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.
Fish farmers’ efforts to protect the environment often come at a cost to fish welfare, say scientists at the University of Melbourne, in a new opinion paper.
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.
New, affordable technologies are changing the speed and cost at which full-genome sequences can be produced for diverse applications.
New genomic analysis of salmonid alphavirus subtype 2 (SAV2) samples from Norway has shed new light on how the pathogen has spread through the country since its introduction in 2010.
A complex genetic picture is posing problems for Norwegian salmon farmers managing stocks affected by winter ulcer.
Salmon rickettsial septicemia and Caligus sea lice are two of the major concerns affecting salmon production in Chile. Thanks to new approaches in fish-health management, Blumar Seafoods is successfully limiting their impact.
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.