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Marine Cage Culture and the Environment: Twenty-first Century Science Informing a Sustainable Industry
Technological innovation has made it possible to grow marine finfish in the coastal and open ocean. Along with this opportunity comes environmental risk. As a federal agency charged with stewardship of the nation’s marine resources, the National Oceanic...
Experimental and Natural Warming Elevates Mercury Concentrations in Estuarine Fish
Marine food webs are the most important link between the global contaminant, methylmercury (MeHg), and human exposure through consumption of seafood. Jennifer A. Dijkstra et al, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, US, look at how warming temperatures...
Meeting Food and Nutrition Needs of the Poor: Role of Fish and Opportunities/Challenges of Aquaculture
People who are food and nutrition insecure largely reside in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa and for many, fish represents a rich source of protein, micronutrients and essential fatty acids. The contribution of fish to household food and nutrition security...
Bluegill Sunfish Production in Missouri
The bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of freshwater fish that is native to a large region of North America, from Quebec to Northern Mexico. The species is a popular sport fish and a member of the sunfish family (Centrarchidae), which is also...
New Insight into Physiology of Salmon's Intestines – Triggering the Immune System through Feed
A PhD research project at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science has provided essential knowledge about the mechanisms leading to feed-induced enteritis in salmon and also insight into the salmon's intestinal immune defence system....
Promoting Backyard Biodiversity Through Fish Ponds
In its most basic form, your property is a wildlife preserve that performs a very important function: maintaining life’s natural balance, writes Marijn van Haaren, All Pond Solutions. ...
FAO November 2013 Food Outlook: Aquaculture Continues to Boost Fish Supply
Aquaculture continues to boost overall fish supply, pushing quotations down from earlier levels. Fish consumption per capita keeps growing with aquaculture in the process of overtaking capture fisheries as the main source of supply for direct human consumption,...
10 Myths about Marine Aquaculture
Not all aquaculture is created equal, but aquaculture in the United States operates within one of the most comprehensive regulatory environments in the world. Projects that are sited in US waters must meet a suite of federal, state, and local regulations...
Can Aquaculture Benefit the Extreme Poor? Case Study of Landless and Socially Marginalized Adivasi Communities in Bangladesh
The Adivasi Fisheries Project, aimed at diversifying livelihood options for resource-poor Adivasi communities in the North and Northwest of Bangladesh, was implemented during 2007–9. Aquaculture and related technologies were introduced to a total of...
Innovations in Capture Fisheries are Imperative for Nutrition Security in the Developing World
This article examines two strands of discourse on wild capture fisheries; one that focuses on resource sustainability and environmental impacts, another related to food and nutrition security and human well-being. Available data and research show that,...
Producing Better Catfish The Hybrid Way
In order to help the performance of US catfish farmers, scientists at the USDA Agricultural Research Service are examining breeding, nutrition, genetics, and management practices to produce better hybrid catfish. ...
Getting to Grips with Boarding and Inspection Schemes
Boarding and inspection schemes conducted by Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMO’s) have a dual role to promote compliance and facilitate enforcement of deferring illegal fishing and protective fish stock. Some RFMO’s manage all the...
Transcriptomic Characterization of Cold Acclimation in Larval Zebrafish
Temperature is one of key environmental parameters that affect the whole life of fishes and an increasing number of studies have been directed towards understanding the mechanisms of cold acclimation in fish....
Growth Reaction Norms of Salmon in Response to Differing Social and Physical Environments
This report by Monica Favnebøe Solberg et al, Institute of Marine Research, Norway, looked at the growth reaction norms of domesticated, wild and hybrid Atlantic salmon families in response to differing social and physical environments. ...
Evaluating Social and Ecological Vulnerability of Coral Reef Fisheries to Climate Change
There is an increasing need to evaluate the links between the social and ecological dimensions of human vulnerability to climate change. Joshua E. Cinner et al, James Cook University, Australia, use an empirical case study of 12 coastal communities and...
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