Scientists at Nofima have analyzed sludge from three aquaculture commercial hatcheries through an entire production year, resulting in precise knowledge about the content of the sludge, presented recently in two reports. The analyses show that sludge has a high content of energy, nitrogen and minerals, such as phosphorus. Knowledge about the composition of sludge is … More Nofima researchers analyze content of aquaculture sludge
Yumbah Aquaculture has become the only Australian abalone farm to produce and control the supply of its own feed after it bought South Australian based feed manufacturer, EP Aquafeeds. Yumbah Aquaculture has taken a controlling 75 per cent interest in the EP Aquafeeds business with the remaining 25 per cent share of the company remaining … More Australian abalone producer Yumbah Aquaculture acquires EP Aquafeeds
Rajasthan will soon have India’s first centre of excellence for breeding ornamental fish at Bisalpur in Tonk district, slated to be operational from July. “We are developing a centre of excellence at Bisalpur at cost of Rs 5 crore with a purpose to establish national and international market in the field. We will breed nearly … More Rajasthan to get first ornamental fish breeding center
The New Year is a busy time for pharmacies and peddlers of all health-related products. In the oceans, marine organisms rely on nutrients, too, but the source of their vitamins is sometimes mysterious. An oceanographic sampler, known as a rosette, during a 2013 cruise in the North Pacific. Each bottle contains water from different depths, … More Vitamin B-12, and a knockoff version, create complex market for marine vitamins
The first genomic tool for assaying whole-genome variation in coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) has been developed. This achievement will be crucial for genetic improvement of production traits such as growth rate and SRS-resistance in this increasingly important aquaculture species. A significant step for the Chilean salmon aquaculture The new tool, a so-called SNP-chip, is based … More Genomic tool enables selection for increased growth and SRS-resistance in coho
The Japanese eat one in ten of the world’s fish, and 80 per cent of the planet’s prized —and critically threatened — Bluefin tuna. Tuna aquaculture pioneered at Kindai University in Japan offers hope for both fish lovers and the fish. Oshima Experiment Station, Japan — Professor Tokihiko Okada dug his shovel into a bucket … More Putting Bluefin tuna back on the menu — by farming them
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