fisheries sampling News

  • 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 ...

  • Stronger Management Of Atlantic Herring Fishery Advances

    Peter Baker, director of the Pew Environment Group's Northeast Fisheries Program and the Herring Alliance, issued the following statement today in response to the New England Fishery Management Council's decision to seek public input on a long-awaited set of proposed regulations that would be included under Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. ...

  • Electrofishing commences in Denmark and Lithuania...

    One of the key tools available to fisheries management is that of electrofishing. The main purposes for electrofishing are stock assessment, sampling/health surveys, tagging, catching spawners, or eliminating invasive species. Guide Syndicate will commence electrofishing for sea run brown trout (salmo trutta), in north Jutland, Denmark through July as a means of stock assessment and catching ...


  • Botswana gets Thailand`s help with mystery fish disease

    A lack of laboratory equipment and technical expertise has left Botswana unable to find the cause of a fatal disease that is ravaging its largest and most important fishery. Fishing is the main source of protein and revenue for many people in the Okavango Delta in the north of the country. This makes fishing an important socio-economic activity in the area, according to Keta Mosepele, a senior ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Botswana gets Thailand`s help with mystery fish disease

    A lack of laboratory equipment and technical expertise has left Botswana unable to find the cause of a fatal disease that is ravaging its largest and most important fishery. Fishing is the main source of protein and revenue for many people in the Okavango Delta in the north of the country. This makes fishing an important socio-economic activity in the area, according to Keta Mosepele, a senior ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Tests on South African shellfish reveal poisonous toxins

    The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism has received the results of tests carried out on samples that were taken over the weekend at Melkbosstrand on the West Coast. Low levels of toxins of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning were detected in the abalone which is a concern for the Department. The situation will continually be monitored. We continue to recommend that the public do not ...

  • New world agriculture census round to kick off in 2016

    A new global round of country-driven agricultural censuses is set to begin in 2016, a large-scale, data collection process that will gather information and statistics on the world's agricultural sector. To support the process, FAO today published a set of updated guidelines to assist governments in carrying out their national-level agricultural censuses, tailored to various different country ...

  • How Can YSI`s Aquaculture Capabilities and Solutions Benefit You?

    Rapid population growth and an increased awareness of the health benefits associated with seafood is projected to significantly increase the demand. Making the issue even more critical is that our natural fisheries are already under pressure and can't sustainably meet the expected demand. Aquaculture-based production is the only way to meet the global need for more seafood, without overfishing ...


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  • CITES conference takes decisive action to halt decline of tropical timber, sharks, manta rays and a wide range of other plants and animals

    Rapidly rising demand for these precious tropical hardwoods has led to serious concerns that unregulated logging is depleting populations of already rare species. The triennial World's Wildlife Conference closed today with robust measures adopted to protect precious timber and marine species from overexploitation. 170 governments have turned to CITES to ensure the legal, sustainable and traceable ...

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