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28 July 2016
Overfishing Not Solely to Blame for New England Cod Collapse
US - Overfishing is a known culprit of the decline of Atlantic cod off the coast of New England but now, a new study co-authored by researchers at UC Santa Barbara...
27 July 2016
Medieval Water Power Initiated the Collapse of Salmon Stocks
NETHERLANDS - New research by ecologists from Radboud University has concluded that salmon largely disappeared from waters due to the construction of water mills....
Study Shows Impact of Ocean Acidification on Reproductive Behavior in Fish
ITALY - Ocean acidification could have a major impact on the reproductive behaviour of fish living in affected waters, a new study shows. Research conducted close...
22 July 2016
Climate Change Poses Threat to North Sea Cod and Haddock
UK - Fishermen may no longer be able to catch cod and haddock off the shores of Britain in the next century, according to a marine expert at the University of Hull....
21 July 2016
Increased Temperatures, Poor Timed Management Lead to Sea Lice Epidemic
CANADA - A University of Toronto-led study has found that a combination of high ocean temperatures and poorly timed parasite management likely led to an epidemic...
19 July 2016
Oman Developing Herbal Antibiotics for Aquaculture
OMAN - Moving away from the use of antibiotics in aquaculture, the Oman Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) is developing herbal antibiotics to treat diseases...
Scotland’s First Thermolicer to Help Combat Sea Lice
SCOTLAND, UK - As part of an on-going initiative to develop and use natural solutions to control sea lice, Scottish Sea Farms has invested over £4 million in purchasing...
Could Freshwater Crustaceans Curb Algal Blooms?
EU - A new EU funded study is investigating how freshwater crustaceans can reduce numbers of harmful cyanobacteria algae blooms....
15 July 2016
New Fish Conservation Measures Agreed for South Indian Ocean
GLOBAL - Fisheries in the South Indian Ocean are set to become more sustainable after members of the South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) adopted a series...
14 July 2016
Global Per Capita Fish Consumption Rises Above 20 Kilograms a Year
GLOBAL - Global per capita fish consumption has risen to above 20 kilograms a year for the first time, thanks to stronger aquaculture supply and firm demand, record...
12 July 2016
Climate Change is Affecting North American Fish
US - Scientists are already seeing a variety of changes in how inland fish reproduce, grow and where they can live, according to four new climate change studies....
11 July 2016
New Research Shows Seaweeds get Sick When Stressed
AUSTRALIA - A variety of normally harmless bacteria can cause bleaching disease in seaweeds when the seaweeds become stressed by high water temperatures, UNSW Australia...
08 July 2016
New Modelling to Help Manage Competition in Spencer Gulf
AUSTRALIA - South Australia's Spencer Gulf is a crowded environment when it comes to marine and human interactions. It harbours productive fishing and aquaculture...
Trees May Help Protect England's Wild Salmon, Trout Stocks
UK - Fish in England’s rivers are under threat from warmer waters. Cold-water species such as Atlantic salmon and brown trout, are struggling to cope as climate...
Toxicologist Finds Eel Fishing Ban is Well Justified
NETHERLANDS - People who eat a lot of eel from polluted rivers in the Netherlands have high levels of dioxin- and PCB-like substances in their systems. This finding...
07 July 2016
Research Finds Baby Fish Lose Protectors in Acidified Oceans
AUSTRALIA - A common close partnership which sees baby fish sheltering from predators among the poisonous tentacles of jellyfish will be harmed under predicted ocean...
New Study Attaches Economic Value to Ocean Ecosytems
US - What is the value of the open ocean? While commercial fisheries may be one of the most obvious sources of economic value the ocean provides, they are not the...
06 July 2016
Weekly Overview: Mass Fish Death Caused by Pollution, Vietnam Confirms
ANALYSIS - The Vietnamese government has announced that the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp was the cause of mass fish deaths in the country....
04 July 2016
Council Agrees Position on Managing EU Fishing Fleet in Non-EU Waters
EU - European fisheries ministers have agreed a joint position on the European Commission’s proposal to regulate the sustainable management of the EU external...
01 July 2016
Informal Deal Made on Banning Deep Sea Fishing in NE Atlantic
EU - MEPs and ministers have struck a deal on a ban on fishing below a depth of 800 meters in the North-East Atlantic. The ban will apply to bottom trawling and...
Irish Minister Calls for Delay on MSY Targets
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Micheal Creed TD has met with EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella at the Fisheries Ministers Council...
30 June 2016
IPNLF Joins the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions
UK - The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) has become an official collaborator with the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions. The move is part...
Europe’s Small-Scale Fisheries and the ‘Landing Obligation’
EU - The European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy ‘Landing Obligation’ aims to tackle fishery discards, which presents issues for sustainable management. Although...
29 June 2016
Annual Report Emphasises Impact of Global Collaboration on Tuna Management
US - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its 2015 annual report which outlines tuna sustainability progress and achievements...
28 June 2016
Tassal Expansion to Move Salmon Farms Offshore
AUSTRALIA - Tassal has released plans to establish four salmon farming leases in Storm Bay near the Tasman Peninsula, which the company expects could create up to...
Marine Scientist Appointed to Boost Fish Stock Conservation
UK - In a landmark development, the representative association for Scotland’s mackerel and herring fishermen has appointed a Chief Scientific Officer to spearhead...
Algal Bloom Mortalities in Chile Have Salmon Prices Climbing Higher
GLOBAL - News in the salmon sector for 2016 has so far been dominated by reports of a massive algal bloom in southern Chile that had killed some 27 million fish...
23 June 2016
Canada Takes Action to Tackle Low Atlantic Salmon Returns
CANADA - Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard has revealed Canada’s plans to help bring back wild Atlantic salmon on the...
22 June 2016
Modern Mussel Shells Much Thinner than 50 Years Ago
US - Shells of California mussels collected from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Washington in the 1970s are on average 32 per cent thicker than modern specimens,...
21 June 2016
Small Fish Have Big Role to Play in Feeding Africa’s Drylands
AFRICA - Small, fast growing wild fish could be crucial allies in the race to end hunger in some of the world's most chronically poor and underfed regions, according...
 
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