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Yale Environment 360: As Arctic Ocean Ice Vanishes, Questions About Future Fishing

Yale Environment 360: As Arctic Ocean Ice Vanishes, Questions About Future Fishing | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

With fish beginning to migrate into the increasingly ice-free heart of the Arctic Ocean and commercial fleets eyeing one of the world's last unexploited fisheries, the need is growing for an international treaty to protect marine life in the central Arctic basin.


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VIDEO: Permit for Kona aquaculture project revoked – Big Island Video News

VIDEO: Permit for Kona aquaculture project revoked – Big Island Video News | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The National Marine Fisheries Service has revoked the permit it had previously issued Kampachi Farms - known before as Kona Blue Water Farms - that allowed it to test a floating fish cage in the waters off the Big Island's leeward coast.
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Smart Farm: Tilapia Fish Farming - Citizen News

Smart Farm: Tilapia Fish Farming - Citizen News | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Commercial fish farming in Kenya has in the last four years found a prominent place in Kenya’s agribusiness landscape. On our weekly agribusine...
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7 Benefits Of Fish Farming; How To Begin Fish Farming In Nigeria - How Nigeria

7 Benefits Of Fish Farming; How To Begin Fish Farming In Nigeria - How Nigeria | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
There are so many information on the internet on “How to Start Fish Farming in Nigeria” but few are detailed enough to really assist aspiring fish farmer to get started.
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Aquaponics seminar set for Feb. 28 - Monitor Online (blog)

Aquaponics seminar set for Feb. 28 - Monitor Online (blog) | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
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RESEARCH ARTICLE: Effects of Ocean Acidification on Temperate Coastal Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries in the Northeast Pacific

RESEARCH ARTICLE: Effects of Ocean Acidification on Temperate Coastal Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries in the Northeast Pacific | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

Abstract

 

As the oceans absorb anthropogenic CO2 they become more acidic, a problem termed ocean acidification (OA). Since this increase in CO2 is occurring rapidly, OA may have profound implications for marine ecosystems. In the temperate northeast Pacific, fisheries play key economic and cultural roles and provide significant employment, especially in rural areas. In British Columbia (BC), sport (recreational) fishing generates more income than commercial fishing (including the expanding aquaculture industry). Salmon (fished recreationally and farmed) and Pacific Halibut are responsible for the majority of fishery-related income. This region naturally has relatively acidic (low pH) waters due to ocean circulation, and so may be particularly vulnerable to OA. We have analyzed available data to provide a current description of the marine ecosystem, focusing on vertical distributions of commercially harvested groups in BC in the context of local carbon and pH conditions. We then evaluated the potential impact of OA on this temperate marine system using currently available studies. Our results highlight significant knowledge gaps. Above trophic levels 2–3 (where most local fishery-income is generated), little is known about the direct impact of OA, and more importantly about the combined impact of multi-stressors, like temperature, that are also changing as our climate changes. There is evidence that OA may have indirect negative impacts on finfish through changes at lower trophic levels and in habitats. In particular, OA may lead to increased fish-killing algal blooms that can affect the lucrative salmon aquaculture industry. On the other hand, some species of locally farmed shellfish have been well-studied and exhibit significant negative direct impacts associated with OA, especially at the larval stage. We summarize the direct and indirect impacts of OA on all groups of marine organisms in this region and provide conclusions, ordered by immediacy and certainty.

 About the Authors 

Rowan Haigh, Carrie A. Holt, Holly E. Neate, Andrew M. Edwards - Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 3190 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9T 6N7, Canada

 

Debby Ianson - Institute of Ocean Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 9860 West Saanich Road, Sidney, British Columbia, V8L 4B2, Canada

 

Holly E. Neate, Andrew M. Edwards - Department of Biology, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700, Station CSC, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 2Y2, Canada

 

Corresponding Author

 

Email: debby.ianson@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

 

Competing Interests

 

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

 

Author Contributions

 

Conceived and designed the experiments: DI RH CH AE. Performed the experiments: RH CH DI AE HN. Analyzed the data: DI RH CH AE. Wrote the paper: DI RH CH AE.

 

 

 

Download PDF: http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchObject.action?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0117533&representation=PDF

 

 

PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.

