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27 March 2015
Air Pollution Modelling Could Help Predict Algal Blooms
EU - Models that predict how nitrogen from the air is deposited in the sea could be useful in predicting algal blooms. Based on the knowledge that excess nitrogen increases...
BPA Can Adversely Affect Fish Reproduction, New Study Shows
US - Recent findings suggest that BPA, a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as water bottles, dental composites and resins used to line...
26 March 2015
Cutting Edge Tools to Better Assess Europe's Marine Biodiversity
EU - EU-funded researchers are helping marine scientists and governments to accurately assess the state of biodiversity in Europe’s waters....
24 March 2015
Cyclone Pam Destroys Fisheries Infrastructure in Vanuatu
VANUATU - Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the...
20 March 2015
UK Government Creates World's Largest Marine Reserve Around Pitcairn Islands
UK - The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Geographic Society have praised action by the British government to create the world's largest fully protected marine...
US Releases Action Plan Against Illegal Fishing
US - The US Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud has released its action plan....
19 March 2015
IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly...
18 March 2015
Agriculture Bears Major Brunt of Disaster Impacts
GLOBAL - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from...
17 March 2015
First Ever Socio-Economic Global Salmon Industry Report Released
GLOBAL - The first-ever socio-economic report on the global salmon farming industry has been released. The report notes how the industry is providing 14.8 billion...
13 March 2015
EU Fishermen Pledge to Eliminate Marine Litter
EU - Europêche, the body representing 80,000 European fishermen, has teamed up with environmental group, Waste Free Oceans (WFO) to help combat the growing issue...
12 March 2015
New Research Reveals Dead Zone Impacts on West Coast Groundfish
US - Scientists from NOAA Fisheries' Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Oregon State have begun to examine the impact of low-oxygen "dead zones" off the Oregon...
11 March 2015
New Tool Documents Sustainability in Cod and Haddock Fishing
NORWAY - A three-year WhiteFish project, involving industry organisations and 15 researchers from all over Europe, has led to the development of a new method and...
How to Avoid Seabird Bycatch in the Mediterranean Fishing industry?
SPAIN - A new good practice guide from the University of Barcelona suggests several of the best ways to mitigate the problem of seabird bycatch by fishing vessels...
10 March 2015
Protection of Key Mediterranean Fish Nursery Areas Proposed
SICILY, ITALY - Permanently closing fisheries in critical areas of the Strait of Sicily will help hake and deep-water rose shrimp to recover from heavy overfishing,...
09 March 2015
US Researchers Find Fishing Boat Wastewater is Potentially Harmful
US - Wastewater emptied from commercial fishing boats is an overlooked source of marine pollution, a new US study shows. The researchers suggest that this type...
Is the Blue Crab Migrating North?
US - The northern migration of the commercially important blue crab could be another sign of climate change, said David Johnson, a former scientist at the Marine...
06 March 2015
Can Aquaculture be Sustainable in the Mediterranean?
MEDITERRANEAN - This video, produced by the general Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) explains some of the opportunities and challenges of Blue Growth...
Defining Sustainable Aquaculture in the US
US – Sustainability expert Dr Marty Matlock is to facilitate the first National Roundtable for Sustainable Aquaculture (NRSA) in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA on...
04 March 2015
Pollution Impacts on Fish to Worsen with Climate Change
UK - The impact of pollution on fish could be made dramatically worse by climate change according to a new study published in the journal PNAS....
27 February 2015
Shellfish at Risk as Ocean Acidity Expected to Rise
GLOBAL - By the end of the century it is predicted that levels of acidity in the oceans will have a pH value of around 7.8 on average, and this will bring with it...
Economic Models Give Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges
US - Combining global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part...
Highest Sustainable Rating for Mount Cook Alpine Salmon
NEW ZEALAND - Mt Cook Alpine Salmon Ltd has been recognised as one of the most sustainable salmon farming operations worldwide by a globally-renowned consumer watchdog....
26 February 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...
25 February 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...
23 February 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....
20 February 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...
17 February 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...
16 February 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...
 
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