Scottish Sea Farms: How to reach zero antibiotics in commercial salmon farming

Aquaculture has generally seen more success in antibiotic reduction than other livestock sectors. Scottish Sea Farms have gone further, reaching zero antibiotics in 2020. How did they manage it?

Ronnie Soutar talks about zero antibiotics use in salmon farming.

Scottish Sea Farms: How to reach zero antibiotics in commercial salmon farming

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Safety and welfare concerns drive shift to licensed anesthetic in Mediterranean aquaculture

Improving standards on Mediterranean fish farms is driving interest in Tricaine PHARMAQ — the only authorized fish anesthetic product.

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Producing healthy barramundi — one of sustainable aquaculture’s great hopes

Barramundi has much potential as a sustainable fish in the marine tropics — but health challenges remain for producers. Josh Goldman, CEO of Australis, explains his company’s approach.

Genetic sequencing uncovers three new fish virus species

Three new viruses have been discovered in fish as part of genetic sequencing work by PHARMAQ Analytiq, Norwegian University of Life Sciences and University of Minnesota, bringing new knowledge to an emerging field of viral research.

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Could farming seaweed hold the key to curbing cattle methane emissions?

Aquaculture can spin off new sustainability ideas, but few are more ambitious than Greener Grazing — an effort to commercialize a seaweed that could cut methane production from grazing animals.

Changes needed to ensure Brazil’s aquaculture sector achieves potential

Brazilian aquaculture has considerable potential, but a more scientific approach is required to ensure a sustainable future, according to the authors of new analysis on the country’s sector, published in Aquaculture Reports.

Seeking a better understanding of complex gill disease in salmon

Researchers from Canada’s University of Prince Edward Island have received a CAD $4.7 million grant to develop an early warning system for complex gill disease on salmon farms, based on cutting-edge genetic sequencing techniques.

Making sure salmon smolt raised in RAS are equipped for sea transfer

Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) are on the rise worldwide, and one of their most common applications is in rearing Atlantic salmon smolts before transfer to sea.

Optimizing recirculating aquaculture systems: Fish farming’s hot topic

It’s a boom time for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) — but unanswered questions remain in ensuring this ever-more-prevalent approach to large-scale fish production reaches its considerable potential.