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2014-04-30 23:04:54

Land based, closed-containment raised Atlantic salmon are proven to be grown free of disease such as Infectious Salmon Anemia and sea lice--conditions which often plague the open net pen aquaculture industry. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Scientists and industry experts from Canada, the United States, and Europe gathered at the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) in Chamcook, New Brunswick this week to discuss the latest technology and operation of land based, closed-containment...

2014-04-25 08:24:28

DUBLIN, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9r9mx8/enteric_disease) has announced the addition of the "Enteric Disease Testing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9r9mx8/enteric_disease ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Enteric diseases are...

2013-11-29 23:01:15

Large-scale escapes and infectious disease all too common in Canadian operations. This has just been published on Atlantic Salmon Federation's web site as well. St. Andrews, N.B. (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is working in Canada to convince government to implement better controls of the salmon farming industry to protect wild Atlantic salmon and their environment. “We have found,” said Sue Scott, ASF’s VP of Communications,” that the...

2012-09-19 23:04:05

Today, viable technologies produce healthy farmed fish completely separate from the surrounding environment and wild fish. St. Andrews, NB, Canada (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 Farming Atlantic salmon in high tech closed containment land based operations, rather than in nets that sit in the ocean, is catching on. Today, viable technologies produce healthy farmed fish completely separate from the surrounding environment and wild fish. Around the world, farmers are recognizing that there is a...

2011-08-15 22:21:01

A recent study suggests that parasites in fish, including threatened species of Oregon coho salmon, may have more profound impacts on fish health than has been assumed, and could be one of the key mechanisms by which habitat and land use changes cause salmon mortality. It's not just the presence or absence of parasites that is important, the research found, but their numbers that can build up over years or decades and ultimately cause major impacts. The study will be published soon in the...

2010-12-14 01:00:20

Study is first to combine 10 years of farms' sea-lice counts and 60 years of wild fish counts A new UC Davis study contradicts earlier reports that salmon farms were responsible for the 2002 population crash of wild pink salmon in the Broughton Archipelago of western Canada. The Broughton crash has become a rallying event for people concerned about the potential environmental effects of open-net salmon farming, which has become a $10 billion industry worldwide, producing nearly 1.5 million...

2010-10-28 22:12:32

Copper sulfate has emerged as an effective treatment for Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, also known as "Ich," a protozoan parasite that appears as white spots on infected fish, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist. Aquatic toxicologist David Straus with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) investigated copper sulfate as a method to control both Ich in catfish and a fungus"”Saprolegnia"”on catfish eggs. Straus works at the ARS Harry K. Dupree Stuttgart...

2010-04-28 11:12:00

Current management refuses to acknowledge, address key problems with its salmon farms CAMPBELL RIVER, British Columbia, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pure Salmon Campaign today called for the resignation of Geir Isaksen, CEO of Cermaq, one of the world's two largest producers of farmed salmon. The campaign filed a shareholder resolution requesting that the Board of Directors consider a detailed succession plan for Cermaq's CEO and will deliver the demand later today at Cermaq's...

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2010-01-28 08:25:42

A deadly fish virus that was first discovered in the Northeast in 2005 has been found for the first time in fish from Lake Superior, report Cornell researchers. That means that the virus has now been documented in all of the Great Lakes. The viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV), which causes fatal anemia and hemorrhaging in many fish species, poses no threat to humans, said Paul Bowser, professor of aquatic animal medicine at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. Bowser and...

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2009-12-24 11:48:21

Norwegian salmon is a popular holiday treat for many, but the fish is threatened by a small parasite that is spreading quickly among wild and farmed salmon. According to an AFP report, fish farmers have recently noticed an increase in Lepeophtheirus salmonis, a tiny sea louse that feeds on salmon's skin and mucous membranes. The alarming rate of parasitic infestation has risen threefold since last year. The louse, which is naturally present in the sea, poses no threat to human consumption....


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