Wednesday, January 23, 2013

23/01/13: Cooke Aquaculture allowed to process ISA salmon; new mycobacteriosis research; Nutreco visits Ghana

Cooke Aquaculture has been given the go ahead to process salmon infected with ISA under new guidelines from the Canadian. Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This is the first time a Canadian farm has been allowed to process fish infected with the disease.
About 240,000 salmon from Cooke Aquaculture's quarantined Coffin Island Farm near Liverpool, Novia Scotia will be transferred to New Brunswick for processing.

Mycobacteriosis in fish is a disease that is difficult to detect and often underdiagnosed. Information about the effects of this disease on the fish farming industry has been limited. However, Adam Zerihun's doctoral research into mycobacteriosis has led to the development of two methods of diagnosis based on real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry respectively.

A delegation from Nutreco is visiting Ghana is with the potential of investing in the country's poultry and aquaculture feed industry. Nutreco has a large aquafeed plant in Egypt but is open to new ventures in Africa as Europe is still suffering financially.

English: A salmon rose, part of a sashimi dinn...
English: A salmon rose, part of a sashimi dinner set. Taken on 24 Jan 2006 by blu3d. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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