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2009-08-17 09:27:00

New Film Shows Ongoing Destruction Caused by Norwegian-Owned Salmon Farms TRONDHEIM, Norway, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At Aqua Nor, a biannual international aquaculture trade show, the Pure Salmon Campaign will call upon King Harald of Norway to insist that Norwegian-owned companies operating salmon farms in Canadian waters adopt strict environmental standards to protect British Columbia's wild salmon populations. A new documentary by filmmaker Damien Gillis shows how current...

2009-08-03 15:57:47

Climate change and other stresses expected to affect entire populations of fishEntire populations of North American fish already are being affected by several emerging diseases, a problem that threatens to increase in the future with climate change and other stresses on aquatic ecosystems, according to a noted U.S. Geological Survey researcher giving an invited talk on this subject today at the Wildlife Disease Association conference in Blaine, Wash."A generation ago, we couldn't have imaged...

2009-05-25 09:51:00

Mismanagement continues to undermine world's largest producer of farmed salmon OSLO, Norway, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Pure Salmon Campaign coalition, a diverse group of stakeholders from key farmed salmon production and consumption nations including Canada, Chile, Scotland, Ireland and the United States, urge Marine Harvest to eliminate its destructive environmental impacts by separating farmed fish from wild fish populations and finding new sources for fish feed....

2009-04-24 09:55:00

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have gained a key insight into a disease that is devastating the UK's fish farming industry. The researchers have discovered that fish can harbour and spread proliferative kidney disease (PKD), a cause of major stock losses on fish farms, as well as being affected by the infection.The discovery now paves the way for research to develop effective ways to combat the disease. The research was conducted by...

2009-04-23 11:55:00

U.S. Food and Drug Administration urged to expand scope of testing WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing widespread evidence of unapproved drug use on salmon farms, the Pew Environment Group today pressed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand testing on farmed salmon imports from Canada, Norway, Scotland and Ireland. In a letter delivered to the acting commissioner of the FDA, Pew warned of the potential environmental threats related to the discharge of...

2009-04-22 07:41:00

-Regal Springs saves the environment through revolutionary 'Fish for Trees' program- BRADENTON, Fla., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 50 percent of the fish consumed in the U.S. is produced in fish farms, and yet most Americans are oblivious to the wide gap in social and environmental principles practiced by the world's aquafarmers. Regal Springs Tilapia, the world's largest aquafarmer, has been making a difference in painfully poor Honduras, Indonesia and now Mexico by giving villagers...

2009-02-05 08:49:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group recently acquired documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealing that three Chilean salmon farming companies, including the two largest producers of farmed salmon, used a number of drugs not approved by the U.S. government. These chemicals include the antibiotics flumequine and oxolinic acid and the pesticide emamectin benzoate. The documents further show that the farmed salmon containing residues...

2009-01-28 18:49:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrea Kavanagh, manager of the Salmon Aquaculture Reform Campaign at the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's vote on open ocean aquaculture. "Rushing to allow open ocean aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico is an accident waiting to happen. If the council is going to create a series of fish farms in federal waters, a national system with uniform guidelines...

2009-01-23 10:28:53

A winter chill has threatened several crops in Florida including citrus fruits, strawberries and tomatoes, a state agricultural official said. Many crops damaged by freezing temperatures that reached South Florida Wednesday are nearing harvest, prompting Gov. Charlie Crist to order a moratorium on produce truck weight limits to allow producers to rush crops to processing plants, USA Today reported Friday. This is peak harvest season for many Florida crops, so damage at this time could have...

2009-01-07 22:56:35

Israeli scientists say the idea that a fish has a memory span of only 3 seconds is a myth. Researchers at Israeli Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa said fish trained to remember a certain sound at feeding time reacted to the same sound after five months in the wild, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. The researchers said the findings could help promote more natural fish farming techniques, allowing fish farmers to release trained fish into the wild to mature and then bring them...


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2007-04-03 00:22:49

The Walking catfish, Clarias batrachus, also known as the Magur or Pla Duk Dam, is a species of air breathing catfish with the ability to "walk" out of the water and across land. Its "walk" is more like a sort of wriggling motion with snakelike movements, as well as using its pectoral fins as "legs". This fish normally lives in slow-moving and often stagnant waters in ponds, swamps, streams and rivers (Mekong and Chao Phraya basins), flooded rice paddies or temporary pools which may dry up....

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