effective ecosystem management. I recently visited Cuba at the invitation of “ ...

  • Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth

    In May 1975, rising concerns about overfishing and deteriorating ocean health prompted scientists and officials from 33 countries to meet in Tokyo for the first global conference on marine parks and reserves. Noting the need for swift action to safeguard more of the sea, the delegates were unanimous in calling for the creation of a global system of marine protected areas (MPAs)—zones ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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