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27 February 2015
Shellfish at Risk as Ocean Acidity Expected to Rise
GLOBAL - By the end of the century it is predicted that levels of acidity in the oceans will have a pH value of around 7.8 on average, and this will bring with it...
26 February 2015
Study Outlines Threat of Ocean Acidification to Coastal Communities in US
US - Coastal communities in 15 states that depend on the $1 billion shelled mollusk industry (primarily oysters and clams) are at long-term economic risk from the...
27 January 2015
Weekly Overview: Oman Aquaculture Projects to Boost Production to 7,330 Tonnes
ANALYSIS - Aquaculture production in Oman is set to rise from 353 tonnes to 7,330 tonnes annually thanks to three new projects, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor....
26 January 2015
Oman Aquaculture Projects to Boost Production to 7,330 Tonnes
OMAN - The Ministry of Housing has signed three agreements which will help boost aquaculture production in the country from 353 tonnes (2013) to 7,330 tonnes annually....
10 November 2014
Lanesborough Reopening Following Asian Clam Invasion
IRELAND - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has confirmed that the hot-water stretch in Lanesborough, Co. Longford has re-opened to angling, under strict bio-security...
05 November 2014
Indian Clams Lead the Way with Sustainable Certification
INDIA - Sustainable fisheries in the developing world take a significant step forward today with the first fishery in India to become certified to the Marine Stewardship...
21 October 2014
Black Market Abalone Ring Cracked in Fisheries Bust
AUSTRALIA - One of the largest fisheries enforcement operations undertaken in Victoria’s history has cracked an alleged seafood trafficking syndicate operating...
14 October 2014
Irish Shellfish Association Celebrates 25 Years
IRELAND - The Irish Shellfish Association will celebrate 25 years working for oyster, mussel, clam and scallop producers at its conference in the Red Cow Hotel,...
30 September 2014
New Packaging to Boost Cockle Export Potential
AUSTRALIA - A new packaging facility could help Goolwa’s pipi (cockle) fishery build new export markets....
03 September 2014
Southern Zone Abalone Fishing Arrangements Updated for 2014-15
AUSTRALIA - Commercial fishing arrangements for the Southern Zone Abalone Fishery have been reviewed and updated for the 2014–15 season to ensure the sustainability...
29 August 2014
Solway Cockle Management Study Concludes Early
SCOTLAND, UK - The Solway Cockle Fishery Management Study has concluded....
08 August 2014
Minister Issues Statement on Abalone Fishing Rights
SOUTH AFRICA - Mr Senzeni Zokwana, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, has been consulted on the expiration of long-term rights in the abalone commercial...
01 August 2014
Shellfish Farmers Concerns Over Inshore Water Quality
IRELAND - The annual national review of shellfish waters for 2014 shows that County Clare came top once again, showing great awareness of the need for good water...
10 July 2014
Advances in Mollusk Parasite Culturing Methods Drives Research
US - Researchers at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences dug into the last 70 years of peer-reviewed publications about protozoan parasites that infest bivalve...
09 July 2014
Mud Cockle Total Allowable Catch Reduced for 2014-15
AUSTRALIA - Commercial Mud Cockle fishing arrangements have been reviewed and updated for the 2014–15 season to ensure the sustainability of the fishery....
02 July 2014
New Education Pack Teaches Children About Fish, Food and Nutrition
UK - A primary school in Port Talbot got a special lesson on the importance of eating seafood during a visit from the Welsh Government’s Marine and Fisheries Department...
30 June 2014
‘Dragonfish’ Discovery Highlights Danger of Illegal Aquarium Releases to Native Wildlife
IRELAND - The recent discovery by a local angler of the decaying remains of an exotic fish specimen in the River Suck at Correen Ford in the Midlands has raised...
12 June 2014
Scientists Find Mosquito Control Pesticide Low Risk to Juvenile Oysters, Hard Clams
US - Four of the most common mosquito pesticides used along the east and Gulf coasts show little risk to juvenile hard clams and oysters, according to a NOAA study....
Researchers Investigate Special Diet that Promotes Abalone Survival
AUSTRALIA - South Australian researchers are investigating dietary additives to reduce the effects of higher summer water temperatures and improve survival rates...
19 May 2014
Scottish Government to Tackle Illegal Electro Razor Clam Fishing
SCOTLAND, UK - Tougher licensing measures have been brought in to clamp down on the illegal practice of electro-fishing for razor clams. It follows an increase in...
16 May 2014
Concrete Pilings Best for Oysters
US - Filter-feeding organisms such as oysters, mussels and barnacles improve water quality, with large colonies filtering vast amounts of water every day. These...
23 April 2014
Commercial Catches set for Victoria Abalone and Ocean Scallops
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Environment and Primary Industries has set the Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) for abalone and ocean scallops for the 2014-15...
22 April 2014
Value of Virginia Oyster and Clam Aquaculture Reaches All-time High
US - Virginia’s shellfish growers sold an estimated 31 million single oysters and 214.4 million clams in 2013 for a farm-gate value of $45.1 million, an all-time...
15 April 2014
Illegal Fishing Clammed Shut
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has seized four illegal boats carrying hundreds of illegally-harvested giant clams and sea cucumbers...
07 April 2014
Small Freshwater Biofoulers Carry a Big Price Tag
US - Anyone that has spent time at a seaside pier has witnessed the destruction barnacles wreak on boat hulls. But biofouling animals are not limited to marine environments....
27 February 2014
Ocean Abalone Australia Bought Out of Receivership
AUSTRALIA - Ocean Abalone Australia has been bought out of receivership, and its management is hopeful the operation will have a fruitful future....
26 February 2014
Environmental Forecasts Used to Recover Abalone Fishing
MEXICO - Between 2007 and 2011 off the coast of Mexico, high mortality of pink abalone (Haliotis corrugata) and green abalone (Haliotis fulgens) was reported. To...
21 February 2014
Ben Tre Farmers Face Cockle Seed Shortage
VIET NAM - In 2013, farmers in Ben Tre province harvested 1,008 MT of cockle, 104 MT lower than that of 2012. This decline is expected to continue in 2014 due to...
20 January 2014
Viet Nam Now Producing Abalone Seed
VIET NAM - In 2013, abalone seed was artificially produced in a Vietnamese hatchery for the first time. ...
15 January 2014
Licence Buyback Could Cut Abalone Costs
AUSTRALIA - A voluntary licence buyback and changes to management arrangements may result in lower management costs for Eyre Peninsula and West Coast abalone divers,...
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