Year-long ban on salmon ova exports is being lifted slowly, as different production zones satisfy Norwegian authorities of their ISA-free status.
Piscirickettsia salmonis, or P. sal, is a persistent pathogen in the waters off Chile, causing millions of dollars of damage to the nation’s massive aquaculture industry. A university researcher 6,000 miles to the north hopes to provide insight that leads
The executive director of the Maine Aquaculture Association talks to the Advocate about the diverse and growing industry in his state (oysters, mussels, kelp, eels and salmon) and how aquaculture should be used as a rural development tool.
Environmental and fish health problems have affected Chile’s salmon farmers since 2004. As production ramped up, 2006 saw an increase in sea lice that reduced output. In 2007, infectious salmon anemia spread across the farming region and quickly cut production.
Although many companies avoid the costs associated with setting up proactive disease management infrastructure, failure to do so can result in losses that far outweigh the costs.