Latest Aquaculture of salmon Stories

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...

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...

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...

2010-05-20 10:23:00

Global delegation demands greater protection of wild salmon, adoption of closed containment technology OSLO, Norway, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At Cermaq's annual shareholder meeting today, the Pure Salmon Campaign submitted a resolution urging one of the world's largest producers of farmed salmon to significantly restructure its management team. The campaign also pressed Cermaq to relocate its open-net cage salmon farms onto land. Challenges facing the salmon farming industry,...

2010-05-17 09:52:00

Trout and salmon are among the world's most familiar freshwater fishes, but numbers have fallen over recent decades "“ in some areas, dramatically. Pollution, habitat loss and over-fishing have all been blamed in the past, but new evidence from Cardiff University shows that climate change could be a major factor, putting both species at risk. The scientists studied populations of young salmon and trout in the River Wye in Wales, traditionally one of the UK's best angling rivers....

2010-05-12 23:01:00

JUNEAU, Alaska, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska's summer salmon season kicks off today. From now through October, a projected 137 million wild Alaska salmon will be harvested by thousands of Alaska fishermen and women all over the state. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100513/SF03025LOGO) Alaska is home to five species of wild salmon: king, sockeye, keta, pink and coho. Alaska supplies 90%-95% of the wild salmon harvested in North America. Alaska king, or Chinook salmon,...

2010-05-07 10:21:00

"Get Out Migration" builds momentum for major salmon aquaculture reform WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When members of the Pure Salmon Campaign travel to Oslo, Norway later this month for the annual general meetings of Cermaq and Marine Harvest, the coalition will ask the world's two largest producers of farmed salmon to end environmental degradation and adopt systems that keep the farmed fish separate from wild salmon. At these meetings, they will highlight the support for...

Latest Aquaculture of salmon Reference Libraries

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...

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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