A new computer simulation approach may help better understand how emerging diseases could spread across salmonid farms in England and Wales and the best measures to limit their impact.
Analyzing proteins from the skin mucus of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) could offer a promising, welfare-friendly route to monitor stress levels of the fish during production cycles.
A non-lethal sampling method combined with cutting-edge molecular analysis has shed new light on microbial interactions in Atlantic salmon gills during a gill disease outbreak.
Sampling DNA from the aquaculture environment could aid early diagnosis of scale drop disease, an emerging and potentially severe viral condition affecting farmed barramundi in Asia.
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.
A new molecular approach has revealed the ubiquitous and opportunistic nature of Saprolegnia parasitica, a fungal-like microorganism that can cause significant disease and economic loss.
Genetic technologies could give salmon farmers the crucial tools they need to prevent sea louse infestations, according to researchers.