Safety and welfare concerns drive shift to licensed anesthetic in Mediterranean aquaculture

Improving standards on Mediterranean fish farms is driving interest in Tricaine PHARMAQ — the only authorized fish anesthetic product.

School of European sea bass ( Dicentrarchus labrax) Mediterranea

Safety and welfare concerns drive shift to licensed anesthetic in Mediterranean aquaculture

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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.

Managing pandemic pressures in aquaculture’s diagnostic labs

The Covid-19 pandemic has, to some extent, made epidemiologists of all of us. But for microbiologists focused on pathogens that don’t affect humans, it has created some new challenges.

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.

Study sheds new light on Pasteurella infection in salmon and lumpsuckers

Atlantic salmon appear to be less susceptible to pasteurellosis than lumpsucker, the commonly used cleaner fish for the control of sea lice, the results of new PHARMAQ Analytiq-supported research suggest.

Vaccines boost Greece’s seabass and seabream aquaculture — but challenges remain

Aquaculture in Greece has endured some ups and downs since its establishment in the 1980s, from the Greek financial crisis to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vaccines provide Brazil’s fish farmers with a platform for sustainable growth

An interview with Danielle Zanerato Damasceno, Technical and Commercial Manager, PHARMAQ Brazil

Upgraded smoltification test gives Mowi greater confidence in salmon transfers

A novel gill-tissue diagnostic technology — supported by rapid laboratory analysis — has enabled salmon-farming giant Mowi to much more precisely gauge when to transfer its smolts to sea cages within its Pacific West Coast operations.

Why fish vaccines are increasingly coming in smaller doses

An interview with Dr Bjørn Brudeseth, PhD, PHARMAQ