Lobster Farming Articles

  • Climate resilience (with oysters)

    Earth’s rising temperatures mean more glacier melt, sea-level rise and severe weather, and this translates to heightened threats for coastline communities. In response, SCAPE Landscape Architecture — powered by President Obama’s Rebuild by Design Initiative — has proposed an innovative way to protect coastlines that ...

    By Ensia

  • Nets That Save Fish - Ocean bycatch isn’t inevitable — it’s a design challenge.

    Six years ago, the Norwegian coast guard filmed a Scottish fishing vessel riding gray swells, dumping 5 metric tons of dead fish back into the North Sea. Over the European Union catch quota, and so unable to keep all the fish they’d caught, the fishermen had to ditch some. To the Norwegians, who aren’t ...

    By Ensia

  • Development of new methods to assess invertebrate immunology and immunotoxicology in aquaculture: oysters and lobsters as examples

    In order to support healthy aquaculture, we developed assays to assess immune functions and their susceptibility to environmental conditions or toxicants. Flow cytometry allowed the rapid and quantitative analysis of oyster and lobster cell subpopulations and their functions (phagocytosis, peroxide production, natural killer cell-like activity and apoptosis). We demonstrated experimentally that ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study: fish processing plant wastewater treatment

    Abstract This presentation describes the full scale installation of a wastewater treatment system at the Ocean Gold Seafood ("OCS") plant in Westport, Washington, USA. Local Government requires that fish processors remove total suspended solids (TSS), fats, oil and grease (FOGs) and colloidal materials almost completely in order to allow for efficient disinfection. The OCS plant had only ...

    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Mapping the risky decision space of commercial rock lobster fishermen

    This article explores how commercial rock lobster fishermen from a small fishing town in South Eastern Australia make decisions about two important issues: whether to fish on a particular day and when to wear a life jacket. The analysis of the decisions integrates personal, social and cultural factors into a display of the fishermen's 'decision-space'. The outcome of these decisions has the ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mitochondrial DNA variation in the European lobster ( Homarus gammarus) throughout the range

    The genetic differentiation of the European lobster (Homarus gammarus) was investigated in 3,283 individuals from 44 population samples throughout its geographical distribution (Norway to Greece) by means of polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of a 3-kb mitochondrial DNA segment. Ninety composite haplotypes were revealed with the number of haplotypes in ...

    By Springer

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