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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...
How to Check if Your Mud Crab is Full of Meat
Opening up a crab to find it empty of meat is disappointing, not to mention a waste of a good crab. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Rob McDonald said there are methods people can use to assess whether their prized crab is full...
The Impact of Costal Acidification to the Aquaculture Industry
The aquaculture industry is undergoing a significant change, and one that presents a tough challenge to overcome. In Canada, fisheries along the west coast have been losing millions of pounds worth of stock and revenue due to the rising acidity of the...
Small-Scale Aquaponic Food Production - Integrated Fish and Plant Farming
This FAO technical paper showcases current wisdom in aquaponics, focusing on small-scale production. The publication, written in a style designed to be digestible by a non-technical reader, is the product of practical experience with small-scale and commercial...
Rapid Bacterial Colonisation of Low-Density Polyethylene Microplastics in Coastal Sediment Microcosms
Synthetic microplastics (?5-mm fragments) are emerging environmental contaminants that have been found to accumulate within coastal marine sediments worldwide. The ecological impacts and fate of microplastic debris are only beginning to be revealed, with...
Influence of Isthmus of Panama in the Evolution of Freshwater Shrimps in America
The evolution of freshwater shrimps species living in both sides of Central America, isolated by the closure of Isthmus of Panama (3 million years ago) were studied by molecular tools....
Mass Extinction Led to Many New Species of Bony Fish
Today, ray-finned fish, which belong to the bony fish, are by far the most biodiverse fish group in both salt- and freshwater....
A Guide to Smoking for Fish Preservation
For many fishermen and fish farmers, especially in Africa, smoking fish is one of the most important and efficient ways of preserving fish when refrigeration is not available, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor....
Mosquitofish Genitalia Change Rapidly Due to Human Impacts
Half-century-old roads connecting portions of Bahamian islands while fragmenting the tidal waters below – leads to rapid and interesting changes in the fish living in those fragmented sections, according to a new study from North Carolina State University....
Engineering or Food? Mechanisms of Facilitation by a Habitat-Forming Invasive Seaweed
Nonnative species that form novel habitats strongly affect ecosystem processes. The effects of these ecosystem engineers can be both positive and negative but the mechanisms behind their effects are not well described. In this study Jeffrey T. Wright...
AQUAPLAN 2014-2019 - Australia's National Strategic Plan for Aquatic Animal Health
AQUAPLAN 2014–2019 is Australia’s third national strategic plan for aquatic animal health. It outlines the priorities to strengthen Australia’s arrangements for managing aquatic animal health, and to support sustainability, productivity, and market...
When Is Spillover from Marine Reserves Likely to Benefit Fisheries?
The net movement of individuals from marine reserves to the remaining fishing grounds is known as spillover and is frequently used to promote reserves to fishers on the grounds that it will benefit fisheries. Here Colin D. Buxton et al, University of...
Stickleback Fish Dads Influence Offspring Behaviour and Gene Expression
Researchers report that some stickleback fish fathers can have long-term effects on the behavior of their offspring. The most attentive fish dads cause their offspring to behave in a way that makes them less susceptible to predators. These behavioral...
 
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