NEWS & TRENDS

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Dramatic changes and emerging challenges in more than 30 years of fish health and welfare

An interview with Professor Jimmy Turnbull, PhD, University of Stirling

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How acoustic technologies are aiding fish health and welfare

Monitoring fish using sound is on the rise in aquaculture, meeting a need to accurately assess the health and welfare of farmed-fish populations in changing environments.

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Norwegian salmon industry’s annual ‘health check’ underlines areas for improvement

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute’s latest Fish Health Report1 has highlighted record numbers of sea lice treatments and bacterial diseases causing complications for fish producers in Norway — but in order for its authors to keep up with changes in the industry, new, more specific data needs to be collected and made available in coming years.

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Understanding how diseases arise and spread can guide global aquaculture’s responses

An interview with Edmund Peeler, PhD, principal epidemiologist at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas).

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Data and feed helping tackle some of Europe’s prevalent fish-health threats

A Europe-wide project is helping establish new approaches to tackle economically important parasites and pathogens, both in the Mediterranean and Norway.

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Reanalysis shows true identity of bacteria involved in lactococcosis cases

The bacterium Lactococcus petauri has played a more significant role in historical cases of the disease lactococcosis than was previously thought, new research suggests.

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Understanding plankton threats to salmon requires a mix of old and new technologies

Using both “traditional” microscopy and environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis can help paint a complete picture of plankton threats to salmon aquaculture, according to University of Glasgow research.

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Keeping on top of fish health and biosecurity as East African aquaculture booms

The reach of the A.L.P.H.A. Plus initiative, an animal health collaboration between Zoetis and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is growing into Sub-Saharan Africa’s aquaculture sector. For one “trendsetter” in Kenya, it should enable them to manage fish health risks with the industry’s rapid growth.

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Managing health risks in Mediterranean aquaculture’s least-controllable environment

The consolidation of Mediterranean aquaculture is standardizing production practices in the region and leading to better biosecurity management, but growing out fish in the unforgiving environment at sea poses the sort of challenge that demands realistic, practical solutions.

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Simulation offers insight into emerging-disease spread on salmonid farms

A new computer simulation approach may help better understand how emerging diseases could spread across salmonid farms in England and Wales and the best measures to limit their impact.