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New model assesses dams impact on sea-run fish species

UNITED STATES
Friday, May 29, 2015, 00:50 (GMT + 9)

Researchers have developed a model to assess how dams affect the viability of sea-run fish species that need to pass dams as they use both fresh and marine waters during their lifetimes. NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) and Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) have partnered on this project to test how varying passage efficiency at dams related to survival rates for these species. Using a model of endangered Atlantic salmon in Maine’s Penobscot River as a case study, NOAA researchers found that abundance, distribution and number of fish increased upstream when dams in the primary downstream segments of the river, also called “mainstem dams,” were removed or fish passage survival was increased. The findings were recently published online in the ICES Journal of Marine Science. Models like this one, which analyz... FULL STORY

Argentina
Shrimp and squid offset other exports drop
May 28, 21:50
Argentina exported 117,419 tonnes of seafood from January to April 2015, a figure that shows a marginal rise o... FULL STORY
United States
Louisiana shrimpers worry about price drop
May 28, 03:50
Louisiana shrimp season, which opened a week ago, has already been affected by a plummet in the crustacean pri... FULL STORY
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Blumar faces profit drop in the first quarter
May 28, 03:10
Blumar SA reported consolidated operating income amounted to USD 84.2 million for the first quarter of 2015, r... FULL STORY
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Indonesia urged to champion the interests of coastal nations at IOTC
May 28, 02:30
Greater stakeholder collaboration is essential to bringing continued improvements to tuna fisheries and to mee... FULL STORY

Chile
23pc of Australis Seafoods auctioned at Stock Exchange
May 28, 23:50
Santander S.A. Brokers will today auction a total of 579,924,500 shares of the salmon firm Australis Seafoods, equivalent to 23 per cent ownership of ... FULL STORY

Spain
Senate requests expanding tuna loin quota to 30,000 tonnes
May 28, 23:10
The Plenary of the Spanish Senate approved a motion calling on the Government to act in order to expand to 30,000 tonnes per year the quota for tuna l... FULL STORY

Canada
NL legislature calls on DFO to reverse Atlantic halibut allocation decision
May 28, 22:30
The Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly unanimously passed a private member’s motion condemning and seeking the immediate reversal of la... FULL STORY
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