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Friday, December 19, 2014
Prince Albert II of Monaco Pledges Support for Global Ocean Commission
MONACO - Prince Albert II of Monaco has pledged his support for the Global Ocean Commission, with the Prince Albert II Foundation on 2 December 2014 at the Musée...
New Website Launched for Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems
GLOBAL - A new website has been launched for vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs). It is the fruit of collaboration between FAO, regional fisheries management organisations...
Cefas to Help Sustainable Marine Management in Kuwait
UK - Kuwait’s marine environment is central to a multi-million pound agreement that has been signed by the Kuwait Environment Public Authority (KEPA) and the UK’s...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Australians Asked to Help Stop Spread of Tilapia
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is seeking assistance from the public to help stop the spread of tilapia, one of the world's most invasive...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Changes in Seafloor Communities Can Lead to Skinny Fish
UK - It has long been known that bottom trawl fisheries not only extract fish from the sea, but also leave a trail of unwanted consequences. Non-target animals are...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
New Research to Investigate Wild, Farmed Salmon Interaction
CANADA - The British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association is putting C$1.5 million over the next five years into a series of research projects on how wild and farm-raised...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Sea Cucumber Farmers Demand Compensation Over 2011 Oil Spill
CHINA - Twenty-one sea cucumber farmers from Leting County of Hebei Province have demanded compensation of 148 million yuan ($23.9 million) to cover their economic...
New Stocking Programme Boosts Prawn Numbers in NSW
AUSTRALIA - The New South Wales Liberals & Nationals Government has begun its new Marine Fish Stocking Programme in 10 estuaries along the State’s coastline....
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Spanish Government, Fishermen and NGOs Collaborate to Combat Illegal Fishing
SPAIN - The Spanish Secretaria General de Pesca, the Organización de Productores Asociados de Grandes Atuneros Congeladores (OPAGAC) and the Environmental Justice...
Shifts in Mediterranean Aquaculture Increasing Pressure on Wild Fish Stocks
MEDITERRANEAN - Fish farming in the Mediterranean has increasingly shifted from producing fish such as grey mullet, which are herbivores near the bottom of the food...
Sustainability and Fish Welfare in Aquaculture
UK - Sustainability and fish welfare are inextricably linked....
Friday, December 05, 2014
Presence of Puffer Fish Confirmed on Catalan Coast
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and Natural Environment (DAAM) has confirmed the presence of puffer fish on the Catalan coast....
Half of Pacific Wild Salmon Fisheries Well Managed
US - Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released its annual review of the state of wild salmon fisheries. The analysis covers 82 principal Pacific salmon...
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Catfish Farming Begins in Mandalay Region
MYANMAR - After extensive damage from industrial runoff, ponds in the Mandalay region have been cleaned up and improved and catfish farming has been started....
Friday, November 28, 2014
Enterocytozoon Hepatopenaei (EHP): An Emerging Problem for Shrimp Farmers
GLOBAL - Scientists from Mahidol University are making an urgent appeal to control the spread of the shrimp microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei...
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Mining Has a Wider Impact on Fish Habitats than First Thought
US - Scientists at Michigan State University (MSU) have taken a broad look at the impacts of mines across the country- and found that mining can damage fish habitats...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
New Fishways in Maine Increasing Fish Habitats
US - As part of its Maine Headwaters Project, the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has completed two fish passage projects in the Penobscot watershed and in the...
Early-Running Spring Salmon Receive Further Protection
SCOTLAND, UK - Early-running spring salmon in Scotland are being further protected through mandatory catch and release measures....
Monday, November 24, 2014
Silver Nanoparticles Could Pose Risk to Aquatic Ecosystems
EU - Silver nanoparticles are toxic to common bacteria at concentrations found in many aquatic environments across the globe, new research has found. Bacteria often...
Friday, November 21, 2014
Real-Time Ocean Acidification Data Available for Shellfish Aquaculture
US - Shellfish farms and hatcheries along the Pacific US coast can now get real-time, online ocean acidification data through the Integrated Ocean Observation System...
Organisations Protect Endangered Salmon, Trout from Rice Pesticide
US - Organisations in the US have signed an agreement to protect threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead trout in California from the rice pesticide thiobencarb....
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Oceana Urges ICCAT to Take Action on Illegal Fishing
EU - Oceana has called upon the 49 Contracting Parties to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to examine and take action...
Poultry Company Fined Over Fish Kill
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A Co Fermanagh poultry company pleaded guilty and was fined £2,000 for making a polluting discharge to a waterway....
Monday, November 17, 2014
Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture Plan Comment Period Extended
US - NOAA Fisheries has reopened the public comment period on the proposed rule for the Aquaculture Plan for the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico...
Friday, November 14, 2014
Recycling Company Fined for Fisheries Act Violation
CANADA - Last week, Sinopec Daylight Energy Ltd., a division of the Sinopec Group, was ordered to pay C$200,000 after pleading guilty to one count under the Fisheries...
Shape Up Quickly – Applies to Fish Too!
SWEDEN - Fish can live in almost any aquatic environment on Earth, but when the climate changes and temperatures go up many species are pushed to the limit. The...
New Approach Needed to Combat Illegal Fishing in Offshore Marine Reserves
AUSTRALIA - Conservation scientists say there needs to be a new approach to protecting offshore marine reserves. Illegal fishing in marine reserves will be a major...
Modelling Platform to Better Forecast Fish Resources
PERU - Thanks to high-resolution models of the oceanic circulation and water oxygen content, IRD researchers and their partners have now quantified the Humboldt...
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Global Efforts to Protect Southern Ocean Blocked by China and Russia
GLOBAL - The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has again failed to agree to protect key areas in the Ross Sea and East...
Ifremer Presenting at International Harmful Algae Conference
GLOBAL - A group of over 20 French scientists (among them one Ifremer scientist) are participating in the International Conference on Harmful Algae (ICHA) which...
 
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