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27 August 2015
Indian Ocean Tuna Fishery May Lose Out on MSC Certification
GLOBAL - A tuna fishery in the Indian Ocean risks having its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification recommendation overturned, after objections from some...
SuccorfishM2M Technology Aids World’s Largest Fisheries Impact Study
WALES, UK - Innovative SuccorfishM2M fisheries technology has played an integral role in delivering the world’s largest ever fishing impact study which concluded...
26 August 2015
Weekly Overview: Aqua Nor 2015 Overview
ANALYSIS - Last week TheFishSite was in Trondheim, Norway for the country's biggest aquaculture show - Aqua Nor....
Chile, Norway Discuss Aquaculture Challenges
CHILE - Chile's Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Raul Súnico and the National Director of Sernapesca, José Miguel Burgos, met in Norway with the Minister...
25 August 2015
Fewer Fish Expected From 'Godzilla' El Nino
US - The 'Godzilla' El Nino with record breaking temperatures in 2015 may result in fewer fish, report Rob and Rochelle Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market...
Students Recognised for Innovative Seal Catch Reduction Designs
AUSTRALIA - Future fisheries managers from the University of Tasmania's Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) have been recognised for their innovative...
New Aquaculture Sites Approved for Aysen region
CHILE - Subpesca and the Aysen Regional Commission for Use of the Coastline (CRUBC) have approved 41 coastal sites in the Aysen region of Chile for the development...
Fish Feed Research to Improve Protein Digestibility, Benefit Environment
DENMARK - Scientists from Aarhus University and the industry have joined forces to improve feed for commercial fish farming in order to improve protein digestibility....
24 August 2015
Queensland to Introduce Net-Free Fishing Zones
AUSTRALIA - The Queensland Government is aiming to deliver on its election commitment by moving ahead on the implementation of three net-free fishing zones in Queensland...
21 August 2015
Scotland Takes Urgent Action After Evidence of Illegal Dredging Found
SCOTLAND, UK - An urgent Marine Conservation Order (MCO) has been brought in to safeguard fragile ecosystems off the coast of Wester Ross, after evidence emerged...
Industry, Scientists Work Together on Fish Stocks in Shetland
UK - Scientists and fishermen have been working together in Shetland to fill gaps in knowledge about the biology and ecology of several commercially important fish...
AQUA NOR 2015: The Future of Norwegian Salmon
NORWAY - During the Aqua Nor 2015 conference in Trondheim, Norway, the Business Region Bergen, NCE Seafood and FFV held a special seminar on the future of Atlantic...
19 August 2015
New Project to Develop Fishing Gear to Reduce Discards
SCOTLAND, UK - A Gear Group has been established to develop innovative technology ahead of the discard ban. ...
Oyster Population Damaged by Conchs After Drought
US - Research by marine science professor David Kimbro has found high water salinity, coupled with a conch population outbreak is the cause of a sharp decrease in...
18 August 2015
Sea Organisms at Risk From Common Household Products
UK - Engineered nanoparticles released from household products such as masonry paint or zinc oxide cream could harm aquatic creatures, according to researchers from...
Do Sea Creatures Protect Young More After Ocean Acidification?
UK - Marine organisms living in acidified waters exhibit a tendency to nurture their offspring to a greater extent than those in more regular conditions, according...
17 August 2015
Solway Cockle Fishery Management Report Released
SCOTLAND - The report on the fisheries management trial conducted in Solway Firth cockle fishery has now been published by the Scottish Government....
14 August 2015
Fish go Deep to Beat the Heat
AUSTRALIA - A James Cook University study shows that some fish retreat into deeper water to escape the heat. This finding throws light on what to expect if predictions...
13 August 2015
Fitco Delivering Sustainable Innovations in Aquaculture
GLOBAL - Greece based company Fitco is now offering brass wire and mesh fish farm cages. The strong and durable cages boast low maintenance, low mortality rates...
Researchers Develop Fast Test for Invasive Carp in Great Lakes
US - A Case Western Reserve University graduate student turned a research paper into a field test that quickly determines whether an Asian carp invading Lake Erie...
Public Comment Opens for NOAA's Marine Mammal Protection in International Fisheries
UK - NOAA has issued a proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fisheries which would require US trading partners to take measures to limit the incidental...
12 August 2015
Research Ship Investigates Plastics in the Southern Indian Ocean
GLOBAL - The Dr Fridtjof Nansen is plying the waves of the southern Indian Ocean, trawling for trash. Every time the ship's scientific crew threw down special nets,...
Salmon Vulnerable Under Proposed Skeena Estuary Development
CANADA - A proposed controversial terminal to load fossil fuels in the Skeena River estuary has more far-reaching risks than previously recognised, new research...
11 August 2015
Weekly Overview: New Legislation to Guide Sustainable Aquaculture Development in Canada
ANALYSIS - The Canadian government is to back the expansion of an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable aquaculture industry through the introduction...
Ghana Aquaculture, Fisheries get $53.8 million Boost
GHANA - The Ghana Government has received $53.8 million to improve and ensure the sustainable management of the country’s aquaculture and fisheries....
10 August 2015
Mexico Leading the Way on Satellite, Drone Use
MEXICO - Mexican officials say the country is at the 'forefront' of technology use in agriculture and fisheries, allowing a more precise analysis of the sectors....
Fast-Growing Fish Vulnerable to Dramatic Population Plunges
US - Ocean species that grow quickly and reproduce frequently, such as sardines, anchovies and flounder, are more likely to experience dramatic plunges in population,...
06 August 2015
Ocean Changes Affecting Salmon Biodiversity, Survival
US - The biodiversity of two Northern Pacific salmon species may be at risk due to changes in ocean conditions at the equator, reports a study by the University...
How Will Canada Support Sustainable Aquaculture Sector?
ANALYSIS - The Canadian government is to back the expansion of an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable aquaculture industry through the introduction...
New Study Exposes Negative Effects of Climate Change on Antarctic Fish
US - Elevated levels of carbon dioxide and an increase in ocean water temperature has a significant impact on survival and development of the Antarctic dragonfish,...
 
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