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Friday, October 31, 2014
Seafood Industry Welcomes Collaborative Action for Black Petrel
NEW ZEALAND - Seafood New Zealand has welcomed the collaborative efforts of the Black Petrel Working Group to develop means of reducing the risk to this threatened...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
AquaBounty Resolves Panama Permitting Issues
PANAMA and US - Officials in Panama have fined AquaBounty $9500 due to a deficiency in certain local permitting requirements affecting its Panama operations....
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Environmental Grant to Restore and Protect Trout Habitats
UK - The Pickering Fisheries Association has been awarded £1,000 by the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund to protect Pickering Beck river banks from erosion and...
New Partnership to Support Ongoing Gulf Restoration
US - A new partnership between USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will provide additional...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Strong Management can Protect Fisheries Affected by Climate Change
GLOBAL - A new study has found that implementing stricter fisheries management overcame the expected detrimental effects of climate change disturbances in coral...
Alaska Fish Factor: Land and Water Rights Causing Tension
US - Throughout history, arguments over land and water usages have run the gamut from tussles over fences with next door neighbors to shoot outs over inter-state...
Friday, October 24, 2014
Dredging Sediment Wreaks Havoc with Fish Larvae Development
AUSTRALIA - Sediments associated with dredging and flood plumes could have a significant impact on fish populations by extending the time required for the development...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Invasive Seaweed Sheltering Native Crustaceans in US Mud Flats
US - On the tidal mudflats of Georgia and South Carolina, the red Japanese seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla is gaining a foothold where no native seaweeds live....
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
ENVIGUARD Investigates Aquaculture Health Challenges
EU - The ENVIGUARD project has started a research survey for the environmental and fish health challenges that European aquaculture faces....
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Black Market Abalone Ring Cracked in Fisheries Bust
AUSTRALIA - One of the largest fisheries enforcement operations undertaken in Victoria’s history has cracked an alleged seafood trafficking syndicate operating...
Friday, October 17, 2014
Sights Set on More Sustainable Future for African Oceans
SOUTH AFRICA – Fisheries leaders from across government, NGOs and industry have gathered in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss solutions to over fishing....
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Weekly Overview: Native UK Mussels Under Threat from Invasive Freshwater Mussel
ANALYSIS - The invasive quagga mussel has recently been found in Wraysbury Reservoir and the Wraysbury River, a tributary of the River Colne, in Surrey, UK, writes...
Fish Moving Towards the Poles at 26 km Per Decade
CANADA - Large numbers of fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050, finds a new University of Britsh Columbia study that examined the impact of climate change...
Monday, October 13, 2014
Native UK Mussels at Threat from Invasive Freshwater Mussel
UK - Five of the most high-risk freshwater invaders from the Ponto-Caspian region around Turkey and Ukraine are now in Britain - including the quagga mussel (pictured),...
Alaska Fish Factor: Ballot Measure 4 Aims to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon
US - A ballot measure to protect salmon in Southwest hasn’t grabbed as many headlines as pot and campaign politics. Ballot Measure 4, sponsored by the group Bristol...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Norway Sea Lice Pesticides Exceeding UK Environmental Health Standards
NORWAY - Levels of aquaculture pesticides exceed UK environmental quality standards (EQSs) in samples taken from near Norwegian fish farms, a recent study has shown....
Can Electrofishing Selectively Remove Invasive Trout?
US - A new paper from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Montana State University, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the US Geological Survey looks...
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Seafarm Project Turning Algae into Food and Fuel
SWEDEN - Meet the farm of the future, where common seaweed is being upgraded from an environmental problem to a valuable natural resource and raw material....
EU Investigation into Irish Sea Lice Closed
IRELAND - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has welcomed the EU Commission’s decision (dated the 22 September) to close the EU Pilot Investigation (764/09/ENVI), which...
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...
 
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