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  • Fish vet to chair animal charity

    THE Scottish SPCA has elected Ronnie Soutar as its new chairman, the first fish vet to hold the post. Soutar (pictured), head of Veterinary Services at Scottish Sea Farms, is one of the country’s most respected fish veterinarians, working with salmon farmers at home and abroad to advance health and welfare. His career has included two terms as president of the Fish Veterinary Society ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Shifts in Mediterranean fish farming increase pressure on wild fish stocks

    Fish farming in the Mediterranean has increasingly shifted from producing fish such as grey mullet, which are herbivores near the bottom of the food chain, to species such as sea bass, which are predators. This ‘farming up’ the food chain requires wild fish to be caught to provide feed. A return to farming fish lower in the food chain would use marine resources more efficiently, a new ...

  • Botswana gets Thailand`s help with mystery fish disease

    A lack of laboratory equipment and technical expertise has left Botswana unable to find the cause of a fatal disease that is ravaging its largest and most important fishery. Fishing is the main source of protein and revenue for many people in the Okavango Delta in the north of the country. This makes fishing an important socio-economic activity in the area, according to Keta Mosepele, a senior ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Botswana gets Thailand`s help with mystery fish disease

    A lack of laboratory equipment and technical expertise has left Botswana unable to find the cause of a fatal disease that is ravaging its largest and most important fishery. Fishing is the main source of protein and revenue for many people in the Okavango Delta in the north of the country. This makes fishing an important socio-economic activity in the area, according to Keta Mosepele, a senior ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sea lice pesticides from Norwegian fish farms can exceed UK environmental health standards

    Levels of aquaculture pesticides exceed UK environmental quality standards (EQSs) in samples taken from near Norwegian fish farms, a recent study has shown. The researchers examined five pesticides used to kill sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) and showed that in many cases their concentrations exceeded UK EQSs. They used UK standards, they explain, because there are currently no Norwegian EQSs ...

  • What`s for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK`d by FDA

    What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States. Critics call it "frankenfish," but the Food and Drug Administration granted its approval on Thursday, saying the faster-growing salmon is safe to eat. It could be available in a couple of years. "There are no biologically relevant ...


    By Associated Press

  • Salmon images ‘lack context and veracity’

    THE Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) has defended the industry’s health record following the latest propaganda campaign by anti-salmon farm activists. Video footage and photographs of unhealthy salmon have been taken out of context, said Julie Hesketh-Laird, chief executive of the SSPO. ‘The video footage and images circulated in the media recently are horrible to ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Salmon farmers publish mortality data

    SCOTLAND’S salmon farmers have published their monthly mortality figures on a farm-by-farm basis today for the first time in a move to improve transparency in the industry. The data, which covers 100 per cent of Scottish salmon farms, shows that for the first four months of this year, survival rates on farms ranged between 98.5 and 99 per cent. Around 60 per cent of farms stocked with fish ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Xylem expands its aquaculture offering with new ultraviolet, saltwater-resistant treatment solutions

    Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today that it has expanded its offering of WEDECO ultraviolet (UV) disinfection solutions specifically developed for the tank-based aquaculture industry. Xylem’s new closed-vessel WEDECO BX and Quadron series UV systems are designed for inactivating fish ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • USSEC Attends 10th International Conference “Mixed Feed 2016” in Moscow, Delivers Clear Message about U.S. Soy Quality

    USSEC attended the 10th International Conference “Mixed Feed 2016” hosted by the Industrial International Academy (IAA) in Moscow, Russia from June 21 – 23.  The conference was organized by the Russian Feed Manufactures Union in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, the Russian Institute of Compound Feeds Industry, and IAA and supported by national livestock, swine, ...

  • Disease threatens aquaculture in developing world

    Disease may challenge the ability of fish farming to feed the growing human population even as wild fish stocks decline and climate change hampers food production from other sources, a study shows. Aquaculture is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Food fraud: MEPs call for measures to fix weak links in the production chain

    The European Parliament voices concern at the growth in food fraud, which it says exploits structural weaknesses in the production chain. MEPs argue that food fraud risks are aggravated by the complexity and cross-frontier nature of this chain, coupled with the essentially national nature of inspections, penalties and enforcement measures. «The first problem is a lack of comparable data, ...


    By European Parliament

  • Overcoming Smallholder Challenges with Biotechnology

    A new FAO publication calls for greater national and international efforts to bring agricultural biotechnologies to smallholder producers in developing countries. The publication, Biotechnologies at Work for Smallholders: Case Studies from Developing Countries in Crops, Livestock and Fish, asserts biotechnologies can help ...

  • Reducing the spread of antimicrobial resistance on our farms and in our food

    FAO today pledged to help countries develop strategies for tackling the spread of antimicrobial resistance in their food supply chains, as governments prepare to debate the emerging challenge posed by medicine-resistant "superbugs" next week at the UN General Assembly. The increased use – and abuse – of antimicrobial medicines in both human ...

  • At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance

    World leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi develop resistance against medicines that were previously able to cure them. For the first time, Heads of State  ...

  • Protecting livestock and wildlife through transfrontier conservation areas: an interview with Steve Osofsky

    Steve Osofsky, director of wildlife health policy for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), developed the Animal & Human Health for the Environment And Development (AHEAD) program at WCS and served as the first wildlife veterinary officer for the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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