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Friday, February 21, 2014
Scientists Find Mussels a Sustainable Solution to Wasp Control
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand Greenshell mussels might hold the key to controlling that dreaded summer insect – the wasp....
Despite Economic Challenges Malagasy Fishermen Support Fishing Regulations
MADAGASCAR - Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and other groups have found that the fishing...
EJF Awarded IMCS Network ‘Stop IUU Fishing Award’
GLOBAL - On 20 February 2014, the Environmental Justice Foundation was announced as the Second Place Winner of the IMCS Network ‘Stop IUU Fishing Award’ for...
Fishermen, Scientists and Policy Makers Join Forces to make Reformed CFP a Reality
EU - On 26 February, a unique meeting will be held in Brussels, Belgium, bringing together Europe’s fishermen and their representatives with policy makers and...
Success for Canadian Lobster Sustainability Programme
CANADA - The lobster sustainability programme, first announced in November 2011, will conclude on March 31, 2014. The programme has been a success and has sustained...
Good Herring Fisheries Management Needs to Look at the Past
CANADA - Archaeological data indicate modern herring management needs to take a longer look into the past to manage fisheries for the future says a new study involving...
Nutreco Expands in Asia
GLOBAL - Nutreco is expanding its presence in Asia. With two new state-of-the-art plants in Viet Nam (Ho Chi Minh City area) and Indonesia (East Java) and a remodel...
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Aquaculture America 2014: Effectiveness of Moringa Leaf and Sunflower Seed Cake as Tilapia Feed
TANZANIA - Tilapia is a popular fish to farm in Tanzania, but productivity is often low due to poor feed quality. Speaking at Aquaculture America 2014, Sebastian...
What is Needed to Make Marine Parks Effective?
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - University of Tasmania researchers have announced the results of the largest study so far undertaken of the effectiveness of marine parks designed...
Fish Vet Group: The Role of Bioassays in Sea Lice Management
ANALYSIS - As understanding of best-practice control and prevention of sea lice continues to evolve, in the first of two articles Chris Findlay of Fish Vet Group...
European Researchers can get Free Access to Norwegian Research Facilities
NORWAY - Through the EU-project AQUAEXCEL, European researchers can apply for conducting research experiments at several aquaculture research facilities in Europe....
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Norway to Begin Bluefin Tuna Fishing Trial
NORWAY - The Norwegian Fisheries Ministry has decided to open up a bluefin tuna fishing trial in 2014, after the International Commission for the Conservation of...
Philippines Enacts Blue Swimming Crab Sustainability Regulation
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture has published a Joint Administrative Order (JAO) regarding the conservation and regulation of Blue Swimming...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Government Takes Further Steps to Ensure a Sustainable and Prosperous Aquaculture Sector
CANADA - Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, along with Dr James Lunney, MP for Nanaimo Alberni, have provided further details on the Government of Canada’s...
Tagged Prawns Assist Fishery Management
AUSTRALIA - The Spencer Gulf prawn fishing industry and State Government researchers are collaborating on a prawn tagging study to improve understanding of growth...
Aquaculture America 2014: Sustainable Shrimp and Ulva Farming Proves Successful in Mexico
ANALYSIS - The sustainable farming of shrimp can sometimes be challenging due to disease, large amounts of feed and damage to the environment. However, researchers...
Monday, February 17, 2014
Aquaculture to Produce Majority of Global Food Fish Supply by 2030
GLOBAL - Aquaculture will provide close to two thirds of global food fish consumption by 2030 as catches from wild capture fisheries level off and demand from an...
Canadian Aquaculture Best Practices Supported by C$7 Million Investment
CANADA - Enhancing biosecurity, pursuing best practices, and continually improving the overall approach to provincial aquaculture were the key themes discussed by...
First Chilean Mussel Fishery Gains MSC Certification
CHILE - The Chilean mussel (Mytilus chilensis) fishery and suspended culture has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable,...
Alaska Fish Factor: Is Pollock the New Bait Fish for Halibut Longliners?
US - Bait is always a big expenditure for many fishing businesses and pollock could help cut costs for Alaska halibut longliners who fish in the Gulf....
Friday, February 14, 2014
Aquaculture America 2014: Asian Tiger Shrimp Invade Gulf of Mexico
US - Over the past few years, growing numbers of the invasive Asian tiger shrimp have been detected off the South-east US and in the Gulf of Mexico, writes Lucy...
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...
Genetic Advance Brings Natural Shortcut to Salmon Breeding
UK - Pioneering scientific work involving a Scottish aquaculture company has made a significant breakthrough that is set to revolutionise efforts to develop robust,...
First Marine Harvest Farms ASC-certified
NORWAY - Norwegian aquaculture giant Marine Harvest's first farms have been ASC-certified....
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Fish Living Near Equator 'Will Not Thrive' in Warmer Oceans
AUSTRALIA - According to an international team of researchers, the rapid pace of climate change is threatening the future presence of fish near the equator....
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time and Size Limits Imposed on Lobster Catch
VENEZUELA – A protection act has imposed a lobster catching ban from 1 February to 30 September....
Effects of Nuclear Power Cooling Systems on the Critically Endangered EU Eel
EU - A case study in Sweden has shown that critically endangered European eels are being lost when they are sucked into the local nuclear power station’s cooling...
Unimak Russian Salmon Verified FOS Sustainable
RUSSIA - Friend of the Sea announces the certification of Ozernovskii Rybokonzernyi Zadov, Rybholkam Ltd and Tymlatskiy Rybokombinat Co. Ltd, partners of Unimak...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Aquaculture America 2014: Aquaculture as the Blue Biotechnology of the Future
ANALYSIS - Aquaculture America 2014 kicked off today in Seattle, USA, with a plenary address from Patrick Sorgeloos, Ghent University, Belgium, on aquaculture as...
Mesopelagic Fish Stocks Could be Ten Times Greater
GLOBAL – Quantities of fish in the mesopelagic ocean zone could be ten times higher than thought, a unique oceanic survey has revealed....
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