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Looking after lumpfish

Looking after lumpfish

A recent article published by the Fish Farmer Magazine reports on research carried by the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research (CSAR) on lumpfish welfare and advances the upcoming tools being developed to better access lumpfish welfare. The article is available to read on pages 48-49. The article published

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APPLICATION OF SENSORS IN PRECISION AQUACULTURE

APPLICATION OF SENSORS IN PRECISION AQUACULTURE

Swansea University in collaboration with the Waterford Institute of Technology is delighted to announce the line-up of speakers for an exciting webinar entitled Application of Sensors in Precision Aquaculture. The webinar will take place on the 25th of May 2021 and is free to all attendees – registration is now open.

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Fish Farmer magazine reports on CSAR expertise in lumpfish welfare

Fish Farmer magazine reports on CSAR expertise in lumpfish welfare

  CSAR researcher’s expertise on health and welfare was praised in the latest fish farmer magazine (Dec 2020,  pages 46-49). The article highlights CSAR research on lumpfish welfare. Jim Treasurer, the author of the article, highlights the simplicity and clarity of this method to quickly assess lumpfish welfare: “Initially

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Check what SMARTAQUA has been up to in this new video

Check what SMARTAQUA has been up to in this new video

  In this video, the SMARTAQUA team invites you on a journey about fish health and welfare. Along the way you can see the new facilities we have at the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research; learn about lumpfish welfare and its importance to the salmon aquaculture industry.

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The FishSite reports on the Second Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture

The FishSite reports on the Second Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture

  The FishSite – a knowledge-sharing platform with premium news, analysis, and resources for the aquaculture industries. reports on the recent Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture delivered online on the 29th of November 2020. The article provides a summary of all the presentations and invites readers to

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The Second Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture puts fish welfare on the spotlight

The Second Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture puts fish welfare on the spotlight

  A total of 262 participants from 38 countries attended the Second Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture. This year the symposium was delivered online on the 26th of November and focused on Operational Welfare Indicators (OWI) for salmon, lumpfish, tilapia, sea bass, and sea bream. The webinar

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Date set for aquaculture welfare event – FishSite reports

Date set for aquaculture welfare event – FishSite reports

  The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research is organizing the Second Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture (SWELA 2020), which is free to attend online on the 26th of November. The FishSite – a knowledge-sharing platform with premium news, analysis, and resources for the aquaculture industries – reported

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SMARTAQUA at Swansea Science Festival 2020

SMARTAQUA at Swansea Science Festival 2020

The SMARTAQUA team had the pleasure to be part of the Welsh largest free science festival last Saturday (24 Oct 2020). We were live but virtual, in the fringe stage. We had the opportunity to launch our videos where we showcased our research on lumpfish welfare and

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Fish welfare in the spotlight

  The Fish Site news platform covered the First Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture. The overview is very positive and illustrates the significant work carried out by the CSAR team: “Swansea University are to be commended for hosting this very informative, timely and balanced look at fish

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A novel qPCR assay for the rapid detection and quantification of the lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) microsporidian parasite Nucleospora cyclopteri

  Dr Tamsyn Uren Webster and co-authors have recently developed a novel qPCR assay to detect and quantify Nucleospora cyclopteri in lumpfish. This novel assay identified high prevalence of the infection among asymptomatic fish. All analyzed tissues were affected, including blood, suggesting systemic infection. Asymptomatic lumpfish had

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