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Japan firm seeks to spawn salmon farm revolution

Saitama - Japan may be an island nation surrounded by the bounty of the sea, but businessman Tetsuro Sogo is looking inland to raise one of the country's most loved sushi fish: salmon.

Key to food scarcity is growing it under the sea

Noli - Agricultural experts, working with scuba divers, are developing a project designed to see if growing plants in pods on the seabed is a viable solution for future food security.

Seeking to improve the fish trade in Africa to aid development Special

A new pan-African project has begun. The project aims to increase the trade in fish. This is being proposed to boost the economy and to improve nutrition for the people of the continent.

Bangladeshis benefit from commercial aquaculture Special

Dhaka - A new study from campaign group WorldFish demonstrates that resource-poor Bangladeshis can successfully participate in commercial aquaculture and also generate income.

New study evaluates use of antibiotics in farm-raised fish

One of the greatest successes in modern times has been the discovery of antibiotics. But there is a down-side to this success. The overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals has the potential of becoming a global public health threat.

From earliest human settlement in the Americas to modern city Special

Puerto Montt - Puerto Montt is a port city in southern Chile that thrives on salmon farming, trade and tourism. It is a port of call for international cruise ships and departure of vessels to Chiloé Island and the Patagonian Fjords in the far south of the continent.

Where can aquaculture companies fish for more leaders? Commissioned

They say there’s plenty of fish in the sea, but these days, there’s plenty more fish in the aquaculture farm. Here's what you need to know about this burgeoning business.

Review: ‘Salmon in the Sea’ — Is farmed salmon a threat to wild salmon? Special

Campbell River - A recent segment of CBS’ “60 Minutes” focuses on the positive and adverse aspects of salmon farming, potential threats of this activity to wild salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest, and comparative facets of salmon products for the consumer.

Thousands more Norwegian farm salmon escape in latest incident

More than 47,000 farm-raised salmon have escaped their cages in northern Norway, the fifth such escape in two months. Environmentalists are warning that the country’s growing aquaculture industry could destroy native wild salmon stocks.

World's farmed fish production now topping beef production

For the first time in the history of the world, the planet's farmed fish production has topped beef production. This news comes from the Earth Policy Institute (EPI), an environmental think-tank.

Genetic research turning Tilapia into a major global commodity Special

Penang - Enhanced production through genetic improvement has converted Tilapia, also known as the “wonder fish”, in the second most cultured aquatic animal species in the world after carps, and a major internationally traded commodity.

Protest against fish farms draws hundreds in Vancouver

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Vancouver Saturday, asking the government of Canada to do more to protect wild salmon, specifically to ban open-net salmon farms.

Common sunscreen ingredient 'feminizes' male fish

It's a hot summer's day and you're at the beach for a well deserved day of leisure, enjoying the refreshing water and a picnic. There is very little shade, so you slather on the sunscreen, unaware that you might be negatively impacting nearby fish.

Aquaculture Industry Will Continue to Grow

Aquaculture production of seafood will probably remain the most rapidly increasing food production system worldwide through 2025.
 

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Floating aquaculture on Puget Sound.
Floating aquaculture on Puget Sound.
Joe Mabel
Juvenile tilapia receiving microchip implant for individual identification.
Juvenile tilapia receiving microchip implant for individual identification.
The WorldFish Center  Penang  Malaysia.
The WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia.
Sturgeon are now endangered.
Sturgeon are now endangered.
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WFC - Tilapia breeding facility  Penang  Malaysia. Netpens for culture of tilapia families.
WFC - Tilapia breeding facility, Penang, Malaysia. Netpens for culture of tilapia families.
An aquaculture fish farm
An aquaculture fish farm
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General look of the Weaver Creek Spawning Channel  Mission  BC.
General look of the Weaver Creek Spawning Channel, Mission, BC.
Cobia  Rachycentron canadum  on ice
Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, on ice
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Jumping salmon in the Weaver Creek Spawning Channel salmon hatchery.
Jumping salmon in the Weaver Creek Spawning Channel salmon hatchery.
WFC - Tilapia breeding facility  Penang  Malaysia. Small netpens for culture of tilapia families.
WFC - Tilapia breeding facility, Penang, Malaysia. Small netpens for culture of tilapia families.
The WorldFish Center  Penang  Malaysia.
The WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia.
Juvenile tilapia siblings anaesthetized for individual marking.
Juvenile tilapia siblings anaesthetized for individual marking.
It takes four years from the time the fish leave the hatchery befor the sturgeon are large enough to...
It takes four years from the time the fish leave the hatchery befor the sturgeon are large enough to harvest.
Emirates Aquatech
Adult tilapia broodfish in a tank.
Adult tilapia broodfish in a tank.
Sturgeon are now endangered.
Sturgeon are now endangered.
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