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26 May 2016
A Closer Look at Sea Temperature Increase and Loss of $1Billion in Farmed Salmon and Other Fish
CHILE - The loss of salmon grown in cages in Chile was reported in March to be over $800 million due to a toxic algae bloom created by the current el Niño, where...
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
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...
20 May 2016
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...
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....
Huge Study to Help Western Indian Ocean Communities Restore Fish Populations
AUSTRALIA - Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), University of Queensland, James Cook University, and Macquarie University have completed a massive...
17 May 2016
New Research and Innovation Offers Hope for Wild Salmon
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has welcomed news from Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), that wild Atlantic salmon stand to benefit...
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
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...
13 May 2016
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...
12 May 2016
China to Step Up its Fight Against Illegal Fishing
CHINA - China will step up law enforcement in the South China Sea to prevent illegal fishing activities and rehabilitate marine resources during the upcoming seasonal...
05 May 2016
Crayfish May Help Restore Dirty Streams, Study Finds
US - While macroinvertebrates are a tasty food source for crayfish, a new study reveals a surprising finding: When crayfish were present in in-stream experimental...
04 May 2016
Do Fish Survive in Streams in Winter?
Most stream-resident fish stay throughout winter despite the ice. This has been shown by Christine Weber, previous researcher at Umeå University, by tagging trout...
Nutriad Increases Aqua Footprint
GLOBAL - Nutriad, multinational feed additives manufacturer, continues to invest in aquaculture as it announced the expansion of its regional aqua teams with the...
28 April 2016
Scientists Discover New Reef System at Mouth of Amazon River
BRAZIL - A new reef system has been found at the mouth of the Amazon River, the largest river by discharge of water in the world....
25 April 2016
New Project Looks at Sea Lice Impact on Salmon Fisheries
UK and CHILE - Plymouth University and the Universidad de Chile are leading a new research project to investigate the issue of sea lice infestation that is costing...
EU Negotiations to Prevent Unregulated Fisheries in the Arctic
EU - The European Union participated in the first round of international negotiations on measures to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas took place...
EU Issues More Yellow Cards in Fight Against Illegal Fishing
EU - The EU has warned Kiribati, Sierra Leone and Trinidad & Tobago with yellow cards as they risk being uncooperative in the fight against illegal fishing. Sri...
New Technologies Boost Efforts to Cut Down on "Ghost Fishing"
GLOBAL - Modern technologies that make it easier to recover lost fishing gear are giving a boost to efforts to reduce so-called "ghost fishing" and its harmful impacts...
21 April 2016
Fishing Sector Calls for Equal Treatment in Marine Activities
EU - Europêche, the leading trade body representing the fishing industry in Europe, have called for equal treatment following the release of new oil and gas exploratory...
'Trickle of Food' Helped Deep Sea Creatures Survive Asteroid
UK - A team led by experts at Cardiff University has provided new evidence to explain why deep sea creatures were able to survive the catastrophic asteroid strike...
19 April 2016
Parliament to Vote on Agreements to Support Fish Stocks
EU - This week the European Parliament's fisheries committee is to vote on important agreements with Liberia and Mauritania and look at how to improve the situation...
Weekly Overview: New Report Highlights Sustainability Challenges on Shrimp Farms
ANALYSIS - A new report from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has identified geographical areas in Southeast Asia which require environmental improvements...
18 April 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Increasing Acidity Raising Red Flags for Bering Sea Crab Stocks
US - Increasingly corrosive oceans are raising more red flags for Bering Sea crab stocks. Results from a first ever, two year project on baby Tanner crabs show that...
15 April 2016
New Report Highlights Environmental Sustainability Challenges on Asian Shrimp Farms
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has completed its first-ever sector report on shrimp aquaculture in Southeast Asia, identifying geographical...
14 April 2016
Swarming Red Crabs Captured on Video in New Southern Range
US - A research team studying biodiversity at the Hannibal Bank Seamount off the coast of Panama has captured unique video of thousands of red crabs swarming in...
Sea Change Champion Award 2016 Looking for Best Practice in Tackling Ghost Fishing Gear
UK - World Animal Protection UK is looking for examples of fishing best practice in tackling the problem of ghost fishing gear, for entry into its Sea Change Champion...
 
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