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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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.

Ronnie Soutar talks about zero antibiotics use in salmon farming.

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?

Vaccine progress critical to sustainable freshwater aquaculture in Southeast Asia

A lack of vaccines and susceptibility to bacterial pathogens is putting Southeast Asia’s booming freshwater farming industry at risk, according to scientists.

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.

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.

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.

How has the Covid-19 pandemic changed disease management in aquaculture?

The Covid-19 pandemic has left virtually no areas of the economy untouched — and for those working in food production, the pressures can be very distinct.

Success stories key to bringing integrated health approach to aquaculture

The principles of the global One Health movement, which links human and animal health outcomes with environmental considerations, are a near-perfect fit to help ensure healthy and sustainable growth in aquaculture, according to a leading expert.