Category Archives: Behavioural Science

FISH Welfare: “Are we wrong to assume fish can’t feel pain?”… “Fish feel pain because we refuse to”

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“LOWER densities allow the farm to achieve better fish health, water quality and food digestion” – Invermar

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DATA sonification: Listening to data could be the best way to track salmon migration; enables even untrained listeners to interpret large amounts of complex data

Continue reading DATA sonification: Listening to data could be the best way to track salmon migration; enables even untrained listeners to interpret large amounts of complex data

ONCHORHYNCHUS Sp. sensitive to magnetic field throughout life cycle; “we need to know how rearing conditions might impact fish, particularly in the case of hatcheries”

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GENETICS: Oregon State University study shows hatchery salmon display different behaviours; ESA implications “may be profound”…

Continue reading GENETICS: Oregon State University study shows hatchery salmon display different behaviours; ESA implications “may be profound”…

PUBLISHED: seventh (2017) edition of the biennial Canadian Aquaculture R&D Review

Continue reading PUBLISHED: seventh (2017) edition of the biennial Canadian Aquaculture R&D Review

WELFARE Standards: UK’s RSPCA attacked for support for Scottish seal shooting to protect farmed salmon; Updated Standards

Continue reading WELFARE Standards: UK’s RSPCA attacked for support for Scottish seal shooting to protect farmed salmon; Updated Standards

PIONEERING whale feces research: Feces from entangled N. Atlantic right whales reveals ‘sky-high’ stress hormone levels; Interactions with fishing gear cited

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FISH n’ Ships: Vessel traffic reduces communication ranges for Atlantic cod, haddock; “behavior, feeding, mating, and socializing… may be altered” – NEFSC

Continue reading FISH n’ Ships: Vessel traffic reduces communication ranges for Atlantic cod, haddock; “behavior, feeding, mating, and socializing… may be altered” – NEFSC

COMPETING Tradeoffs: Recovering marine mammals populations “may now exceed combined harvest by commercial & recreational chinook salmon fisheries”

Continue reading COMPETING Tradeoffs: Recovering marine mammals populations “may now exceed combined harvest by commercial & recreational chinook salmon fisheries”

FISHING-induced evolution of fish / salmon stocks can have pervasive (and neglected) impacts…(Ghoti)² paper…

Continue reading FISHING-induced evolution of fish / salmon stocks can have pervasive (and neglected) impacts…(Ghoti)² paper…

COMPETITION: Seals, birds & humans compete for fish in the Baltic Sea; Reducing ‘drastically’ cormorants or seal populations would be acceptable…- Professor

Continue reading COMPETITION: Seals, birds & humans compete for fish in the Baltic Sea; Reducing ‘drastically’ cormorants or seal populations would be acceptable…- Professor

“NOISE pollution in the oceans is a growing problem”: Oysters close their shells in response to low-frequency sounds

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ANTHROPOGENIC impacts: human noise pollution in Hawaiian waters along Kona Coast may cost dolphins their sleep

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ESCAPING realities? ACFFA frustrated at “hypothetical assumptions” to “continually blame salmon farming” for demise of wild Atlantic salmon

Continue reading ESCAPING realities? ACFFA frustrated at “hypothetical assumptions” to “continually blame salmon farming” for demise of wild Atlantic salmon

FUZZY logic: ‘Certain marine species will fare much worse than others as they become more vulnerable to the effects of climate change’ –  UBC study

Continue reading FUZZY logic: ‘Certain marine species will fare much worse than others as they become more vulnerable to the effects of climate change’ –  UBC study

WARM Northwest waters draw spawning fish north; Sardine, anchovies & hake spawning earlier, longer off Pacific Northwest

Continue reading WARM Northwest waters draw spawning fish north; Sardine, anchovies & hake spawning earlier, longer off Pacific Northwest

TASTE & quality of wild fish caught [& partially ‘pellet-fed’] close to salmon farms: Nofima study attempts to fill stakeholders’ perception gap…

Continue reading TASTE & quality of wild fish caught [& partially ‘pellet-fed’] close to salmon farms: Nofima study attempts to fill stakeholders’ perception gap…