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Brown Crab: A Guide to Handling and Quality
The aim of this guide from the Irish Sea Fisheries Board (BIM) is to provide practical and contemporary guidelines on the handling and quality of crabs, at all stages, from capture to the first point of sale....
Climate Change Vulnerability in Fisheries and Aquaculture
This report from the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) looks at six case studies of fisheries from around the world, and asks, how vulnerable are these regional industries to the effects of climate change?...
European Lobster: A Guide to Handling and Quality
The aim of this guide from the Irish Sea Fisheries Board (BIM) is to provide practical and contemporary guidelines on the handling and quality of lobster, at all stages, from capture to the first point of sale....
Size-Selective Harvesting Effects Key Life-History Traits
Size-selective harvesting causes changes in key life-history traits, according to an experimental study with size-selectively harvested zebrafish that began in 2006 at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin, Germany....
Single Gene Controls Fish Brain Size, Intelligence
A single gene called Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) drives brain size and intelligence in fish according to a new study by researchers at University College London (UCL), Stockholm University and University of Helsinki....
Largemouth Bass get Suction Feeding Power from Swimming Muscles
A new study from Brown University has shown that largemouth bass get their slurping power for eating prey from the very same muscles that provide their swimming power....
Water Flow Around Swimming Fish Provide Insights for Engineering
Analysing structures in water around swimming fish reveals how they move and may help in the study of airplane flight dynamics and other complex fluid flows....
Catch-and-Release Strategy Could Change Fish Evolution
The practice of catch-and-release in recreational fishing may be permanently changing fish populations, a study from the University of Connecticut shows....
Zebrafish Help with Larger Scale Gene Function Studies
A relatively new method of targeting specific DNA sequences in zebrafish could dramatically accelerate the discovery of gene function and the identification of disease genes in humans, according to scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute...
How a Box Jellyfish Catches Fish
The first feeding study of tropical Australia's Irukandji box jellyfish has found that they actively fish. They attract larval fish by twitching their extended tentacles, highlighting their nematocyst clusters (stinging structures) and using them as lures....
Environmental, Economic and Social Evaluation of Africa's Small Scale Fisheries
Small-scale fisheries (SSFs) in developing countries are extremely important for local communities, as they are a major source of food, livelihood, and income. This report from the World Bank looks at several case studies of fisheries in Africa and how...
Differences in Metabolic Rates of Exploited and Unexploited Fish Populations
In a paper published June 3, 2015 in the online journal PLOS ONE, University of Connecticut researchers Jan-Michael Hessenauer and Jason C. Vokoun, both in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, report on fisheries induced evolution...
GM in Aquaculture
The use of genetically modified organisms in the food industry is a highly controversial topic. In this article, for TheFishSite, Sam Andrews discusses the sustainability aspects of GM in aquaculture but also the questions around what negative effects...
The Role of Women in the Seafood Industry
One in two seafood workers is a woman. This worldwide desktop study by the FAO, the first of its kind, presents what is known, and what remains to be investigated in this crucial component of the seafood industry....
Fish Born in Larger Groups More Sociable
A new study from The University of Cambridge shows that cichlid fish reared in larger social groups from birth display a greater and more extensive range of social interactions....
 
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