Yearly Archives: 2007

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) in the Great Lakes

Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) was initially noted as a disease of cultured European rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). The disease has been noted amongst marine species, notably farmed turbot (Germany, Scotland and Ireland), but until relatively recently (approximately Spring 2005), appears … Continue reading

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Fishing with Traps and Pots

R. J. Slack-Smith has written and the FAO published a manual entitled Fishing with Traps and Pots. It describes the basic elements of fishing with traps and pots for small-scale fishermen. It presents the various types of traps and pots … Continue reading

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Marine Aquaculture: Opportunities for Growth

Marine Aquaculture: Opportunities for Growth (1992) is available, online as a free book (.pdfs), and also can be bought as a hard copy. The big advantage of the .pdf document, apart from the agreeable price, is the ability to search … Continue reading

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Abalone Mabe Pearls

Alfred J. Römer has published a report about the pearl cultivation in New Zealand – specifically on the pearls and abalone (Paua – Haliotis iris) cultured by Rainbow Abalone Ltd©, New Plymouth, New Zealand. From the report: This sea snail, … Continue reading

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Sea cucumbers – Bêche-de-mer

Sea cucumbers (Bêche-de-mer) are echinoderms – in the class Holothuroidea. They are generally scavengers, feeding on plankton and other organic debris in the bottom sediments. They often found in substantial numbers beneath fish farms. Sea cucumbers are considered delacacies in … Continue reading

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