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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Specialist Camera Sheds Light on Mate Choice of Swordtail Fish
US - Similar to how a peacock shows its extravagant, colourful tail feathers in courtship of a peahen, a group of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis...
New Zealand’s Hake, Ling Join Top Sustainable Fisheries
NEW ZEALAND - Hake and ling from New Zealand are now among the top eight per cent of global sustainable fish species after being recognised by the Marine Stewardship...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
North Atlantic Albacore Fishery Enters Sustainable Assessment
SPAIN - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has announced that the Organisation for Inshore Fishing of Gipuzkoa (OPEGUI), the Organisation for Inshore Fishing of...
Warmer Waters Increases Invasive Fish Species Threat in Atlantic
US - A new study has found that warming Atlantic temperatures could increase the range of invasive species in the ocean....
Turkish Kobyalar Group Fish Meal, Oil Certified Sustainable
TURKEY - Fish meal and oil from from European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) by Koptur Balikçilik and Dalyan Su Ürünleri, companies of Kobyalar Group, are now...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Icelandic Saithe Fishery Certified Sustainable
ICELAND - Iceland’s saithe fishery has been Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified as sustainable and well-managed following an extensive 18 month assessment....
Five Shark Species and All Manta Rays Receive Stronger Protection
GLOBAL - From Sunday 14 September, international trade in specimens of five shark species and all manta ray species, including their meat, gills and fins, will need...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Archerfish Target Prey with 'Skillfully Thrown' Water
GERMANY - Archerfish hunt by shooting jets of water at unsuspecting insects, spiders, or even small lizards on leaves or twigs above, knocking them into the water...
Norwegian Krill Fishery Enters Sustainable Assessment
NORWAY - A Norwegian Antarctic krill (Superba Euphasia) fishery has entered the assessment for the Marine Stewardship Council’s credible standard for sustainable...
Monday, September 08, 2014
Red Snapper Fishing in South Atlantic to Close on September 9
US - Commercial harvest of red snapper in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) September 9, 2014. ...
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Government Distributes Over 70,000 Pacu Fingerlings in Tachira
VENEZUELA - A total of 77,500 Pacu fingerlings have been released this year by the Socialist Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Insopesca) in the Leonardo Ruiz...
Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Herring Gillnet Fishery Enters MSC Assessment
CANADA - The Gulf Nova Scotia Herring Federation, comprised of incorporated inshore fish harvester organisations based in Gulf Nova Scotia, southwestern Cape Breton...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Russian Fish Processing Companies Struggling Under Import Ban
RUSSIA - Fish processing companies in Russia have found themselves at a crossroad as they need to replace raw fish that is no longer coming in from Norway, Finland...
Monday, September 01, 2014
Zebrafish Help to Unravel Alzheimer’s Disease
BELGIUM - New fundamental knowledge about the regulation of stem cells in the nerve tissue of zebrafish embryos results in surprising insights into neurodegenerative...
Government Announces Start of Seasonal Hake Fishing Ban
ECUADOR - The Secretariat of the Deputy Minister of Fisheries Aquaculture and Fisheries has announced that the second closed fishing season for hake (Merluccius...
Friday, August 29, 2014
EU and Faroe Islands Discuss Sustainable Fisheries
EU - European Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki welcomed the Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands, Mr Jacob Vestergaard, in Athens for a two-day visit...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Pacific Hake Plugging Up West Coast
US - More than 1000 metric tons of Pacific Hake is unable to be shipped to Russia due to the country's import ban and other countries are bidding low for the inventories,...
Ecuadorian Fish Companies Ready to Export to Russia
ECUADOR - Twenty five Ecuadorian companies engaged in the production of fish, aquaculture products and fish oil and fish meal are prepared for export to Russia....
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Hook-and-Line Golden Tilefish Fishing to Close in South Atlantic
US - The commercial hook-and-line component of golden tilefish harvest in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) August 29, 2014. ...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Vermilion Snapper Trip Limit Decreased in South Atlantic
US - The daily trip limit for the commercial harvest of vermilion snapper in the South Atlantic is reduced from 1,000 pounds gutted weight to 500 pounds gutted weight,...
Danish Herring Fishery Enters Sustainable Reassessment
DENMARK - A North Sea herring fishery operated by the Danish Pelagic Producers Organisation (DPPO) has now entered the reassessment process for the Marine Stewardship...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Study Links Fish Brain Size to Parental Duties
CANADA - Male stickleback fish that protect their young have bigger brains than counterparts that don’t care for offspring, finds a new University of British Columbia...
Deepwater Group Supports Increase to Hoki Catch Limits
NEW ZEALAND - The Deepwater Group says the increase in the Total Allowable Commercial Catch for hoki shows the benefits of a long term commitment to build biomass...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Closure Date Announced for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack
US - The commercial and recreational harvest of greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico will be closed at 12:01 a.m. on August 25, 2014, and remain closed until...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
EU Lifts Measures Against Faroe Islands Over Herring Dispute
EU - The European Commission has repealed the measures adopted against the Faroe Islands in August 2013 following their unsustainable fishery on Atlanto-Scandian...
Crayfish Plague Infects Native White-Clawed Crayfish in River Allen
UK - Until recently the river Allen’s native White-clawed crayfish population, one of the few remaining in Dorset, has managed to remain free from disease but...
Fisheries Improvement Project Developed for Greek Sardine and Anchovy Fishery
GREECE - Fishery consultant MacAlister Elliott & Partners (MEP) is developing, for the first time in the Mediterranean, a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) on...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Two Texas Fish Protected Under Endangered Species Act
US - Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions on protection for 757 imperiled species, the US Fish and Wildlife Service...
Lionfish Characteristics Make Them More 'Terminator' than Predator
US - New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean...
Giant Amazon Fish Becoming Extinct in Many Fishing Communities
BRAZIL - An international team of scientists have discovered that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing...
 
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