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Electronic Monitoring: A Roadmap to Efficient & Effective Fisheries Management

Electronic Monitoring:  A Roadmap to Efficient & Effective Fisheries Management | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
Successful fisheries management is dependent upon timely data collection and analysis.  A robust monitoring program will provide data on catch, specify gear use and evaluate bycatch for fishery stakeholders and managers, which in turn, support and...
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Climate change and fisheries experts to gather in Portland - Kennebec Journal

Climate change and fisheries experts to gather in Portland - Kennebec Journal | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
Climate change and fisheries experts to gather in Portland Kennebec Journal PORTLAND — The latest science and ways for fisheries to adapt to rapid environmental change will be the focus of a two-day symposium, “A Climate of Change,” in Portland...
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Deadline nearing for Experimental Lakes Area agreement - Ottawa Citizen

Deadline nearing for Experimental Lakes Area agreement - Ottawa Citizen | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
Winnipeg Free Press Deadline nearing for Experimental Lakes Area agreement Ottawa Citizen At present, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is overseeing a summer sampling program to continue to monitor natural lake cycles and is working with...
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Debris from Hawaii ocean cleanup could fill a big rig - NBCNews.com (blog)

Debris from Hawaii ocean cleanup could fill a big rig - NBCNews.com (blog) | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
Debris from Hawaii ocean cleanup could fill a big rig NBCNews.com (blog) The Coral Reef Ecosystem Division Marine Debris Project, run by NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, has collected 848 tons (769 metric tons) of debris —about the...
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Minister confirms support for ELA - KenoraOnline

Minister confirms support for ELA - KenoraOnline | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
Minister confirms support for ELA
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In the spring, a deal was reached for the transfer of the 40 year-old research facility from Fisheries and Oceans to the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
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UK - North Sea herring fishery recertified by MSC

UK - North Sea herring fishery recertified by MSC | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it

In a milestone development, the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group’s (SPSG) North Sea herring fishery has been recertified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery with the prestigious Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel.
The recertification makes the herring fishery the only Scottish one currently recertified under the MSC programme and industry leaders hope that it will be the first of many SPSG recertifications.
North Sea herring was the first SPSG fishery to be certified in 2008 under the MSC Environmental Standard for Sustainable Fishing and three more have followed since.
John Goodlad, chairman of SPSG, said: "This recertification today is an important milestone for the North Sea herring fishery and is a clear demonstration of SPSG’s sustainability credentials and investment in the MSC programme."
The SPSG fleet will sustainably catch 44,000 tonnes of North Sea herring this year in a fishery that is shared with several North Sea European countries. The herring caught is processed in Scotland to produce a range of high quality products, including fresh fish fillets, marinades and kippers. Much of it is exported to prime markets all over Europe

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UK - Industry leaders urge sanctions against Faroe Islands

UK - Industry leaders urge sanctions against Faroe Islands | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it

Given the Faroe Islands continuous refusal to comply with international regulations regarding the division of North Atlantic herring stock, the EU Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture will meet tomorrow to consider a proposal to implement trade sanctions against the Faroe Islands.

Unhappy Scottish industry leaders have urged the EU Committee to hold a crucial meeting after it had already confirmed, following a meeting of the European Fisheries Ministers at the beginning of the month, that unless the Faroe Islands changed their position regarding this issues, they would have to be penalized.

Iceland could face a similar fate due to its mackerel overfishing.

In 2012 the Faroe Islands landed 159,000 tonnes of mackerel while Icelandic fishing ships caught 123,000 tonnes of the same fish. Mackerel plays a vital role in Scotland's fishing industry.

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Into the NWHI: Stories of the 2013 Hawaiian Monk Seal Field Camps ...

Into the NWHI: Stories of the 2013 Hawaiian Monk Seal Field Camps ... | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) conducts scientific research & monitoring that support the conservation and management of living marine resources.
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Mapping the Dead Zone - NOAA

Mapping the Dead Zone - NOAA | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
Mapping the Dead Zone NOAA But because low oxygen levels impact valuable species of shrimp and fish, NOAA Fisheries scientists also conduct a separate study that covers a wider area and looks at how oxygen levels affect the distribution of marine...
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IHS announces hydrofoil design prize

IHS announces hydrofoil design prize | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
Pegasus-class hydrofoil vessels were formerly operated by the United States Navy. The vessels were designed for high speed and mobility, and carried a powerful (for their size) armament The
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Brazil - New Legislation Benefits Crab Production

Brazil - New Legislation Benefits Crab Production | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it

BRAZIL - One of the main fish stocks in Brazil, the mangrove crab (Ucides cordatus), has received special attention from the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA), which has introduced measures that seek to ensure the sustainability of this fishery.

