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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Marine Reserve Produces Benefits for Fisheries and Conservation
UK - The first and only fully protected marine reserve in Scotland is continuing to provide benefits for fisheries and conservation, according to new research by...
Study Outlines Threat of Ocean Acidification to Coastal Communities in US
US - Coastal communities in 15 states that depend on the $1 billion shelled mollusk industry (primarily oysters and clams) are at long-term economic risk from the...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Pew Names Five Marine Conservation Fellows for 2015
GLOBAL - Five distinguished scientists and conservationists from Canada, Australia, Russia, and the United Kingdom are the 2015 recipients of the Pew fellowship...
Monday, February 23, 2015
South Africa West Coast Now Red Tide Free
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa's West Coast is now free of red tide, said the Department of Environmental affairs....
Friday, February 20, 2015
New Vessel Sets Off for International Bottom Trawl Survey
NETHERLANDS - The RV Cefas Endeavour has commenced an 18 day charter to the Government of the Netherlands organisations Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) and the Institute for...
Eighty per cent of UAE Fish Stocks Overfished
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - A report from the Federal National Council has warned that the current rate of exploitation of fish can cause the extinction of many marine...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Satellites to Allow Ocean Acidification Monitoring from Space
UK - Satellites are to become increasingly important for the monitoring of ocean acidification, revolutionising the way that marine biologists and climate scientists...
Monday, February 16, 2015
Will a High Seas Fishing Ban Boost Global Catches?
CANADA - New research from the University of British Columbia (UBC) suggests that closing the high seas to commercial fishing could be catch-neutral and distribute...
Thursday, February 12, 2015
New Review Finds Neonicotinoid and Fipronil Insecticides Harm Fish
EU - Important insecticides, Neonicotinoid and fipronil, have a range of impacts on birds, mammals and fish, according to a new review of scientific literature....
Shallow Water Dwelling Oysters at Risk of Dermo Disease
GLOBAL - Oysters living in nutrient rich shallow waters around the world are far more likely to pick up the lethal Dermo disease, a team of scientists from the Smithsonian...
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Climate Change Threatening Puget Sound Salmon
US - Many salmon rivers around Puget Sound have experienced increasing fluctuations in flow over the past 60 years, just as climate change projections predict -...
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Harmful Algal Bloom Warning on West Coast
SOUTH AFRICA - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is currently monitoring an algal bloom detected on the West Coast and has dispatched...
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Algal Blooms Causing Chaos for Irish Shellfish Growers
IRELAND - The Irish Shellfish Association has put a strong case to Minister Simon Coveney outlining the severe crisis in the mussel production sector in west Cork...
Monday, February 02, 2015
New Reef Health Index to Guide Fisheries Management Choices
US - A a team from the Gulf of California Marine Programme have developed a new index which will allow scientists to assess the health of rocky reefs under different...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Government Approves More Coast for Aquaculture to Meet Seafood Demand
AUSTRALIA - The New South Wales Government has approved 50 hectares of aquaculture leases on the State’s South Coast to help meet the increasing demand for quality...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Improving the Sustainability of China's Aquaculture Industry
CHINA - A recent study from Stanford University highlighted the pressure that China's huge aquaculture sector has on wild fish stocks. Although the study addressed...
Plan for New Marine Protected Areas in Kattegat Welcomed
DENMARK - A decision from the Danish government to move forward with their intention to protect fragile environments in Kattegat has been welcomed by Oceana....
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
More Efficient Food Systems Needed
GLOBAL - Increasing competition for natural resource and emerging resource bottlenecks mean that global agriculture can no longer operate using a "business as usual"...
Friday, January 16, 2015
New Study Finds Dramatic Drop in Large Fish Numbers in 100 Years
GLOBAl - An new international study, which analysed more than 200 ocean ecosystem models across the globe to assess the evolution of the world fish biomass from...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wastewater Discharges into the Pacific Affecting Fish
MEXICO - Discharges of wastewater into the sea are responsible for the growth of algae that produce certain toxins that affect the fishing and tourism sectors, according...
Department Denies SEPA’s Claim Against Shrimp Project
MALAYSIA - Malaysia's Sabah Environment Protection Department has denied the Sabah Environment Protection Association’s (SEPA) claim that the shrimp aquaculture...
New Research Finds Many Key Resources Have Passed Their Peak
GLOBAL - As the worlds resources face enormous challenges, researchers from the US and Denmark have analysed the production and extraction rates of 27 global renewable...
Friday, January 09, 2015
Public Most Concerned Over Overfishing and Marine Pollution
EU - A pan-European survey has revealed the public’s awareness, concerns and priorities about human impacts on the oceans. The results show high levels of concern...
Illegal Prawn Farms Closed Down in Indonesia
INDONESIA - The Bantul administration has closed down hundreds of illegal prawn farms that were set up along Yogyakarta’s beaches after numerous warnings were...
Thursday, January 08, 2015
New Model Identifies Perfect Habitat for Brook Trout
US - A new model that can accurately identify stream sections that still hold suitable habitat for wild brook trout will help fisheries managers from Maine to Georgia...
New Research Finds Better Lobster Numbers Can Increase Disease Risk
ENGLAND, UK - Many marine protected areas (MPAs) have been hailed as the silver bullet for conservation, with reports of increased catch, and spillover of recovered...
Monday, January 05, 2015
Environmental Groups Welcome Call for Fish Farm Inspections
IRELAND - Environmental groups have welcomed the publication of a five year study funded by the European Commission which has called for technical standards and...
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Sea Trout Returning to Spawn on the River Wear
UK - Sea trout are once again returning to spawn in a large north east stream following huge improvements in water quality and measures to help wildlife....
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
New Seawater Quality Monitoring System to Achieve Blue Growth
EU - An EU funded project is creating a tool that is able to detect pollution and toxic algae in our oceans in real-time, allowing for an alert system to be created....
Friday, December 19, 2014
Prince Albert II of Monaco Pledges Support for Global Ocean Commission
MONACO - Prince Albert II of Monaco has pledged his support for the Global Ocean Commission, with the Prince Albert II Foundation on 2 December 2014 at the Musée...
 
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