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Eel Production and Trade Report 2014
This FAO report provides operators in the sector with up-to-date and complete information on the trade of eel. Statistical data from the last ten years has been examined, which represents a significant period for an economic evaluation of the sector and...
Visibility from Roads Predict the Distribution of Invasive Fishes in Agricultural Ponds
Invasive alien species are widely acknowledged as a major threat to the biodiversity of native species. Controlling species invasion is a priority for conservation of native assemblages, write Toshikazu Kizuka et al, Center for Environmental Biology and...
Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition
This report from The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition addresses a frequently overlooked but extremely important part of world food and nutrition security: the role and importance of fish in seeking food and nutrition security...
Fuel Consumption of Global Fishing Fleets: Current Understanding and Knowledge Gaps
Compared to a century ago, the world's fishing fleets are larger and more powerful, are travelling further and are producing higher quality products, write Robert W R Parker, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia...
Fish for the Future: Fisheries Development and Food Security for Kiribati
The Republic of Kiribati is a vast South Pacific island group with one of the largest exclusive economic zones (EEZs) in the world. Kiribati waters support a wealth of marine fisheries activities, write Brooke Campbell and Quentin Hanich, WorldFish. ...
Jellyfish and Aquaculture Interactions: Last Year’s Irish Experience
Large jellyfish swarms occur naturally in our oceans but when in contact with a fish farm they can have severe consequences....
Large-Scale Assessment of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas Effects on Fish Assemblages
In this study, Paolo Guidetti, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Italy, et al investigated the responses to protection of fish assemblages associated with shallow rocky reefs from Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and areas open to fishing, across a wide...
Shellfish Aquaculture in Welsh Offshore Wind Farms – The Potential for Co-location
A shellfish aquaculture study regarding co-location with offshore wind farms (OWFs) has recently been completed for the SAGB. Originally developed by Mark Gray of the Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) and James Wilson of Deepdock Ltd., this Welsh...
Occurrence of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria Isolated from Seawater Organisms Caught in Campania Region
Environmental contamination by pharmaceuticals is a public health concern: drugs administered to humans and animals are excreted with urine or faeces, writes Giorgio Smaldone et al, University of Naples, Italy....
Developing New Approaches to Global Stock Status Assessment and Fishery Production Potential of the Seas
Stock status is a key parameter for evaluating the sustainability of fishery resources and developing corresponding management plans. However, the majority of stocks are not assessed, often as a result of insufficient data and a lack of resources needed...
The Nutritional Benefits of Fish are Unique
The right to food implies sufficient food should be available and every person on this planet should have the means to access safe and nutritious food for a healthy life. The right to food is a fundamental human right protecting the right of every individual...
Economic Impacts of the Mississippi Seafood Industry
Rapid changes in the economic structure of the Mississippi commercial fishing and seafood-related industry were observed during the last decade. Local spending by both the harvesting and processing sectors declined due to changing internal and external...
Eight Proposals to Help Advance High Seas Recovery
The Global Oceans Commission sets out eight proposals to help advance high seas recovery in its latest report 'From Decline to Recovery A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean'....
Evaluating Methods for Setting Catch Limits in Data-limited Fisheries
The majority of global fish stocks lack adequate data to evaluate stock status using conventional stock assessment methods. This poses a challenge for the sustainable management of these stocks, writes Thomas R. Carruthers et al, University of British...
A Sheltered Start Breeds Evolutionary Success: Why the Urge to Find ‘Nemo’ has Helped Fish Diversify
New species are more likely to evolve if parents guard their offspring than if they allow them to drift away on ocean currents to make it on their own in the big deep blue....
 
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