Stomach-resistant oral vaccines could offer fish farmers easier vaccine administration
Oral vaccines hold a great deal of promise for fish farmers. Easier and quicker to administer than injected vaccines, they are also potentially suitable for fish that are too small for injection vaccination, including larval stages.
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Revealing shared welfare challenges and solutions in the Scottish salmon industry
Sea lice, gill health and environmental challenges are the major considerations for Scottish salmon producers looking to improve the welfare of their fish, according to an Institute of Aquaculture survey.
Exposed, offshore salmon farms may complicate fish-health challenges
Life on exposed offshore aquaculture sites may increase the susceptibility of farmed Atlantic salmon to parasites and pathogens.
Cutting antibiotic use in Chile’s growing salmon sector
An interview with Francisco Vallejos, MV, deputy health manager for Camanchaca SA.
High stocking density linked to skeletal issues in juvenile sea bream
Lower stocking densities could reduce the frequency of skeletal deformities in young gilthead sea bream, increasing fish welfare and productivity.
Navigating barriers on the road to gene-edited fish
Gene editing could aid fish resistance to disease, as well as provide other advantages to producers, but there are still barriers to overcome before it becomes widely used in global aquaculture, according to an industry expert.
New tools can transform understanding of aquaculture’s microbiology
The microbiome of aquaculture systems has long been known to have a significant role in fish health and welfare issues, yet a full understanding of these interactions has often eluded experts.
New knowledge could aid diagnosis of salmon farms’ troublesome cardiac disease
Screening plasma and kidney samples could prove a useful method to provide early diagnosis of cardiomyopathy syndrome (CMS), a common viral disease which causes mortality and welfare issues in Atlantic salmon farming.
How accessible genome sequencing supports sustainable aquaculture
New, affordable technologies are changing the speed and cost at which full-genome sequences can be produced for diverse applications.