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Gene Silencing Technology Alters Sex Of Prawns
2014-07-01 03:28:58

Society for Experimental Biology Israeli scientists have developed a novel method for generating single-sex populations of prawns. This could be used to boost the productivity of aquaculture farms and even as a biocontrol measure against invasive species and pests. Male sexual differentiation in crustaceans is regulated by the androgenic gland. It is thought that this overrides a default program of female differentiation, allowing male features to develop. This comes from the...

The ‘Melissa Loop’: Closing The Recycling Circle
2014-06-30 03:52:03

ESA The International Space Station welcomes up to eight supply vessels a year bringing oxygen, water and food for the six astronauts continuously circling our planet. Building, launching, docking and unloading these spacecraft is costly and time-consuming – is there a better way? Many mission designers dream of crewed spacecraft that require no resupplies. A vehicle that indefinitely recycles astronaut waste such as exhaled carbon dioxide and urine and turns it into fresh oxygen and...

2014-06-26 16:26:13

OTTAWA, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The proposed new federal Aquaculture Activities Regulations, announced today, will strengthen environmental protection and facilitate a growing, responsible, and sustainable seafood farming industry said Ruth Salmon, Executive Director of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance. "Canada has a unique opportunity to be a world leader in responsible seafood farming," said Ruth Salmon. "These proposed regulations are a necessary step toward a healthy,...

2014-06-19 12:27:42

LONDON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Aquaculture (Marine Water, Freshwater and Brackish Water) Market for Carp, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Salmon, Trout and Other Fishes - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019...

2014-06-11 12:22:43

ALBANY, Ind., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Bell Farms announced the initial release of its farm-raised trout into the market with availability through local and national distributors, retail grocery and restaurants. Bell Farms, situated on family owned farmland in rural Indiana, originally used to harvest corn, is now home to the largest land-based indoor containment aquaculture farm in the USA. Until recently the 1000 metric ton facility has exclusively raised Yellow Perch...

more fish during pregnancy
2014-06-11 06:35:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A decade after first advising pregnant and breast-feeding women to avoid most types of seafood, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now encouraging those individuals to eat more fish – provided it is low in mercury. The FDA, in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new set of guidelines Tuesday encouraging pregnant and breast-feeding women, as well as those who might become pregnant and...

2014-06-10 23:01:32

Findings from the study, which investigates incidental mortality of Atlantic sea scallops, will contribute to better management of this valuable commercial fishery. Biddeford, Maine (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 A University of New England (UNE) researcher and two co-investigators have been awarded a $1.6 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant to study incidental mortality of Atlantic sea scallops, the nation’s highest-valued single species commercial fishery. The...

2014-06-02 12:24:12

First Open Ocean-Farmed Fish to Receive Monterey Bay Aquarium's Highest Ranking. TURNERS FALLS, Mass., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australis Aquaculture, the world's largest producer of barramundi today announced that Australis' Vietnam farm received a Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program "Best Choice" "green" rating for sustainability. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140602/93251 Seafood Watch experts conferred their "Best Choice" rating on Australis'...

2014-05-26 23:00:32

Following a recent international workshop on closed containment, Bill Taylor, President of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, comments on the benefits of using land based, closed-containment technology to grow Atlantic salmon. St. Andrews, N.B. (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 Why is a conservation organization involved in farming Atlantic salmon? It’s all part of the Atlantic Salmon Federation’s (ASF) mission to conserve wild Atlantic salmon and the health of their environment by separating them...

2014-05-24 23:02:35

Easy DIY Aquaponics system is a revolutionary guidebook developed by Andrew Endres, offering people a lot of simple yet effective tips on how to build a DIY aquaponics gardening system. The site Vkool.com published the entire Easy DIY Aquaponics review, telling people whether or not this system is useful. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) May 24, 2014 Aquaponics system is not a “panacea”. However, it can help to “cure” many problems that farmers and gardeners may face when planting and...


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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