Farmed atlantic cod tolerates more plant proteins

New studies of cod genes show that as much as 75% of marine proteins can be replaced by plant proteins in feed for farmed...

Environmental groups going under the microscope

Canada: The Canadian government will spend $8 million (~€6 million) to investigate the “charitable” tax-deduction status of Canadian environmental groups and others that often...

Some farmed fish need more fish meal

Canada: US Researchers find that reducing fishmeal hinders growth of some farmed species of fish. Much research has been and is being conducted in...

Mercury less toxic together with selenium

Seafood is naturally rich in selenium, but it may also contain the environmental pollutant methylmercury. New research indicates that methylmercury is less toxic to...

Fears over AGD

A leading veterinarian fears that Amoebic Gill Disease (AGD) has become a permanent problem in parts of Norway. ADG has spread from the Stavanger area...

Native fish farm protester loses in court

Canada: Well-known First Nation Chief and official of one of three native organizations- the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs- vice president Bob Chamberlin attempted...

Interactions between environmental pollutants

In nature, environmental pollutants usually exist in mixtures, and not individually. Recent research shows that the toxicity of the environmental pollutants non-dioxin-like PCB and...

Solid results from Marine Harvest

Norway: - In a very demanding market we have improved our relative price achievement, maintained good cost control in our farming operations and strengthened...

Seafood prevents depression

Previous studies have suggested a possible link between seafood in the diet and a lower incidence of postpartum depression (PPD). Now, researchers in the...

Undesirable substances and drug residues in farmed fish

NIFES has been monitoring the content of undesirable substances in Norwegian farmed fish since 1994. The status of samples collected in the course of...

BC fish farmers’ relations with government questioned

Canada: Environmental group goes fishing for ammunition to be used against the province’s salmon farmers, but finds little of value What the activists don’t realize...

Challenging salmon to overcome lice

Norway: Nofima’s well established challenge models have long been used in trials on various types of virus and bacteria. These now form the basis...

Analysis of drug residues and undesirable substances in farmed fish

Norway: NIFES has analysed the content of drug residues and other undesirable substances in farmed fish. No residues of illegal drugs were found in...

New sanitary regulation will increase costs by 30%

Chile: Implementation of the new sanitary requirements set up by the companies and the authority to surpass the sanitary crisis caused by the ISA...

Solving the health problems of sterile salmon

NIFES (National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood research, Norway) is to study how the health of sterile salmon can be improved by changes in...

Virus causing cardiomyopathy syndrome (CMS) of Atlantic salmon identified

Norway: Pharmaq and the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science have identified the Pharmaq and the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science have identified the virus...

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