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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
IMO and Bangladesh Collaborate to Improve Ship-recycling Standards
BANGLADESH - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh have signed a landmark agreement to work together...
MSC to Develop Sustainable Seaweed Standard
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate fisheries for the first time to...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Water Users can Reduce the Risk of Spreading Invasive Aquatic Species
UK - Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be “hitchhiking” around Britain on canoeists’ and anglers’ kit, according to a new study....
Monday, April 14, 2014
Why Not Send Invasive Asian Carp in US Back to Asia?
US - When it comes to fish, not many Americans have much insight or appetite for Asian carp, the invasive species that is wreaking havoc in the US heartland's waterways....
Friday, April 11, 2014
Mexico Commended for Standing Up for Eco-Safe Tuna Labeling Practices
MEXICO - The Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna has praised the Government of Mexico’s decision to continue its decades-long effort to promote a more sustainable approach...
Tasmanian Salmon Achieves Gold Standard in Sustainable Salmon
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - WWF has congratulated Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal and its staff for becoming the first Australian producer of farmed seafood to achieve...
Mekong Delta's Fishery Output to Reach 3.5 million MT by 2020
VIET NAM - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has recently approved planning on the development of the agricultural sector in the Mekong Delta...
First Hydrogen Peroxide Treatment for Sea Lice in Canada a Success
CANADA - The first use of hydrogen peroxide in British Columbia for control of sea lice has been completed with great success. The new treatment option, announced...
Pesquera Catalunya Chilean Mussels go Friend of the Sea Certified
CHILE - Dani has been approved as Friend of the Sea certified for Chilean mussels (Mytilis chilensis) farmed by Pesquera Catalunya in Southeast Pacific (FAO area...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Government to Help Fishermen Affected by Earthquake
CHILE - The Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Raul Sunico, has met with fishermen who were affected by the earthquake that hit the north of the country....
Oyster Aquaculture Could Improve Water Quality of Potomac River Estuary
US - Oyster aquaculture in the Potomac River estuary could result in significant improvements to water quality, according to a new NOAA and US Geological Survey...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
El Nino Expected to Halve Peru's Fisheries
PERU - Fisheries in Peru are expected to fall by 50 per cent due to the effects of the El Nino phenomenon which is expected to reach the coast of Peru in the coming...
Spanish Minister to Protect the Deep Sea
SPAIn - The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, Ecologistas en Acción, Greenpeace, Oceana and WWF have launched a petition to demand that the Spanish Minister of Agriculture,...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Weekly Overview: Act Now on Climate Change or Face the Consequences on our Oceans
ANALYSIS - Climate change has been the most talked about topic this last week as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest assessment...
DNA Testing Confirms Friend of the Sea Labelled Fish's Origin
ITALY - DNA analysis carried out in March 2014 by Bicocca University of Milan has confirmed that the sample of Friend of the Sea labelled products tested uses the...
WWF Asks MEP Candidates to Commit to the Environment
EU - WWF has launches its online pledge for candidates and voters for the upcoming European Parliament elections. WWF will ask MEP candidates to commit to nine environmental...
Peruvian Scallop Farm to Enter ASC Assessment
PERU - Peru-based scallop producer, AcuaPesca Group, is the first company in the world to enter assessment against the ASC Bivalve Standard. AcuaPesca is seeking...
Rio Tinto Withdraws from Bristol Bay Pebble Mine Proposal
US - Earthworks has applauded Rio Tinto's withdrawal from the Pebble Mine proposal in Alaska's Bristol Bay....
Monday, April 07, 2014
Dumping of Industrial Waste Threatening Health of Fish
PAKISTAN - Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar said that despite fish being a healthy source of food, they are facing threat due to indiscriminate disposing of waste...
Friday, April 04, 2014
Fishery Management Changes Unlikely to Effect Stellar Sea Lions
US - Proposed changes to fishing restrictions in the Aleutian Islands are not likely to jeopardise the continued existence of the endangered western population of...
Thursday, April 03, 2014
New Marine Plans Ensure Sustainable Future for UK Seas
UK - The seas surrounding the UK are vitally important to our nation, stated Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs....
IPCC Report: Climate Change a Huge Threat to the Ocean
GLOBAL - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest assessment of the impact of climate change on the world’s environment, focusing...
Ireland Suffers its Largest Salmon Farm Escape
IRELAND - Minister Simon Coveney has confirmed 230,000 salmon are missing after storms significantly damaged Murphy's salmon farm in Gearhries, Bantry Bay, on 1...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Climate Change Impacting on Seafloor Ecosystems
Ocean warming driven by climate change will reduce the amount of food reaching marine life on the seafloor, a recent study suggests. ...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Congolese Protesters Demand Cancelation of Soco Oil Permits
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of CONGO - Over 50 protestors assembled peacefully in the street holding banners proclaiming “no to oil” in Virunga National Park. UK company...
Monday, March 31, 2014
Lots of CO2 Equivalents from Aquatic Environments
INDIA - Large amounts of carbon dioxide equivalents taken up by plants on land are returned to the atmosphere from aquatic environments. This is according to a study...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Want to get Rid of Waste Fishing Nets and Rope?
NORWAY and THE NETHERLANDS - It is estimated that each year 640,000 tones of useless nets and ropes are discarded or lost in the sea, which is a serious threat to...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Introductory Course on Aquaponics
SOUTH AFRICA - An introductory course for aquaponics is to be held in Lanseria, Johannesburg, South Africa, on 29 March 2014 at 08:30 am....
Oil Exploration Blamed for Decline in Fish Catches
URUGUAY - A sharp decline in fish catches and the migration of fish to Brazilian waters has been blamed on the activities of oil exploration....
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
New Wind Farms Need to Keep Fisheries Sector Consulted
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish government has given the go-ahead for two adjacent offshore wind farms to be built in the outer Moray Firth....
 
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