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2014-03-10 08:21:13

OSLO and HOUSTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Maritime has performed the technical design and engineering (FEED) of an offshore based fish farm for Ocean Farming AS in Norway, a subsidiary of the SalMar Group. The new design combines the best of existing technology and solutions from the Norwegian fish farming industry and the offshore oil and gas sector. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140310/674058 ) The facility is a permanently moored...

2014-03-07 23:01:38

Students and researchers from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona are collaborating to grow algae using wastewater. The algae can then be harvested to create fuel, feed and food products. This multi-university collaboration is supported and funded by the Arizona Board of Regents Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF). Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Arizona universities are working together to turn the state’s waste to gold – or...

2014-03-06 08:24:16

DUBLIN, Mar. 06, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j52799/aquaculture ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Aquaculture Market - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Aquaculture includes different kinds of activities such as fish farming, oyster farming and shrimp farming among others. Aquaculture can be practiced in brackish water,...

2014-03-04 23:28:44

Company builds aquariums with an edible twist on Kickstarter. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 AquaSprouts™, an aquaponics design company, announced the start of their Kickstarter campaign to fund the AquaSprouts Garden. The AquaSprouts Garden is an affordable countertop aquaponic system that combines nature, functionality, and beauty in a new way. What sets the AquaSprouts Garden apart from other aquaponic units is its compatibility with a standard aquarium and its modern design....

2014-02-26 16:22:52

SHACKLEFORDS, Va., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Anderson's Neck Oyster Company announces that by March 9, 2014 the environmentally friendly small business will have filtered 20 billion gallons of water in the Chesapeake Bay through their oyster farm. You can view the progress towards this goal online at http://www.andersonsneck.com/conservation/. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/MN72072 By nourishing oyster seeds over time, Anderson's Neck has re-created...

2014-02-25 23:22:54

Organic Pond has responded to the urgent need in the aquaculture world to develop microbial control strategies. Fraser, MI (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Imagine having the comfort of knowing the farm-raised fish you buy from the local supermarket is cleaner, healthier, and safer to eat than wild-caught fish from lakes, rivers, and oceans. Thanks to OrganicPond.com LLC, you won't have to imagine anymore-they have turned this vision into a reality. In time for this Aquaculture season...

2014-02-25 08:34:21

REDKEY, Ind., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Aquaculture announced today plans to open a feed mill to supply feed for the local and national aquaculture industry. The new mill, located at Bell Farms in Albany, Indiana, will be the first of its kind to locally produce feed to service the aquaculture industry on a mass scale using local Indiana ingredients. Scott Nelson of Integral Fish Foods, recently purchased by Bell, will be the head of operations for the mill. Scott brings...

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...


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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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