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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Coastal Farm Ban Urged To Protect Wild Stocks
SCOTLAND, UK - Fish farming could be banned in some coastal areas in a bid to protect wild fish stocks, BBC Scotland reports. This claim has been met with furious...
Monday, October 17, 2011
Lethal Atlantic Virus Found In Pacific Salmon
CANADA - The highly contagious marine influenza virus, Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has for the first time been officially reported after being found in the Pacific...
Friday, October 14, 2011
A Vaccine for Gill Disease in Atlantic Salmon
AUSTRALIA - Scientists are working with Atlantic salmon growers to develop a vaccine against amoebic gill disease, a major health problem for the Tasmanian industry....
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
OIE: Crayfish Plague Reported In Norway
NORWAY - An outbreak of Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci) has been reported to the OIE on 10 October 2011, by Dr Keren Bar-Yaacov, Chief Veterinary Officer, Legislation,...
Monday, October 10, 2011
Global Warming Will Reduce Plant Eating Fish
CANADA - Rising world temperatures will cause most populations of herbivores – including plant-eating fish – to decline, according to a University of British...
Friday, October 07, 2011
OIE: Crayfish Plague Reported In Italy
ITALY - An outbreak of Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci) has been reported to the OIE by Dr Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Veterinary...
Scottish Fishing Will Ensure Sustainable Future
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish fishing industry is keen to further develop its already strong relationships with marine scientists to ensure that there is as much data...
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Closer To Solving The Cod Mystery
NORWAY - Fish quantities off the Norwegian coast fluctuate widely from year to year. For 150 years, scientists have tried to figure out why – and now they are...
New Health Measures To Protect Shrimp Production
MEXICO - In order to protect the country's shrimp production of an estimated 150 tonnes per year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries...
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Fishing Activities Suspended In Butuah Lagoon
GHANA - The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly has suspended all fishing activities in the Butuah Lagoon at New Takoradi until further notice....
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Test Results Received On Gladstone Fish Samples
AUSTRALIA - The temporary fishing closure in an area centred on Gladstone Harbour will remain in place while further testing is carried out on conditions affecting...
Friday, September 23, 2011
NIFES To Survey Environmental Toxins In Crabs
NORWAY - The level of environmental toxins and heavy metals in crabs from all along the Norwegian coast are to be analysed by the National Institute of Nutrition...
Thursday, September 22, 2011
McDonald’s Sustainable Fish Given Approval
UK - All fish products served in McDonald’s UK restaurants will now carry the official Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel....
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Fears Dredging To Blame For Sick Fish
AUSTRALIA - Fisheries Queensland has banned fishing for three weeks in the city's harbour, after barramundi and bream were found with sores, rashes and infected...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Bycatch Slows Recovery Of Grand Banks Cod
CANADA - After decades of little hope in what was once one of the world’s major fisheries, Atlantic Cod is showing signs of recovery on the Grand Banks off the...
Sustainable Interest Leads To FCI Assessments
EUROPE - Food Certification International (FCI) is currently engaged in a wide range of certification assessments for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard...
Help Chart Chinese Mitten Crab Invasion
UK - Scientists from a number of UK research institutes, including London's Natural History Museum are calling for the public to become nature detectives this autumn...
Fishermen's Trust Supports Discards Research
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish fishermen have been spearheading a range of initiatives to reduce the problem of discarding of fish at sea - including the use of more selective...
Monday, September 19, 2011
Fish Predators Rely On 'No Guts, No Glory' Survival
US - Salmon and other fish predators take "no guts, no glory" literally, by having up to three times the "gut" capacity they need on a daily basis just so they can...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Authorities Promise To Fight Aquaculture Pollution
AUSTRALIA - The Primary Industries Department again has promised to address pollution from aquaculture off Eyre Peninsula in South Australia....
Drought Changes Toxicity Of Aquatic Pollutants
US - Some areas of the southern US are suffering from the longest dry spell since 1887. That could prove problematic for aquatic organisms, according to a study...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Senators Call For Complete Ban On Bottom Trawling
CHILE - A group of Chilean Senators; Hernán Larraín, Ximena Rincón, Juan Antonio Coloma and Andres Zaldivar, are working towards an ammendentment of the General...
Friday, September 02, 2011
Warming Streams Could Be The End For Salmon
US - Warming streams could spell the end of spring-run Chinook salmon in California by the end of the century, according to a study by scientists at UC Davis, the...
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Shrimp Catch Reopens In The Pacific
MEXICO - Producers and fisheries authorities have agreed that the ban on shrimp catches will end on 7 September 2011....
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Request For Cuttlefish To Be An Artisanal Fishery
CHILE - Senator Alejandro Navarro announced the presentation of a draft agreement to declare cuttlefish as an artisanal fishery as "more scientific research is...
Monday, August 22, 2011
Crab Industry Celebrates Marine Debris Partnership
US - The Oregon crab industry celebrated the transformation of the Recovery Act project, which saw a new partnership remove derelict crab pots and other marine debris...
Fish Unaffected By North Sea Oil Spill
SCOTLAND, UK - Earlier this month, Shell UK Limited confirmed an oil leak in a flow line to its Gannet Alpha platform in the North Sea. The latest scientific monitoring...
Friday, August 19, 2011
Govt Welfare Committee Seeks New Expertise
UK - Applications are invited for members of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) with expertise in animal slaughter, fish farming, pig and deer farming....
Thursday, August 18, 2011
AQUANOR: Flushing Lice System
NORWAY - Flatsetsund Engineering AS has been awarded the Nor-Fishing Innovation Award for a pumping system that, with built in nozzles, flushes the lice from salmon...
Friday, August 12, 2011
Sustainable Nutrition For Aquaculture
GENERAL - The third module of the University of St Andrews online Postgraduate Diploma/MSc course in Sustainable Aquaculture hosted by TheFishSite.com, examines...
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