News tagged with aquaculture industry

An animal to feed your eco-car

Researchers at the University of Bergen and Uni Research have found that a certain type of tunicate - ascidiacea - can be used as a renewable source of biofuel and fish food. This is particularly good news ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Genome provides new weapon against sea lice

An international team of researchers has now sequenced nearly the entire genetic material of the sea louse. On 1 March the Institute of Marine Research gave the world open access to this research source, which ...

dateMay 29, 2012 in Biotechnology
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How much does reputation really count for?

How does the aquaculture industry's reputation affect potential for further growth and development? Social researcher Marit Schei Olsen's doctoral thesis revolves around how public discourse shapes the industry's ...

dateJan 09, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Tool for seafood contamination

Since the horse meat saga began in 2012, some of us have decided to eat more fish and seafood - after all, we have been told they are better for our health. Well, that may not be quite true today. While EU ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Environment
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Cod's mysterious defence strategies

There may be entirely new vaccines in the offing for the aquaculture industry, if Monica Hongrø Solbakken can figure out cod's unconventional ways of resisting infection.

dateJan 13, 2014 in Ecology
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Is the salmon louse coming to my facility?

Researchers have now developed a detailed chart of marine currents along the coast of Nordland. This knowledge will help the industry to be better prepared to deal with fish diseases, shipwrecks, pollution ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Ecology
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Simple test for resistance in lice

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority adopted a field test developed by Kari Olli Helgesen for testing salmon louse resistance to the most common treatments. The method is now being used in Chile as well.

dateJan 13, 2014 in Ecology
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Recirculation technology improves smolt welfare

New knowledge is making land-based smolt production more efficient and improving fish welfare in the process. Recirculation technology is solving the problem of access to an adequate supply of fresh water ...

dateJun 07, 2013 in Ecology
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