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New findings about tilapia welfare

New publication from SMARTAQUA team suggests that stocking farmed tilapia at high densities could be beneficial to their welfare and make them less invasive should they escape. The study was published in the Royal Society Open Science in early December and looks into how crowding in Nile

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How different are lumpfish from different origins?

New publication from SMARTAQUA team suggests that some lumpfish populations are very small and have low genetic diversity, which makes them particularly vulnerable to over-exploitation and genetic introgression. The results, published this week, as Genetic and phenotypic differentiation of lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) across the North Atlantic: implications for conservation

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How can microbiome research benefit UK aquaculture?

Dr Tamsyn Uren Webster will be giving a talk at the Aquaculture Research Collaborative Hub UK workshop taking place in Aberdeen (22-23 November 2018). The microbiome is made up of populations of bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses living in or on an animal. The microbiome affects health,

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