Fish Handling News

  • USSEC Organizes IPA Tour in China

    USSEC recently organized a tour trip to Shanghai, China to visit intensive pond aquaculture (IPA) sites. The group of 40 visitors came from Egypt, India and Vietnam and attended an IPA seminar on the first day. Dr. Jesse Chappell of Auburn University introduced participants to the principle and concept of IPA. USSEC Aquaculture Program Manager Jim Zhang and USSEC Technical Manager Zhou ...

  • FAO puts sustainability on the menu in the world’s fastest-growing food sector: fish

    High-level delegations of fisheries ministries from more than 50 countries are gathering in Agadir for a summit with industry players to discuss emerging governance needs in a sector that provides the world with 17 percent of its animal protein and developing countries with more export revenue than meat, tobacco, rice and sugar combined. The globalization of the fish trade, ...

  • Artificial fish habitats along Somali coast to benefit coastal communities

    FAO, working with the European Union, has just completed the deployment of 25 "fish magnets" along Somalia's 3,300-km coastline, a move that will boost the nation's small-scale artisanal fisheries. The Fish-Aggregating Devices (FADs) consist of a floating buoy and "habitat mat" a few metres across. Plant life quickly grows under the mat, attracting large numbers of fish -- in essence creating new ...

  • High-Quality Pumps Help Fish Farms Handle Growt

    umping systems manufacturer DESMI’s Peter Laursen offers advice to farmed-fish processing plants looking to invest in high-reliability, scaleable pumps to meet production pressures. With fewer and fewer fish in our seas, fish farming has grown to become an enormous industry worldwide – with billions of dollars in revenue and continued growth forecast for decades to come. Like ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Big Fish in the Pond – From U.S. Soybean Fields to Global Aquaculture

    You’ve heard the predictions – the world’s population is supposed to climb to a staggering 9 billion people by the year 2050, increasing the pressure on the 2 percent of Americans who farm today to produce food, feed, fiber and fuel. You’ve also heard about many of the efforts your soy checkoff makes to support U.S. soybean farmers in meeting this demand. But did you know ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • High-Quality Pumps Help Fish Farms Handle Growth

    Pumping systems manufacturer DESMI’s Peter Laursen offers advice to farmed-fish processing plants looking to invest in high-reliability, scaleable pumps to meet production pressures. With fewer and fewer fish in our seas, fish farming has grown to become an enormous industry worldwide – with billions of dollars in revenue and continued growth forecast for decades to come. Like any ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Fisheries indicators ‘too narrow’ to show real impact

    Global monitoring of fisheries must be improved to understand the mismatch between protecting marine life and the vital role fishing plays in many economies, according to a study. Using so-called ‘multi-dimensional fisheries performance indicators’ (FPIs) would provide a better picture of how different communities manage fish stocks, and how this interacts with ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Spain criticized for towing burning fishing boat out to sea

    Greenpeace on Thursday criticized Spain's government for towing a burning Russian fishing boat full of fuel out to sea after it caught fire in a Canary Islands port, saying the fuel oil in the ship that ended up sinking poses an environmental threat. The group demanded that Spain make plans to extract about 1,400 metric tons of thick fuel oil ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Salmon Migrate by Truck during California Drought

     In drought-stricken California, young Chinook salmon are hitting the road, not the river, to get to the Pacific Ocean. Millions of six-month-old smolts are hitching rides in tanker trucks because California's historic drought has depleted rivers and streams, making the annual migration to the ocean too dangerous for juvenile salmon. "The drought conditions have caused lower flows in the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hormones in wastewater disrupt fish reproduction over generations

    Synthetic oestrogens in wastewater from contraceptive pills can have effects on fish reproduction and survival that worsen over several generations, new research has found. The study suggests that some fish populations may not be able to recover from levels of oestrogen pollution found in many freshwater environments. Freshwater ecosystems are increasingly under threat from both climate change ...

  • Six months after disaster, Philippine farmers bring in the harvest

    Tens of thousands of farmers are bringing in their first rice harvest just six months after one of the worst typhoons to ever hit the Philippines left their fields in tatters and their livelihoods at risk, FAO announced today. After Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines on 8 November, 2013, the situation was dire. More than 6,000 people lost their lives, while some 600,000 hectares of ...

  • EPA moves to protect Bristol Bay fishery from Pebble Mine

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a process under the Clean Water Act to identify appropriate options to protect the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska from the potentially destructive impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine. The Pebble Mine has the potential to be one of the largest open pit copper mines ever developed and could threaten a salmon ...

  • Cost of Putting Seafood on Dinner Tables: 650,000 Marine Mammals Killed or Hurt by Foreign Commercial Fishing Each Year

    In order to put wild-caught seafood on dinner tables, more than 650,000 marine mammals are killed or seriously injured every year in foreign fisheries after being hooked, entangled or trapped in fishing gear, and enforcement of a U.S. law to protect marine mammals could help prevent tens of thousands of these deaths, according to a ...

  • Chilean Juan Fernández rock lobster fishery begins MSC full assessment process

    On the same day that marks the 439th anniversary of the discovery of the Juan Fernández islands, the Juan Fernández rock lobster (Jasus frontalis) fishery has entered into independent, third-party assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification ...

  • Registration Open for Annual Cornell Pond Fishing Derby in North Dartmouth, Mass.

    Registration is now open for the annual Cornell Pond Fishing Derby in North Dartmouth, Mass. The derby takes place at Cornell Pond on Sat., Sept. 28 between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon. The first twenty local fishermen who sign up will be able to participate in the fish monitoring event at Cornell Pond, Saturday, Sept. 28. Weston Solutions Inc. will oversee the fishing derby and distribute awards ...

  • Taking your Kestrel Hunting and Fishing

    You may already be using your Kestrel on your hunts to help you make every shot, but did you know that you could be using the barometric pressure to track animal and fish behavior? I’ll try to quickly break down how it works and why you might want to use barometric pressure as a tool! How barometric pressure (BP) directly effects fish isn’t fully understood, but knowing how to use BP ...


    By Nielsen-Kellerman

  • Environment Agency teams rescue thousands of fish distressed by the heatwave

    Environment Agency teams across the country have been rescuing thousands of fish in distress as a result of the recent weather. Hot weather combined with low rainfall can make fatal conditions for fish, while heavy intense rain also leads to an increase in diffuse pollution as result of pollutants washed off roads, sewerage systems and from agricultural land. Rapid changes in water conditions ...

  • Fisheries MEPs approve rules for €6.5 billion EU aid fund

    Operating rules for the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) were approved by the Fisheries Committee on Wednesday. From 2014, the EMFF will fund EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) measures to make EU fisheries sustainable and develop aquaculture. The EMFF will also fund Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) cooperation among maritime stakeholders in different policy areas. "The adoption ...


    By European Commission

  • Q&A with Ramez Naam Dialogues on the Environment

    Mark Tercek: You have been a Microsoft executive, a tech entrepreneur, a novelist and an author of two non-fiction books. What has that varied experience taught you about the best approach to solving environmental problems? Ramez Naam: It’s been quite a ride. Really those experiences have given me three core lessons that I bring to thinking about the ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

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