Fish Counting News

  • Scientists say feeding fish soy, not fish, more sustainable

    Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians. A South Dakota State University fisheries scientist is developing a soy protein feed that's tasty and easily digestible to eventually reduce the industry's need for using wild-caught fish as food for farm-raised fish. Much of the tilapia, Atlantic salmon and catfish that Americans toss into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Wadden Sea weak link in international flyway

    From www.waddensea-secretariat.org: The Wadden Sea is proving to be a weak link in the East Atlantic Flyway, a migratory bird route from the Arctic region down the coasts of Europe and Africa to South Africa. Bird counts have revealed that the more dependent a migratory bird population is on the Wadden Sea, the less ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Fishermen, Communities need More than Healthy Fish Stocks

    The Alaska salmon fishery is touted as one of the best in the world. When measured with an ecological yardstick, it is – fish stocks are healthy and the fishery is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council as consistently meeting rigorous biological standards. Fish are individually counted as they swim upstream to ensure there are enough to breed. But Alaska salmon falls behind some of ...

  • PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths

    Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming. The subsidiary of Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp pleaded guilty in federal court in Wyoming to two counts of violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act under a plea deal with prosecutors. The U.S. Justice Department said the ...


    By Associated Press

  • The state of North Rhine-Westphalia and RWE Innogy officially inaugurated pilot plant for fish protection

    North Rhine-Westphalian Environment Minister, Johannes Remmel, and Dr. Hans Bünting, CEO of RWE Innogy, today officially inaugurated the fish protection pilot plant at the hydropower station of Unkelmühle. The power plant on the Sieg river has been converted into a pilot plant for fish protection as from 2011 to allow upstream and downstream fish migration at this point of the Sieg ...


    By RWE AG

  • Warming will leave drought-hit California reeling

    Things could soon get worse for drought-hit California. New research predicts that, by the close of the century, global warming could have reduced the flow of water from the Sierra Nevada mountains by at least a quarter. Michael Goulden, associate professor of earth system science at the University of California ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Seattle Pub Utilities chooses EQuIS for Salmon Hatchery data

    EarthSoft announced a large order from Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) for multiple licenses of EQuIS™ Alive and EQuIS Enterprise 6. SPU will use EQuIS and Alive supporting the Cedar River Sockeye Hatchery managing salmon life-cycle data from a variety of sources for both natural and hatchery fish. EQuIS will support the Hatchery’s adaptive management program for the collection and ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • NIWA scientists survey blue cod fishery

    The survey, which took place from late September until early November, was carried out on behalf of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to assess the status of blue cod stocks in the region. It included the Queen Charlotte Sound, Pelorus Sound, D'Urville Island and Point Underwood to the northern tip of Arapawa Island, including the Brothers Islands. For the first time NIWA fishery ...

  • Commitment supports Woolworths` position as South Africa’s leading retailer of MSC labelled products

    Emphasising a passion for sustainability and their drive to help shoppers make more informed seafood choices, Woolworths South Africa has announced a commitment that includes sourcing wild-caught seafood from MSC certified fisheries. Woolworths first introduced a Sustainable Seafood Policy to their operations in 2008 and in 2012 partnered with the MSC in a consumer focused joint marketing ...

  • Greenland Arctic whitefish fisheries enter MSC assessments

    Greenland’s cod, haddock and saithe fisheries in the North East Arctic area of the Barents Sea have entered MSC assessment. If successful, and subject to traceability certification, products from the fisheries will be eligible to bear the MSC’s blue Certified Sustainable Seafood ecolabel. The fishery, representing three Greenland boats - Sisimiut, Polar Princess and Ilivileq - first ...

  • “The fish cannot go to Court” – the environment is a public good that must be supported by a public voice

    Seminar on Access to Justice and Organisation of Jurisdictions in Environment Litigation by the Association of the Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union (ACA-Europe) / Brussels Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished guests, It is shocking to see that there are still some 50 billion EUR of benefits that we miss out on simply because we don't actually fully ...

  • Southeast Suffered Millions in Economic Losses from Overfishing; Pew-commissioned study underscores need for protecting species

     The Southeast sustained tens of millions of dollars in economic losses during a five-year period because years of overfishing depleted species and led to fewer recreational fishing trips, according to an analysis commissioned by the Pew Environment Group. The study, conducted by the nonprofit consulting firm Ecotrust, examined the impact of overfishing from 2005 to 2009 on nine severely ...

  • Dams a potential `catastrophe` for Mekong fisheries

    A new study has warned that if 78 hydropower dams scheduled for construction along tributaries of the Mekong River go ahead, they will permanently block critical fish migration routes, with "catastrophic" implications for the world's biggest inland ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Q&A: Sylvia Earle on the planet`s blue engine

    SciDev.Net talks to Sylvia Earle, scientist, oceanographer, explorer, about her hopes for oceans at the Rio+20 conference in Brazil in 2012. The oceans are a life-support system and they are under severe threat, says Sylvia Earle. That’s why she wants to ensure that they are on the agenda of next year’s international conference on sustainable development in Rio de ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Climate change will have major impact on fishing industry, says UN agency

    Climate change is already impacting the world’s oceans and will have serious consequences for the hundreds of millions of people who depend on fishing for their livelihoods, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Changes in sea temperatures alter the body temperature of aquatic species used for human consumption and therefore impact their metabolism, growth rate, ...


    By United Nations

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