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2014-02-17 23:22:49

In response to an article published by The Produce News, Colle Farmers Market, a leading online farmers market discusses aquaponics as the future of organic farming. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, a leading online farmers market, details the benefits of aquaponics and its role in the future of organic farming. According to a February 5th article from Mashable titled “Aquaponics: Are Fish the Future of Organic Farming?” aquaponics is the act of growing...

Farmers Breed Better Fish Using Genetic Chip
2014-02-14 13:07:00

University of Edinburgh Atlantic salmon production could be boosted by a new technology that will help select the best fish for breeding. The development will enable salmon breeders to improve the quality of their stock and its resistance to disease. A chip loaded with hundreds of thousands of pieces of DNA – each holding a fragment of the salmon's genetic code – will allow breeders to detect fish with the best genes. It does so by detecting variations in the genetic code of...

2014-02-11 08:27:53

LONDON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: World Aquaculture in 2013 This report examines the latest aquaculture production statistics, historical trends, main producing and consuming countries and leading species across the world. Dr Currie also looks to the future to forecast where world aquaculture is heading, in terms of major trends and innovations, main opportunity areas and particular challenges to expansion, such as in...

2014-02-05 23:31:56

Fenstermaker experts in survey & mapping, environmental compliance, and engineering attend Winter NAPE this week to support the energy industry and introduce a new specialized service: Oyster Assessments. (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Specializing in survey, mapping, engineering, environmental, and advanced technology services, Fenstermaker proudly introduces a new environmental service to their comprehensive roster of work: Oyster Assessments. Its environmental professionals have...

2014-01-31 23:03:25

Conference Slated to be Held April 29-30 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) and The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute (TCFFI) will jointly host an Atlantic Salmon Closed-Containment Workshop on April 29 and 30 at ASF’s headquarters near St. Andrews, NB. It’s the second such conference held at ASF that brings participants together to hear presentations and discuss the technology and operation of...

2014-01-29 13:20:17

Researchers at the Prairie Research Institute's Illinois Natural History Survey have found that overall, concentrations of arsenic, selenium, and mercury in bighead and silver carp from the lower Illinois River do not appear to be a health concern for a majority of human consumers. The full results of the study have been published in the journal Chemosphere. Average mercury concentration in fillets was below the US Food and Drug Administration Action Level and EPA Screening Value for...

2014-01-18 23:02:08

"Aquaponics 4 You" is the latest guide created by John Fay that promises to teach people how to grow plants. A full review on the site hynguyenblog.com shows if this guide is useful. (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 "Aquaponics 4 You" is a newly updated program made by John Fay that claims to guide users how to grow thriving plants. John Fay is an expert that has a lot of experience in building the aquaponics system. After the creator released "Aquaponics 4 You", he...

2014-01-15 23:27:43

To promote optimum health, organic supplement specialists team with Amazon to offer their popular dietary supplement. (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 With colds and flu season worsening, many are choosing to strengthen the ability of their bodies to fight off infection rather than rely on shots or drugs to save them. Knowing that vitamins and minerals are the crucial ingredients to a healthy body and strong immune system, EverSun Health is teaming with Amazon to offer their popular dietary...

2014-01-15 23:23:02

HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, announced that in early 2013 they manufactured a custom-engineered HIPOWER generator package that is now providing backup power for the ‘Namgis Closed Containment Salmon Farm, the first land-based salmon-farming project in Canada. (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, announced that in...

Marine Tubeworms Need A Push To Transition From Larvae State
2014-01-10 10:03:52

University of Hawaii at Manoa Intriguing bacterium-animal interaction may have implications for boat owners and the mariculture industry, UH Manoa researchers say A common problem at Pearl Harbor, biofouling affects harbors around the world. It's the process by which barnacles, muscles, oysters, and tubeworms accumulate on the bottom of boats and other surfaces. Now researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Kewalo Marine Laboratory have discovered a biological trigger behind...


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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