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  • Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

    For farmer Achmad Rusli, it was a season of smoke: Ten weeks without sunlight for his oranges, guavas and durians, thanks to deliberately set forest fires that burned a chunk of Indonesia the size of New Jersey. The fires have finally died down with the arrival of monsoon rains, but too late for his crops, which are far too measly to sell. "We had not seen the sun in a two-and-a-half months," ...


    By Associated Press

  • International Maritime Organization Mandate Spawns $50B Dollar Clean Water Tech Opportunity

    Increasing concerns over the detrimental transfer of invasive marine species across the world’s oceans through the transport and disposal of ballast water by large vessels have prompted the International Maritime Organization and the United States Coast Guard to ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Much-in-demand common sole can now be reproduced all year round

    Common sole in the North Sea only spawns in April and May. Because the next generation of this much-in-demand fish cannot be reproduced well in captivity, it cannot be raised profitably in fish farms. However, researchers at IMARES Wageningen UR managed to select the conditions for farm-raised sole in such a way that the fish started reproducing even outside the season. By selecting the right ...

  • Salmon and sea trout close season on Hampshire rivers starts today

    The Environment Agency is reminding anglers that today (Thursday 31 October) sees the start of the close season for salmon and sea trout fishing in Hampshire. This means that rivers such as the Lymington, Meon, Test and Itchen will close to anglers who traditionally fish for either of these species. The fishing season for salmon runs from 17 January until 2 October and the season for Sea Trout ...

  • East Lyn fishery to remain closed

    The Watersmeet and Glenthorne fishery on Exmoor's River Lyn is to remain closed until the end of the 2013 season to safeguard salmon and sea trout stocks. The Environment Agency closed the fishery on July 12 following a higher than normal number of fish deaths due to disease. The action was taken to reduce stress on remaining fish and ensure as many as possible successfully spawn later this year. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Salmon population crash shuts down west coast fishery

    The Pacific Fishery Management Council today closed the commercial and sport chinook fisheries off the coast of California and most of Oregon and will allow only a 9,000 fishery for hatchery coho only off of Central Oregon. The council adopted the most restrictive salmon fishing quotes in the history of the West Coast in response to the unprecedented collapse of the Sacramento River fall chinook ...

  • Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna

    Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as "Young Mr. Fish," is working to ensure the species survives. Yamazaki is fine-tuning a technology to use mackerel surrogates to spawn the bluefin, a process he hopes will enable fisheries to raise the huge, torpedo-shaped ...


    By Associated Press

  • New button mushroom varieties need better protection

    A working group has recently been formed to work on a better protection of button mushroom varieties. It’s activities are firstly directed to generate consensus among the spawn/breeding companies to consider using fertile single spore cultures to improve strains as the generation of EDV’s. For this reason the working group has generated a position paper. The group consists of ...

  • Latest Escape Demonstrates Salmon Farming is Unsustainable, Says the Atlantic Salmon Federation

    The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has deep concerns over the recent escape of between 20,000-50,000 mature farmed salmon from a Cooke Aquaculture farm site last week in Newfoundland, Canada, according to a CBC report published on September 25th, 2013. ...

  • Small-scale Swedish freshwater fishery gains international recognition through MSC

    The Swedish small-scale pike-perch fishery has been successfully re-assessed against the MSC environmental standard, and can once again be sold to key European fresh fish markets with the blue ecolabel. Overcoming challenges The fishery was the world’s first freshwater fishery and the first Swedish fishery to become MSC certified in 2006. The 30 fishermen working on ...

  • 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 ...

  • A decade on, lower Danube exceeds green corridor targets

    Vienna - A decade after four governments agreed to work together to establish a “green corridor” along the entire length of the Lower Danube River, Europe’s most ambitious wetland protection and restoration programme is well ahead of targets for creating protected areas. The Lower Danube Green Corridor Declaration, signed by environment ministers of Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and Moldova in ...


    By WWF International

  • Challenges in agricultural pollution policy

    Concerns about the impact of agricultural pollution on the environment have led to national and international efforts to limit water pollution, such as the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). New UK research highlights a number of key issues for policy makers in this area relating to monitoring and modelling pollution levels. Much improvement has been made in water protection in Europe, in both ...

  • Plan to secure future of West Scotland herring

    The EC has also tabled a proposal for a Council regulation on a multi-annual plan for the management of herring fisheries to the West of Scotland. The proposal will ensure the sustainability of the fishery and prevent any sudden increase in fishing pressure which could jeopardise its future. This will require adjusting the Total Allowable Catches (TACs) to achieve a high and sustainable yield by ...

  • EPA, NOAA disapprove Oregon’s coastal nonpoint pollution control program

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have disapproved the state of Oregon’s coastal nonpoint pollution control program because it does not sufficiently protect salmon streams and landslide-prone areas from logging impacts or reduce runoff from forest roads built before 1971. All coastal states that participate in the ...

  • 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

  • Polish cod fishers break new ground with MSC

    The Eastern Baltic cod fishery has become the first fishery from Poland to enter into assessment against the MSC standard for well-managed and sustainable fisheries.  If successful, the fishery will be eligible to show the blue MSC ecolabel on its cod catch from ...

  • Flood Forests are the ‘banks’ storing the wealth of Mali’s Inner Niger Delta

    The 38 floodplain forests of Mali’s Inner Niger Delta are very important to the economy and livelihoods of the 1.5 million people who live there. They contain much of the natural wealth of the delta and are therefore referred to locally as ‘banks’. These forests of Acacia kirkii trees in the arid Sahel are seasonally flooded and help bring the delta to life for both ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Canadian yellowtail flounder re-certification proof that fishery rebuilding works

    Demonstrating a continuous commitment to sustainable fishing practices, the Ocean Choice International (OCI) Grand Bank Yellowtail Flounder Fishery has been re-certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fishery Standard as being sustainable and well managed. ...

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