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  1. 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 …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/saltt/2017/06/07/supersizing-fish-farms-the-way-forwards

  2. 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 …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/saltt/2017/05/28/swim-deep-and-stay-safe-from-parasites

  3. 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 …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/saltt/2017/05/28/fish-farm-waste-junk-food-of-the-sea

  4. Infection protection with new fish farm design

    Before ending up in your chopsticks or sushi roll, few people are aware that farmed salmon are commonly plagued by parasitic lice on their skin and …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/saltt/2017/04/19/infection-protection-with-new-fish-farm-design

  5. Farmed salmon – mostly clueless about dissolved oxygen

    Of the many factors which limit the growth and survival of farmed salmon, hypoxia (low dissolved oxygen concentration) is among the most complex to monitor and …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/saltt/2017/04/18/farmed-salmon-mostly-clueless-about-dissolved-oxygen

  6. Farmed salmon are hard of hearing

    Research published by SALTT lab member Tormey Reimer has been picked up by the global press, including this great story in Newsweek. In short, Tormey and …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/saltt/2016/11/29/farmed-salmon-hard-of-hearing

  7. Stopping the great escape

    When farmed fish escape into the wild, they do all sorts of damage to native populations, such as narrowing the gene pool through inter-breeding and spreading …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/saltt/2016/11/29/68

  8. Future aquafeeds may compromise reproductive fitness in a marine invertebrate

    There are lots of places in the world where humans put food into the ocean, either accidently or on purpose. It ends up in the mouths …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/saltt/2016/11/24/future-aquafeeds-may-compromise-reproductive-fitness-in-a-marine-invertebrate

  9. Australia’s Four Corners investigates the Tasmanian salmon industry

    Big Fish by the ABC’s Four Corners program took a deep dive into the practices and sustainability of the Tasmanian salmon industry. Tim Dempster was interviewed …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/saltt/2016/11/08/australias-four-corners-investigates-the-tasmanian-salmon-industry-and-its-sustainability

  10. Fish escapes from marine farms raise concerns about wildlife

    Our work has recently featured in the September issue of Science News in an article on the problem of escaped fish entering the wild and what …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/saltt/2016/11/08/fish-escapes-from-marine-farms-raise-concerns-about-wildlife