ocean aquaculture News

  • Things to know about marine aquaculture

    Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported, yet the Obama administration's push to expand U.S. marine aquaculture into federal waters has failed to see one offshore farm in operation, nearly two years after the first permit was issued. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is pushing for marine aquaculture production in the U.S. to jump by 50 percent by 2020. The ...


    By Associated Press

  • Opportunities for aquaculture to be highlighted at Senate hearings

    Visiting senators could provide a great boost to the salmon farming business on Vancouver Island, agree the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce and BC Salmon Farmers Association. Members of the Senate Standing Committee for Fisheries and Oceans are visiting Tofino, Campbell River, Comox Valley and Nanaimo next week on a fact-finding tour. The committee is currently researching a study on the ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • Iceland Ocean Cluster Maps Country's Network of Ocean-Related Businesses

    Iceland's heavy reliance on the ocean and its resources makes it critical to identify and quantify the value of these resources for all future planning and policy making. The Iceland Ocean Cluster, a group consisting of leaders of ocean-related businesses in Iceland, today announced that it has begun to map a network of Icelandic firms to foster cooperation among seafood and other ...


    By Marketwire

  • Ten-point plan to save the oceans

    The world has made lacklustre progress in meeting most of the commitments it made 20 years ago to safeguard the oceans, says a new UN report. At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, agreements were made on issues such as sustainable  fisheries and aquaculture, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Gulf Offshore Aquaculture Rule Finally Released for Comment

    A long-awited notice of proposed rulemaking on the Gulf Fisheries Management Plan was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 28, 2014. The rule will set up a permitting process for offshore aquaculture operations in the Gulf of Mexico and has been widely anticipated by ASA and offshore aquaculture stakeholders. A link to the proposed rule is  ...

  • How geosynthetic lining improves aquaculture industry

    Living in the high desert of Northern Nevada, the folks at International Lining Technology are hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean. But an article in Geosynthetica, “Geosynthetic Lining Systems in Fish Farming,” caught our attention as we were catching up on the other news such as the passage of the U.S. ...

  • Bc Salmon Farmers Welcome New Aquaculture Regulations

    Minister Gail Shea of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced new national Aquaculture Activities Regulations today that she says will modernize and streamline the regulatory environment for Aquaculture in Canada.   “Salmon farmers in British Columbia have been asking for a modernized regulation of our farming practices for a number of years and are happy to see the ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • Coordinated efforts in aquaculture needed to meet global demand

    The creation of a global partnership to help ensure that the world’s fish supplies can keep pace with booming demand has received a green light from FAO’s Sub-Committee on Aquaculture. Over 50 countries endorsed the Global Aquaculture Advancement Partnership (GAAP) programme, which will bring together governments, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to ...

  • Ocean acidification threatens fisheries, says UNEP

    The oceans are acidifying at probably the fastest rate for 65 million years — with unknown implications for the three billion people who depend on fish for protein, a report released at the 2010 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 16), in Mexico has said. Rising CO2 emissions, a quarter of which eventually dissolve in the oceans to produce carbonic acid, have caused a 30 per cent drop in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Rising ocean acidity worst for Caribbean and Pacific

    The current trend of increasing ocean acidification, which threatens fisheries around the world, is driven mainly by man-made changes and is higher even than that seen at the end of the last ice age, some 11,000 year ago, a study has said. Much of the carbon released by human activity ends up in the oceans, increasing their acidity and reducing the growth of corals and molluscs, which in turn ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Extending responsible fisheries management to the ocean deeps

    On the first-ever UN World Oceans Day FAO has published a set of technical guidelines aimed at helping the fisheries sector reduce its impacts on fragile deep-sea fish species and ecosystems. The guidelines provide a framework that countries can use, individually and in the context of regional fisheries management organizations, to manage deep sea fisheries (DSF) in high-seas areas outside of ...

  • UBC researchers help score ocean health

    The health of the world's oceans received a score of 60 out of 100 from a team of international scientists, including fisheries researchers at the University of British Columbia. The team undertook the first global quantitative assessment of ocean health and created the Ocean Health Index (http://oceanhealthindex.org), published today in the journal Nature. To ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Esri Ocean Industry Manager Takes the Helm

    REDLANDS, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013/PRNewswire/ -- Esri has hired Drew Stephensto expand the market for GIS within the ocean industry. Esri, the world leader in GIS, has accelerated the development of its ocean technologies via the Esri Ocean GIS ...


    By Esri

  • Commission aims to draw attention to deteriorating oceans

    The Global Ocean Commission, a new independent body of politicians, businessmen, development experts and scientists, will meet for the first time next month, in Cape Town, South Africa, to start work on proposing the sustainable use of the oceans' natural resources. The commission will analyse the major threats to the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Aquaculture Water Quality Workshop Offers Tips to Boost Profitability of Fish Farming

    Healthy water leads to healthy fish and increases the potential for healthy profits for fish farmers. On the other hand, poor water quality can lead to stressed fish, increasing the chance for the animals’ illness and death, and resulting in income losses for farmers, says Matthew Smith, an Ohio State University Extension aquaculture specialist. Water quality management for fish farmers is ...


    By Ohio State University

  • 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 ...


    By YSI - a Xylem brand

  • Africa`s mollusc stocks at risk from ocean acidification

    Fishermen in Haiti and some African countries could lose their livelihoods as ocean acidification causes a decline in mollusc populations, a study has found. Human industrial activities release carbon dioxide, which dissolves in sea water, increasing its acidity. This higher acidity damages the mollusc stocks on ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Time for a sea change in ocean management – FAO Director-General

    Major changes in how the planet's marine resources are managed and used are needed to safeguard global food security and ensure the wellbeing of coastal and island countries, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a group of high level policymakers meeting here today. "We cannot keep using marine and aquatic resources as if they were endless. And we cannot keep using our oceans ...

  • Frost & Sullivan Commends Ocean Harvest Technology Ltd. for its Entrepreneurial Leadership

     Based on its recent analysis of the aquaculture feed market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Ocean Harvest Technology Ltd. (OHT) with the 2012 Europe Frost & Sullivan Award for Entrepreneurial Company of the Year. OHT has positioned itself as a provider of cost-effective, eco-friendly, sustainable and natural feed products.  It successfully tackles the key issues facing the ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Acidification may push already over-stressed Oceans into the red

    Rising C02 Concentrations Could Have Increasing Impacts on Key Fisheries and the Billions Depending Upon Them. The future impact of rising emissions on the health of seas and oceans may be far more wide-ranging and complex than was previously supposed, a new report released at the UN climate convention meeting in Mexico says. The study, entitled the Environmental Consequences of Ocean ...

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