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Finfish News - Issue 1, Winter 2006

27 April 2015

Welcome to the first edition of Finfish News, which is replacing Trout News.

Trout News was first published in February 1987, its raison d'être being to

  • "provide a service to the industry and to improve the level of communication between the industry and those conducting Government funded R&D", and
  • to provide information on "policy regarding fish disease and government legislation on matters relating to the trout farming sector".

These aims have remained the motivation for Trout News over the last 19 years. However, some fish farms in England and Wales are diversifying into production of finfish species other than salmonids, i.e. coarse and ornamental cold-water species and food fish in recirculation systems. To reflect this change, the remit of the publication has expanded to encompass all sectors of the land-based fish production industry in the UK, and the title of the publication has now been modified accordingly, to Finfish News.

We have also taken the opportunity to revise the layout of the publication. We hope that you findthe new cover and layout more pleasant. As Finfish News is provided as a service to the industry, we need to ensure that we are providing what is desired. We would therefore welcome constructive ideas for improving the format and content. Please feedback any comments to the editors (contact details on inside front cover). We also hope that Finfish News will reach a wider audience in Scotland and Northern Ireland than Trout News previously did. If you know of any farmers who are not on the mailing list, again please advise the editors.

We would also like to remind readers that back issues of Trout News are available for viewing on the Cefas website.

Finally we would like to emphasise that the editors would welcome contributions from all parts of the fish farming industry, especially the new sectors, in addition to the usual R&D articles.

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