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19 August 2016
Global Warming's Saltier Beaches Have Implications for Mussels, Crabs
US - Batches of sand from a beach on the Delaware Bay are yielding insights into the powerful impact of temperature rise and evaporation along the shore that are...
18 August 2016
Strong Lobster Supplies but Weakening Demand
GLOBAL - In 2015, global lobster landings reached 160,000 tonnes. Over half of these are comprised of American lobster (Homarus americanus), which dominate the world...
Goans Complain Too Many Barriers to Crab Farming
INDIA - Barriers to land use, non-availability of seeds and high initial investment are currently holding back Goans who are eager to start crab farming....
16 August 2016
Spanner Crab Catch May Increase in Cooler Waters
AUSTRALIA - New research as found that fishermen can catch more spanner crab in cooler waters. Previous studies thought catch rates were connected to warmer temperatures...
11 August 2016
Low-Powered LED Lights Can Improve Snow Crab Catchability
CANADA - The Atlantic Canada snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) fishery may have started out as a bycatch fishery over 60 years ago, but today it has become the second...
04 August 2016
Fishermen Share Tips on Reducing Ghost Gear
UK - A new short film featuring fishermen in Wales, working as part of the Pembrokeshire Sustainable Shellfish Initiative, shares top tips on how fishermen can reduce...
27 July 2016
Western Australia Deep Sea Crab Fishery MSC Certified
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australia Deep Sea Crab Fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery standard....
22 July 2016
Goa Offering Financial Assistance to Develop Aquaculture
INDIA - In an attempt to boost aquaculture in the state of Goa, the state fisheries department recently launched new schemes for enhancing mussel and crab farming....
13 July 2016
Nutriad at VietShrimp in Vietnam
VIETNAM - VietShrimp International was successfully held in Bac Lieu (Vietnam) from June 24-26. The theme was “Converge to develop Vietnam Shrimp Industry.”...
29 June 2016
Fisheries Unite for World’s First MSC Certified Recreation, Commercial Fishery
AUSTRALIA - A monumental milestone in fisheries management has been achieved following a collaborative effort from community based organisation, Recfishwest and...
27 June 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Eco-entrepreneurs Turning Crab Shells into New Products
US - Turning crab shells into every day products is becoming a reality for the Tidal Vision team of eco-entrepreneurs from Juneau....
Rock Lobster Research Leads to Positive Management Changes
AUSTRALIA - Commercial Rock Lobster fishers will now be able to fish for prized Southern Rock Lobster year round, as part of new arrangements that will add value...
23 June 2016
New Breeding Tactics Discovered in Male Banana Fiddler Crabs
AUSTRALIA - While male banana fiddler crabs (Uca mjoebergi) in Australia typically court females, some may coerce mating by waiting for females to enter their burrows...
08 June 2016
Fiddler Crabs Use 'Morse Code' to Attract Mrs Right
JAPAN - Male fiddler crabs produce female-luring vibrations in their burrows. The vibrations and pulses that male fiddler crabs produce when they are trying to lure...
02 June 2016
Vancouver Court Hands Huge Fine to Seafood Retailer
CANADA - A major investigation by Fisheries and Oceans Canada into the illegal fishing and sale of crab and spot prawns in Vancouver has led to a significant fine...
01 June 2016
Chesapeake Bay Health Improves in 2015
US - The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2015, according to scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. ...
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,...
 
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