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How biggest storm surge to hit Britain in 60 years affected coastline revealed in dramatic drone pictures

How biggest storm surge to hit Britain in 60 years affected coastline revealed in dramatic drone pictures | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
A year ago today, a tidal surge devastated stretches of the east coast, damaging and destroying homes and disrupting natural habitats
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Only 100 Cod Left! | Britishseafishing.co.uk

Only 100 Cod Left! | Britishseafishing.co.uk | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
British Newspapers reported that there were only 100 cod left in the North Sea. Was there any truth at all in this? No, but they reported it anyway.
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New approaches for breeding resistance to ISA virus

New approaches for breeding resistance to ISA virus | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
Scientists of the Roslin Institute, research center of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, are using genome editing technology to prevent Infectious Salmon Anaemia virus in salmon aquaculture. Salmon farming is worth approximately £1Bn ((€1,1 Bn 1.1 Bn) to the UK economy and supports many rural and coastal communities. However, disease outbreaks have a major negative…
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Compliance and enforcement solutions for the Overseas Territories - Marine developments

Compliance and enforcement solutions for the Overseas Territories - Marine developments | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
Marine developments: news and updates about marine planning and licensing
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Search and foraging behaviors from movement data: A comparison of methods

Search and foraging behaviors from movement data: A comparison of methods | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
Search behavior is often used as a proxy for foraging effort within studies of animal movement, despite it being only one part of the foraging process, which also includes prey capture. While method
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Cefas - UK-marine science partnership to propel research capacity in Indonesia’s coastal fisheries

Cefas - UK-marine science partnership to propel research capacity in Indonesia’s coastal fisheries | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
28 September 2017 A new UK-marine science partnership to support sustainable tuna fisheries in Indonesia has been awarded funding by the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund (GFSF).
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Jellyfish on the menu

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Squid, sole, dogfish, herring and cod all feed on baby jellyfish – according to new research from the University of East Anglia and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas).
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Molecular characterization of an Endozoicomonas-like organism causing infection in king scallop Pecten maximus L.

One of the fastest growing fisheries in the UK is the king scallop Pecten maximus L., also currently rated as the second most valuable. Mass mortality events in scallops have been reported world-wide, often with the causative agent(s) remaining uncharacterized. In May 2013 and 2014, two mass mortality events affecting king scallops were recorded in the Lyme Bay Marine Protected Area (MPA), in South West England. Histopathological examination showed gill epithelial tissues infected with intracellular microcolonies of bacteria (IMC), resembling rickettsia-like organisms (RLOs), often with bacteria released in vascular spaces. Large colonies were associated with cellular and tissue disruption of the gills. Ultrastructural examination confirmed the intracellular location of these organisms in affected epithelial cells.16S rRNA gene sequences of the putative IMC obtained from infected king scallop gill samples, collected from both mortality events, were identical, and had a 99.4% identity to 16S rRNA gene sequences obtained from Candidatus endonucleobacter bathymodioli and 95% with Endozoicomonas spp.
In situ hybridization assays using 16S rRNA gene probes confirmed the presence of the sequenced IMC gene in the gill tissues. Additional DNA sequences of the bacterium were obtained using high-throughput (Illumina) sequencing and bioinformatic analysis identified over 1000 genes with high similarity to protein sequences from Endozoicomonas spp. (ranging from 77-87% identity).
Specific PCR assays were developed and applied to screen for the presence of IMC 16S rRNA gene sequences in king scallop gill tissues collected in the Lyme Bay MPA during 2015 and 2016. There was 100% prevalence of the IMC in these gill tissues and the 16S rRNA gene sequences identified were identical to the sequence found during the previous mortality event.
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Molluscan mass mortalities associated with IMC have been reported worldwide for many years, however, apart from histological and ultrastructural characterization, characterization of the aetiological agents is limited. In the present work, we provide detailed molecular characterization of an Endozoicomonas-like organism (ELO) associated with an important commercial scallop species.
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Government Chemist at the APA Conference - GOV.UK

Government Chemist at the APA Conference - GOV.UK | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
Michael Walker represented the Government Chemist at the annual conference of the Association of Public Analysts, APA, in October 2017
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Profiling Marine Phytoplankton Ecology using State of the Art Microcytometry at University of Southampton on FindAPhD.com

