Aquaculture Magazine


Features Genetic effects influencing salinity tolerance in tilapia (Oreochromis) . Most commercially utilized tilapia varieties around the globe are derived from the Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, or its hybrids with blue tilapia, Oreochromis aureus, and most exhibit limited salinity tolerance. In contrast, the Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus is widely recognized as among the most salinity-tolerant tilapia species. However, most strains of this fish exhibit commercially unacceptable growth rates and small size at maturity.

Daily news

  • New land-based fish farm planned in Sur

    Date: 2016-05-06 10:45:38

    The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), which administers the nation’s industrial parks and logistics hubs, has earmarked an 8,000 sq m plot at Sur Industrial Estate for the establishment of the project, which unlike conventional aquaculture farms, will be developed onshore for the rearing of marine fish, said the Oman Daily Observer report.

  • Blue cod feasts on salmon fish feed in Marlborough Sounds

    Date: 2016-05-06 10:09:27

    The feed carried certificates of analysis from registered laboratories, and was certified GMO and BSE-free.

  • The global fish population is falling and aquaculture is rising

    Date: 2016-05-06 09:48:37

    The report continued by acknowledging another statistical report by the marine biology department, which warned that possibly only 100 codfish over the age of 13 exist in the North Sea between the United Kingdom and the Scandinavian region.

  • Salmon exports to China reach new record

    Date: 2016-05-03 16:53:38

    Salmon farming has a total economic impact of CAD 1.1 billion (USD 877,000 million) in British Columbia and accounts for more than 5,000 total jobs.

  • Huon to Research Yellowtail Kingfish Farming Methods in Providence Bay

    Date: 2016-05-03 16:40:33

    Pisces Aquaculture was granted consent in 2001 to operate a commercial fish farm in the Bay, close to Hawks Nest. It folded in 2004 after storms damaged the farm’s pens, stock escaped and a move to raise funds on the Newcastle Stock Exchanged failed.

  • USDA offers $6 million for antimicrobial resistance research

    Date: 2016-05-03 16:29:06

    Since 2009, more than $82 million in food safety research and extension grants has been awarded through AFRI, including $3.4 million in fiscal year 2015 for antimicrobial resistance.

  • Putting the Organic into Aquaculture

    Date: 2016-04-25 15:28:46

    Canada and the EU have developed their own overarching standards, with which individual organic certifiers must comply. Regardless of whether there is an overarching standard or not, certifiers each have their own criteria that aquaculturalists must adhere to gain and retain their respective certification.

  • Marine Harvest and research institutions aim to boost aquaculture

    Date: 2016-04-25 15:03:32

    The course is part of the European Union’s prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme and gives students the unique opportunity to travel throughout Europe as they learn about sustainable aquaculture.

  • The future of the fish supper is no longer guaranteed.

    Date: 2016-04-25 14:59:19

    Aquaculture is rapidly expanding to fill that demand, but there are concerns about the sustainability of this growth.

  • Fish farm lobby gets its way as feed tax left unimplemented

    Date: 2016-04-20 12:28:12

    In fact it was the only tax not implemented from Budget 2015. 

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