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2014-01-08 17:21:40

Florida State University researchers have spearheaded a major review of fisheries data that examines the domino effect that occurs when too many fish are harvested from one habitat. The loss of a major species from an ecosystem can have unintended consequences because of the connections between that species and others in the system. Moreover, these changes often occur rapidly and unexpectedly, and are difficult to reverse. “You don’t realize how interdependent species are until it...

Fish Farming Can Be Conducted With Low Environmental Impact: NOAA
2013-12-20 13:10:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from NOAA's National Ocean Service reveals specific types of fish farming can be accomplished with minimal or no harm to the coastal ocean environment, provided proper planning and safeguards are in place. Scientists at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) assessed the environmental effects of finfish aquaculture, including such aspects as interactions with water quality, benthic habitats, and marine...

Habitat Protection Removed For Most Fish Species In Canada Due To Changes In Fisheries Legislation
2013-11-07 09:16:06

University of Calgary University of Calgary and Dalhousie University fisheries biologists say federal Fisheries Act revisions were unscientific Federal government changes to Canada's fisheries legislation "have eviscerated" the ability to protect habitat for most of the country's fish species, scientists at the University of Calgary and Dalhousie University say in a new study. The changes were "politically motivated," unsupported by scientific advice – contrary to government policy...

2013-09-30 23:32:50

Following the escape of over 20,000 mature farmed Atlantic salmon, the sustainability of the salmon farming industry needs to be questioned, says the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Corner Brook, Newfoundland (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has deep concerns over the recent escape of between 20,000-50,000 mature farmed salmon from a Cooke Aquaculture farm site last week in Newfoundland, Canada, according to a CBC report published on September 25th, 2013. The...

Winter Flounder In Long Island's Bays Are Inbred
2013-07-24 09:27:41

The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science Scientists from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University advise that loss of genetic diversity presents survival risks for historically common marine fish and should be considered in fisheries management Research conducted in six bays of Long Island, NY, and led by scientists from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University (SBU) showed that local populations of winter flounder are...

2013-05-16 23:32:19

New study says better fisheries policies are needed to secure the sustainability of world fish stocks and vital nutrition for millions in the developing world. Penang, Malaysia (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Securing the critical contribution of wild fish stocks to food and nutrition security in the developing world depends on better governance and management of the fisheries sector. Fish is a key source of animal protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and micronutrients like iron and zinc that contribute...

2013-05-16 10:52:53

Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists. In a Nature study published this week, UBC researchers used temperature preferences of fish and other marine species as a sort of "thermometer" to assess effects of climate change on the world's oceans between 1970 and 2006. They found that global fisheries catches were increasingly dominated by warm-water...

2013-05-15 23:24:25

New ASMI website offers easy access to recipes, nutrition and sustainability info. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 The summer harvest season for wild Alaska salmon officially opens tomorrow, May 16, with a projected harvest of 179 million fish. Should the harvest reach this prediction, 2013 will mark the eighth largest Alaska salmon season on record and a 40% increase from last year´s catch of 127.1 million fish. The season kicks off with the arrival of king and sockeye in the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'