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26 May 2015
Many European Marine Protected Areas in Poor Condition
EU - Many marine conservation areas set up by the EU are in unfavourable condition, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA)....
Alaska Fish Factor: Decision Delayed on Coal Mine in Salmon Habitat
US - Alaskans will have to wait until fall to learn if salmon habitat prevails over a coal mine proposed at Upper Cook Inlet....
US Politicians Debate Controversial Catfish Inspection
US - American lawmakers are trying again to stop a controversial catfish inspection programme, which has been described as a waste of American taxpayers’ money...
22 May 2015
Women Face Glass Ceiling in Fisheries Sector
GLOBAL - A new report from the FAO shows that while women are estimated to make up nearly half of all people in the fisheries sector, their work often goes unrecognised...
21 May 2015
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
Chinook Salmon Ear Bones Show Life Story
US - A chemical signature recorded on the ear bones of Chinook salmon from Alaska's Bristol Bay region can tell scientists where they are born and how they spend...
Seals Threaten Scottish Cod Stock Recovery
SCOTLAND, UK - Predatory seals are constraining the recovery of cod stocks in Scottish West coast waters, research led by the University of Strathclyde suggests....
Discard Ban Discussion to be Held at Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2015
SCOTLAND, UK - A question and answer session with Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Richard Lochhead on the implications of the landing obligation...
20 May 2015
EU Soy Consumption Hidden in Animal Products
BELGIUM - A research report by WWF concluded that the average EU citizen consumes 61 kg of soy yearly, most of which is embedded as animal feed in animal products...
Fish Pledge Means Sustainable Fish for Millions
UK - Millions of UK schoolchildren, hospital patients, workplaces and restaurant diners are to be served only demonstrably sustainable fish, thanks to a pledge signed...
Clingfish Suction Provides Inspiration for New Technology
US - The northern clingfish's distinctive suction mechanisms have been unveiled in a new study from the University of Washington, which could help design new sticky...
19 May 2015
Huge Leap in Alaskan Salmon Catch Expected Compared to 2014
US - Salmon markets have been shaky after predictions of high catch rates this year, but vendors are keeping their cards close to their chest, reports Robert Reierson...
Global Aquaculture to Grow Further in 2015
GLOBAL - World aquaculture production is expected to grow by another 5 per cent during 2015, according to the latest biennial food outlook report from the Food and...
18 May 2015
EU Announces New Scientific Advice Body
EU - The European Commission (EC) has announced that a new scientific advice body will be set up, so that Europe has timely access to high-quality, independent scientific...
Scotland's Fish Landings Increase in 2014
SCOTLAND, UK - Provisional landing figures for Scottish fish and shellfish during 2014 show increases in both volume and value of the catch....
Alaska Fish Factor: Reduction in Halibut Bycatch Needed
US - The people of Alaska are making their voices heard and are demanding that fisheries practices change to reduce halibut bycatch....
Vietnamese Tuna, Swordfish Obtain Certified Sustainability Status
VIET NAM - Nha Trang Bay Joint Stock Company, a processing plant controlled by Hai Vuong Corporation, has achieved Friend of the Sea certification for seafood from...
Scottish Haddock Fishermen Look to Future with 2020 Sustainability Vision
SCOTLAND, UK - Fishermen in Scotland’s £26.6 million haddock fishing industry have made a new commitment to sustainable fishing as scientists gather in Aberdeen...
2016 British Fish & Chip Awards Launched
UK - The National Fish & Chip Awards 2016 were launched on 1 May, marking the start of the nine month hunt to find the UK’s best fish and chip businesses....
Discover More on the Responsible Fishing Scheme at Skipper Aberdeen Expo Int. 2015
SCOTLAND, UK - The benefits of the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) will be highlighted at Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2015 on 29 and 30 May by show sponsor, Seafish....
Trans-Atlantic Ocean Floor to be Mapped in International Effort
GLOBAL - EU and Canadian officials met in Brussels to announce the first trans-Atlantic sea-floor mapping survey to take place under the Atlantic Ocean Research...
15 May 2015
New Sponsors Announced for World Seafood Congress
UK - The World Seafood Congress has announced two new sponsors of the event, which will take place in Grimsby, UK later in 2015....
US Agriculture Predicted to Create Thousands of Jobs in Next Five Years
US - Nearly 58,000 jobs will open annually across the US in occupations involving agriculture and environment over the next five years, according to an employment...
Sustainable Meals for Swedish Seals
SWEDEN - A zoo in Stockholm has become the first in Sweden to achieve the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. Skansen now has the right to use the MSC...
Origin of Ancient Corrosive Ocean Event Uncovered
AUSTRALIA - Around 55 million years ago, an abrupt global warming event triggered a highly corrosive deep-water current to flow through the North Atlantic Ocean,...
Water Fronts Can Increase Fishery Productivity
US - Regions of warm and cool water as well as salt and fresh water can help to increase production in the ocean, according to recent research lead by Brock Woodson,...
Parrotfish Critical for Reef Island Building
UK - Parrotfish are important for providing the sand resources needed to build and maintain coral reef islands that are vulnerable to climate change, research from...
14 May 2015
Iconic Indian Fish on Brink of Extinction
INDIA - The legendary humpback Mahseer, one of the world’s most iconic freshwater fish, is on the brink of extinction according to scientists from Bournemouth...
Seafish Updates Fishing Methods Publication
UK - The UK fishing industry authority Seafish has updated its popular Basic Fishing Methods publication, which is a free guide to commercial fishing methods used...
Scientists, Citizens Collaborate to Investigate Abalone Movements
US - Two fisheries scientists, including a US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) biologist, have been working with citizen scientists to collect...
 
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