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  • 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

  • Turning the tide on falling fish stocks

    Rebuilding and greening the world"s fisheries could raise catches and trigger benefits to industry, consumers and the global ...

  • Now Available: BOEM Provides New Resource for Atlantic Fishing Industry

    BOEM is pleased to announce that we have recently added a new webpage for the commercial fishing industry to serve as a single point of entry for updates on Atlantic offshore renewable energy planning and leasing efforts. http://www.boem.gov/Atlantic-Fishing/ The webpage will provide users with status ...


    By Electro – Metal BOEM

  • Fishing for sustainable practices to conserve fisheries

    Global fish production has reached an all-time high, according to research done by Nourishing the Planet (www.NourishingthePlanet.org) for the Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs Online publication. Aquaculture, or fish farming—once a minor contributor to total fish harvest—increased 50-fold between the 1950s and 2008 and now contributes nearly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Turning the tide on falling fish stocks

    Investing around US$8 billion a year in rebuilding and greening the world"s fisheries could raise catches to 112 million tonnes annually while triggering benefits to industry, consumers and the global economy totalling US$1.7 trillion over the next 40 years.  These are among the findings of a new, landmark report being compiled by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Fish stocks boost for Yorkshire rivers

    Fisheries experts will be stocking 6,000 barbel at several locations in Yorkshire this week as part of the Environment Agency’s ongoing plans to develop and restore rivers in the region. All reared at the Environment Agency’s fish farm, 3,000 barbel will be stocked into the River Dearne at five locations between Barnsley and Adwick-upon-Dearne and 3,000 barbel will be stocked into the ...

  • New approach to sustain `forage` fishing

    Reduced catches of small oceanic 'forage' fish like sardines and anchovies may be required in some ocean areas in order to protect the larger predators that rely on these species for food. This is a finding of the first major study of the ecosystem effects of fishing forage species: 'Impacts of fishing low trophic level species on marine ecosystems', reported today in the journal Science. Dr ...

  • New approach to sustain ‘forage’ fishing

    Reduced catches of small oceanic ‘forage’ fish like sardines and anchovies may be required in some ocean areas in order to protect the larger predators that rely on these species for food. This is a finding of the first major study of the ecosystem effects of fishing forage species: ‘Impacts of fishing low trophic level species on marine ecosystems’, reported ...

  • Plastic litter found in fish guts

    Tiny pieces of plastic are being taken up by a range of different fish species with unknown effects on their health, according to a new study. Researchers examined the gut contents of ten different species of fish found in UK waters and showed that so-called ‘microplastics’ were found in all species. Between 60 and 80% of marine litter is plastic. Although larger items are well ...

  • Fish Oil Market for Aquaculture, Direct Human Consumption, Hydrogenation and Industrial Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share 2018

    According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Fish Oil Market for Aquaculture, Direct Human Consumption, Hydrogenation and Industrial Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global market for fish oil was valued at USD 1.1 billionin 2011 and is expected to reach USD 1.7 ...


  • Collaborative partnership for farming and fishing health and safety tender

    Grain industry participants are advised of a call for tender by the Collaborative Partnership for Farming and Fishing Health and Safety. The goal of the Partnership is to improve the health and safety of workers and their families in the farming and fishing industries across Australia. The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) is seeking a research provider to undertake a ...

  • Plastic debris in the Danube outnumbers fish larvae

    Plastic debris in the Danube outnumbers fish larvae Pieces of plastic litter outnumber fish larvae in the Austrian Danube River, new research has found. This is worrying, as some fish are likely to mistake the plastic for the prey they would normally feed on. This litter may also contribute to marine pollution; the researchers estimated that at least 4.2 tonnes of plastic debris enter the Black ...

  • Fuel cost threat to fishing profits – survey

    THE UK fishing fleet earned a record £950 million last year as the volume of landings rose by 10,000 tonnes. However, the figures, compiled by Seafish, also show that higher fuel costs are starting to eat into operating profits. Seafish’s preliminary estimates reveal that skippers and vessel owners are reporting that spending on fuel is now taking up 12 ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Vietnamese Fish Farmer Expands IPA System to Aquaponics

    Vũ Thị Thắm is among the first intensive pond aquaculture (IPA) adopters in Northern Vietnam, learning the IPA concept from a seminar organized by USSEC and Cargill in Hưng Yên, Vietnam in August 2016. Ms. Tham constructed an IPA fixed floor raceway by following the instruction of Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, a technical manager at Cargill, who joined the Shanghai ...

  • New steps toward sustainable trade in fish

    Fifty-two FAO Members attending the 11th session of FAO’s Sub-Committee on Fish Trade in Bremen, Germany have endorsed a set of technical guidelines aimed at promoting responsible international trade in fish and fishery products. The voluntary guidelines are intended to help countries ensure that “international trade in fish and fishery products do not compromise the sustainable development of ...

  • Reducing fish discards: recommendations for successful pilot projects

    New research has shed light on the factors needed to successfully implement pilot projects designed to reduce the dumping of unwanted fish by fishermen. The analysis of 15 European projects highlights the importance of involving the fishing industry in developing and implementing pilot projects. Unwanted fish or other marine creatures which have been caught unintentionally are often discarded by ...

  • Trialling ocean temperature forecasts for fish farms

    While land farmers have used seasonal forecasting for nearly a decade, marine farmers in south-east Australia have sought the technology for a region identified as a climate change hotspot, with rates of ocean warming up to four times the global average.   CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship scientist, Dr Alistair Hobday, said the project, funded through the Fisheries Research and Development ...

  • Conference Seeks to Boost Profitability of Fish Farming

    Learn more about seafood safety and the 2016 economic outlook for the aquaculture, or fish farming, industry during the Ohio Aquaculture Association Annual Conference Jan. 29-30. The conference will feature aquaculture experts with Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and Ohio State University South Centers as well as other industry professionals. ...


    By Ohio State University

  • The future of fish farming and marine fisheries for a growing population

    Fish farms, and other forms of aquaculture, are seen as a potential solution to meeting increasing global demand for seafood. However, according to recent research, they must reduce their reliance on wild fish for animal feed if current production levels from both aquaculture and wild fisheries are to be maintained. As the world’s population heads towards the 9.3 billion mark, ...

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