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

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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.

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Scientists delve into rising incidence of mycobacteriosis on Norwegian salmon farms

Cases of mycobacteriosis, a serious disease affecting Atlantic salmon predominantly related to Mycobacterium salmoniphilum infections, appear to be on the increase in Norway.

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Bringing aquaculture into mission to boost sustainable livestock production in Sub-Saharan Africa

An interview with Ben North, technical director, Global Commercial Development, Aquaculture Health

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Bacteriophages’ potential for aquaculture still waits to be tapped

Bacteriophages — viruses which infect and kill bacteria — have been seen as a promising option for use in aquaculture for a number of years.


New approach could improve understanding of farmed seabream welfare

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.

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How to bring greater welfare knowledge to the world’s tilapia farmers

An interview with Sara Barrento, e-learning and aquaculture program manager for FAI Farms