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Friday, July 29, 2011
Hagfish Decline Bad News For The Environment
GLOBAL - A recent study conducted for The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species has determined that 20 per cent of...
Thursday, July 28, 2011
MSC Certification For Blue Shell Mussel Producers
NETHERLANDS - The Dutch Producers' Organisation Mussel Culture celebrate the 2011 mussel season with a special achievement: the fishery has been awarded MSC certification...
Cod Resurgence In Canadian Waters
CANADA - Cod and other groundfish populations off the east coast of Canada are showing signs of recovery more than 20 years after the fisheries collapsed in the...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Trap Net Project For Sustainable Harvesting
CANADA - The NunatuKavut Community Council of Labrador will pilot the harvest of wild Atlantic salmon by trap net to allow a better product for food, social and...
Contaminated Watersheds Are Killing Coho Salmon
US - Recent research models show that coho salmon are at risk due to urbanisation which is contaminating the watershed....
Fish Vet Group Announces Global Expansion
SCOTLAND - The Fish Vet Group (FVG) has announced the expansion of its aquaculture health services into the Americas and Scandinavia. ...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Acidifying Oceans Could Hit California Mussels
US - Ocean acidification, a consequence of climate change, could weaken the shells of California mussels and diminish their body mass, with serious implications...
Monday, July 18, 2011
NOAA: Progress Towards Rebuilding Fisheries
US - Three fisheries stocks from the Northeast – Georges Bank haddock, Atlantic pollock and spiny dogfish – have now been rebuilt to healthy levels, bringing...
St Andrews Students Focus On Sustainability
GLOBAL - The University of St Andrews is soon to launch an online Postgraduate Diploma/ MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture. With the European Commission announcing reforms...
Friday, July 15, 2011
Pollock Fishery To Reduce Salmon By-Catch
US - In agreement with SeaState, the Bering Sea pollock industry has taken action to reduce its chum salmon by-catch in Alaska....
Rare Fish Returns To The Tamar
UK - The Environment Agency has announced that one of the UK's rarest fish, the allis shad, is returning to the Tamar estuary, South England, in good numbers....
Thursday, July 14, 2011
GM Salmon Could Endanger Wild Gene Pool
CANADA - The first study into the reproduction of genetically modified Atlantic salmon has revealed the potential harm they could do to the wild salmon gene pool....
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Awards Given For Dedication To Fish Welfare
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association has announced two awards for farmed fish welfare....
Rabbitfish Fight Invading Algae
CHINA - The rabbitfish, a species that is being bred in the Chengyang district of Qingdao, Shandong province, may bring some hope in fight against Enteromorpha prolifera,...
Monday, July 11, 2011
IUCN: Tunas Need Increased Protection
GLOBAL - Joining Southern Bluefin, the Atlantic Bluefin and the Bigeye species of tuna have been added to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)...
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Researchers Promote Fish Kill Solutions
PHILIPPINES and CHINA - The Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) presented a locally developed farm-to-market ecosystem for aquaculture...
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Antarctic Krill Helps Fertilise Southern Ocean
ANTARCTICA and GLOBAL - A new discovery has revealed that Antarctic krill, the heart of the Antarctic food chain, could play a key role in fertilising the Southern...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
NACA Rewarded For Sustainable Aquaculture
THAILAND - FAO has awarded the Margarita Lizárraga Medal to the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) in Thailand....
Friday, June 24, 2011
Salmon Project Recieves Award Of Excellence
CANADA - An important collaboration between New Brunswick salmon farmers and endangered wild salmon recovery specialists has earned a Parks Canada CEO Award of Excellence....
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Another Wave Of Fish Kill Expected
PHILIPPINES - The latest update from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warns that another episode of fish kill is likely in Lake Taal due to low...
Luvata Seawire Cage Deployed Off Turkey
TURKEY - Luvata, a world leader in metal solutions manufacturing and related engineering services, has announced the successful launch of a SeawireTM cage off the...
Friday, June 17, 2011
Spring Viraemia Of Carp Outbreak Reported
UK - Chief Veterinary Officer for Defra, Dr Nigel Gibbens, has reported to OIE a case of Spring Viraemia of carp in Northamptonshire....
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Asian Carp Spread Through Spillways
US - A report from the Agricultural Department of Louisiana State University (LSU) has stated that the opening of spillways to divert Mississippi River water, may...
Sunlight To Ease Algae Caused Fishkill
US - A recent study by Baylor University has found that sunlight decreases the toxicity of golden algae, which is responsible for killing millions of fish in the...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Oman Fisheries Certified Friend Of The Sea
OMAN - An impressive product range from Oman fisheries company, Al Marsa Fisheries, has been certified Friend of the Sea (FOS)....
Monday, June 13, 2011
Upset Over Approval Of Aquaculture Sites
CANADA - The recent approval of two new salmon farms in St Mary's Bay, Digby, Nova Scotia, by the Nova Scotia government, has caused great upset with environmentalists...
Friday, June 10, 2011
Will The Eel Survive?
SWEDEN - Researchers from the University of Gothenburg are questioning whether the critically endangered European eel will survive its management plan or whether...
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Fish Farmers Hit By Drought
CHINA - Fish farmers are struggling as the production of freshwater species has been hit by the ongoing drought in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River...
Friday, June 03, 2011
Salmon Pancreas Disease Gene Marker Identified
NORWAY - A recent research project conducted and funded by SalmoBreed has newly identified a gene marker named Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) which has a significant...
Shrimp Disease Hurts Mekong Delta Farmers
VIET NAM - Shrimp farmers in coastal provinces of the Mekong Delta are suffering unprecedented losses due to a disease that has infected tiger shrimp in 40,000 hectares...
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