Aquaculture Production

Fish reared in hard water more susceptible to Columnaris Disease August 2016

Catfish raised in hard water with high levels of calcium and other minerals are more vulnerable to columnaris disease, according to ARS studies. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New, innovative Ocean School Program for youth July 2016

The Ocean School program aims to promote a better understanding of oceans and and inspire a new generation of ocean scientists. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Progress in managing aquaculture development and expanding market access June 2016

The Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers (CCFAM) recently met to discuss a broad range of common priorities. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency approve AquAdvantage Salmon May 2016

Health Canada and the CFIA have determined that AquAdvantage Salmon is as safe and nutritious for humans and livestock as conventional salmon. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Free aquaponics webinar May 2016

A series of webinars discussing aquaculture production will be hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach Fisheries and Aquaculture Specialist D. Allen Patillo. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Surprising facts about Atlantic Canada's growing mussel farming industry April 2016

Atlantic Canada's mussel production value of $33.6 million accounts for 95 percent of the county’s mussel farming industry. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Algae increasingly relevant as fishmeal and fish oil demand and price rises April 2016

The ability of algae to produce omega-3 oils makes them suitable for replacing increasingly price volatile fish oil and fishmeal products, especially aquaculture feeds. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Global shift in farmed fish feed raises new questions April 2016

The fish-farming industry’s increasing use of plant-based ingredients in feed could impact some of the health benefits of eating certain types of seafood. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Salmon use enzyme for oxygen boost, says study March 2016

A study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, looks at an enzyme that helps protect fish hearts during periods of low oxygen. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canadian aquaculture industry reports healthy exports in 2015 March 2016

The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance reports healthy farmed seafood export numbers for 2015, and new demand in Asia. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

B.C. oyster growers take steps to shuck problems with shellfish bacterium December 2015

British Columbia's Shellfish Growers Association are working together to ensure Pacific Coast oysters will be safe in 2016. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Mini-barcoding identifies fish on your plate November 2015

Being able to identify for certain that fish you are about to eat has come closer to reality with a new University of Guelph study on mini-barcoding. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Global Salmon Initiative launches inaugural sustainability report June 2015

The GSI has launched an interactive online Sustainability Report setting a new standard for transparency reporting. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New Brunswick salmon farm in quarantine after virus detected April 2015

A fish in one cage in a New Brunswick salmon farm was found to be positive for infectious salmon anemia during a preliminary test. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Killing fish egg fungus with a disinfectant March 2015

ARS scientists have found peracetic acid—a stable mix of acetic acid (concentrated vinegar) and hydrogen peroxide—could kill fungus on catfish eggs without the residue issues of pesticides. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New aquaculture licensing in British Columbia to improve business planning and encourage investment in sustainable practices February 2015

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is aligning its approach to licensing with multi-year licensing practices already in place in most provincial jurisdictions. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Using clay to fight fish disease February 2015

Kaolin has proven to be an alternative to antibiotics for treating columnaris disease in channel catfish fingerlings. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Aquaponics turn suburban industrial park into farmland January 2015

Craig Petten and Pablo Alvarez, winners of Humber's Launch Pad Competition, have started Aqua Greens, an aquaponics farming operation in the heart of Mississauga. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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