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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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Aquaculture Health magazine

Aquaculture Health International is a new journal, with free .pdf format copies available for download. The publishers are based in New Zealand and so it is no surprise that the journal has a strong New Zealand emphasis, however the view … Continue reading

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Health Code and Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals

The aim of the Aquatic Animal Health Code (Aquatic Code) is to assure the sanitary safety of international trade in aquatic animals (fish, molluscs and crustaceans) and their products. This is achieved through the detailing of health measures to be … Continue reading

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Australian Aquaculture and the AAHL Fish Diseases Laboratory

The strength of Australian aquaculture lies in its disease-free status and reputation for providing clean, green products. Many serious infectious diseases, which limit aquaculture production overseas, remain exotic (foreign) to Australia. However, experience overseas shows that as fish production intensifies, … Continue reading

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David Suzuki Foundation “Fish farm causes sea lice abundances”

The David Suzuki Foundation web site has released (March 29, 2005) a report entitled: “Fish farm causes sea lice abundances thousands of times higher than natural levels, new study confirms” The results show transmission of lice from farmed salmon to … Continue reading

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