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2011-01-31 20:52:39

Genetic research is showing that healthy steelhead runs in Pacific Northwest streams can depend heavily on the productivity of their stay-at-home counterparts, rainbow trout. Steelhead and rainbow trout look different, grow differently, and one heads off to sea while the other never leaves home. But the life histories and reproductive health of wild trout and steelhead are tightly linked and interdependent, more so than has been appreciated, a new Oregon State University study concludes. The...

2010-12-14 01:00:20

Study is first to combine 10 years of farms' sea-lice counts and 60 years of wild fish counts A new UC Davis study contradicts earlier reports that salmon farms were responsible for the 2002 population crash of wild pink salmon in the Broughton Archipelago of western Canada. The Broughton crash has become a rallying event for people concerned about the potential environmental effects of open-net salmon farming, which has become a $10 billion industry worldwide, producing nearly 1.5 million...

2010-12-01 10:33:00

NOVATO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Preliminary counts of fall-run Chinook salmon returning to spawn in Central Valley rivers are encouraging, with this year's numbers well ahead of the record lows measured in the past two years. However, recovery of the species--and the valuable commercial and recreational fisheries it supports--will require stronger efforts to reverse damage caused by excessive water diversions, habitat loss and pollution to the river and San Francisco Bay...

2010-11-18 17:14:17

The review process being used by the Food and Drug Administration to assess the safety of a faster-growing transgenic salmon fails to weigh the full effects of the fish's widespread production, according to analysis by a Duke University-led team in this week's Science. The salmon, whose genome contains inserted genes from two other fish species, could become the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption in the United States. The FDA held two days of hearings in...

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2010-10-01 09:41:24

The role of a key nutrient which prevents cataracts in salmon has been revealed by eye specialists at the University of East Anglia. Research published today in the American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology shows how the nutrient histidine, when added to the diet of farmed salmon, stops cataracts (clouding of the lens in the eye) from forming. Following fears over BSE in the early 1990s, blood meal was removed from the diet of farmed salmon. This...

2010-09-30 07:00:00

CORDOVA, Alaska, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation [PWSAC] today released findings from an economic study that confirms a long-held suspicion: hatchery fish are critical to the sustainability and health of Alaska's commercial salmon fishery, the sport fishery and to regional and statewide economies. Cordova-based PWSAC operates five hatcheries in the Prince William Sound/Copper River region, all of which generate millions of pink, chum, Coho and...

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2010-09-06 09:19:54

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will decide whether or not to allow the sale of genetically engineered salmon during a hearing later this month, according to a Monday AFP report. During the hearing, which is set for September 19 and 20, the federal food safety organization will consider a proposal from AquaBounty Technologies of Waltham, Massachusetts, according to Rob Lever of the French news agency. The company is seeking permission to produce and market Atlantic salmon that...

2010-08-31 18:05:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Ronald L. Stotish, Ph.D., Executive Director, President and CEO of AquaBounty Technologies: This press release is inaccurate, deliberately misleading, and intended to create fear and misunderstanding. AquAdvantage salmon are, quite literally, the most studied fish in the world. In addition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has spent the last fifteen years creating a robust regulatory process to ensure...

2010-08-30 10:24:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Raising awareness of the plight of wild salmon, SalmonAID--a coalition of fishermen, conservation organizations, chefs and first nation tribes--presents Salmon Month at Aquarium of the Bay. Salmon Month opens on September 1 and includes storytelling by Native Americans, film screenings, children's activities and a free outdoor festival. The full Salmon Month schedule is available at www.salmonaid.org. "Twenty-six populations of Pacific salmon are...

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2010-06-22 12:10:21

Until recently, the disastrous scale of the threat posed by salmon farms to the fauna and National Park of the Ays©n region of southern Chile was entirely unknown. The unexpected discovery was made by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization and the University of Göttingen, who were studying acoustic communication among the native whales in the region. The researchers not only discovered that the salmon industry is rapidly spreading to the...


Latest Aquaculture of salmon Reference Libraries

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2005-06-02 09:22:27

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar, from the Latin words "Salmo" meaning salmon, and "salar" meaning "leaper") is a species of fish in the Salmonidae found in the northern Atlantic Ocean and in rivers that flow into the Atlantic. It breeds in the rivers of Western Europe from northern Portugal north to arctic Norway, Iceland, Greenland, and the east coast of North America from Connecticut in the United States north to northern Labrador in arctic Canada. At sea, it is found mainly in the waters...

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2005-06-02 08:18:08

Salmon is the common name for several species of fish of the Salmonidae family "“ although several other fishes in the family are called trout. Salmon live in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Salmon are anadromous: they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. Folklore has it that the fish return to the exact spot where they were born to spawn and modern research shows that usually at least 90% of the fish spawning in a stream were born...

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