Urchin Aquaculture Australia
Introducing Urchin Aquaculture Australia – a collaboration between The University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Southern Cross University and industry partner, AquaTrophic. Sea urchin roe (‘uni’) is …
Helping fish fight their own battles
A terrific article on the groundbreaking research of past PhD student Samantha Bui, which was recently published in the Journal of Zoology. Through a creative experiment, …
Know your enemy – understanding the movements of a devastating parasite to outsmart it
Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’ tells us we must know our enemy if we hope to defeat it. In modern aquaculture, the greatest enemies are …
Rapid growth leads to hearing loss in farmed salmon
A new article led by Tormey Reimer, a Melbourne University Masters graduate, reveals that about half of farmed salmon are deaf due to accelerated growth in …
Escapes from aquaculture – what a technical standard can do
The recent dramatic images of the breakdown of an Atlantic salmon farm on the Pacific coast of the U.S. are startling. Square steel cages in a …
PhD project with $10000 per year top-up scholarship available
The future of aquaculture: how will fish cope with an offshore life? A PhD project is available to investigate the behaviour and welfare of farmed salmon …
Can we “program” fish by modifying their environment during early development to improve performance?
Salmon farmers want fish to be healthier, faster growing and to produce flesh of the highest quality at harvest. Unlike livestock, fish spawn eggs into the …
Supersizing fish farms – the way forwards?
There has been much debate in Tasmania regarding the salmon industry – how much farming there should be and where it should occur. Part of the …
Swim deep and stay safe from parasites
For Australians, ‘sea lice’ are the bane of beach goers – microscopic marine irritants that get down your ‘budgie smugglers’ and leave a nasty rash. In …
Fish farm waste: junk-food of the sea?
When waste from aquaculture flows into the marine environment, it becomes a food source for many marine animals. While rich in energy, this food contains a …
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