Measurement and environment are key to fish welfare

In the last decade, fish welfare has become a prominent driver of aquaculture operations. Angela Ashby, head of clinical services at PHARMAQ Analytiq, believes that the engagement of production staff in this area remains underappreciated.

Fish welfare key in aquaculture operations

Measurement and environment are key to fish welfare

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Antimicrobial resistance in Asia

Levels of antimicrobial resistance in Asian aquaculture ‘concerning,’ say scientists

Twenty years’ worth of data “raise urgent concerns” about antimicrobial resistance in Asian aquaculture, say the authors of a new review.

Diagnostic approaches for fish disease

Advanced diagnostic approaches for fish disease are welcome, but sometimes simpler is better

With technologies for molecular diagnosis of fish disease increasingly available, sometimes simpler approaches that have great diagnostic power are being ignored.

New research on deltamethrin resistance could pave way for optimized sea lice treatment

New research on deltamethrin resistance in sea lice could help improve the effectiveness and reduce the costs of treating the global salmon industry’s “billion-dollar problem.”

Biosecurity can help tame tilapia lake virus

Prioritizing biosecurity can help tame tilapia lake virus

Tilapia lake virus (TiLV) is an emerging threat to tilapia aquaculture, with mortalities in some cases up to 90%. But with a focus on biosecurity, the impact can be considerably lessened.

Learnings from salmon disease outbreaks among Chilean shared-water fish farms

Disease outbreaks in open aquaculture systems highlight benefits of collaboration

Disease is a shared problem for those farming fish in the open sea, say industry experts — and the results of better collaboration are plain to see. 

Genetic resistance in tilapia

Genetic technologies helping breed disease-resistance traits in tilapia

Tilapia farming is catching up to the salmon industry in its application of selective breeding to improve resistance against key pathogens, according to a leading geneticist.

freshwater fish S. agalacitiae

Why common bacterium from freshwater fish poses a health threat — and what can be done

Some subtypes of the bacterium Streptococcus agalacitiae, which is commonly found in fish and humans but can turn virulent, are proving a bigger threat to health than others.

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.