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2014-08-12 12:23:32

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Water Fishermen's Association (BWFA) is a trade organization representing domestic fishing and associated businesses that are involved in the harvest and sale of highly migratory species - primarily swordfish, tuna and sharks - from U.S. and international Northern Atlantic waters. The Association is coming up on its 25(th) anniversary and a large part of why its members are still in business is that from the very beginning in...

2014-06-30 23:04:18

National Aquarium announces establishment of the National Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Program, with a gift from the Dana DiCarlo and Scott Plank Family Foundation and their urban development company, War Horse. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The National Aquarium announced today the establishment of the National Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Program, with a gift from the Dana DiCarlo and Scott Plank Family Foundation and their urban development company, War Horse. As part of...

2014-06-16 23:02:09

President Anote Tong of Kiribati announces the closure of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, the largest and deepest UNESCO World Heritage site, to commercial fishing at the U.S. State Department ‘Our Ocean’ Conference. Tarawa, Kiribati/ Boston/Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 In his opening remarks today at the U.S. State Department led-Our Ocean Conference hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry in Washington, D.C., President Anote Tong of the Republic of Kiribati...

2014-06-02 23:03:57

Gill net fisheries from Greenland, Labrador and St. Pierre et Miquelon are growing threats to the survival of wild Atlantic salmon. St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is very concerned that hard-earned conservation gains that have been achieved during the past decade, and have contributed to an increase in the numbers of large egg-bearing Atlantic salmon in North American rivers, are now in jeopardy. “Gill net fisheries for salmon at...

2014-02-20 12:03:42

Study authors mull solutions for addressing less support for protected areas and species restrictions Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and other groups have found that the fishing villages of Madagascar—a country with little history of natural resource regulation—are generally supportive of fishing regulations, an encouraging finding that bodes well for sustainable strategies needed to reduce poverty in the island...

Researchers Reveal Nine Steps To Save Waterways
2014-01-31 13:55:37

The University of British Columbia The key to clean water and sustainable fisheries is to follow nine guiding principles of water management, says a team of Canadian biologists. Fish habitats need ecosystems that are rich in food with places to hide from predators and lay eggs, according to the framework published today in the journal Environmental Reviews. Humans have put key freshwater ecosystems at risk because of land development and the loss of the vegetation along rivers and...

2014-01-29 08:22:57

Promotes Reforms to Boost Fish Populations, Ensuring Sustainable Supplies of Fish for Food and Income Five-Year Commitment is the First Program to Simultaneously Reform Small-Scale and Industrial Fishing Practices, and Places Bloomberg Philanthropies Among Top 5 Global Oceans Funders NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the launch of the Vibrant Oceans initiative, a commitment of $53 million over five years to promote reforms to boost...

2013-12-20 23:22:11

The U.S. Atlantic sea scallop fishery has been certified as being in compliance with the most respected international standard for sustainable fisheries. This marks another milestone for America's most valuable fishery. New Bedford, MA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Today, the U.S. Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) fishery, the most valuable fishery in the United States, was certified as being in compliance with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable,...

2013-11-29 13:28:35

The European Union's taxpayers are paving the way for fishing fleets to reel in valuable catch in developing countries while fishing companies pocket the profits, according to University of British Columbia researchers. In a study published today in the online journal PLOS ONE, researchers from UBC's Fisheries Centre analyzed access agreements that allow EU-based fishing fleets to operate in Africa and the South Pacific. They found that EU governments pay 75 per cent of the annual access...

2013-11-11 11:05:04

Banning the practice of throwing unmarketable or over-quota fish back into the sea is just one of the measures needed to deliver sustainable fisheries according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Research carried out by UEA with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and published today in the journal Fisheries Research reveals that a ban will only help future fish stocks if it is accompanied by other measures to reduce total fishing...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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