Accelerating the Pace of Sustainable Aquaculture

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Over the past 20 years, our work on sustainable seafood, both farmed and wild, has changed and expanded. The seafood industry and governments worldwide now actively engage with us to improve how they fish, farm and manage their ocean resources. These new relationships are powerful and evolving every day. Some of our new relationships are with groups of small fish Read More…

Is tilapia caging solution to sex-for-fish trade?

The Star – The sex-for-fish trade, locally known as jaboya, has long been one of the main factors in the spread of HIV among the fisherfolk in Homa Bay. However, fish caging is ending dependence on Lake Victoria and the men who run the show. This not only saves vulnerable groups from sexual exploitation but also gives customers quality fish at a better price. According to the National Read More…

Science journal article disputes claims that aquaculture is a…

CTV News Atlantic – A journal article is suggesting evidence that Ottawa uses to claim aquaculture is environmentally sustainable is sketchy because it lacks detailed, long-term analysis. However, advocates for the industry are suggesting the report in Marine Policy journal lacks credibility itself. Inka Milewski, a research associate in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University, Read More…

Big whales eat tiny fish at hatchery buffets

SIT News – At the Hidden Falls Hatchery in Chatham Strait, three whales have tapped into a yearly all-you-can-eat buffet. The whales have learned that the hatchery releases juvenile salmon in the same place each summer, providing a reliable snack for the roaming predators. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and the University of Read More…

Hatchery-Born Coho Salmon Are Helping Save the Species From…

KQED – Right now, thousands of 1-year-old coho salmon, or smolts, are making their way to the Pacific Ocean from the Russian River in Sonoma County. But most of these endangered fish weren’t actually born in the river's tributaries. Instead, they were bred and raised at the Warm Springs Fish Hatchery in Geyserville. At the beginning of this century, the coho in the Russian River were Read More…

Indiana salmon hatchery to raise nation’s first genetically…

The Daily World – On a winding road on the outskirts of a small Rust Belt town in eastern Indiana, a fish hatchery is poised to raise the country’s first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. AquaBounty Technologies, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company, altered the genetic makeup of the Atlantic salmon to include a Read More…

Norway loses millions of farmed salmon to algae bloom

National Fisherman – Global salmon markets are getting shuffled by a massive algae bloom that has suffocated more than 8 million farmed salmon in Norway with no end in sight. Norway is the world’s largest farmed salmon producer, and its supply numbers can set the mark for fish prices around the world. The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries estimated the salmon loss so far at more than Read More…

Smolt Release Aids Biologists In Salmon Life Cycle Study

Oakdale Leader – Earlier this month, CDFW released about 1 million fall run Chinook Salmon smolts into the Feather River at the Boyd’s Pump Launch facility. This experimental in-river release will provide fisheries biologists an important opportunity to study how fish respond under specific environmental conditions, as compared to fish released at other points in the river Read More…

Where are the wild things going?

The Fish Site – As we approach midsummer and the sea temperature rises, a number of subtle changes are taking place in Scotland’s west coast waters: more plankton in the water column, more seaweed growth and the return of warm-weather species. Whilst none of this might sound significant, it does affect things on site. The nets need to be cleaned more regularly, we must be vigilant for Read More…

Is there a problem with salmon farming?

BBC News – Scottish salmon is marketed as healthy, sustainable and environmentally-friendly but is that image accurate? It was once considered a luxury but now a staggering one million salmon meals are eaten in the UK every day. The fish is one of the UK's biggest food exports and said to be worth more than £1bn a year to the economy. In supermarkets, the packaging shows pristine Read More…