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California's Native Fish Populations Under Increased Threat From Climate Change
2013-05-31 10:38:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If current trends continue, the trout, salmon and other native freshwater fish in California will likely become extinct within the next century due to climate change. A new study from the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis (UCDavis), assessed how vulnerable each freshwater species in California is to climate change and estimated the likelihood that those species would become extinct in 100 years....

2013-05-30 23:17:17

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Fish Oil Market for Aquaculture, Direct Human Consumption, Hydrogenation and Industrial Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global market for fish oil was valued at USD 1.1 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 1.7 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.05% from 2012 to 2018. Browse the full report at...

Genetically Modified Salmon Could Cross-Breed With Wild Fish
2013-05-30 04:39:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If genetically modified Atlantic salmon escaped into the wild, they could cross-breed with wild brown trout in order to create a new, fast-growing, highly competitive species that could harm naturally occurring fish populations, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. According to Damian Carrington of The Guardian, experts from the Memorial University of Newfoundland...

2013-05-28 23:03:34

New research report “Aqua Feed Market By End Consumption (Fish, Crustaceans, Mollusks, Others), By Additives, (Antibiotics, Vitamins, Antioxidants, Amino Acids, Feed Enzymes, Feed Acidifiers, Others), By Geography: Global Trends & Forecasts To 2018” elaborated by MarketsandMarkets has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 The world aqua feed market has experienced substantial growth over the past several years, driven by the...

Algae As Biofuel
2013-05-22 10:30:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The land and water resources of the US could likely support the growth of enough algae to produce up to 25 billion gallons of algae-based fuel a year, according to a new study from the Department of Energy´s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. That amount of fuel would satisfy one-twelfth of the country´s yearly needs. An in-depth look at the water resources needed to grow significant amounts of algae in large,...

2013-05-19 23:02:05

Sustainable Farming with Hybrid Aquaponics Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 19, 2013 Farming methods have changed many times since man planted the first seed in the ground 10,000 years ago. Most recently, the Green Revolution has transformed farming and dramatically increased farm productivity by using genetically engineered seeds and by applying chemical fertilizers and pesticides. But we are now seeing a backlash to these techniques due to the adverse environmental and health effects of these...

2013-05-10 11:42:03

Oyster reefs shown to buffer acidic inputs to Chesapeake Bay Scientists have identified many benefits for restoring oyster reefs to Chesapeake Bay and other coastal ecosystems. Oysters filter and clean the water, provide habitat for their own young and for other species, and sustain both watermen and seafood lovers. A new study co-authored by Professor Roger Mann of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science adds another item to this list of benefits–the ability of oyster reefs to...


Latest Aquaculture Reference Libraries

Windowpane Oyster, Placuna placenta
2013-04-16 21:15:37

The windowpane oyster, Placuna placenta, alternatively known as capiz, is a bivalve marine mollusk belonging to the family Placunidae. Among the species within the genus, only the P. placenta has an outer shell that is sufficiently translucent for commercial use. This mollusk can be found from the shallows of the Gulf of Aden, to around India, then Malaysia to the southern South China Sea, and around the Philippines. Capiz, a province in the Philippines, gets its name from this shell which...

Silver Carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
2013-02-09 08:21:21

Image Caption: Juvenile silver carp. Credit: Mirko Barthel/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The silver carp is a freshwater fish native to north and northeast Asia. It has been introduced or spread into at least 88 other countries around the world for reasons of aquaculture. It was imported into North America in the 1970’s to control algae growth at wastewater treatment facilities, soon after, the silver carp escaped into the wild and spread rapidly. By 2009 the population was abundant from the...

Zebra Tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow with black stripes. This fish varies from light to black based on its mood. The stripes seem to fade...

Redtail Catfish, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
2009-02-16 20:35:04

The Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus) is a species of long-whiskered catfish found in South America. It is native to the Amazon, Orinoco, and Essequibo river basins of South America. It is found only in fresh water. It has been introduced into Florida, although it has not been established there. It is commonly known as cajaro in Venezuela and pirarara in Brazil. It is the only still-living member of the genus Phractocephalus. Despite growing to a large size, it is a popular...

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2008-10-16 17:43:44

The Barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is a species of fish that is native to Australia and New Guinea. It is commonly found from northern and eastern Australia through the Torres Strait to New Guinea. It is a salt and freshwater species. This species is also known as the Giant Perch, Giant Seaperch, Asian Seabass, Australian Seabass, White Seabass, and a variety of other names. Its nickname is the Silver Jack. They have large silvery scales, which may become darker, depending on their...

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