The large-scale production of farmed fish along the Norwegian coastline results in large amounts of sludge each year. The sludge is a mixture of fish feed and faeces. Non-removal of the sludge can lead to toxic algal blooms and poor water quality for the fish. But the sludge also contains chemicals such as phosphorus, which can be used in fertilizer production for land-based farming, and can be converted into biogas for use at land-based hatcheries.
Scientists with the University of Southern Mississippi and staff at the Perciformes Group, based in Rockport, Texas, will focus on developing facilities and appropriate protocols for breeding and developing premium-quality tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) for the retail and restaurant markets.
With huge contributions to the livelihood, employment and food security of coastal communities in Nigeria, the fisheries sector is one of the country's most important. Amidst a high demand for quality catfish seed, one hatchery in Ughelli Delta State could have significant impacts on Nigeria's aquaculture.
Through a grassroots approach, a USAID-funded program is offering a solution for sub-Saharan Africa’s fish farmers’ perennial problem of sourcing catfish fingerlings.
Octopus or tako, in Japanese, is a special ingredient in Japanese food culture. There are over 250 different species in the world with roughly 60 caught in and around Japan. Two thirds of the world's share, or 160,000 tons, is consumed every year in Japan as sushi, sashimi, tako-yaki balls and western-style dishes.
A hatchery for the production of four million sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus) fry per year will be built in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia according to Ilya Shestakov, chairman of the Russian Federal Agency for Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo).
Shrimp larvae shortages from laboratories in Ecuador have reportedly forced local farmers to resort to using wild shrimp larvae but the National Chamber of Fisheries in Guayaquil has cautioned this could be detrimental for the nation’s fisheries and farmed shrimp industry.
One of Australia's rarest freshwater fish species is being brought back from the brink of extinction through a crowd-funded program that researchers hope will secure the species' survival.
A disease that can kill 90 to 100 percent of catfish in hatchery stage could be a thing of the past with a promising vaccine being developed at Auburn University.
The Salmon River Fish Hatchery in New York state produces much of the fish for restocking Lake Ontario, including 1.7 million chinook, 240,000 coho salmon, 600,000 steelhead and 150,000 brown trout.
Enhancing the infrastructure of the Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery is the priority of the facility’s new manager, Kurt Eversman.
Kokish River Hatchery near Port McNeill, British Columbia has installed an alarm system that would help the facility prevent the death of thousands of fish in the event of a power failure.
AquaBioTech Group of Malta recently completed construction of a new research facility in the Netherlands that will allow for research on the efficiencies of water-recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).
Montana’s largest fish hatchery will cut by half the number of large trout — 7 inches or larger — it will place in the state’s waters over the next two years as a result of the cuts to the Fisheries Division of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks budget for 2018-2019.
Whether or not the construction of a hatchery, education centre and recreation area will begin is anyone’s guess at this point. The Gulf Coast Marine Fisheries Hatchery and Enhancement Center was to be built on Bruce Beach, near Maritime Park, in Pensacola, Florida. And the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Research Institute notes that the facility if built would produce a variety of sports fish popular in the area including red snapper, red drum, and spotted sea trout, all populations of which were affected by the BP spill in the Gulf or Mexico.

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