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  • Lumpfish at the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research, Swansea University
    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • #SWELA20 in numbers
    #SWELA20 in numbers
    A total of 262 participants from 38 countries attended the Second Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture. Overall, it was a very well organized event, the knowledge and information level met all participants expectations. The evaluation report is now available to download....
  • KEYHOLE SURGERY CAN IMPROVE LUMPFISH WELFARE
    KEYHOLE SURGERY CAN IMPROVE LUMPFISH WELFARE
    In this publication, the authors describe how they adapted the use of laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) to obtain kidney and gonad biopsies from male lumpfish. This has allowed advanced health assessment, direct visualisation of reproductive status, and PCR screening for selected pathogens to pre-assess their suitability as broodstock....
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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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lumpfish Standard Operating Procedures
    Lumpfish Standard Operating Procedures
        The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research (CSAR) pioneered lumpfish farming in the UK. CSAR is the only facility in the UK involved in the collection of lumpfish broodstock to harvest fresh milt and eggs for incubation. Our research has produced nine Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)....

 

 

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