NEWS & TRENDS
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cases of mycobacteriosis, a serious disease affecting Atlantic salmon predominantly related to Mycobacterium salmoniphilum infections, appear to be on the increase in Norway.
An interview with Ben North, technical director, Global Commercial Development, Aquaculture Health
Bacteriophages — viruses which infect and kill bacteria — have been seen as a promising option for use in aquaculture for a number of years.
Analyzing proteins from the skin mucus of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) could offer a promising, welfare-friendly route to monitor stress levels of the fish during production cycles.
An interview with Sara Barrento, e-learning and aquaculture program manager for FAI Farms
Sea lice are one of the primary problems affecting Atlantic salmon farming, with severe infestations impacting fish health and performance, and the stress of treatments being linked with the development of other diseases. Changes to the sea cages that salmon are often farmed in offers one solution, according to an expert.