Latest Fish farming Stories

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....

2009-12-17 11:54:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher Mann, senior officer at the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement in response to legislation introduced late last night by Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA), H.R. 4363, establishing a regulatory framework for offshore aquaculture. "The Pew Environment Group applauds Representative Capps for introducing legislation that would establish strong national standards for offshore fish farms. We have seen worldwide that poorly managed...

2009-11-12 13:20:00

Massive escapes of farmed salmon pose major environmental threats WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During this year's Global Week of Action, a week devoted to farmed salmon awareness, the Pew Environment Group today raised concern about the creation of fish farms in U.S. waters without adequate uniform national aquaculture standards in place. In the past two months, tens of thousands of farmed salmon have escaped from open-net fish farms in British Columbia, Norway and...

2009-11-09 15:05:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, November 12 at 11 a.m. at Landmark's E Street Cinema, Pew -- as a member of the Pure Salmon Campaign coalition -- will host a press lunch briefing and premiere a documentary that shows the major environmental threats posed by fish farming. Speakers will discuss current problems affecting the global farmed salmon industry and will identify the potential dangers and impacts of unregulated open ocean aquaculture in U.S. federal waters....

2009-11-07 06:25:00

Canada is looking into why less sockeye salmon swam back to the Fraser River on the Pacific Coast this summer than the number that was predicted by scientists. Prime Minister Stephen Harper revealed the inquiry Thursday, noting that the federal government was worried about the shrinking numbers. Scientists had envisaged that about 13 million sockeye salmon would return for mating season, but only about 1.4 million fish actually came back. The decline was detrimental to the commercial Fraser...

2009-10-01 07:53:49

Wild salmon and farmed salmon can now be distinguished from each other by a technique that examines the chemistry of their scales. Dr Clive Trueman, who is based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton said: "Salmon farming is a big, intensive business. In 2006, around 130,000 tons of salmon were farmed in Scotland for the table. Wild populations of Atlantic salmon are in serious decline across their whole range and the total wild population returning to Scottish rivers in the same...

2009-09-07 14:36:22

Aquaculture, once a fledgling industry, now accounts for 50 percent of the fish consumed globally, according to a new report by an international team of researchers. And while the industry is more efficient than ever, it is also putting a significant strain on marine resources by consuming large amounts of feed made from wild fish harvested from the sea, the authors conclude. Their findings are published in the Sept. 7 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

2009-09-03 15:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher Mann, senior officer at the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to NOAA's approval of a plan to authorize industrial-scale aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico. "Open-ocean fish farms pose significant environmental threats to our marine ecosystems. Approval of offshore aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico without the establishment of science-based and precautionary national standards is a recipe for...

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...

Latest Fish farming Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.