Global Aquacultur...
Follow
Find
11.8K views | +9 today
 
Rescooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan) from Aquaculture without Frontiers
onto Global Aquaculture News & Events
Scoop.it!

UNITED STATES: Oysters Help Clean New York’s Dirty Harbor

UNITED STATES: Oysters Help Clean New York’s Dirty Harbor | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it

How do you keep New York’s harbor clean? At a high school on Governor’s Island just south of Manhattan, the answer has been tested: oysters.

 

Marine biologists have used oysters for centuries for the efficient way they filter dirt out of water, as much as 50 gallons a day per oyster. In fact, there used to be trillions of oysters in the New York Harbor about 400 years ago before the water became too polluted for them to survive.

 

Thanks to the Clean Water Act, oysters can now populate the river and start slurping dirt once again. The only problem is how to get them back there.

 

This week Change Reaction visited the New York Harbor School, a small public high school on Governor’s Island, just south of Manhattan. The school’s goal is to return 1 billion oysters into the river over the next twenty years. It’s a small fraction of the number there once was, but it’s a start.

 

And the school is using the project as a teachable moment, instructing students how to nurture the oyster larvae, build artificial reefs for the oysters to live on, and how to dive in order to put them at the bottom of the river.

 

Can it be done? Since 2011, the school has introduced about 2.5 million oysters. That number is expected to rise dramatically as students get faster at the process, says Murray Fisher, the founder of the Harbor School and the brains behind the Billion Oyster Project. They also hope outside funding from the city may allow them to build new equipment. “What I’m most excited about is having this type of environmental restoration become a good model for engaging students,” Fisher said, while volunteers counted oyster larvae nearby. The only thing definitely out of the question: At the end of their lives, the oysters are filled with so much bacteria and pathogens from a lifetime of filtering, they’re unsafe to eat.

 


Via Αλιεία alieia.info, Roy D Palmer
more...
No comment yet.
Global Aquaculture News & Events
Global Aquaculture News & Events digital newspaper supports Perendale Publlishers Limited other online websites and distribution activities.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

The Aquaculturists: 27/02/2015: Aquaculture America 2015 in brief

The Aquaculturists: 27/02/2015: Aquaculture America 2015 in brief | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

Monster catfish which looks big enough to swallow a man whole caught in Italy - Telegraph

Monster catfish which looks big enough to swallow a man whole caught in Italy - Telegraph | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
The giant fish, which weighed 20 stone, was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in northern Italy
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

The Aquaculturists: 26/02/2015: BIORIGIN has a new sales manager for the animal nutrition sector in Asia

The Aquaculturists: 26/02/2015: BIORIGIN has a new sales manager for the animal nutrition sector in Asia | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

600,000 Baby Salmon Head to the Pacific, With a Little Help

600,000 Baby Salmon Head to the Pacific, With a Little Help | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
As California's drought endangers Chinook salmon, fisheries officials release 600,000 baby salmon into the Sacramento River, triple the usual number, in hopes that many return to spawn.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

Overfishing Drives Thai Boats to Use More Slave Labor

Overfishing Drives Thai Boats to Use More Slave Labor | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
Decades of overfishing and the international demand for cheap seafood mean Thai boats are increasingly turning to slave labor as fishermen flee worsening wor...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

The Aquaculturists: Leiber company profile

The Aquaculturists: Leiber company profile | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

The Aquaculturists: 24/02/2015: Can phytogenics address aquaculture challenges?

The Aquaculturists: 24/02/2015: Can phytogenics address aquaculture challenges? | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

Fish Farms of the Future?

Fish Farms of the Future? | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
Dive deep to explore one of the world's weirdest farms, where divers don flippers and scuba gear to tend their fields: massive underwater spheres housing thousands of fish.Watch EARTH A New Wild, airing Wednesdays in February on PBS in the U.S. and internationally in February on Nat Geo Wild.
more...
Clive Cheng's curator insight, February 21, 4:51 PM

Fish farming pods!

Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

The Aquaculturists: 20/02/2015: Innovation in aquafeed processing technology

The Aquaculturists: 20/02/2015: Innovation in aquafeed processing technology | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

The Aquaculturists: 19/02/2015: Extruded feed for warm water finfish and shrimp

The Aquaculturists: 19/02/2015: Extruded feed for warm water finfish and shrimp | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

Fish Skin Bandages Helps Heal Wounds

Fish Skin Bandages Helps Heal Wounds | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
In rats, tilapia proteins spun into tiny fibers closed cuts neatly, letting new cells flourish
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

The Aquaculturists: 27/02/2015: Fish and more at EuroTier 2014

The Aquaculturists: 27/02/2015: Fish and more at EuroTier 2014 | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

The Aquaculturists: 26/02/2015: Nutriad joins board of Andalusian Aquaculture Technology Center (CTAQUA)

The Aquaculturists: 26/02/2015: Nutriad joins board of Andalusian Aquaculture Technology Center (CTAQUA) | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

The Aquaculturists: 26/02/2015: Aquaculture without Frontiers - New board member announced

The Aquaculturists: 26/02/2015: Aquaculture without Frontiers - New board member announced | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

Shellfish 'hot zones' hit hard by acidic oceans - Futurity

Shellfish 'hot zones' hit hard by acidic oceans - Futurity | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
Ocean acidification will have a real impact on people's lives, experts say. It will put livelihoods at risk and alter the fabric of communities nationwide.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

FAO - News Article: New fish drying technology boosts livelihoods in Ivorian towns

FAO - News Article: New fish drying technology boosts livelihoods in Ivorian towns | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

Using Science to Empower Communities and Improve Marine Protected Areas in East Africa

Using Science to Empower Communities and Improve Marine Protected Areas in East Africa | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
By Jennifer O’Leary and Arthur Tuda When you think about East Africa, probably the first images that emerge are of large terrestrial animals like elephants and lions. Many people don’t know that Ea...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

The Aquaculturists: 23/02/2015: The rise (and rise) of the aquatic ‘chicken’

The Aquaculturists: 23/02/2015: The rise (and rise) of the aquatic ‘chicken’ | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Tough-as-Hell Antarctic Fish With Antifreeze for Blood | WIRED

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Tough-as-Hell Antarctic Fish With Antifreeze for Blood | WIRED | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
Last week I wrote about a snail with an iron-plated shell that lives around deep-sea hydrothermal vents, where the water tops 750 degrees F and toxic chemicals swirl. They’re about as close to hell as you can get on Earth. But down in Antarctica, there’s a polar-opposite (yeesh) ecosystem of brutally low temperatures, damn near…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

Entrepreneurs around Micronesia Restore Both Fisheries and Local Economies

Entrepreneurs around Micronesia Restore Both Fisheries and Local Economies | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
The Fish 2.0 business competition held a workshop for entrepreneurs from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Marshall Islands, Palau, Guam and Saipan. The workshop was held in Pohnpei wit...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
Scoop.it!

This Bill Gates-supported startup is about to open the world's largest fly farm in South Africa

This Bill Gates-supported startup is about to open the world's largest fly farm in South Africa | Global Aquaculture News & Events | Scoop.it
A sustainable solution.
more...
No comment yet.