Cutting antibiotic use in Chile’s growing salmon sector

An interview with Francisco Vallejos, MV, deputy health manager for Camanchaca SA.

Francisco Vallejos, MV, deputy health manager for Camanchaca SA

Cutting antibiotic use in Chile’s growing salmon sector

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Pandemic accelerates aquaculture’s transition to automated vaccination

New measures introduced on fish farms to limit the spread of Covid-19 are fast-tracking the adoption of vaccine machinery as a growing number of producers recognize its advantages.

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.