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Promoting closed recirculating aquaculture, ocean conservation and environmental logic. Good planets are hard to come by, and we're ruining the one we have!
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Eric Schmidt's Venture Fund Collaborates On Agtech 'Collective'

Eric Schmidt's Venture Fund Collaborates On Agtech 'Collective' | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
A group of companies including Google Chairman Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors and Flextronics' Lab IX has created a "collective" that aims to support technology startups focused on innovation in agriculture. The initiative, called Farm2050, will support selected entrepreneurs with seed capital, manufacturing facilities, testing equipment, and management mentorship. Its particular interests are [...]
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Impact of offshore wind farms on marine species

Offshore wind power is a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions. Technological advances are allowing higher capacity turbines to be installed in deeper water, but there is still much unknown about the effects on the environment. Scientists have now reviewed the potential impacts of offshore wind developments on marine species and make recommendations for future monitoring and assessment as interest in offshore wind energy grows around the world.
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Earthquakes in the ocean: Towards a better understanding of their precursors

Earthquakes in the ocean: Towards a better understanding of their precursors | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
New research offers the first theoretical model that, based on fluid-related processes, explains the seismic precursors of an underwater earthquake. Using quantitative measurements, this innovative model established a link between observed precursors and the mainshock of an earthquake. The results open a promising avenue of research for guiding future investigations on detecting earthquakes before they strike.
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Fish tale: New study evaluates antibiotic content in farm-raised fish

Fish tale: New study evaluates antibiotic content in farm-raised fish | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
Antibiotic use in the rapidly expanding world of global aquaculture has been examined in a new study. Results of the research evaluated the presence of antibiotics in shrimp, salmon, catfish, trout, tilapia and swai, originating from 11 countries. Data showed traces of 5 of the 47 antibiotics evaluated.
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Ocean's living carbon pumps: When viruses attack giant algal blooms, global carbon cycles are affected

Ocean's living carbon pumps: When viruses attack giant algal blooms, global carbon cycles are affected | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
By some estimates, almost half of the world's organic carbon is fixed by marine organisms called phytoplankton -- single-celled photosynthetic organisms that account for less than one percent of the total photosynthetic biomass on Earth. When giant algal blooms get viral infections, global carbon cycles are affected, scientists have now discovered.
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Saudi Ministry of Agriculture to promote sea food consumption

Saudi Ministry of Agriculture to promote sea food consumption | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Agriculture has stepped up efforts to halt the decline in seafood consumption and to boost fish production, which will go a long way in ensuring food security on national and regional
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Polychaetes as valuable fish feed ingredient

Polychaetes as valuable fish feed ingredient | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
Ragworms (polychaetes) are traditionally used as bait by fishermen. But processed ragworms are an excellent alternative to fishmeal. Odd Geir Oddsen explains how these worms can be turned into a speciality pelleted feed and how this benefits the end product.
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Food supply: Uncharted waters - FT.com

Food supply: Uncharted waters - FT.com | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
Under drizzly skies on the west coast of Norway, Thor Halvor Nygaard surveys the fish in the pens floating in the country’s largest fjord. “It’s a good place for the fish,” says Mr Nygaard, the site manager on the Skredstivik farm for the past 15
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Farmed lobster a step closer thanks to Tasmanian project

Farmed lobster a step closer thanks to Tasmanian project | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
Lobster may soon be a more affordable choice on the menu thanks to groundbreaking research being conducted in Tasmania.
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Climate Change: Impacts and Threats on Freshwater Aquaculture

Climate Change: Impacts and Threats on Freshwater Aquaculture

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Are aquaculture and fisheries a solution to food insecurity?

Are aquaculture and fisheries a solution to food insecurity? | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
Women-led aquafarming projects in Bangladesh have led to a 500% increase in fish production
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New coral species off California discovered

New coral species off California discovered | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
A research team has discovered a new species of deep-sea coral and a nursery area for catsharks and skates in the underwater canyons located close to the Gulf of Farallones and Cordell Bank national marine sanctuaries off the Sonoma coast.
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Hidden Battles on the Reefs

Hidden Battles on the Reefs | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
A new study led by WHOI scientists shows how changing ocean conditions can combine to intensify erosion of coral reefs.
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Fish intake associated with boost to antidepressant response

Up to half of patients who suffer from major depression do not respond to treatment with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Now a group of researchers has carried out a study that shows that increasing fatty fish intake appears to increase the response rate in patients who do not respond to antidepressants.
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Fish just want to have fun, according to a new study that finds even fish 'play'

Fish just want to have fun, according to a new study that finds even fish 'play' | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
Biologists have documented fish playing with a bottom-weighted thermometer and other objects. Play, like much of animals' psychology including emotions, motivations, perceptions and intellect, is part of their evolutionary history and not just random, meaningless behavior.
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Built-in billboards: Male bluefin killifish signal different things with different fins

Built-in billboards: Male bluefin killifish signal different things with different fins | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
They help fish swim, but fins also advertise a fish's social standing and health. In a new study, researchers report that for the male bluefin killifish (Lucania goodei), each colorful fin presents its own messages to other fish.
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Seaweed menace may yield new medicines

Seaweed menace may yield new medicines | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
An invasive seaweed clogging up British coasts could be a blessing in disguise. British scientists have won a cash award to turn it into valuable compounds which can lead to new, life-saving drugs.
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New Study Examines Feasibility of Renewable Energy from Aquaculture Waste

New Study Examines Feasibility of Renewable Energy from Aquaculture Waste | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
EU - A new EU funded project is examining the feasibility of producing renewable energy from aquaculture and agriculture waste.
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Trilateral Dialogue to Address Food and Water Security in India

Trilateral Dialogue to Address Food and Water Security in India | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
Future Directions International is an independent, not-for-profit research institute based in Perth Western Australia. It was established in 2000 by Major General the Hon. Michael Jeffery (former Governor General of Australia) together with a small group of leading Australians to conduct comprehensive research of important medium to long-term issues facing Australia.
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Indonesia's new president, ministers have big plans for fish

Indonesia's new president, ministers have big plans for fish | Aquaculture & Oceans | Scoop.it
Indonesia’s new president, Joko Widodo (or Jokowi, as he’s popularly called) spent half his 11-minute inaugural address thanking God, his partisans and the citizenry at large. For the rest of the speech he talked about oceans.
Was this just rhetorical flourish, or does it portend a new seriousness about maritime management?
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