PhD Project - Profiling Marine Phytoplankton Ecology using State of the Art Microcytometry at University of Southampton, listed on FindAPhD.com
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International network for shrimp health - Newton Fund

International Network for Shrimp Health (INSH) Shrimp farming is a major economic activity in Asia, generating millions of jobs and supporting rural communities. Periodic and unpredictable massive production drops occur with shrimp resulting in severe economic losses – early mortality syndrome in...
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Benchmark participates in gene editing research to develop disease resistance in salmon

Benchmark participates in gene editing research to develop disease resistance in salmon | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
Third party funded study to investigate the potential for gene editing technology to increase resistance against infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) Gene editing represents a significant long-term opportunity in animal health, following on from recent breakthroughs in human health First of a number of...
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Cefas - International science prize aims to keep shrimp on the menu

Cefas - International science prize aims to keep shrimp on the menu | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
05 December 2017 Multi-billion $ losses to the global shrimp industry, together with devastating impacts on local livelihoods, could be eradicated, due to a pioneering UK-Thai science collaboration, using DNA technology to combat disease outbreaks in farmed seafood.
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Capturing Our Coast

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People with a passion for the UK's coastline are being invited to help make history by being part in a coastal marine citizen science project.
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PhD: StockDNA: Combining Molecular and Acoustic Approaches to Improve Pelagic Stock Assessment at University of Salford

PhD: StockDNA: Combining Molecular and Acoustic Approaches to Improve Pelagic Stock Assessment at University of Salford | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
View details for this PhD: StockDNA: Combining Molecular and Acoustic Approaches to Improve Pelagic Stock Assessment job vacancy at Universit
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Jellyfish on the menu - Press Release - UEA

Jellyfish on the menu - Press Release - UEA | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
Squid, sole, dogfish, herring and cod all feed on baby jellyfish – according to new research from the University of East Anglia and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas). Squid, sole, dogfish, herring and cod all feed on baby jellyfish – according to new research from the University of East Anglia and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquacultur
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海水温上昇でイカが英国料理の人気者に?

海水温上昇でイカが英国料理の人気者に? | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
英国周辺の海水温が上がっていることから、英国の伝統的な魚料理に使われるタラなどは、イカなどに取って代わられるかもしれない。英国の政府研究機関の科学者がこのほど明らかにした。
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Prevent fish or shellfish diseases - GOV.UK

Prevent fish or shellfish diseases - GOV.UK | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
Reduce the risk of disease, find out where notifiable diseases have been found and what to do if your fish or shellfish have a disease.
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Jellyfish On The Menu

Jellyfish On The Menu | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
(Click to enlarge) (Credit: University of East Anglia) Squid, sole, dogfish, herring and cod all feed on baby jellyfish – according to new research from the University of East Anglia and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas). The 
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BSc Environmental Management Alumni Profiles - University of Reading

BSc Environmental Management Alumni Profiles - University of Reading | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
Alumni profiles Name: Helen Walton Programme: BSc Rural Environmental Science with a year in industry Job Title: Study Director - Ecotoxicology Working for: Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) I graduated from the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development in 2009,...
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FIS - Worldnews - Galicia to be denied the EU bivalve centre it aspired

FIS - Worldnews - Galicia to be denied the EU bivalve centre it aspired | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
President of Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez-Feijóo. (Photo: Irekia/CC BY 2.0) Galicia to be denied the EU bivalve centre it aspired SPAIN Wednesday, December 06, 2017, 23:50 (GMT + 9) The European Commission (EC) will abolish the reference laboratory in research of viral and bacteriological...
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StockDNA: Combining molecular and acoustic approaches to improve pelagic stock assessment. at University of Salford on FindAPhD.com

PhD Project - StockDNA: Combining molecular and acoustic approaches to improve pelagic stock assessment. at University of Salford, listed on FindAPhD.com
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International Science Prize Aims to Keep Shrimp on the Menu

International Science Prize Aims to Keep Shrimp on the Menu | Spotlight on Cefas - Cefas News Coverage | Scoop.it
Multi-billion $ losses to the global shrimp industry, together with devastating impacts on local livelihoods, could be eradicated using DNA technology.
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