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  • Starts a breeding program for lumpfish

    Namdal Rensefisk and AquaGen has today signed an agreement for the establishment and running of a breeding program for lumpfish. AquaGen is responsible for developing a genetically improved breeding material, and Namdal Rensefisk will produce offspring with features that are better adapted to the farming conditions and their function as a delouser of salmon. The results so far show great ...


    By AQUAGENICS INCORPORATED

  • Breeding more uniform Nile Tilapia

    For fish farmers, uniformity of growth and body size is one of the key traits to be improved in future breeding programs. In domestic Nile Tilapia size differences among individuals are very large but the genetic background of this variability is almost entirely unknown. In a new study, published by Genetics Selection Evolution, researchers of Wageningen UR found that variability of harvest ...

  • STW-Breed4Food Partnership for sustainable livestock breeding

    Technology Foundation STW and the business consortium Breed4Food have launched an ambitious new research programme that links many scientific disciplines with livestock breeding. The aim of the programme – known as the STW-Breed4Food Partnership – is to acquire new insights into sustainability, animal health and welfare and to improve efficiency. STW and the ...

  • For lively fish in the water

    For 30 years, trout have been cultivated at the Winkelmann farm in Wietzendorf (Lower Saxony), southeast of the city of Soltau. What started out as a hobby ultimately became a business. Since then, the main goal has been the preparation of fish eggs, caviar (roe). The female trout are brought up in concrete semi-circulating basins and slaughtered after 26 to 29 months as salmon trout. The annual ...

  • New approach to sustain `forage` fishing

    Reduced catches of small oceanic 'forage' fish like sardines and anchovies may be required in some ocean areas in order to protect the larger predators that rely on these species for food. This is a finding of the first major study of the ecosystem effects of fishing forage species: 'Impacts of fishing low trophic level species on marine ecosystems', reported today in the journal Science. Dr ...

  • New approach to sustain ‘forage’ fishing

    Reduced catches of small oceanic ‘forage’ fish like sardines and anchovies may be required in some ocean areas in order to protect the larger predators that rely on these species for food. This is a finding of the first major study of the ecosystem effects of fishing forage species: ‘Impacts of fishing low trophic level species on marine ecosystems’, reported ...

  • Fish stocks boost for Yorkshire rivers

    Fisheries experts will be stocking 6,000 barbel at several locations in Yorkshire this week as part of the Environment Agency’s ongoing plans to develop and restore rivers in the region. All reared at the Environment Agency’s fish farm, 3,000 barbel will be stocked into the River Dearne at five locations between Barnsley and Adwick-upon-Dearne and 3,000 barbel will be stocked into the ...

  • ‘Genebank can save South Asian fish stocks’

    As South Asian fish stocks rapidly dwindle through overfishing, experts have suggested the setting up of a regional genebank as a remedy. Other suggestions that came up at a regional consultative workshop on management and dissemination of improved fish breeds to preserve their diversity in South Asia, held ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Hormones in wastewater disrupt fish reproduction over generations

    Synthetic oestrogens in wastewater from contraceptive pills can have effects on fish reproduction and survival that worsen over several generations, new research has found. The study suggests that some fish populations may not be able to recover from levels of oestrogen pollution found in many freshwater environments. Freshwater ecosystems are increasingly under threat from both climate change ...

  • Fish stocks boost for rivers and lakes in the North East

    Fisheries experts will be stocking dace, chub, roach, crucian carp and rudd at several locations in the North East next week as part of the Environment Agency’s ongoing plans to develop and restore rivers and lakes in the region. One thousand chub and 2,000 roach are destined for the River Tyne at Prudhoe and a further 3,000 dace and 2,000 chub will be released into the River Team, ...

  • Angler fined for repeatedly fishing in the closed season

    A Bristol man has been ordered to pay £1,335 in fines and costs for flouting fishing bylaws. Adam Power was caught illegally fishing for coarse fish on the River Avon at Keynsham on three separate occasions. In April 2013 the Environment Agency received reports from members of the public that a man was fishing below a weir near the Brassmills Public House, Keynsham. At the time it was the ...

  • Ohio State Offers Aquaponics Fish Farming Workshop July 10-11

    An innovative aquaculture program offered by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University will hold a workshop July 10-11 to provide an in-depth look at the increasingly popular fish farming industry. Held at the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, the workshop will offer current and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Aquaculture Water Quality Workshop Offers Tips to Boost Profitability of Fish Farming

    Healthy water leads to healthy fish and increases the potential for healthy profits for fish farmers. On the other hand, poor water quality can lead to stressed fish, increasing the chance for the animals’ illness and death, and resulting in income losses for farmers, says Matthew Smith, an Ohio State University Extension aquaculture specialist. Water quality management for fish farmers is ...


    By Ohio State University

  • First-ever federal rules for offshore fish farming issued

    The first-ever federal regulations for large-scale fish farming in the ocean were issued Monday, opening a new frontier in the harvesting of popular seafood species such as red drum, tuna and red snapper. The new rules allow the farming of fish in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The rules - in the making for years - were announced in New ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • High-Quality Pumps Help Fish Farms Handle Growth

    Pumping systems manufacturer DESMI’s Peter Laursen offers advice to farmed-fish processing plants looking to invest in high-reliability, scaleable pumps to meet production pressures. With fewer and fewer fish in our seas, fish farming has grown to become an enormous industry worldwide – with billions of dollars in revenue and continued growth forecast for decades to come. Like any ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • High-Quality Pumps Help Fish Farms Handle Growt

    umping systems manufacturer DESMI’s Peter Laursen offers advice to farmed-fish processing plants looking to invest in high-reliability, scaleable pumps to meet production pressures. With fewer and fewer fish in our seas, fish farming has grown to become an enormous industry worldwide – with billions of dollars in revenue and continued growth forecast for decades to come. Like ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Ohio State Aquaculture Boot Camp Program Recruiting New Fish Farmers

    Want to learn how to become a fish farmer? The Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at The Ohio State University South Centers is offering 30 new and beginning fish farmers an in-depth introduction to aquaculture and aquaponics and the business of fish farming through a yearlong program. Called Aquaculture Boot Camp-2 or ABC-2, the program’s goal is to ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Could a remote-controlled boat help UK fish to flourish?

    A new remote-controlled boat being developed at Cranfield University for the Environment Agency could assist in the recovery of some fish populations in the UK by improving migration routes and access to vital food and breeding grounds. The surveying device, or ‘boat’, will gather detailed information about the hydrodynamics of rivers to identify why some man-made passages are more ...


    By Cranfield University

  • FAO puts sustainability on the menu in the world’s fastest-growing food sector: fish

    High-level delegations of fisheries ministries from more than 50 countries are gathering in Agadir for a summit with industry players to discuss emerging governance needs in a sector that provides the world with 17 percent of its animal protein and developing countries with more export revenue than meat, tobacco, rice and sugar combined. The globalization of the fish trade, ...

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