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Michigan Seafood Summit To Highlight Aquaculture, Commercial Fisheries, Local Seafood | Aquaculture Directory

Michigan Seafood Summit To Highlight Aquaculture, Commercial Fisheries, Local Seafood | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Most consumers are unaware that more than 90 percent of the seafood that is consumed in the United States is imported. There is growing consumer interest, however, in purchasing locally produced food products, as consumers want to know where their food is coming from. Michigan has healthy industries featuring both farm-raised fish as well as wild-caught Great Lakes fish.
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“Commercial Aquaculture Health Program Standards (CAHPS)” Aquaculture America 2015 Special Session sponsored by the National Aquaculture Association | Aquaculture Directory

“Commercial Aquaculture Health Program Standards (CAHPS)” Aquaculture America 2015 Special Session sponsored by the National Aquaculture Association | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The National Aquaculture Association (NAA) is sponsoring a special session, “Commercial Aquaculture Health Program Standards (CAHPS)”, at the Aquaculture America 2015 Conference on Friday, February 20 at 11am – 12:30pm in Mardi Gras E.
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FishWise Partner Sea Delight LLC Announces Sustainable Seafood Policy | Aquaculture Directory

FishWise Partner Sea Delight LLC Announces Sustainable Seafood Policy | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Sea Delight, LLC the industry leader in providing the finest seafood products from responsible fisheries and traceable sources across the globe, has partnered with FishWise, a leader in sustainable seafood consultancy, to create a public sustainable seafood policy.
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Government invests in aquaculture industry - Nor'Wester

Government invests in aquaculture industry - Nor'Wester | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Three entities involved in the aquaculture industry received provincial government funding Feb. 5.
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Federal government to kill 11,000 cormorants to save salmon

Opponents say the birds are a scapegoat hiding the damage from habitat loss due to dams and fisheries
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Additional Funding for Aquaculture Industry Association - VOCM

The Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association is receiving $55,000 for new software to help monitor and control things like sea lice, which have a detrimental effect on farmed fish health.
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USDA ERS Releases US Aquaculture Statistics - California Aquaculture Association

USDA ERS Releases US Aquaculture Statistics - California Aquaculture Association | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The USDA Economic Research Service  (ERS) has released its latest data on domestically grown catfish and trout, and U.S. imports and exports of fish and shellfish that may be products of aquaculture, such as salmon, shrimp, and oysters.
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North Korean fishing industry increases output

North Korean fishing industry increases output | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Supplies from the North Korean fishing industry are normalizing, with the sector exceeding its 2014 target by more than 340 percent, according to a report by pro-North Japanese media outlet Chosun Sinbo.
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The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Aquaculture in the U.S. has lagged because of opposition from environmentalists and people living on the coast. But entrepreneurs say they've found a way to produce fish on...
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Fisheries Research and Development Corporation seeks input of WA fishing ... - ABC Local

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation seeks input of WA fishing ... - ABC Local | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
More than 100 WA fishing industry stakeholders have been invited to share their views on future research funding.
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Do We Need to Invent a tag for 'Hybrid' Fish?

Do We Need to Invent a tag for 'Hybrid' Fish? | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The evolution of aquaculture means it's not so easy to say whether your fish is wild or farmed.
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UNITED KINGDOM: Key markets for Scottish seafood

UNITED KINGDOM: Key markets for Scottish seafood | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

The latest market insight reports from Seafood Scotland offer Scottish companies a wealth of information to help them understand changes and opportunities in key markets, identify how to increase existing business, and where to target new sales.

 

Reports include Christmas audits of the UK and French retail sectors, plus market research papers on Scotland’s key commercial species.

The reports could prove invaluable in helping companies with forward strategy.

 

‘Information is the key to success in business, and we put a lot of effort into research that offers Scottish companies an advantage,’ said Seafood Scotland marketing manager Clare Dean.

 

The UK audit, carried out by Seafood Scotland’s retail consultant Jim Gourley, covers all the Christmas-specific listings in the major multiples and discounters, with full details of promotions, price points and packaging, amply illustrated with photographs.

 

Salmon and value added salmon products played a key part in the seafood offering, with many different preparations, including roulades and pates, canapés and terrines.

 

Smoked salmon cures included whisky, black treacle and winter spice, while smoke flavours included chestnut, maple and thyme.

 

One indulgent offering was a whisky cured smoked salmon dusted with gold leaf, which proved popular with customers seeking to impress guests or to treat themselves.

 

Luxury seafood platters with scallops and prawns were also popular, along with whole and dressed crab and lobster.

 

Research and analysis of the French Christmas retail market was carried out by Seafood Scotland’s European consultant, Bruno Corréard, who has had extensive experience of working with international retail chains.

 

He found that spending on Christmas/New Year specific purchases was down by -4.5 per cent in 2014 compared with the previous year.

 

‘The economic downturn, that has been affecting the Euro zone since 2009, has highlighted a new reality for the French food market.

