Farm salmon pose clear reproductive threat to wild gene pools
Farmed salmon show full reproductive potential to invade wild gene pools and should be sterilised - according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Antibiotic resistant bacteria proliferate in agricultural soils
Infectious diseases kill roughly 13 million people worldwide, annually, a toll that continues to rise, aided and abetted by resistance genes. Now a study, published in the March Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy finds ...
Ancient cooking pots reveal gradual transition to agriculture
Humans may have undergone a gradual rather than an abrupt transition from fishing, hunting and gathering to farming, according to a new study of ancient pottery.
Wild salmon decline was not caused by sea lice from farm salmon: study
A new UC Davis study contradicts earlier reports that salmon farms were responsible for the 2002 population crash of wild pink salmon in the Broughton Archipelago of western Canada.
Researchers find schooling fish offer new ideas for wind farming
The quest to derive energy from wind may soon be getting some help from California Institute of Technology fluid-dynamics expert John Dabiri -- and a school of fish.
Panthers attack record number of farm animals in Florida
A record number of Florida panther attacks on farm animals and pets took place this year, in what the state wildlife commission says is a consequence of the endangered cat's increased population.
S.Africa fish farm could attract sharks, make triathletes bait
Plans to build a fish farm along a popular stretch of South African coast prompted concerns Monday that it could entice sharks, endangering tourists and Iron Man triathletes.
Fish tale: New study evaluates antibiotic content in farm-raised fish
Antibiotics—one of modernity's great success stories—are charms that come with a curse. Their overuse in human and animal populations can lead to the development of resistant microbial strains, posing a dire threat to ...
Aqua-Spark fund dives into fish farming future
Investment fund Aqua-Spark is setting course to make money while promoting healthier oceans and feeding the world.
What you need to know about jellyfish attacks on salmon farms
Tens of thousands of farmed salmon are dead after a swarm of mauve stinger jellyfish swept through an open-ocean salmon farm in Ireland. Tourists in France and Spain must contend with these summer visitors, ...
Sterile farmed salmon can reduce genetic impact on wild fish
Interbreeding between escaped farmed salmon and their wild counterparts is a major headache for the aquaculture industry. Now Norwegian fish farming companies are raising one million sterile salmon in sea ...
Salt-tolerant plant could benefit aquaculture and agriculture
Murdoch University researchers are leading a project to develop a salt-tolerant perennial crop capable of filtering fish farm waste water while providing feed for livestock.
Zimbabwe faces crayfish crisis in water ecosystem
(AP)—Scientists in Zimbabwe say a fresh water crayfish brought from Australia is breeding out of control in the northern Lake Kariba, devouring the food sources of other fish and putting the nation's entire ...
Researchers uncover some good news for BC's troubled salmon populations
A University of Alberta led research team has some positive news for British Columbia's pink salmon populations, and the salmon farming industry that has struggled to protect both captive and wild salmon from sea lice infestations.