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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Insight into Pollution's Impacts with Glowing Fish
UK - Understanding the damage that pollution causes to both wildlife and human health is set to become much easier thanks to a new green-glowing zebrafish. Created...
Pangasinan Waters Now Red-Tide Free
PHILIPPINES - You can now eat fish, shellfish, toxin-free. After three long months of being infected with Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) or red tide, Pangasinan waters...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
BFAR Identifies Areas Positive of Red Tide
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has released results of a laboratory study conducted by the National Red Tide Task Force on areas...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Pesticides a Risk to the Future of Pacific Salmon
US - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has provided a draft biological opinion on the potential effects of three pesticides on the endangered...
Friday, April 13, 2012
Living under the Shadow of Pesticides and Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - In the livestock sectors there has been great concern recently over the use of antibiotics both as therapeutic measures and also as growth promoters,...
Congresswoman Welcomes FDA Move on Antibiotics
US - Following the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement that it is taking three steps to protect public health and promote the judicious use of medically...
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Fishermen Propose New Protection for Dolphins
NEW ZEALAND - Taranaki Fishermen and fish processing companies who expect to be put out of business by the proposal to extend the set net exclusion zone around Cape...
Ocean Acidification Linked to Larval Oyster Failure
US - Researchers at Oregon State University have definitively linked an increase in ocean acidification to the collapse of oyster seed production at a commercial...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Fish Thriving Around Wind Farms
DENMARK - The first Danish study into how one of the worlds largest wind farms affects marine life is now completed. It shows that the wind turbines and the fish...
Potential for a New England Red Tide in 2012
US - New England is expected to experience a “moderate” regional “red tide” this spring and summer, report NOAA-funded scientists working in the Gulf of...
Okisollo & Hoskyn Channel Salmon Farm Updates
CANADA - As of the first week of April, six of the nine farm sites in the channels are operating, with one site completing restocking since last month’s update....
Monday, April 02, 2012
Consultation on New Rules to Combat Sea Lice
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (FSA) has made proposals for new rules for the monitoring and control of sea lice in fish farms as well as proposed...
Friday, March 30, 2012
Warmer Summers could Shrink Trout Populations
US - Warmer summers mean later fall spawning times and fewer nests for brook trout, which could eventually affect the fish's population numbers....
Future Fish Stocks Secured with New Treaties
AUSTRALIA - The Gillard Government continues to demonstrate its international leadership on sustainable fisheries management by ratifying two international treaties...
Thursday, March 29, 2012
E.Coli Warning from Excessive Antibiotic Use
UK - In a report published today, the Soil Association warns there is now overwhelming evidence that the excessive use of antibiotics on UK livestock farms is contributing...
Illegal Fish Cages in Taal Lake to be Dismantled
PHILIPPINES - The Task Force Taal Lake (TFTL) is firm on dismantling all illegal fish cages within Taal Lake on 30 March to avoid the recurrence of fish kills that...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Diseases Affecting Comercially Valuable Fish Studied
GLOBAL - Researchers in the Universitat de València’s Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology have described for the first time the cellular...
Rock Lobster Catch Limit Changes
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has announced changes to the catch limits for two rock lobster (crayfish) fisheries, to apply from 1 April...
Drought Spreads to Yorkshire, UK
UK - Parts of Yorkshire have today moved into official drought status after another dry month has left river levels and underground water supplies depleted....
Monday, March 26, 2012
Mussel Dredging Approval in Natura Area Criticised
DENMARK - The Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Mette Gjerskov, has granted permission for mussel fisheries inside a Natura 2000 area, in the...
Judge Withdraws Approval for Antibiotics in Feed
US - A judge in the US last week issued a landmark ruling that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must act to limit the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals....
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Oil from Deepwater Horizon has Entered Food Chain
GLOBAL - Since the explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on 20 April, 2010, scientists have been working to understand the impact...
NIFES to Study Salmon Feeding During Life-Cycle
NORWAY - As a member of a major international project, NIFES is to study how salmon can be guaranteed healthy food throughout their life....
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
BFAR Urges Taal Fish Farmers to be Responsible
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture, through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), urges all fish cage farmers in Taal Lake to take the necessary...
Oil-Spills can Damage Cod Skeletons
NORWAY - Pollution resulting from oil-spills can disturb bone developmental processes in cod larvae....
Friday, March 16, 2012
Welfare Concerns Highlighted by EU Welfare Platform
EU - The European Animal Welfare Platform (EAWP) has highlighted the key welfare issues in salmon production, with sea lice, vaccines and medicines and water quality...
Salmon Deaths a Mystery on Marine Farm
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand King Salmon wants to know why an unusually high number of fish died at one of its Marlborough Sounds marine farms last week....
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Research Call: Support for Biotoxin Testing Regimes
UK - The Food Standards Agency in Scotland is inviting tenders to carry out a desk-based research study to provide evidence to support the development of a monitoring...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
FAWC to Explore Welfare of Farmed Fish
UK - The Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) is conducting a study over the next year leading up to two opinions, one on the welfare of farmed fish generally,...
Monday, March 12, 2012
BFAR Wages War Against Destructive Fishing
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is bent on eradicating illegal fisheries activities by intensifying the implementation of resource...
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