IN BRIEF - Acceso El Salvador becomes distributor of Spring Genetics tilapia fingerlings
Monday, June 24, 2019
Miami-based tilapia breeder Spring Genetics and El Salvador’s Acceso Oferta Local – Productos de El Salvador, SA DE CV have signed a distribution agreement to supply Salvadoran tilapia farmers and local organisations with high-quality tilapia fingerlings.
The agreement features the latest and improved genetics from one of the most advanced tilapia breeding programs in the world.
The tilapia strain is marketed under the Spring Tilapia brand has been recognised by tilapia producers in the USA and Latin America. Their stock has been selected for 19 generations on major commercial traits such as fast growth, survivability, disease resistance and fillet yield, and is the only tilapia strain with improved resistance to Streptococcus agalactiae and Streptococcus iniae in their genes.
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Kolkata - West Bengal Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco) will start a campaign from next Saturday to dissuade people from eating khoka or small Ilish (hilsa) and urge them to eat the large variety.
The Ilish festival will be observed from July 20 at Café Ekante in Eco Park and the Biswa Bangla Gate where the Hidco authorities will campaign with the slogan Eat Large, Save Small" to ensure that the Hilsa fish are allowed to grow to full size.
Fisherfolk in Ras Al Khaimah will now know if the fish they caught must be returned into the water - thanks to a new smart app that can detect 21 types of banned fish.
Launched by the Ras Al Khaimah Fishermen Society recently, the app is called 'Augmented Reality Measurement' and it can be easily downloaded on mobile phones and other smart devices.
"It runs even without an Internet connection, so fishermen can use it while they are out in the sea. It helps fishermen measure their catch and put the banned fish they caught back into the water," said Humaid Al Zaabi, deputy chairman of the society.
The country has doubled its fish stocks since the launch of the Kenya Coast Services Guards six months ago, reports show.
According to records in Liwatoni, Mombasa County, the stock has increased by 155,000 tonnes after the KCGS and international security teams stopped illegal fishing vessels from operating in Kenyan waters.
More than 400,000 tonnes of fish have landed at Liwatoni Fisheries Complex since the facility was reopened and KCSG launched in November.
MANGALURU - Climate change, especially reduced rainfall can have adverse impact on fish and fisheries. Lack of rainfall accompanied with high temperatures would be extremely detrimental to several fish species as it affects the primary productivity, thereby impacting the entire life cycle of the fish and fisheries, observed Dr A Senthil Vel, Professor and Dean, College of Fisheries and Dr Lakshmipathi, Professor, Department of Aquatic Environment Management.
WASHINGTON - Five hundred species of fish change sex in adulthood, often in response to environmental cues, researchers have found.
"I've followed the bluehead wrasse for years because sex change is so quick and is triggered by a visual cue. How sex can reverse so spectacularly has been a mystery for decades. The genes haven''t changed. So it must be the signals that turn them off and on," said Prof Jenny Graves, one of the researchers of the study.
Bluehead wrasses live in groups, on coral reefs of the Caribbean. A dominant male with a blue head protects a harem of yellow females. If the male is removed, the biggest female becomes male in just 10 days. She changes her behavior in minutes and her color in hours. Her ovary becomes a testis and by 10 days it is making sperm.
New tracking devices inserted into Atlantic salmon reveal that up to 48 per cent of the critically endangered fish are being eaten while leaving Nova Scotia's Stewiacke River on their ocean migration.
The insight is the result of acoustic tags that can tell when a tagged fish has been eaten.
"It certainly is high, and it's somewhat higher than some work that was done by some colleagues of mine about 10 years ago using similar tags, but without the predation detecting capability," says David Hardie, a marine biologist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Dongwon launches new tuna fishing vessel 'Jubilee' South Korea
Dongwon Industries, the country's largest deep-sea fishing company, has launched today its latest purse seiner, Jubilee, to modernize its increasingly aging fleet.
The 2,200-ton vessel, launched to c...