 

The new legislation protects the species in its breeding period, promotes the adoption of best practices in handling and transportation and empowers consumers on final product quality, said Sandra Souza, General Coordination of Spatial Planning and Artisanal Marine (CGPAM), the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture

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Fur seals devastating marine eco-system - The Daily Telegraph

Fur seals devastating marine eco-system - The Daily Telegraph | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
Fur seals devastating marine eco-system The Daily Telegraph The concern has prompted a major SA investigation by key researchers for the SA Research and Development Institute to try and fill serious gaps in knowledge and assess the impacts of the...
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AUS - NRAC to assess technology and communication networks in agriculture

AUS - NRAC to assess technology and communication networks in agriculture | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Joel Fitzgibbon, has tasked the National Rural Advisory Council (NRAC) to report on the use of technologies on-farm to determine if they make a difference to efficiency and productivity.

NRAC will start talking to farmers next week to identify how savvy IT use facilitates better business management, innovation and communication on-farm.

“Farmers have been using technologies like on-farm sensors, GPS systems and remote stock monitoring for years,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.

“The roll out of the National Broadband Network presents even greater opportunities for our farmers and rural communities.

“NRAC’s report will give us a full picture of the availability, use and benefits of all these technologies so our farmers can consider all the IT tools at their fingertips.

“NRAC has a strong track record of delivering grounded advice.

“I look forward to hearing what kinds of technologies farmers are using, how they make their lives easier and what difference they make to their bottom line.”

NRAC’s assessment will also help inform the ‘tools and technologies’ element of the new drought reform package.

The focus of this element is to ensure farmers have access to tools and technologies they need to make business decisions, prepare for challenges and manage risks

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Union concern at fishing crew exemptions « LiveNews.co.nz

Printer-friendly version. The Council of Trade Unions is critical of a proposal to exempt settlement quota from requirements of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.
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Committees to weigh future of inshore shrimping trawling « The ...

Committees to weigh future of inshore shrimping trawling « The ... | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
Panels to weigh future of inshore shrimp trawling. Russ Lay | July 28, 2013. (N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries). Will the state Marine Fisheries Commission eliminate the inshore commercial shrimping industry in North Carolina?
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‘Stupid robots’ to replace fishery observers | Homer Tribune

‘Stupid robots’ to replace fishery observers | Homer Tribune | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it

If a picture is worth a thousand words, get ready for millions of undersea images; all brought to you by a handmade, high-definition undersea camera. “Alaska Cam Sled is a towed imaging system that takes a lot of high-resolution pictures of the bottom of the ocean,” said Gregg Rosenkranz, a state scallop biometrician based in Kodiak. Rosenkranz and his colleague, Rick Shepherd, built the cam sled, which lets them experience a live stream of the sea floor while onboard a research vessel. They hail it as a non-invasive way to observe and collect data in real time. “We found out pretty quickly after we started doing this about six or seven years ago that there is a lot of other stuff down there, for example, a lot of Tanner crabs live in the same areas as scallops do. “I like to think of it as a really stupid robot that does one job really well, and that is to take high-resolution photos,” Rosenkranz said, adding:  “It’s easier and cheaper than a lot of other ways, because it is towed. You’re not sending divers down there for example, who get tired out.” The Alaska Cam Sled will be showcased at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sept. 26-28 in Kodiak.  www.aaas.org/

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MMSC says Ocean City dolphin death not related to commercial fisheries

MMSC says Ocean City dolphin death not related to commercial fisheries | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
Submitted / A bottlenose dolphin, which beached itself at Waverly Boulevard Wednesday morning, died shortly after, according to Brian Kapp of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine.
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Fishermen battle environmentalists

Fishermen battle environmentalists | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
ABOARD THE STEVE IRWIN - Tuna fishermen battled environmentalists on the Mediterranean, hurling heavy links of chain at them as the environmentalists tried to disrupt illegal tuna fishing under the no-fly zone north of Libya ...

The fishermen also tried to lay a rope in front of the activists' boat, the Steve Irwin - owned by the U.S. group the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - hoping to disable it. Environmentalists responded with fire hoses and stink bombs.

