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24 May 2016
Ocean Acidification Puts Dungeness Crab at Risk
US - Ocean acidification expected to accompany climate change may slow development and reduce survival of the larval stages of Dungeness crab, a key component of...
29 April 2016
Canadian Seafood Production Remains Stable
CANADA - Canada’s annual production of seafood has been relatively stable, averaging just over 1.0 million MT during the five year period from 2010 to 2014. This...
20 April 2016
Fighting Fiddler Crabs Call Each Other's Bluff
JAPAN - Male fiddler crabs bluff their way through fights. They also adapt their combat strategies if they have lost their original enlarged claw and have regrown...
18 April 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Increasing Acidity Raising Red Flags for Bering Sea Crab Stocks
US - Increasingly corrosive oceans are raising more red flags for Bering Sea crab stocks. Results from a first ever, two year project on baby Tanner crabs show that...
14 April 2016
Swarming Red Crabs Captured on Video in New Southern Range
US - A research team studying biodiversity at the Hannibal Bank Seamount off the coast of Panama has captured unique video of thousands of red crabs swarming in...
03 March 2016
Canadian Lobster Quality Traced From Catch to Plate in New Project
CANADA - A Catch to Plate pilot project is helping the lobster industry track the quality of its product from catch to market, reduce costs and respond to consumer...
01 March 2016
Dungeness Crab Closures Tighten Market Pricing
US - California’s Dungeness Crab fishery has closed for the foreseeable future. After the second highest opener for Dungeness Crab in Oregon, prices are strong...
23 February 2016
Small Fish Recurrent Theme for Alaska Pollock; Canadian Snow Crab Prices Peak
US - Alaska Pollock has been coming in small across all regions of the North. Historical pricing on the 2-4s show a price dip in the fall as vendors cleared out...
22 February 2016
Lanao del Norte to Become Crab Capital of the Philippines
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture, through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), is set to turn Lanao del Norte into the Crab Capital of...
19 February 2016
Warming Oceans Making Lobsters More Susceptible to Disease
US - Two new Cornell University studies show how diverse marine organisms are susceptible to diseases made worse by warming oceans....
05 February 2016
Warming Ocean Likely to Bring Major Changes for US Northeast Fisheries
US - NOAA scientists have released the first multispecies assessment of just how vulnerable US marine fish and invertebrate species are to the effects of climate...
04 February 2016
Government to Establish Mud Crab, Seabass Hatchery in Guntur
INDIA - There is good news for fish farmers in Andhra Pradesh after the State and Central governments announced that they are establishing a mud crab and seabass...
07 January 2016
New Study Examines Injuries Among Dungeness Crab Fishermen
US - Commercial Dungeness crab fishing on the West Coast is one of the highest risk occupations in the United States, based on fatality rates. But non-fatal injuries...
30 December 2015
Polarization Vision Helps Fiddler Identify Rivals
UK - Fiddler crabs use polarization vision to sense the approach of rivals, scientists at the University of Bristol have found. The research, carried out in Panama,...
29 December 2015
11 Lobster Facts That Will Leave You Shell-Shocked
GLOBAL - As may of you sit down to eat lobster over the Christmas Holiday, here are 11 weird and wonderful lobster facts. ...
21 December 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Crab Shells Fueling an Eco-Revolution
US - Alaska crab shells are fueling an eco-revolution that will drive new income streams for fabrics to pharmaceuticals to water filters. And for the first time,...
15 December 2015
Better Fish Farmer Training to Improve Production
INDIA - A scientist from the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre, Philippines, has said if aquaculture farmers were trained in better practices of maintaining...
14 December 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Caught by Alaskans Made a Winner of Fish 2.0 Competition
US - Caught by Alaskans for Alaskans is a business concept that bested 170 others in a global fisheries business competition last month at Stanford University in...
17 November 2015
New Partnership to Improve Blue Swimming Crab Sustainability
US - The US National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council has signed an agreement with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to collaborate on improving the sustainability...
Domoic Acid Findings Triggers Dungeness Crab Closures
US - After Domoic Acid was found in samples of Dungeness Crab, an indefinite delay in the California Fishery was imposed - this could be good news for the British...
09 November 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: January Tanner Crab Fishery Called Off Again
US - The popular January Tanner crab fishery has been called off for the third year running throughout the Westward Region (Kodiak, Chignik and the South Peninsula),...
29 October 2015
New Project Investigates Potential of Commercialising Lobster Farming
UK - Pioneering projects to improve agriculture and food production at home and overseas, have been funded to the tune of £17.8 million, under the latest round...
28 October 2015
MSC, Lidl Bring Sustainable Lobster to UK for Christmas
UK - The Marine Stewardship Council has joined forces with the supermarket Lidl to bring sustainable whole lobsters to the UK and, this year, it costs less than...
19 October 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: King Crab Fishers Welcome Crack Down on Illegal Fishing
US - Fish pirates are coming under fire as more countries band together to stop them from pilfering the world’s oceans. So called Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated...
12 October 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Is Alaskan Pollock Really Alaskan Pollock?
US - When is Alaska pollock not really Alaska pollock? When it is listed as such by the Food and Drug Administration, which governs what every seafood product will...
08 October 2015
King Crabs May Soon Become High-Level Predators in Antarctic
US - King crabs may soon become high-level predators in Antarctic marine ecosystems where they haven’t played a role in tens of millions of years, according to...
30 September 2015
National Lobster Hatchery to Boost EU Aquaculture Thanks to £3m Investment
UK - The National Lobster Hatchery has been awarded funding for a £3 million research project to develop European aquaculture....
28 September 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Bering Sea Crab Fishers May Face Delays Again
US - Bering Sea crabbers are again facing the possibility of a delayed fishery as Congressional Republicans threaten to shut down the government, this time over...
23 September 2015
Blue Crabs More Tolerant of Low Oxygen than Previously Thought
US - Results of a new study led by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science show that adult blue crabs are much more tolerant of low-oxygen,...
21 September 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Crab Catches Expected to Take a Dip
US - Catches for Alaska’s premier crab fisheries in the Bering Sea could take a dip this year based on results from the annual summer surveys....
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