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Issue 1 2012

Issue 1 2012

Family business provides fish, equipment on the Canadian prairie
FROM THE FIELD  by Bob Robinson EDMONTON, ALBERTA – This past fall I had the distinct pleasure of visiting a unique fish farm and fish farming family here in the Canadian western prairie province of Alberta, in an area that is more or less due ...

Moving live fish is risky business
FISH HEALTH NOTES BY ROD GETCHELL ITHACA, NY – Bringing live fish onto your fish farm is risky business. Probably the biggest risk factor is that live fish can carry unwanted pathogens, and these pathogens can lead to trouble if they take hold w...

New shrimp technologies revealed at field day: Methods could revive Texas, US shrimp industries
by Rod Santa Ana CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center here hosted a shrimp production technology field day last fall at two Gulf Coast locations, showcasing new shrimp technologies that could revive the foodand bait-...

Globalization a boon to US industry?
AQUACULTURE PERSPECTIVES BY BILL MANCI Predictions do come true, aquaculture can come to the rescue Just about a year ago, I wrote a column about US aquaculture’s current state of affairs. The nation was running a huge trade deficit in seafoo...

Local Ocean launches European seabass raised in the Hudson Valley
HUDSON, NY – For the first time in North America, consumers in New York State can now enjoy locally-grown European seabass, otherwise known as branzino, raised by Local Ocean in a fully-contained, saltwater production facility here. Local Ocean ...

Watching the water: Virginia hatcheries monitor water chemistry
by Kelsey Abbott TIDEWATER REGION, VA – In the last few years, shellfish growers in the Pacific Northwest and in Maine have taken action to monitor their waters for changes in water chemistry, including those that indicate ocean acidification. ...

Butterfly nets catch Asian carp ... say what?
FACES, PLACES, & GEAR BY GREG FAULKNER MILTON, LA – “Qu’est-ce que c’est? (what is this),” Larry Jambon, a retired netmaker asked me. “It’s some Paupiers for carp, vous vieux chien (you old dog),” I replied. Now that our ...

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