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10 February 2016
Fishermen Warned of Dangers of Fishing Near Total Pipelines
SCOTLAND, UK - Shetland Fishermen’s Association has warned skippers of the dangers of fishing near Total’s gas pipelines in Yell Sound while accusing the company...
Indonesian, Philippine Companies Join International Seafood Sustainability Foundation
INDONESIA and PHILIPPINES - Indonesian company Avila Prima Intra Makmur and Philippine company Celebes Canning Corporation are the latest organizations to join the...
09 February 2016
Parasite-Carrying Asian Gudgeon Fish Can Quickly Invade New Waters
FRANCE - Small in size but significant in terms of the ecological and economic damage they cause, Asian gudgeon are invading a great number of water courses across...
05 February 2016
Warming Ocean Likely to Bring Major Changes for US Northeast Fisheries
US - NOAA scientists have released the first multispecies assessment of just how vulnerable US marine fish and invertebrate species are to the effects of climate...
New US Seafood Traceability Programme a Step Towards Tackling IUU Fishing
US - A new proposal for creating a US seafood traceability programme — the next step the government is taking to ensure that global seafood resources are sustainably...
03 February 2016
Weekly Overview: Coalition Aims to Increase Availability of Aquaculture Medicines in the EU
ANALYSIS - With the availability of veterinary medicinal products, including vaccines, for use in farmed aquatic animals being very low in the EU, a new coalition...
Global Fish Catch Study is Flawed, say Scientists and Industry
GLOBAL - A new paper led by Daniel Pauly has claimed that the global catch data, as reported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), is incorrect and it...
29 January 2016
Study Finds Toxic Pollutants in Fish are Falling
US - A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world's oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollutants, collectively...
Study Finds Shark Hotspots in Fishing Areas
UK - A new has found that there is a significant geographic overlap between ‘hotspots’ of oceanic shark distribution and fishing activity....
How to Handle Fishing Gear Responsibly
ANALYSIS - A new scheme has been launched on the south coast of England to recycle old fishing nets and fishing gear to prevent it from going to landfill or from...
27 January 2016
Fishing Organisation Calls for Rejection of Restrictive MPA
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is urging Scottish parliamentarians to support local communities on the West coast by rejecting Scottish...
26 January 2016
Harmful Algal Blooms Detected in Chiloe Region
CHILE - Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) have been detected in five areas of Chile's Chiloe region. ...
How Much Value does Mekong River Fish Production Bring to Vietnam?
VIETNAM - Fisheries in the Mekong River can bring in around $17 billion a year, making up about 3 per cent of the GDP of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, said...
22 January 2016
Derelict Fishing Gear Removal has Major Economic Benefit for Fisheries
US - A new study by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that removal of derelict fishing gear could generate millions of dollars...
Cryopreservation: A Valuable Tool for Aquaculture and Wild Fish Stocks
GLOBAL - Cryogenetics is helping to increase fish numbers through its milt preservation and fertilisation technology, and also through its diverse gene bank. These...
20 January 2016
New Report Finds Dams Threaten Fish Diversity
GLOBAL - Without more careful planning, species extinctions and basin-wide declines in fisheries will accompany new hydropower development in the world’s major...
19 January 2016
Weekly Overview: New Rule Allows for First Aquaculture Development in US Federal Waters
ANALYSIS - NOAA has filed a final rule which will implement the US’s first comprehensive regulatory program for aquaculture in federal waters....
15 January 2016
NORGHATI: Developing Sustainable Aquaculture in Ghana
ANALYSIS - Ghana’s economy and communities rely heavily on aquaculture, however the sustainable growth of the industry is hindered by poor quality fingerlings,...
14 January 2016
Groups Call for Use of Virus to Rid Australia of Carp
AUSTRALIA - A unique coalition of anglers, farmers and conservationists in Australia have declared that a virus that kills carp should be used to help rid the country's...
Climate Change Could Cut First Nations Fisheries' Catch in Half
CANADA - First Nations fisheries' catch could decline by nearly 50 per cent by 2050, according to a new study examining the threat of climate change to the food...
Nova Scotia Committee to Develop Method to Trace Escaped Salmon
CANADA - An advisory committee has been appointed in Nova Scotia to develop a successful method of tracing escaped salmon back to its point of origin....
12 January 2016
Friend of the Sea Launches New ‘Non-Entangling FADs’ Standard
GLOBAL - Friend of the Sea has recently introduced new criteria for the certification of tuna from sustainable fisheries, requiring the use of non-entangling Fish...
Greening Norway’s Salmon Aquaculture
NORWAY - A recently published paper by Professor Bjørn Hersoug (University of Tromsø) explores four government reforms aimed at reducing the ecological footprint...
11 January 2016
New Study Evaluates Europe's Freshwater Mussel Stocks
GERMANY - Mussels are the natural treatment plants of bodies of water and, therefore, just as important as bees. Unfortunately, they are equally threatened: most...
08 January 2016
Shellfish Farmers Fear Ocean Acidification May Affect Harvests in 2016
CANADA - Shellfish farmers in British Columbia (BC) are fearing ocean acidification may affect their harvests in 2016 as it did in many places last year....
06 January 2016
Budget Increased for Chilean Fisheries, Aquaculture Research
CHILE - After much work, the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) and the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP) have defined the work portfolio...
Asian Carp Lake Erie Invasion Could Have Varied Effect on Fish
US - If they successfully invade Lake Erie, Asian carp could eventually account for about a third of the total weight of fish in the lake and could cause declines...
04 January 2016
Oceana: Ten Priorities for Oceans in 2016
GLOBAL - Oceana has listed 10 key ocean issues that should be prioritised in 2016, and calls on decision-makers to set ambitious policies for tackling them. ...
30 December 2015
Climate Change and Your Food: Ten Facts
GLOBAL - Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves....
Anti-Diabetic Drug Found to Cause Intersex in Male Fish
EU - A new study has found that a widely prescribed anti-diabetic, metformin, can cause intersex in male fish....
 
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