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Thursday, January 22, 2015
Improving the Sustainability of China's Aquaculture Industry
CHINA - A recent study from Stanford University highlighted the pressure that China's huge aquaculture sector has on wild fish stocks. Although the study addressed...
Plan for New Marine Protected Areas in Kattegat Welcomed
DENMARK - A decision from the Danish government to move forward with their intention to protect fragile environments in Kattegat has been welcomed by Oceana....
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
More Efficient Food Systems Needed
GLOBAL - Increasing competition for natural resource and emerging resource bottlenecks mean that global agriculture can no longer operate using a "business as usual"...
Friday, January 16, 2015
New Study Finds Dramatic Drop in Large Fish Numbers in 100 Years
GLOBAl - An new international study, which analysed more than 200 ocean ecosystem models across the globe to assess the evolution of the world fish biomass from...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wastewater Discharges into the Pacific Affecting Fish
MEXICO - Discharges of wastewater into the sea are responsible for the growth of algae that produce certain toxins that affect the fishing and tourism sectors, according...
Department Denies SEPA’s Claim Against Shrimp Project
MALAYSIA - Malaysia's Sabah Environment Protection Department has denied the Sabah Environment Protection Association’s (SEPA) claim that the shrimp aquaculture...
New Research Finds Many Key Resources Have Passed Their Peak
GLOBAL - As the worlds resources face enormous challenges, researchers from the US and Denmark have analysed the production and extraction rates of 27 global renewable...
Friday, January 09, 2015
Public Most Concerned Over Overfishing and Marine Pollution
EU - A pan-European survey has revealed the public’s awareness, concerns and priorities about human impacts on the oceans. The results show high levels of concern...
Illegal Prawn Farms Closed Down in Indonesia
INDONESIA - The Bantul administration has closed down hundreds of illegal prawn farms that were set up along Yogyakarta’s beaches after numerous warnings were...
Thursday, January 08, 2015
New Model Identifies Perfect Habitat for Brook Trout
US - A new model that can accurately identify stream sections that still hold suitable habitat for wild brook trout will help fisheries managers from Maine to Georgia...
New Research Finds Better Lobster Numbers Can Increase Disease Risk
ENGLAND, UK - Many marine protected areas (MPAs) have been hailed as the silver bullet for conservation, with reports of increased catch, and spillover of recovered...
Monday, January 05, 2015
Environmental Groups Welcome Call for Fish Farm Inspections
IRELAND - Environmental groups have welcomed the publication of a five year study funded by the European Commission which has called for technical standards and...
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Sea Trout Returning to Spawn on the River Wear
UK - Sea trout are once again returning to spawn in a large north east stream following huge improvements in water quality and measures to help wildlife....
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
New Seawater Quality Monitoring System to Achieve Blue Growth
EU - An EU funded project is creating a tool that is able to detect pollution and toxic algae in our oceans in real-time, allowing for an alert system to be created....
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...
 
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