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June 7, 2019

Land-for-water access deal opens door for new BC hatchery

The Courtenay and District Fish & Game Protective Association (CDFGA) had wanted to establish a new Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) hatchery on the Comox Lake for five years. A recent agreement to trade property for water access may pave the way for this effort to come to fruition.

Russia moving to farm hybrid carp to boost production

Russian Fish Farmers Association (Rosrybhoz) has advised all fish farms in the country to abandon pure-breed carp (Cyprinus carpio) in favor of new hybrid species.

No additional benefits from vitamin B: study

Vitamin B supplementation in feeds has no benefits to the growth of Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) larvae, according to a study from the Abel Salazar Biomedical Sciences Instiute at the University of Porto in Portugal.
Climate Change Salmon

Canadian authorities to require PRV testing for BC farmed salmon

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the federal agency responsible for regulating Canada's aquaculture industry, will soon test British Columbia fish farms for foreign strains of a virus deemed harmful to fish. » Read more
Artic Algae

Farming from the bottom up

A new €8 million (US$8.96 million) international project to increase aquaculture production of low-trophic species is launching this week in Tromsø, Norway, with more than 70 scientists and industry professionals from 16 countries in attendance, Nofima has announced. » Read more

Aqua Nor

August 20-23, 2019 » Read more