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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....
Food Loss: Questions About the Amount and Causes Remain
Two-thirds of the 133 billion pounds (5.9 million tonnes) of food loss in the US in 2010 occurred in homes, restaurants and other place outside the home, and one-third occurred in grocery stores and other food retailers, according to a new report from...
Minimising and Managing the Impact of Fisheries on Marine Food Webs
Ecosystem-based fishery management (EBFM), also referred to as the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF), considers all the living and non-living components of a marine community when managing fisheries, reports the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP)....
Fish Trade and Human Nutrition
The FAO paper from the 14th session of the Sub-Committee on Fish Trade reviews the role fish plays in human nutrition and looks at the impact fish trade might have on food security and nutrition. Fish is recognized as an excellent source of protein but...
Large-Scale Deployment of Fish Aggregation Devices Alters Environmentally-Based Migratory Behavior of Skipjack Tuna in the Western Pacific Ocean
Fish aggregation devices (FADs) have been used extensively in the tuna purse seine fishery since the 1980s. This long-term modification of natural habitat has generated discussions as to whether FADs impact movement patterns of tuna species. Xuefang Wang...
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014
In a world where more than 800 million continue to suffer from chronic malnourishment and where the global population is expected to grow by another 2 billion to reach 9.6 billion people by 2050 – with a concentration in coastal urban areas – we must...
The Interaction Between Water Currents and Salmon Swimming Behaviour in Sea Cages
Positioning of sea cages at sites with high water current velocities expose the fish to a largely unknown environmental challenge. In this study David Johansson et al, Institute of Marine Research, Norway, observed the swimming behaviour of Atlantic salmon...
Sociality Modulates the Effects of Ethanol in Zebra Fish
New findings published by researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering are helping to unravel the complex interplay between alcohol and social behavior and may lead to new therapies for mitigating the negative impacts of alcohol...
Vibrio splendidus, Vibrio ichthyoenteri and Vibrio pacinii Isolated from the Digestive Tract Microflora of Larval Ballan Wrasse and Goldsinny Wrasse
One of the most difficult problems in Atlantic salmon aquaculture has been to control sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis and Caligus elongatus in the Northern Hemisphere and Caligus rogercresseyi in Chile), which may cause serious harm to aquaculture reared...
Evaluating Relationships between Wild Skeena River Sockeye Salmon Productivity and the Abundance of Spawning Channel Enhanced Sockeye Smolts
The enhancement of salmon populations has long been used to increase the abundance of salmon returning to spawn and/or to be captured in fisheries....
FAO Report: Fisheries and Aquaculture Markets in the Middle East
This article from the FAO Globefish Highlights report will provide an overview of production, consumption and consumer trends as well as trade in the Middle East, concluding with summary findings on opportunities and challenges in the region. The Middle...
Longer Catch-and-release Time Leaves Largemouth Bass Nests More Vulnerable to Predators
During spawning season, a largemouth bass male attentively guards its nest. Recent research at the University of Illinois found that catch-and-release angling could give bass predators the perfect opportunity to consume the young. In fact, the time spent...
 
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