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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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