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  • HOW KEYHOLE SURGERY IS IMPROVING LUMPFISH WELFARE AND PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
    HOW KEYHOLE SURGERY IS IMPROVING LUMPFISH WELFARE AND PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
    A veterinarian at Swansea’s Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research has pioneered the use of a non-destructive method to assess the health of lumpfish broodstock. Utilising his experience with ornamental fish in public aquaria, CSAR’s consultant veterinarian, Dr Richard Lloyd, has adapted the use of laparoscopy (keyhole surgery)...
  • The transcriptomic response to aggression and crowding in Nile tilapia aquaculture intensification
    The transcriptomic response to aggression and crowding in Nile tilapia aquaculture intensification
      This new study identifies two genes in Nile tilapia related to the expression of stress in crowded environments:  sstl and fosab. This is good news for breeders as it might be possible to selectively breed fish that perform better under crowded conditions. Figure 1. Experimental set up...
  • Collaborations
    Collaborations
    SMARTAQUA collaboration with Ocean Matters can be downloaded here       SMARTAQUA collaboration with The Cleaner Fish Company can be downloaded here...
  • First Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture
    First Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture
    The morning symposium was followed by a workshop on lumpfish welfare in the afternoon. The video below shows the highlights of the day. Overall, it was a very well organized event, the knowledge and information level met all participants expectations. You can download the evaluation report here....
  • Symposium on Welfare Indicators for Novel Species in Aquaculture
    Symposium on Welfare Indicators for Novel Species in Aquaculture
        Download the program here We will welcome fish farmers, retailers, interest groups in welfare and researchers. The symposium has been sponsored by key players in this field . Early Career Researchers (ECRs) can apply for bursaries to attend the symposium. ECRs must also register below.  ...
  • New findings about  tilapia welfare
    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...
  • How different are lumpfish from different origins?
    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...
  • How can microbiome research benefit UK aquaculture?
    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,...
  • Document showing the symposium programme
    Salmon and Trout Day
      The Swansea University, Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research in collaboration with SMARTAQUA welcomes the Salmon and Trout Day symposium on the 14th of November, 2018. Invited keynote speakers from Swansea University; NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh, Scotland and  Afonydd Cymru will discuss salmon and trout conservation...
  • Prof. Carlos Garcia de Leaniz showing a poerpoint slide asking: But Why do we need traceability?
    FSA site visit 2018
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