Fisheries & Aquaculture

Conference Closeup: Introducing YOUMARES

Conference Closeup: Introducing YOUMARES

YOUMARES – a conference run by, and dedicated to, budding and early-career marine scientists - is taking place in Germany this September. Simon Jungblut tells us more!

The Quest for Fish Sterilization

The Quest for Fish Sterilization

Sterilising farmed fish offers the aquaculture industry a number of benefits. For farmers themselves, it can prevent fish from becoming sexually mature – desirable since maturation reduces flesh quality and makes fish more susceptible to diseases. Sterilisation can also restrict their environmental impact in preventing farmed genes, which are often suboptimal for a life in the wild, from being introduced into wild populations by escapees.