Several hundred feet above the fray circled a French fighter jet summoned by the fishermen, who claimed, falsely, that activist divers were trying to cut their net

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CHILE - Seafood exports volume and value increase

CHILE - Seafood exports volume and value increase | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it

Fishery and aquaculture product exports in Chile reached a value of USD 2,172.1 million in the first five months of 2013. This figure represents an increase of 4.9 per cent over the same period of 2012, when USD 2,070.1 million was obtained.

The volume of exports between January and May 2013 also rose: it experienced a rise of 13.2 per cent, changing from 536,185 -- in 2012 -- to 607,245 tonnes this year, the Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) reported.

Frozen products were those having a higher participation in export volumes, as they accounted for 16.8 per cent of the total.

They were followed by chilled products and those associated with the fishmeal industry, according to the latest Subpesca Sector Report on Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Statistics by Subpesca show that the main exported product was the Atlantic salmon, which accounted for 38 per cent (USD 826.1 million) in revenues from sales abroad.

Further back was the rainbow trout (15.4 per cent of the total) and the Pacific salmon (11.7 per cent).

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OMAN - USD 1,295 million to boost fisheries sector

OMAN - USD 1,295 million to boost fisheries sector | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it

In an effort to balance and streamline fish distribution markets across the country, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) has devised an ambitious project that includes financial backing to fish sale outlets in the nation.

By boosting the productivity of artisanal fishing vessels and properly assessing independent fish outlets, this initiative intends to consolidate the fishing industry and increase the country's fish exports.

The global project, which will imply an investment reaching OMR 500 million (USD 1,295 million), will stress the vital role marketing plays in the interaction with the consumer with the ultimate goal of providing high quality fish at reasonable prices.

Abdullah al Makhini, director of project for diversification of fish outlets told the Oman Daily Observer that  "The diversification of fish markets stabilises the prices and help provide sufficient quantities of fish to meet the increased demand for fish which is why the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is striving to open new markets and outlets to avoid the concentration of fish trade in specific markets."

He added: "The ministry has intensified its efforts to attract companies and individual investors to start up businesses linked to fish marketing and transportation

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BC conservationists seek salmon protection - Vancouver Sun

BC conservationists seek salmon protection - Vancouver Sun | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
BC conservationists seek salmon protection
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These fish are often caught as "bycatch" in fisheries targeting local Alaskan pink and chum salmon. The Pacific Salmon Treaty, which covers fisheries on both sides of the Canada-U.S.
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QBFP and fishers meet to safeguard industry - My Sunshine Coast (press release)

QBFP and fishers meet to safeguard industry - My Sunshine Coast (press release) | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
QBFP and fishers meet to safeguard industry My Sunshine Coast (press release) The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) and commercial fishers are meeting throughout the state to join forces to tackle the key compliance issues facing the...
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Fishing trust hooks top award

Fishing trust hooks top award | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
Nelson's Sport Fishing for Youth charitable trust has scooped a top community award.The Sport Fishing for Youth charitable trust has won the supreme award at the 2013 TrustPower Nelson Tasman community awards.  

    The awards were announced and presented at a function at Petite Fleur at Seifried Estate last night.  

    Accepting the award, Ian Kearney said the group was the idea of a couple of older trustees who realised that the chance to go freshwater fishing in the Nelson region was not as easy today as it was when they were growing up.  

    He said the trust was about giving youngsters the chance to get into the outdoors and catch a fish.  

    The trust has built ponds on the Waimea River where children and teens try to catch a fish, under the guidance of volunteers.

    Speaking after the award show, he said it was wonderful to have won the supreme award.  

    The trust worked closely with the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology aquaculture course students.  

    They reared the fish for them which were then released into the ponds as part of their course work.  

    NMIT carpentry students had worked with them to build the fishing platforms at the side of the ponds which would enable less abled children to give fishing a go.  

    Richard Boyden, who accepted the award with Mr Kearney, said it was a proud moment.

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Fur seals devastating marine eco-system - The Daily Telegraph

Fur seals devastating marine eco-system - The Daily Telegraph | Fisheries & Fishing Technology | Scoop.it
Fur seals devastating marine eco-system The Daily Telegraph The concern has prompted a major SA investigation by key researchers for the SA Research and Development Institute to try and fill serious gaps in knowledge and assess the impacts of the...
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Lobstermen face endline, traps per trawl rules - Quoddy Tides

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Lobstermen face endline, traps per trawl rules Quoddy Tides Reducing the impact of lobster lines on whales and limiting the resulting cost of gear changes to lobstermen will be the subject of hearings being held by the National Marine Fisheries...
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