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14 May 2015
Gulf of Maine Algal Blooms Extent Predicted Similar to Last Three Years
US - New England's spring and summer harmful algal blooms will be similar in extent to those of the past three years, according to the 2015 Gulf of Maine seasonal...
13 May 2015
Chesapeake Bay Harmful Algal Blooms Increasing
US - In the past 20 years, there has been a substantial increase in harmful algal bloom events in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, according to new research...
11 May 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: How Much are Fishermen Affected by Long Term Health Problems?
US - How much are fishermen affected by long term health problems like hearing loss, lack of sleep and high blood pressure? A pilot study aims to find out and researchers...
02 April 2015
US Plans to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
US - A smarter and judicious use of antibiotics will help to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria....
01 April 2015
Californian Seafood Company Ordered to Stop Work
US - LA Star Seafood Company Inc. has been told by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to halt operations over concerns about food safety....
27 February 2015
Economic Models Give Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges
US - Combining global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part...
05 February 2015
Researchers Develop Handheld Sensor to Detect Fish Fraud
US - Scientists at the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science have developed a handheld sensor capable of debunking fraudulent seafood species claims,...
11 December 2014
Urban Fish Farmers Must Apply Same Commercial Handling Methods
US - Farmers growing fish in an urban environment must comply with the same fish handling methods as rural aquaculture and commercial fisheries....
14 November 2014
Tiny Amounts of Fukushima Radioactivity Detected Off US/Canada West Coast
US - Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima disaster...
04 November 2014
Researchers Report Contamination Issues for Californian Mussels
US - The pathogen Giardia duodenalis is present in mussels from freshwater run-off sites and from areas where California Sea Lions lounge along the coast of California,...
29 October 2014
FDA Online Tool to Help US Fight Seafood Fraud
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new online learning module designed to help groups including “state regulators ensure the proper...
28 October 2014
FDA Investigation Finds Majority of Seafood is Labeled Correctly
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has released the results of a two year investigation into seafood labeling. The investigation has found that 85 per cent...
21 October 2014
US Researchers Examine Antibiotic Content in Farmed Fish
US - In a new study, Hansa Done, PhD candidate, and Rolf Halden, PhD, researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, examine antibiotic content...
08 October 2014
Consumer Organisations Urge Feds to Implement Catfish Inspection Programme
US - A coalition of consumer and advocacy organizations including Food & Water Watch, the Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention, Consumer Federation...
03 October 2014
Aquaculture’s Role in Building a Healthier America
US - Heart disease is the biggest avoidable killer in the United States of America and it costs the US economy around $273 billion to treat. Here, Linda Cornish,...
26 September 2014
Oceana Reveals US, Global Seafood Fraud Findings
ANALYSIS - One in three seafood samples is mislabeled in the US and global fraud abounds as well, according to studies by Oceana....
23 September 2014
President's Council Releases Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance
US - The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has released a report to the President entitled 'Combating Antibiotic Resistance', saying...
19 September 2014
US Launches National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistance
US - The US government has launched a new strategy to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria with increased surveillance and faster tests....
08 September 2014
Rhode Island Adopts Oyster Aquaculture Disease Management Plan
US - The state of Rhode Island has adopted a plan facilitated by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to reduce the likelihood of human...
21 August 2014
Seafood Mislabeling can Expose Consumers to High Mercury Levels
US - New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly...
07 August 2014
iPhone App Guides Pregnant Women on Eating Fish Safely
US - An iPhone app from Purdue University can help women who are pregnant or nursing safely eat seafood, a good source of nutrients for babies but also the subject...
01 August 2014
New Research Finds Invasive Lionfish is Likely Safe to Eat
US - Scientists have learned that recent fears of invasive lionfish causing fish poisoning may be unfounded. If so, current efforts to control lionfish by fishing...
10 July 2014
Marketing and the Ethics of Big Food
ANALYSIS - In another edition of the MOFAD Roundtable series, focused on honest dialogue about tough food issues, experts came together at NYU Steinhardt School...
03 July 2014
Part II: Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial, write Oistein Thorsen and Garret Higgins, both with trie....
18 June 2014
New US Campaign for Better Food Labelling
US - A new national poll reveals a consumer mandate for better food production practices and Consumer Reports has launched a campaign to end the 'natural' label...
12 June 2014
FDA Issues New Advice on Fish Consumption
US - The US Food and Drug Administration and the US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a draft of updated advice on fish consumption. The two agencies have...
28 May 2014
US Agencies Join Forces for Future Foodborne Disease Outbreaks
US - Federal agencies have agreed to join their expertise during investigations into foodborne disease outbreaks in future....
22 May 2014
Debate on GMO Fish, Food Stirs Strong Feelings in NYC
ANALYSIS - A panel of experts on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) gathered Sunday, April 27 at the Food Book Fair in Williamsburg, New York City, US, to debate...
01 May 2014
New Study Finds Only Trace Levels of Radiation from Fukushima in Tuna
US - Albacore tuna caught off the Oregon shore after the Fukushima Daiichi power station in Japan was destroyed in a 2011 earthquake had slightly elevated levels...
14 February 2014
Aquaculture America 2014: Good Food Safety Crucial for Aquaponics
US - As an up-coming industry, aquaponic systems need to have excellent food safety. Sarah Taber, Director of Food Safety at the Aquaponics Association, discusses...
 
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