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01 May 2015
New Ice Plant to Boost Somaliland Fisheries Sector
SOMALILAND - Local fisheries in Somaliland are set to benefit from a new ice plant. The ice plant will help keep landed fish fresh and in premium condition, helping...
How to Detect Stressed Fish
BELGIUM - Scientists at Ghent University have uncovered a way to detect chronic stress in fish, by using the build up of chemicals in scales as a record of the fish's...
Fossils Identify Modern Marine Life at Risk of Extinction
US - Patterns of extinction in marine ecosystems over the last 23 million years have been revealed in a new study....
Huge Livestock, Crop Losses Expected After Nepal Earthquake
NEPAL - The recent earthquake in Nepal has very likely caused high livestock and crop losses, impacting heavily on food security. Millions of people have been effected...
Proposed Malaysian Marine Park Wins Award
MALAYSIA - The government of a Malaysian state has won a prestigious WWF award in recognition of its effort to create the largest marine park in Malaysia....
Slight Increase in Chinese Aquatic Produce Prices
CHINA – The average price of Chinese farm produce fell slightly over the last week, according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities carried out by the...
Fish Type Predicts Nutrient Cycling Rate
US - Fish type and body size can be used to predict rates of nutrient excretion into the environment, which is important for the health of ecosystems, according...
30 April 2015
Triton Group to Invest in Nigerian Aquaculture
NIGERIA - One of the largest importers of fish into Nigeria has pledged millions of dollars of investment in the country's aquaculture industry....
Competition Looks for Best pH Sensor for Measuring Ocean Acidification
GLOBAL - The Five finalist teams competing for the $2M Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a global competition to create pH sensor technology that will accurately...
Fish Highways Decisions Made Easier in Great Lakes
US - Decisions on how best to open up tributaries into the Great Lakes for fish migration have recently been made easier, as researchers have released a tool to...
New Software Could Cut Fishing Vessel Fuel Costs
SPAIN - New software developed at the AZTI technology centre in Spain allows the crew of a fishing vessel to view instant fuel consumption displays, allowing them...
Genetics Shows Lionfish Invasion Started in Several Locations
US - The red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, suggests new genetic...
Mexican Fishery Sustainability Assessed
US - Researchers have put social-ecological systems theory into practice in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, allowing them to assess the sustainability...
29 April 2015
Chile Begins Initiative to Protect Fisheries, Aquaculture from Climate Change
CHILE - The Chilean government has begun an initiative to make the country's fisheries and aquaculture sector more resilient to climate change....
MEP's Agree on Sustainable Fishing Plan for the Baltic
EU - The European Parliament has approved a multiannual plan for managing Baltic cod, sprat and herring stocks. ...
MEP's Decide to Delay Sanctions on Fish Discard Ban
EU - Fishermen will have two years to adapt to the fish discard ruling before sanctions for failing to comply take effect, under a law passed by Parliament yesterday...
Urgent Need to Find Solutions in Farm Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A plea has been sent out to nations in the World Trade Organization to step up efforts to their differences on key issues blocking progress in the Doha...
Fishing Altering Coral Reef Fish Population Structure
AUSTRALIA - Fishing is having a significant impact on the make-up of fish populations of the Great Barrier Reef, according to new research from the ARC Centre of...
28 April 2015
Price Plunges Cause Sharp Fall in Viet Nam Shrimp Exports
VIET NAM - Shrimp exports from Viet Nam fell during the first quarter of 2015 as global prices tumbled....
Halamid® Makes Waves at VIV Asia
THAILAND - Returning from their third successful year exhibiting the Halamid® brand at VIV Asia (March, in Bangkok Thailand), France-based Axcentive sarl has every...
Russia Reduces South Korean Fishing Quotas
SOUTH KOREA - Russia has dramatically reduced South Korea's fishing quota in its territorial waters....
Philippines, Viet Nam Work Together on Sea Code of Conduct
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines and Viet Nam pledged to work together for the adoption by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) of a legally binding Code...
Diabetes Drugs Found to Cause Fish Intersex
US - A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish....
27 April 2015
UK Government Questioned Over Unfair Fishing Quota
UK - A full judicial review into the UK government’s decision to continue to give nearly the entire UK fishing quota to domestic industrial and foreign corporations,...
French Herring Certified Sustainable by MSC
FRANCE - The French Herring Producers Association (FROM Nord) has achieved the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, showing that the fishery is sustainable....
Two UK Cities Become World’s First Sustainable Fish Cities
Two cities in the UK - Bournemouth and Poole - have become the world’s first Sustainable Fish City, with the majority of meals served in restaurants and catering...
Alaska Fish Factor: 63 Million Hatchery Produced Salmon Expected to Return Home
US - Each year more than one third of all the salmon caught in Alaska begin their lives in a hatchery. There are 31 hatchery facilities in Alaska: 15 privately owned,...
Scientists Find Toxic Oil Compounds Damage Fish Hearts
US - Oil can cause abnormalities in the still-developing hearts of fish embryos and larvae, according to scientists who have been studying the effects of the Deepwater...
24 April 2015
More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food...
Seafood Expo: EU Fishing Industry to Boost Sustainable Image
EU - The European fishing sector is to make a concerted bid to boost the image of the industry in the eyes of consumers and European governments....
 
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