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25 May 2016
Acidification and Low Oxygen Put Fish in Double Jeopardy
US - Severe oxygen drops in the water can leave trails of fish kills in their wakes, but scientists thought adult fish would be more resilient to the second major...
24 May 2016
Is Sustainable Aquaculture Possible?
EU - Fish and shellfish farming are facing a new era of expansion in Europe. What are the environmental implications of this, and how can the sector expand sustainably?...
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...
New Research Could Reduce Aquaculture Reliance on Wild Prawn Brood Stock
AUSTRALIA - Discovering the secrets of how one of the world’s most popular prawn species produces sperm and transfers it to create the next generation could help...
23 May 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Thousands of Salmon as Season gets Underway
US - Alaska’s salmon season officially got underway on May 16 with the arrival of thousands of sockeye and king salmon at the Copper River near Cordova, and high...
Big isn't Always Better When it Comes to Male Fish Genitals
AUSTRALIA - Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have been looking at the breeding habits of fish, to test the theory that bigger genitals make...
20 May 2016
European Commission Adopts Ecolabelling Scheme Report
EU - The European Commission has adopted a report on the feasibility of an EU ecolabel scheme for fishery and aquaculture products. ...
World Fish Migration Day: Protecting the European Eel
This World Fish Migration Day, the importance of maintaining healthy and connected rivers and streams for species that occupy both fresh and marine waters is being...
Biodiversity Protects Fish from Climate Change
GLOBAL - Fish provide protein to billions of people and are an especially critical food source in the developing world. Today marine biologists confirmed a key factor...
New Prawn Trawl Design for Reducing Bycatch Shows Promising Results
UK - Preliminary fishing trials using a new design of prawn trawl developed to reduce unwanted bycatches of fish have produced encouraging results....
Friend of the Sea Objects MSC Certification of Mexican Tuna Fishery
MEXICO - Friend of the Sea has filed an official comment to the Draft SCS Assessment for the MSC certification of Northeastern Tropical Purse Seine Yellowfin Tuna...
19 May 2016
Report Questions New Zealand Catch Figures
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s marine fishing catch could be much higher than reported....
Why do the Japanese like Norwegian Mackerel?
NORWAY - What is quality? And what makes it good? Or bad? These are difficult questions that Nofima scientists have decided to tackle when it comes to seafood....
Richard Lochhead Steps Down as Rural Affairs Secretary
UK - Richard Lochhead has stepped down from his position as Rural Affairs Secretary ahead of a cabinet reshuffle. ...
What’s Going to Happen This Year With Salmon?
US - It’s the two week countdown to the 2016 salmon season, but speculative pricing and harvest forecasts can be found everywhere already, reports Rob Reierson...
18 May 2016
Shellfish Response to Ocean Acidification Depends on Other Stressors
US - A study of California mussels, a key species in the rocky intertidal ecosystems of the West Coast, indicates that the effects of ocean acidification will vary...
Fish Mercury Levels Affected by Prey Type and Quality, Study Finds
US - Whether fish hunt nearshore or in the open water and what prey they eat affect the amount of mercury that accumulates in them, a Dartmouth College study shows....
Salmon Smolts Find Safety in Numbers
CANADA - Using tags surgically implanted into thousands of juvenile salmon, UBC researchers have discovered that many fish die within the first few days of migration...
17 May 2016
India's 2016 Marine Fish Production Below Estimates
INDIA - Marine fish production in the country stood at 3.58 million tonnes in 2015-16, against the potential yield of 4.41 million tonnes estimated for India's exclusive...
Weekly Overview: Vietnam Proposes Plan to Tackle Fish Deaths
ANALYSIS - Five key actions have been recommended to address the mass fish death incidents that were reported in Vietnam over the last month....
Port State Measures Treaty to Enter into Force in June
GLOBAL - The Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international treaty, will come into force on 5 June 2016 now that 30 governments have ratified...
16 May 2016
Scottish Mackerel Fishery Certified to MSC Ecolabel
SCOTLAND, UK - The commitment of Scottish pelagic fishermen to a sustainable future has been underlined by the certification of the North East Atlantic mackerel...
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishermen Optimistic as Salmon Season Starts
US - Alaska’s salmon season has gotten underway with lots of optimism, a far cry from the bleak feelings of a year ago....
ISSF and PNA Establish Framework for Tuna Conservation
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding...
Vietnamese Tuna Exports to China Up 253 per cent
VIETNAM - Appearing in the top 10 largest tuna importers of Vietnam in the late 2015, China is regarded as a potential importing market of Vietnamese tuna. In the...
13 May 2016
New Responsible Fishing Scheme Support Courses Available in UK
UK - Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, has developed a new course to support businesses interested in the roll out of the new Responsible Fishing Scheme...
Cardiff Makes Progress on Sustainable Fish City Pledge
UK - The majority of Cardiff’s students are now dining on Sustainable Fish as Cardiff Metropolitan University sign the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge, earning...
Vietnam Proposes Plan to Tackle Mass Fish Deaths
VIETNAM - The Ministry of Planning and Investment has recommended five key actions to address the mass fish death incidents along central coastal provinces from...
Shrinking Groundfish Quotas Shift Flounder Supply Chain
US - Last week's Groundfish Quota announcements are set to shake up the East Coast market in spite of scientific research showing decent biomass estimates, reports...
MEPs Call for Strong Fish Traceability System in Europe
EU - A strong traceability system for all fishery products sold in EU restaurants and shops would help to prevent cases of mislabelling, said MEPs in a resolution...
 
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