Fish Health News

  • John West owners joins ghost gear fight

    THE Thai  Union Group,  one of the world’s largest seafood companies, has joined forces with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative  in a drive to reduce the growing problem of abandoned and discarded fishing gear  worldwide. The  global ghost initiative (GGGI)  is an alliance founded by World Animal Protection, dedicated to tackling the problem of ghost fishing gear ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Students ‘must be good communicators’

    YOUNG scientists need to communicate their research to a wider audience, a PhD conference in Stirling heard yesterday. Students were given a platform to do just that at the Institute of Aquaculture (IoA), showcasing the results of several years’ study in front of their teachers, peers, and industry guests. ‘You should know how to say your PhD in one phrase in case you’re ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Impact of sustainable feeds on omega-3 levels in farmed fish

    As the global population and its demand for seafood increases, more of our fish will come from aquaculture. Farmed Atlantic salmon are a global commodity and, as an oily fish, contain a rich source of the health promoting long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids. Replacing the traditional finite marine ingredients, fishmeal and fish oil, in farmed ...


    By Algae Energy, Inc

  • Fish Farm Diseases Preventable With Chemical-Free UV Treatment

    PASTURELLA SKYENSIS Today, BBC News unearthed an account where a company in Scotland lost around 125,000 salmon due to an outbreak of the bacterium Pasturella Skyensis. With high concentrations of salmon living in each cage at farms and hatcheries, diseases and bacteria, ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • European Consortium Receives €2.2 Million to Develop Safe Solution to Control Sea Lice

    Sea lice are the most significant and widespread parasites in open sea aquaculture, causing health issues to cultured fish and a severe risk for the marine environment. The economic damage resulting of sea lice exceeds € 1 billion per year globally in reduced production, quality and pharmacological treatment costs. A European Consortium, coordinated by LG Sonic, started the LiceSonic Project ...


    By LG Sonic

  • FAO issues alert over lethal virus affecting popular tilapia fish

    A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world's most important fish for human consumption. The outbreak should be treated with concern and countries importing tilapias should take appropriate risk-management measures - intensifying diagnostics testing, enforcing health certificates, deploying quarantine measures and developing contingency plans - ...

  • Advancing aquaculture health through heightened protection

    Within aquaculture it has been proven time and again that a proactive attitude towards shrimp health is far more effective than responsive cures. As such, more and more producers are now focusing on preventative solutions that support the primary defences of their stocks and which can be applied as part of a holistic approach, alongside other best-practice management measures, in order to ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Skretting champions collaborative challenge solving at Animal Health Investment Europe

    On Thursday 23 February 2017, Animal Health Investment Europe hosted a top-level panel discussion on Innovation and Sustainability in Aquaculture, gathering leaders from across the aquaculture industry that are not only setting the bar high for innovation within their own companies but are also working together to find solutions to sustainability challenges.  At the forum, which was attended ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • MicroSynbiotiX wins Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge

    International jury praises finalist for high potential game changing innovation Start-up company MicroSynbiotiX has won the final of the Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge Event. The event took place on 22 and 23 February and consisted of several challenge rounds during which 10 contestants competed. According to the jury report, the innovation of MicroSynbiotiX had the best fit with the challenge ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Lallemand contributes to Aquaculture Chennai-2016 Conference

    Pond and gut microbial management are keys to securing shrimp farming. Lallemand Animal Nutrition, a primary producer and major supplier of probiotics and yeast derivatives, participated at AQUACULTURE CHENNAI 2016 August 23-24, 2016, in Chennai, India, as Platinum Sponsor and invited speaker. The theme of the international conference was “Reflect & Restore Tempo ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • AquaVision 2016 underway

    AquaVision 2016, the 11th edition of the world business conference on aquaculture, was officially opened today in Stavanger, Norway, by Knut Nesse, CEO of the Executive Board of Nutreco. Welcoming a fully-booked conference, comprising more than 375 delegates from 35 different countries, including many top decision makers from the aquaculture industry, Nesse highlighted ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition hosts its 2nd Aquaculture technical meeting in India

    After the great success of its first aquaculture technical meeting in Bangkok in 2012, Lallemand Animal Nutrition was pleased to host in Chennai, India, the 2nd Aquaculture technical meeting dedicated to “Microbial Management at Farm level”. More than 250 participants from Europe, Latin America, Middle East and South East Asia were present on March ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • MDG Announces Two New Hires

    Microbial Discovery Group LLC (MDG) announced two recent additions to the company’s Biotifx wastewater team to meet the needs of their growing workforce and market expansion. Michael Kastel was named Wastewater Salesmen and Dan Romanek was appointed Technical Service Manager. Michael comes with experience within the field of sales, having spent past years with Cintas, RAMSCO and Dynamic ...

  • Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay prawns get the MSC blue tick

    Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay prawns receive MSC certification for sustainable fishing The region is home to turtles, whale sharks and migratory seabirds The first fisheries to be certified through WA’s AUS$14.5 million project More than 50% of wild-caught prawns in Australia are MSC certified sustainable ...

  • OSHA cites US Fish and Wildlife Service for serious, repeated violations at Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees at Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery faced atmospheric, water, amputation and asbestos hazards while working in tanks and pits, a recent federal safety and health investigation found. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors determined that the Fish and Wildlife Service, an agency of the ...

  • Continuous Development of Molecular Methods To Solve Your Aquaculture Customers Pain

    MDG has made continuous advances in molecular methods for the aquaculture industry. Over the last year, we presented three posters that focus on how these methods provide better insight for your customers. Thanks for all of those who dropped by our poster at the World Aquaculture Society meetings in Jeju, Korea and also our poster at the American Society of Microbiology in New Orleans, ...

  • Continuous Development of Molecular Methods To Solve Your Aquaculture Customers Pain

    MDG has made continuous advances in molecular methods for the aquaculture industry. Over the last year, we presented three posters that focus on how these methods provide better insight for your customers. Thanks for all of those who dropped by our poster at the World Aquaculture Society meetings in Jeju, Korea and also our poster at the American Society of Microbiology in New Orleans, ...

  • Loblaws will ban microbeads from its products

    As the latest announcement in its ongoing journey to improve consumer products through its private brands, Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX:L) has committed that by the end of 2018. Life Brand® and President’s Choice® household, beauty and cosmetic products will no longer be formulated using Triclosan, phthalates or micro beads. ”Emerging science and public opinion suggest a ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Fishermen, Communities need More than Healthy Fish Stocks

    The Alaska salmon fishery is touted as one of the best in the world. When measured with an ecological yardstick, it is – fish stocks are healthy and the fishery is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council as consistently meeting rigorous biological standards. Fish are individually counted as they swim upstream to ensure there are enough to breed. But Alaska salmon falls behind some of ...

  • Fishing boat wastewater shown to be potentially harmful

    Wastewater emptied from commercial fishing boats is an overlooked source of marine pollution, a new US study shows. The researchers suggest that this type of pollution should be given further consideration when assessing the overall environmental impact of fishing, as it may pose a risk to human health and marine life. Life-cycle assessments that analyse the environmental impacts of ...


    By European Commission

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