Rajasthan to get first ornamental fish breeding center

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

Vitamin B-12, and a knockoff version, create complex market for marine vitamins

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

Genomic tool enables selection for increased growth and SRS-resistance in coho

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

Putting Bluefin tuna back on the menu — by farming them

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