salmon genetic News

  • Can managed introductions boost threatened populations?

    Supplementing declining salmon populations with fish from other, genetically distinct populations may not be the best method of conservation, according to a recent study. The researchers found that for certain salmon populations in France such introductions resulted in offspring with lower body weight and length, possibly worsening their decline. Some previous studies have found that ...

  • 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

  • Engineered salmon may be a tough sell

    Don't expect to find genetically modified salmon - or any other engineered fish or meat - on store shelves anytime soon. The Obama administration has stalled for more than four years on deciding whether to approve a fast-growing salmon that would be the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption. During that time, opponents of the technology have taken advantage of ...


    By Associated Press

  • The gene for sexual maturation in salmon is found

    The discovery of the gene that controls sexual maturation in female and male salmon provides new effective methods of controlling sexual maturation in farmed salmon. The new knowledge will also be of great importance in the management of wild salmon stocks. Maturation in salmon reduces growth, fillet quality and activity of the immune system. This leads to poor fish welfare and downgrading of ...


    By AQUAGENICS INCORPORATED

  • US gives GM salmon ‘all clear’

    THE word’s first genetically modified salmon can now be farmed in the US, following a decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lift its final restrictions. AquaBounty Technologies, which is based in Prince Edward Island, Canada, described the decision as a milestone for its AquaAdvantage salmon. The company can now go ahead with its farming operations at a land based RAS ...


    By FISHupdate

  • New salmon egg site opens

    A NEW salmon egg facility in Norway will help supply the global market with biosecure eggs all year round. The £40 million plant, based in Salten and owned by Benchmark Holdings, is a land based unit and the most modern salmon egg production site in the world, said the company. The new facility will increase Benchmark’s capacity by 75 per cent. The company currently outsources part of ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Xelect awarded Smart: Scotland Funding

    February 2014 Scottish Enterprise have awarded Xelect Ltd a SMART: SCOTLAND grant to develop genetic tests for selecting broodstock Atlantic salmon with superior production traits for farming . The production traits being targeted are growth rate, yield, flesh quality and nutritional value. The proposed feasibility study will allow Xelect Ltd to build on its market leading position in the ...


    By Xelect Ltd.

  • Iceland salmon debate ‘too angry’

    THERE was far too much prejudice surrounding the debate on salmon farming, Iceland’s fisheries minister Kristján Þór Júlíusson, has said. He was speaking before the start of a seminar in Reykjavik on agreeing new genetic risk assessments affecting farmed and wild salmon stocks – a forum which attracted more than 100 participants. Iceland’s ...


    By FISHupdate

  • 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

  • Iceland MPs on Norway fact finder

    AS Iceland gears up to expand its aquaculture sector, a group from the country’s parliament, the Althingi, has just completed a fact finding mission to study how the Norwegians successfully developed their own industry. Eleven members of the parliamentary employment committee had been in Bergen for the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) last week and, after sitting in at the various ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Fish Update Briefing, Friday, May 4

    ‘Pirates’ Fire at UAE Fishing Boat SHOTS have been fired at a fishing boat from the United Arab Emirates, fuelling fears that pirates are becoming active in the region again. Fisherman Yousef Baroun said that a group of unidentified men shot at his vessel, about 60 miles off the coast in the northern part of the UAE. The attackers waved AK-47 assault rifles and shouted a warning. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Pincoy Project: Chilean Salmon Industry presents a collaborative measure to reduce its antibiotic use

    Global and local companies operating in Chile, led by Skretting, AquaGen/Blue Genomics, Pharmaq, Centrovet, Cermaq, Blumar and Ventisqueros have started a joint effort specifically aimed at helping Chile’s salmon industry to reduce its antibiotic use. In Chile, the salmon industry’s heavy use of antibiotics has long been the subject of fierce criticism, which culminated this year with ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Aura Sustainability EPA Submission to the King Salmon Proposal

    Firstly we would like to start by saying we are big fans of Marlborough farmed Salmon and regularly purchase, cook and eat it.  It is a world class product and one that Marlborough should be proud of producing.  It also goes rather well with our other world renowned product, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.  We are also advocates of sustainable growth for the Marlborough region and its ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Vaccination of farmed fish good for animals and thus for humans

    More than half of the fish consumed worldwide is cultivated in ponds or tanks. And the percentage of cultivated fish in relation to wild fish is increasing. The scale on which fish are currently farmed makes it necessary to protect them, by means of vaccination, against disease and premature death. An understanding of the immune system in fish will hopefully lead to effective vaccination methods ...

  • Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna

    Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as "Young Mr. Fish," is working to ensure the species survives. Yamazaki is fine-tuning a technology to use mackerel surrogates to spawn the bluefin, a process he hopes will enable fisheries to raise the huge, torpedo-shaped ...


    By Associated Press

  • £6m funding to improve UK livestock health

    Funding for eight projects that aim to improve the health of livestock within the UK has been announced by the Animal Health Research Club (ARC). The club, whose members include Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and other industry organisations, has allocated over £6 million in the second round of funding. In total, £10.8 million of ARC grant funding has ...

  • Benchmark Genetics` official launch of new software BreedControl

    Today we have the formal launch of new production system BreedControl. This software gives us more faster and more precise information on eggs production and ova sales then we have had before. ...


    By Stofnfiskur HF

  • Maintaining food crop diversity: an interview with Gary Paul Nabhan

    Guest author Fred Bahnson interviewed Gary Paul Nabhan, a lecturer, food and farming advocate, folklorist, and conservationist who lives and farms in the U.S. Southwest. Nabhan discusses his new book, the future of agriculture, and how 1,400-year-old Lebanese farming techniques influence his land ethic. Tell me about your latest book, Where Our Food Comes From-Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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