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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
New EU Environment and Fisheries Candidate Fails to Impress
EU - The first of the Commissioner-Designate for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs hearings scheduled over the next two weeks, Karmenu Vella’s recent...
Current Australian Seabird Mitigations Shown to be Effective
AUSTRALIA - Warp deflectors, commonly known as ‘pinkies’, have been proven effective in reducing seabird interactions with trawl warp wires by 75 per cent according...
Harmful Algal Bloom Causes Big Losses at Marine Harvest Salmon Farm
CANADA - Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) is estimating a loss of up to 280,000 fish of an average weight of 4.1 kilograms due to a harmful plankton bloom at Marsh Bay...
Monday, September 29, 2014
President Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Protected Area in Pacific Ocean
US - President Obama has created the world’s largest marine protected area in the Pacific Ocean. By proclamation, the President is expanding the current Pacific...
New Deep Sea Protection Measures Agreed for Northwest Atlantic
SPAIN - The 36th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) closed 26 September in Vigo, Spain. The 12 members of NAFO were presented...
New Film Calls for Immediate Action to Stop Disappearance of Large Fish
SPAIN - The international marine conservation organisation Oceana and the film production company Panthalassa present “Sea Legend”, a film whose world premiere...
Buckland Foundation Delivers Atlantic Salmon Management Lecture
UK - Under the auspices of the Buckland Foundation and the Imperial College Centre for Environmental Policy, the Buckland Lecture for 2014 is entitled ‘Species...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Better Ocean Management Crucial for Food Security
US - Better management of the world's ocean resources is crucial to ensuring food global security, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during a roundtable...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
New Approaches Needed to Cope with Climate Change
GLOBAL - Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet's growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that...
Invasive Chinese Mitten Crab Posing a Threat to Salmon and Trout
SCOTLAND, UK - The Chinese mitten crab, recorded in Scotland for the first time, poses a serious potential threat to salmon and trout in Glasgow’s River Clyde,...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Big Public Support for EPA's Protection of Bristol Bay
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has received approximately 700,000 comments in support of its plan to use its Clean Water Act authority to restrict...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Scientists Announce Support for AquaBounty GM Salmon
US - Ninety scientists have sent a letter to President Obama this week regarding their concerns about a "damaged" FDA review/approval system for animal biotechnology...
New Report Reveals Extent of Cetacean Bycatch in Indian Ocean
GLOBAL - A new report reveals the extent of cetacean (whales and dolphins) bycatch in the Indian Ocean tuna fisheries, and calls for increased observer coverage...
US Plan to Export Asian Carp to China not that Simple
CHINA - In early September, US scientists came to China to explore ways to prevent the spread of Asian carp in their country and to explore the possibility of exporting...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Maritime Spatial Planning Legislation Now in Force
EU - A new European Directive to support Member States in their coordination of various activities that compete for space at sea is now in effect....
Tropical Rabbitfish a Threat to Mediterranean Sea Ecosystems
MEDITERRANEAN - The tropical rabbitfish which have devastated algal forests in the eastern Mediterranean Sea pose a major threat to the entire Mediterranean basin...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
New Research Finds Pollution Reaches Even Most Remote Areas of Ocean
SPAIN - Three years after the Hesperides vessel returned to Spain culminating the around the world of the Malaspina Expedition, researchers have an increasingly...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Warmer Waters Increases Invasive Fish Species Threat in Atlantic
US - A new study has found that warming Atlantic temperatures could increase the range of invasive species in the ocean....
Monday, September 15, 2014
What are Climate Change's Implications for Agriculture, Fisheries?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more...
UK Seafood Industry Asked to Consider Response to Climate Change Impacts
UK - Seafood businesses and organisations in the UK are being asked for their views on the impact of climate change on the seafood industry and how they might respond,...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Antibiotic Overuse Causing Species Extinction in China
CHINA - China Central Television (CCTV) on Tuesday exposed the overuse of drugs in farmed sea cucumber in Northeast China's coastal Liaoning province, which has...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Mussels Helping with Chesapeake Bay Restoration
US - Restoring oysters—and their ability to filter large volumes of water—is widely seen as a key way to improve the health of Chesapeake Bay. New research makes...
Aquaculture at Threat from Climate Change
GLOBAL - Global warming continues to be an issue of increasing relevance to marine aquaculture. Over the past few years, a number of serious disasters and losses...
Monday, September 08, 2014
New Fish Processing Facility to Bring 100 New Jobs to Mississippi
US - Moon River Foods is locating a new fish processing operation in Baird, Mississippi. The project represents a corporate investment of $3 million and will create...
Bluefin Tuna Found in Greenland Waters Due to Warmer Waters
DENMARK - On a warm summer day in August 2012, Greenlandic fishermen and biologists caught an unusual catch while conducting an exploratory fishery for mackerel....
Friday, September 05, 2014
Rock Lobster Industry Welcomes Government Pledge of Farmland Buffer Zones
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand Rock Lobster Industry Council has praised the National Party pledge to spend NZ$100 million over 10 years to buy and retire farmland...
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Lack of Action on protecting Eastern Baltic Sea Cod Stocks Disappointing
EU - The European Commission has tabled its proposal on fishing opportunities for the main commercial fish stocks in the Baltic Sea. Oceana welcomes the commitment...
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Good News for Chesapeake Bay as Underwater Grass Comes Back
US - The Susquehanna Flats, a large bed of underwater grasses near the mouth of the Susquehanna River, virtually disappeared from the upper Chesapeake Bay after...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Banned Pelagic Trawling Still Taking Place in Kerala
INDIA - Banned pelagic fishing nets have been making a silent comeback to coastal fishing in Kerala, a move which many feel would pose a serious threat to the marine...
Monday, September 01, 2014
Gambia Wants Surveillance Reinforced to Tackle Illegal Fishing
GAMBIA - The Fisheries minister has stressed the need for monitoring, control, and surveillance through improved collaboration and cooperation to be reinforced to...
 
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