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Issue 3 2011

Issue 3 2011

Good samples critical for accurate diagnosis
FISH HEALTH NOTES by Rod Getchell ITHACA, NY – Mortalities are bound to occur at fish farms, and, when troubling situations arise, it’s tempting to collect the first mortalities you find to send out for testing. But remember this: A fish docto...

International aquaculture insurance conference meets in Ireland
Need for wider fish-loss coverage identified as key priority for industry growth by David Albaum KINSALEO, IRELAND – This past spring,, approximately 100 professionals gathered in picturesque Kinsale here on the southwest coast of Ireland to ...

Finally, good news about aquaculture’s environmental impacts
Industry receives good news about its environmental impacts   AQUACULTURE PERSPECTIVES by Bill Manci I received some very good news recently. This was news that really did not surprise me, frankly, but was the sort of news that provi...

Water gives life; use it wisely or lose it
FROM THE FIELD by Bob Robinson Let’s get serious for a moment. Have you ever stopped and really, truly given thought to just how important water is – both to our daily lives, not to mention the profession we have all chosen? I think about w...

Tropical fish - Maine facility breeding clownfish for home aquarium market
by Bill Trotter FRANKLIN, ME – There’s not much tropical about Maine’sTaunton Bay. The saltwater bay, which is only about 60 miles as the crow flies from the Canadian border, is the northernmost habitat for the horseshoe crab and, given its ...

HBOI Report -Researchers at HBOI at FAU studying impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill
by Amber Garr and Susan Laramore FT. PIERCE, FL – As we all now know, on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, releasing millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a five-month period. The impact of that sp...

Working with the “rocket men” of APHIS on bird capture nets
Finding new ways to round up pesky birds: Working with the “rocket men” of APHIS FACES, PLACES AND GEAR by Greg Faulkner “It’s not supposed to shoot the dang thing that far. “It was never meant to throw a net that fast. Even the ma...

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