 

‘Sales of core products in the retail sector have suffered the most, whilst budget and premium ranges have held their ground and, in some cases, shown slight growth,’ said Corréard.

 

His report outlines that during the Christmas period in the supermarkets, the key objective appeared to be ‘back to basics’, with a less sophisticated offering than the previous year in terms of species, number of products and money spent on in-store and leaflet promotions.

 

On the fresh fish counter, Atlantic cod retained its number one spot as the most popular finfish species, with an estimated 27 per cent market share.

 

Salmon, particularly in smoked form, was also a major product, but Corréard noted some subtle differences in the offering.

 

‘It was interesting to find more whole smoked salmon fillets offered by small-scale companies, rather than by private labels or large smokehouses,’ he said.

 

‘However, one of the large well-known labels took the opportunity to promote its premium lines, with provenance featuring heavily in straplines including ‘Line caught from Alaska’ and ‘From the Polar Circle’.

 

‘This allowed them to test consumer reactions before considering production on a larger scale,’ he explained.

 

Three geographical market research papers have also just become available, thanks to work commissioned by Seafood Scotland through the Scottish Seafood Partnership.

 

Undertaken by in-country experts, these comprehensive reports look at 23 of Scotland’s key commercial species and examine opportunities to develop sales in the UK, North America and Europe, specifically France, Spain and Italy.

 

The research looks at legislative, economic and other barriers to entry, identifies whether retail or food service is the primary target market, and outlines the key markets lie in each country.

 

Product format, packaging, consumer demand and existing competition are also set out, making the research particularly valuable to companies seeking to expand in or to enter these markets.

 

‘These are just a few of the reports we have available and we are keen to help companies make the most of them,’ said Care Dean.

 

‘They can be obtained direct from me, clare@seafoodscotland.org or downloaded from the online user portal http://www.seafoodscotland.org/en/news-publications/downloads.html .’

 

by Jenny Hjul FISHupdate - Fishupdate.com

 

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Jake & Ethan dragon slayers's curator insight, February 16, 2015 2:02 PM

I think its cool that Europe is coming together and that the Uk is helping other countries in different ways.  Like the sea food market boosting the economy of Scotland and any other country that is selling sea food by them buying it

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Maine’s Scallop Fishery Rebounding, But There’s A Catch | Aquaculture Directory

Maine’s Scallop Fishery Rebounding, But There’s A Catch | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Maine’s scallop fishermen are benefiting from a new management system that has made scallops more plentiful along the ocean bottom off Maine’s coast, particularly in the rich scallop beds Down East.
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Students assess commercial viability of larva meal | Aquaculture Directory

Students assess commercial viability of larva meal | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Three students in Cornell’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management have examined the commercial viability of using housefly larva meal as a sustainable, less-expensive protein alternative to feeding stock and farm-raised fish.
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North Atlantic Seafood Forum is holding its 10th annual conference in Bergen | Aquaculture Directory

North Atlantic Seafood Forum is holding its 10th annual conference in Bergen | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
North Atlantic Seafood Forum is holding its 10th annual conference in Bergen from March 3rd to 5th, 2015.
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Media Advisory: Minister and Parliamentary Assistant to Address Aquaculture Conference in Gander - PinkWhiteGreen.ca - The Newfoundland Tricolour

Media Advisory: Minister and Parliamentary Assistant to Address Aquaculture Conference in Gander - PinkWhiteGreen.ca - The Newfoundland Tricolour | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Government News Release Executive Council Fisheries and Aquaculture February 10, 2015 Media Advisory: Minister and Parliamentary Assistant to Address Aquaculture Conference in Gander The Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture,...
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Shrimp Fisheries Improving in Gulf of Mexico, Thanks In Part to Seafood Suppliers - Voices

Shrimp Fisheries Improving in Gulf of Mexico, Thanks In Part to Seafood Suppliers - Voices | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
By Megan Westmeyer Fishery improvement projects (FIPs) are based on the premise that the seafood industry itself is the strongest force for driving improvements in fisheries, and a group of shrimp ...
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Global aquaculture seminar from February 20 - The Hindu

Global aquaculture seminar from February 20 - The Hindu | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) will conduct the Global Aqua Aquaria – 2015, a mega aquaculture seminar-cum-exhibition, here from February 20 to 22.
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Which is More Responsible: Fishing or Fish Farming? - The Daily Catch

Which is More Responsible: Fishing or Fish Farming? - The Daily Catch | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
High-tech, indoor fish factories may help meet growing demand and avoid the pollution and disease issues of conventional fish farming, according to NPR.
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