Revealing farmed sea bream’s diverse microbiome could aid health improvements

The microbiome of gilthead seabream farmed in the Mediterranean appears to be very distinct from that of their surrounding environment — offering new insight which may help in managing health issues associated with the species.

School of fish gilt-head bream (Sparus aurata) Mediterranean sea

Revealing farmed sea bream’s diverse microbiome could aid health improvements

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Seaweed supplements show promise as immunostimulants in aquaculture

Supplementing the diets of farmed fish with seaweeds or their extracts has “substantial positive impacts” on fish health, growth and survival, according to new analysis by scientists.

Cleaner-fish health risks highlighted as use in aquaculture rises

Cleaner fish have proved an effective alternative method of sea louse control — but their widespread introduction brings with it a new threat of pathogens and parasites, and available treatments are falling short of requirements.