News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Tasmania

Health & Welfare

Turning the tide against a deadly oyster virus

This article from Australia’s CSIRO details the "race" to breed oysters genetically predisposed to resist Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS), a disease that is harmless to humans but so lethal to oysters that it can kill more than 90 percent of a crop 

Health & Welfare

Sex determination in Tasmanian Atlantic salmon

The maturation of Atlantic salmon prior to harvest is costly, so since male salmon are more likely to mature early, the salmon industry in Tasmania relies on all-female production.