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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
New Management Plans Created to Ensure Sustainability and Availability of Seafood
MEXICO - The Federal Government has launched 18 Fisheries Management Plans (PMP) for boosting the sustainability, conservation and availability of fish, molluscs...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Minister Approves New Marlborough Fish Farms
NEW ZEALAND - Plan changes to enable three new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds have been signed off by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith at a function at...
Crayfish Plague Infects Native White-Clawed Crayfish in River Allen
UK - Until recently the river Allen’s native White-clawed crayfish population, one of the few remaining in Dorset, has managed to remain free from disease but...
Rise in Aquaculture Posing Threat to Delta Lands
INDIA - The lush green paddy farms in 16 mandals of two delta areas are fast turning into fish tanks as the aqua farming is rampant in most of the mandals....
Monday, August 18, 2014
Oceana Celebrates Creation of Three Protected Fishing Areas
SPAIN - Oceana has celebrated the protection from trawling of the coralligenous and rhodolith seabeds of the summits of Ausias March and Emile Baudot, two seamounts...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Two Texas Fish Protected Under Endangered Species Act
US - Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions on protection for 757 imperiled species, the US Fish and Wildlife Service...
Skipjack Tuna Will Not be Drastically Impacted by Climate Change
AUSTRALIA - Refuting lower-resolution results, high-resolution ocean modelling has predicted climate change will have little impact on western Pacific tuna fisheries...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Oceana Examines Growing Problem of Marine Litter
EUROPE - Oceana has joined a research expedition arranged and led by the University of Örebro and Pangaea Exploration to study marine litter in the Baltic Sea,...
Commercial Netting Ban Will Remain in Place
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced a ban on commercial netting will remain in place in creeks and waterways where it...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Ancient Shellfish Tell 10,000 Year History of El Niño Cycles
US and FRANCE - The planet’s largest and most powerful driver of climate changes from one year to the next, the El Niño Southern Oscillation in the tropical Pacific...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Oceana Calls for Trawling Ban for Protected Ecosystems
SPAIN - Oceana is asking the Spanish government to implement once and for all the Mediterranean Regulation, the European legislation which came into effect in 2006...
Can Anti-anxiety Drugs Boost Fish Survival?
SWEDEN - Generally, when a chemical enters a river, the concern is that it will kill the organisms that live there. But pharmaceutical drugs in wastewater from sewage...
Alaska Fish Factor: Republican Candidates Want Environmental Regulators Out of Alaska’s Mining Decisions
US - Breached mine tailings dams be damned! As millions of Fraser River sockeye salmon head for spawning beds polluted by a brew of metal toxins oozing from the...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Thousands of Fish Killed in Caustic Soda Spill
SPAIN - A spill of caustic soda in the Tea River in the town of Mondariz, has caused the death of thousands of fish along two miles of the channel....
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Canadian Mine Disaster Raises Fear in Alaska Over Pebble Mine
US - This week’s devastating tailings dam failure at the Mount Polley copper mine in British Columbia, Canada, which released vast amounts of mine waste into streams,...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Red Tide Sighted in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - A red tide has been sighted in Hong Kong waters over the past week, an inter-departmental red tide working group reported....
NZ Seafood Industry Remains Concerned with Chatham Rise Mining Proposal
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand seafood industry has welcomed new developments with Chatham Rock Phosphate’s (CRP) application to mine the Chatham Rise area, a key...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Fishing Ban Enforcement is Key Factor in Restocking Fish in MPA's
EU - Marine protected areas (MPAs) in which fishing is prohibited contain substantially more fish, including commercially valuable species, than either partially...
New Study Finds Alaskan Fisheries and Communities at Risk from Ocean Acidification
US - Ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska’s valuable commercial fisheries and subsistence way of life, according to new NOAA-led research...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Western Indian Ocean Communities Play Vital Role in Conservation
GLOBAL - An international team of researchers led by the University of York, UK, has carried out the first assessment of community-led marine conservation in the...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Pollution Thought to have Caused Major Northern Ireland Fish Kill
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - There has been a major fish kill in Bessbrook river, County Armagh which has been assessed as being of ‘High Severity’....
Thursday, July 24, 2014
30 Marine Protected Areas Confirmed for Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s iconic marine species and habitats will be better protected following the designation by the Scottish Government of 30 Marine Protected...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Catfish Reveal Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Contamination in Northern Italy
ITALY - Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination in catfish in Italian rivers has been found to exceed European Commission limits, a new study, published...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Oceana Exposes Illegal Driftnet Fishing in Italy
ITALY - Oceana observers, together with Italian journalist Sabrina Giannini from Reportime, have gathered evidence of fishing boats using illegal driftnets in southern...
Microplastics Worse for Crabs and Fish Than Previously Thought
UK - The tiny plastic particles polluting oceans are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to...
Improvements to Farmed Salmon Production Through £18 million Agri-Tech Funding
UK - The Agri-Tech Catalyst, in which BBSRC is a major investor, has awarded 15 agricultural innovation projects a share of £18 million to help accelerate agricultural...
Monday, July 21, 2014
EPA Mine Waste Plan Brings More Protection for Wild Salmon
US - An unusual group of Alaska Native leaders, commercial fishermen, investors, jewelers and conservation organizations applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s...
Alaska Fish Factor: Bristol Bay Reds Catch 11 Million More Than Projected
US - It came as no surprise when the first price postings last week tanked for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon to $1.20/lb, with an extra 15 cents for chilled fish. That...
Friday, July 18, 2014
New Report Paints Incomplete Picture of Situation in the English Channel, says Seafish
UK - Bill Lart, Sustainability Advisor for industry authority on seafood, Seafish, has commented on a recent report from Plymouth University that suggests decades...
Marine Harvest Stops ASC Assessment After Dead Sealions Found Under Farm
CANADA - Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) has withdrawn from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification process after the accidental drowning of six California...
 
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