Fish in Tubes

Hakai Magazine – Behold the salmon cannon—developed to help salmon traverse dams; made famous by the comedian John Oliver. Recently, the cannon’s creators suggested that officials in the state of Washington should use the cannon to boost salmon over dams so that the fish can spawn, ultimately creating more food for hungry and endangered southern resident killer whales. Firing live fish Read More…

FDA Lifts Import Ban on Genetically Modified Salmon

U.S. News & World Report – The Food and Drug Administration has lifted an import ban that prevented genetically modified salmon from entering the United States. Congress in 2016 directed the FDA not to allow food into the U.S. that contained genetically engineered salmon until the agency implemented superior labeling guidelines for informing people that certain foods contained Read More…

Mokelumne River Hatchery, A salmon success story

The Union – The ocean salmon fishing outside of the San Francisco Bay has been very good the last couple of years. In 2017 all you had to do was get on a boat heading south from the Golden Gate. After an hour or two ride you started fishing and the boat was limited out. You spent more time travelling than fishing. In 2018 you headed north and the salmon were thick off the Marin coast with Read More…

Hatchery hopes new tanks will help endangered fish breeding

Merced Sun-Star – Officials at a federal fish hatchery in southwest Missouri are hoping that new water tanks will provide a better breeding environment for endangered pallid sturgeon. The Neosho National Fish Hatchery recently received circular tanks that mimic the current in a river, which officials believe could increase reproduction for pallid sturgeons, the Joplin Globe Read More…

Scientists look for methane solutions

Santa Cruz Sentinel – California enacted legislation in 2016 that mandated a 40 percent reduction from present-day methane emissions by 2030. The state’s largest contributor to methane production is cattle. The two million plus dairy and beef cattle are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in California, accounting for roughly 60 percent of agricultural emissions. The majority of Read More…

Jellyfish stinging salmon industry profits, but could fish farms be…

ABC Net – A world-leading jellyfish expert says aquaculture could be making rapid jellyfish population increases worse, causing fish deaths and hitting farmers' profits. A moon jellyfish population explosion - known as a bloom - in Tasmania's Huon River and D'Entrecasteaux Channel in November cost Huon Aquaculture up to $10 million. Dr Lisa-Ann Gershwin said it was not a one-off problem, Read More…

Joint Trials to Track Underwater Robots in Aquaculture Environment

Ocean News – Joint trials by Norwegian research institute SINTEF Ocean and marine resource technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. have proven the ability for an acoustic positioning system to track underwater robots as they move through industrial-scale fish pens. Being able to accurately track remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in aquaculture operations, including cage and Read More…

Antibiotic resistances spread faster than so far thought

Helmholtz Zentrum München – By studying fish raised in aquaculture, researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Campinas in Brazil have shed new light on the mechanisms by which antibiotic resistance genes are transferred between bacteria. According to the study published in the journal ‘Microbiome’, those mechanisms are more Read More…

In the Nevada desert, fish join tomatoes to yield bumper crops

Reno Gazette Journal – Sometimes, innovation makes for strange bedfellows. In the Northern Nevada desert, on land once spattered with grazing cattle, inside a 31,000-square-foot greenhouse, tilapia and tomatoes are farmed in partnership. The hydroponic tomatoes break down waste from the fish for nutrients while also cleansing the water so it can be recycled back to the tilapia tanks. Dayton Read More…

Overfishing has become a global problem. One possible solution?…

The Seattle Times – Fish and seafood are good for brain and heart health, but 80 to 90 percent of Americans don’t meet the recommended intake of two to three servings (8-12 total ounces) of fish and shellfish each week. Average seafood consumption is only 2.7 ounces per week, or about one-third of the recommended intake. Why the disconnect? For many, the environmental impact of Read More…