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Warm-Blooded Fish Swim Further and Faster
Fish species capable of warming their body core are able to swim two and a half times faster than those whose body temperature does not change, according to a study from the University of California, Santa Barbara and other institutions....
Coastal, Fishing Lights Found to Alter Marine Ecosystems
Marine ecosystem composition can be changed by night-time artificial lighting from coastal communities, shipping and offshore infrastructure, according to new research....
World Governments Must Take Action to Protect Ocean Economy
Governments around the world must take action to safeguard the contributions of the oceans to the global economy, which are valued at $24 trillion, according to this report from the WWF: 'Reviving the Ocean Economy - The Case for Action - 2015'....
Best Practices in Tuna Longline Fisheries
Bycatch from longline tuna fisheries is a global environmental problem. This report from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership shares some examples of best practice to avoid harming non-target organisms....
Factors Influencing Ostreid Herpesvirus Mortality of Pacific Oysters
Mortalities of oyster Crassostrea gigas seed associated with ostreid herpesvirus have been observed in many oyster-producing countries since 2008. This report, by Bruno Petton and colleagues from the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea,...
Bycatch in Longline Tuna Fisheries: Status and Mitigation Measures
Dr Shelley Clarke, Technical Coordinator-Sharks and Bycatch of the ABNJ Tuna Project under the FAO-led Common Oceans Program, co-authored a global review of status and mitigation measures for bycatch in longline fisheries for tuna and tuna-like species....
Hind-Casting the Quantity and Composition of Discards by Mixed Demersal Fisheries in the North Sea
Current efforts to decrease fish discards from the catch use discard estimates based on observers placed on vessels, but length composition data from scientific research trawls can help to improve the estimates at a regional level, allowing improved legislation,...
Harvest and Post-Harvest Handling Practices Influence Fish Welfare and Product Quality
The positive impact on fish quality of humane harvesting practices means that increased fish welfare provides strong benefits to the consumer, write Barbara Rasco and colleagues from Washington State University and Blue North Inc. fisheries company....
Colour-Morphing Reef Fish is a ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’
A new study has shown that the dottyback, a small predatory reef fish, can change the colour of its body to imitate a variety of other reef fish species, allowing the dottyback to sneak up undetected and eat their young....
Triploid, Diploid Atlantic Salmon Show Similar Susceptibility to Infection with Sealice
Triploid Atlantic salmon are not more susceptible to sea louse infection than diploid fish, according to a study by Benedikt Frenzl et al, University of Sterling, UK....
Scientists Discover Optical Structures in Limpets Causing Blue Stripe Appearance
Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have identified two optical structures within a limpet's shell that give its blue-striped appearance. ...
Sisters Act Together - Cichlid Sisters Swim Together to Reach the Goal
The manner and routes of dispersal vary with the species and the ecological conditions. Many fish form shoals to avoid predation. Shoaling with familiar conspecifics affords the fish an even greater advantage by increasing the benefit for relatives. This...
A Guide to Smoke-Drying Fish in Africa
As many documents now point towards the creation of Chorkor smoking kilns for smoking fish, Adrian Piers, Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture Consulting, East African Community and SADC Region, shares his views on other fish smoker designs which have...
Winners and Losers in a World Where the High Seas is Closed to Fishing
Fishing takes place in the high seas and Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of maritime countries. Closing the former to fishing has recently been proposed in the literature and is currently an issue of debate in various international fora, write U. Rashid...
Fish In, Fish Out: Perception of Sustainability and Contribution to Public Health
This article, by Oleksandr A. Byelashov & Mark E. Griffin (Omega Protein Inc.), contributes to the ongoing debate regarding the sustainability of fishmeal and fish oil in aquaculture diets. It demonstrates why the “Fish In, Fish Out” metric, which...
 
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