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August 30, 2019

Volcanic activity prompts Chilean hatcheries to prepare contingency plans

Following an increase in activity at the Villarrica volcano in the Los Rios region, Chile’s fisheries and aquaculture service, Sernapesca, have ordered fish farms and hatcheries in the area to prepare contingency plans to evacuate their fish in case the situation worsens.

Scottish researchers aim to improve water impact of fish gill health

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is bringing together a consortium of aquaculture experts to fight against gill health diseases in salmon.

Seafood Expo Asia cancelled due to Hong Kong protests

Diversified Communications announced Aug. 21 that its 10th annual Seafood Expo Asia on Sept. 3-5 has been cancelled. The decision was made in response to ongoing protests in Hong Kong, China.

Aqua Nor: Fighting for the fish

Fish welfare was one of the overarching themes in technology discussions at this year’s Aqua Nor 2019. In her presentation at the Nofima-led seminar, “Fish biology meets new technology,” Asa Espmark stressed the importance to “take the fish side of the story” in the rush to develop new technologies for aquaculture. » Read more

Outlook: How hatcheries will evolve over the next 20 years

Shellfish growers remember 2007 for the death of millions of oyster larvae in the Pacific Northwest. For the global industry at large, the year is remarkable because it shone a light on how climate change could devastate coastal economies. » Read more

Taiwan program helps revive Pacific island’s milkfish aquaculture

The South Pacific island of Kiribati was once a milkfish industry capital in the heart of Asia. But with the extreme heat and the lack of rainfall that the island has been facing in the last several years, milkfish ponds have dried up and the increasing salinity of existing ponds are killing the few fish that are left. » Read more
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