Fish Health Articles

  • How do I start a home based fishing farm business?

    Why Start a Fish Farming Business? Fish is a delicious and nutritious source of protein, rich in nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, which improve our heart health and lower blood cholesterol. Farmed fish play an important role in meeting global protein needs. The rise of fish in the home today opens up many lucrative opportunities. Home-raised fish can easily be sold nearby or around ...

  • EMS - How Early Mortality Syndrome Changed Shrimp Farming

    In a world with an ever-increasing population, shrimp farmers across the globe have begun to abandon traditional poly-culture farms and turn towards increasingly technologically advanced monoculture and intensive farms in order to meet the world’s growing food demands. Lucrative, efficient and necessary, these farms are a huge step in optimizing the shrimp industry, where  ...


    By Osmo Systems

  • EnviroDEFENSE PurPond Aquaculture Studies - Case Study

    In 1997, a comprehensive study was performed in the Philippines and Thailand at various shrimp farms to test the efficacy of EnviroDEFENSE PurPond against regional competitors. The white paper presentation was delivered at the 1997 World Aquaculture Conference in Seattle, WA – Title: Efficacy of the Three Brands of Probiotics in Enhancing and Maintaining Optimum Physio-Chemical and ...


    By BCMbio, Inc.

  • Sea lice control using LG Sonic ultrasound technology

    In May 2017, a Consortium, coordinated by LG Sonic, started the LiceSonic research project in order to develop a smart and environmentally friendly method to control sea lice in open finfish production. The research project has now advanced to finalizing integration between the monitoring software and hardware. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Scottish Sea Farms - Case Study

    Addfield supply a Mobile Aquaculture machine that enables the farming of fish to be sustainable. The Challenge The challenge was to build a bespoke aquaculture incineration machine for Scottish Sea Farms Being located in Northern Scotland means that ...

  • LG Sonic advances in lab tests for sea lice control

    The LiceSonic research project, started by a European Consortium coordinated by LG Sonic to develop an environmentally friendly solution to control sea lice in open finfish production, has advanced into lab testing. The first lab tests provided positive results for the further development of an ultrasound solution to control sea lice. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Salmon lice and how to contain them

    Over the past few years, the problem of parasitic lice spreading on farmed salmon has been increasing at an alarming rate. We are now seeing situations like last year where lice killed thousands of tonnes of farmed fish, caused skin lesions and secondary infections in millions more, and cost the Scottish industry alone around £300m in trying to control them. ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Modern Project on Establishment of Fish Feed Production Plant

    Fish Feed Plant Background & Necessity Along with the development of aquaculture, aquafeed industry has also made a quite fast progress, especially in virtue of continue advancement of breeding technology, the culturing mode has turned into intensive cultivation from extensive fish farming, which provides vast space for fish feed production. In line with the FAO (Food and Agriculture ...


    By Amisy Fish Feed Machinery

  • Common Fish Diseases and Caused Reasons

    There are literally hundreds of afflictions that can effect the health of farm fish. The most common maladies seen in home aquaculture production are usually either bacterial, parasitic, or viral diseases in origin. Fungal infections are also sometimes seen, and occasionally physical ailments. Common ...


    By Fanway Fish Feed Machinery

  • Fish Farms - Inspections below the surface

    Fish farms are tackling the increased demand for aquatic food, while underwater drones are tackling regular and ongoing inspections to ensure fish health and the integrity of the enclosures. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, by the year 2050, there will be nearly 2 billion more humans populating the earth. Meaning that we will need to produce ...


    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

  • 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

  • Global transcriptomic profiling in barramundi Lates calcarcifer from rivers impacted by differing agricultural land‐uses

    Most catchments discharging into the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) lagoon have elevated loads of suspended sediment, nutrients, and pesticides, including photosystem II inhibiting herbicides, associated with upstream agricultural land use. To investigate potential impacts of declining water quality on fish physiology, RNASeq was used to characterize and compare the hepatic transcriptomes of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Development of an adaptive monitoring framework for long‐term programs: An example using indicators of fish health

    Detecting unwanted changes associated with localized human activities in aquatic ecosystems requires defining the value of an indicator expected at a site in the absence of development. Ideally, adequate and comparable baseline data will be collected at an exposure location prior to that development, but this is rarely done. Instead, comparisons are made using various designs to overcome the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Seasteading could be the answer to sustainably feeding 9 billion people

    Self-sufficient nation states in the middle of the ocean might be our ticket to a sustainable future. Oceans cover 71 percent of Earth’s surface, yet provide less than 2 percent of the food we eat. The growing demand for seafood, however — predicted to rise to 8 percent during the next decade — from an already depleted and exhausted ocean is forcing ...


    By Ensia

  • 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.

  • Cross‐basin comparison of mercury bioaccumulation in lake Huron lake trout emphasizes ecological characteristics

    Understanding factors influencing mercury (Hg) bioaccumulation in fish is important for examining both ecosystem and human health. However, little is known of how differing ecosystem and biological characteristics can drive Hg bioaccumulation in top predators. This study compared and contrasted Hg bioaccumulation in multiple age classes of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) collected from ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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