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USA - A different kind of hatchery: Non-profit tries uses new technique to save wild steelhead
The Dewatto River hatchery is different than traditional hatcheries. Instead of fertilizing eggs in tanks and releasing fish when they're young; steelhead from the Dewatto River Hatchery come from wild eggs.
INDIA - Seed porters backbone of aquaculture
Aqua seed porters seen in every nook and corner of coastal belt between Godavari and Guntur districts, became a backbone of the flourishing aquaculture in the State.
USA - $40 million later, a pioneering plan to boost wild fish stocks shows little success
After 35 years, Hubbs-SeaWorld white seabass stock enhancement program has raised populations by less than 1 per cent, evaluation shows. Is it time to rethink stock enhancement strategies elsewhere?
SCOTLAND - Failure to block salmon roe imports sparks row
The failure to impose an import bar on roe for the country’s lucrative salmon farms will leave Scotland’s multi-billion pound industry “reliant on imported eggs” from rivals like Norway and Iceland and make a “mockery of the brand ‘Scottish salmon'", says Neil Manchester of Hendrix Genetics. This poses a “massive risk” to the supply chain and a danger to wild stocks if the “foreign” fish escape into the country’s rivers.
INDIA - Chennai fish breeders reluctant to move to high tech facility
More than 1,00 traditional ornamental fish breeders who have built their expertise over decades of hands on experience, are reluctant to embrace the facilities being offered at the Aquatic Rainbow Technology Park (ARTP), the country’s first ultra-modern facility being set up near Madhavaram by the Tamil Nadu government.
AUSTRALIA - Plans for a $20 million tropical rock lobster hatchery in Tasmania
A Tasmanian company is hoping to build a 20 million dollar tropical lobster hatchery in Tasmania. [Radio Broadcast]
AUSTRALIA - Hong Kong investor buys axed Qld government fish breeding project and picks up the profits
A Cairns hatchery and nursery, now named Tropical Finfish, will turn out a record 1 million grouper this year, and has the capacity to double that.
JAPAN - Complete eel culturing cycle nears practical application
With dwindling catches of young eels threatening a summer delicacy in Japan, a complete cycle of culturing eels in captivity is nearing a commercial application: juvenile eels developed from eggs are being distributed to private fish farmers.
PHILLIPINES - Breeding tuna in PHL: Is it doable?
After successfully breeding bangus (milkfish) and tilapia, and at some extent, grouper or more commonly known as lapu-lapu, the Philippines Department of Agriculture officials are now floating the idea of breeding tuna. Jonah van Beijnen, co-founder of Fins and Leaves, who endeavored to develop and successfully market one of the Philippines’s first grouper hatcheries 10 years ago says that with many islands and surrounding calm and productive waters, the Philippines, which sits at the center of the natural spawning grounds of wild yellowfin tuna, is ideal for breeding tuna.
USA - Sport fishing group wins legal battle, forces out hatchery
A family owned fish farming company began to move its rainbow trout out of the raceways at Grayling Fish Hatchery after it recently conceded defeat in a lawsuit that targeted the fish-rearing operation. In spite of being verified under the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program, opponents contend expansion of the hatchery’s operation would send large volumes of feces and uneaten fish food into the river, potentially exposing wild fish to illness and boosted phosphorus levels.