Several years ago, an interest in mercury levels in the Kotzebue Sound prompted the local village authority to commission a study from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Last month, researchers came back with good news. Mercury levels in Kotzebue-area subsistence fish are safe.
When mercury gets into water, it changes chemically and is prone to affect local marine ecosystems.
“Under perfectly ideal conditions, you can get mercury that accumulates in fish,” said Andrew Cyr, one of the UAF researchers looking at Kotzebue-area fish.
While mercury occurs naturally, it is sometimes released in larger quantities by mining.
LUBEC, Maine - American fishermen are expected to get a little more fishing quota under terms of an agreement with Canada.
The countries are home to fisheries for economically important species that cross international boundaries, such as cod and haddock. They reach agreement every year about how to divide catch on eastern Georges Bank, a critical fishing area off New England and Canada.
The New England Fishery Management Council says the U.S is scheduled to get 29% of the 1.4 million pound total allowable catch of cod on eastern Georges Bank in 2020. It's also slated for 54% of the 66 million pound total allowable catch of haddock in the area.
A consortium of researchers from GMIT and NUI Galway are making people more comfortable and safer with shellfish with the world’s first tool to trace it to its source.
Lead scientist in creating this shellfish tracking tool, Dr Conor Graham of GMIT, says “In recent years consumers have become more food conscious seeking traceability of produce and while such tools exist for agriculture”.
However he added that “until now no scientifically based system existed to trace both farmed and wild shellfish produce to their source.”
Meeting the world’s growing demand for seafood is a puzzle that crosses national borders, traversing the world’s oceans and freshwater fisheries: Global fish consumption has risen twice as quickly as population growth over the past five decades, and overfishing is creating unexpected problems for humans. As a result, sustainability researchers are intensely focused on how we can meet global demand without depleting the world’s supply of fish.
And while the free market may seem like an unlikely ally to the environment, the finance sector could play a crucial role in solving seafood’s sustainability problem, finds a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.
The authors of the study analyzed media coverage in two major fishing trade publications and data from more than 3,000 shareholders of 160 seafood firms, and they found three major financial sector tools that could push the international fishing industry to be more sustainable: banks, stock exchanges, and activist shareholders.
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DanFish International Update – DanFish International takes place next week (9 to 11 October) where visitors from more than 50 countries will gather in Aalborg, Denmark, for this fishing industry showcase.
Martin Winkel, Head of Danish Export – Fish Tech, organizer of Pavilion of Denmark at DanFish International, says that he international fisheries and related processing industry increasingly require customised solutions. Therefore, Danish suppliers are proactive in their approach to new industry demands, focusing on developing the right products in close collaboration with customers and other industry partners.
Danish Export – Fish Tech is the largest Danish network of suppliers to the global fisheries, aquaculture and fish processing industries. Close to 100 companies are member of the network, which is part of Danish Export Association.
Seafood Norway has called on its members to carry out a thorough investigation into why so many salmon have escaped from fish farms in 2019.
The latest figure of more than 280,000 escapes in 30 separate incidents is one of the highest for many years, and seafood minister Harald T Nesvik has bluntly told the industry it is time to get its house in order.
Now the organisation which represents both aquaculture and fishing companies has said it strongly regrets the high figure.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Some of Alaska's salmon fisheries are in jeopardy according to researchers who are looking at this summer's record warm water temperatures.
According to Cook Inlet Keeper Science Director Sue Mauger, early July temperatures on the Deshka river were actually higher than what climate models have predicted through the year 2069 -- 80.4°F compared to the projection of about 79°F.
The temperatures of three other Alaskan rivers outpaced their 2069 projections: the Beaver, Slikok and Funny rivers. These measurements are alarming scientists, who say the long-term health of Alaska's salmon fisheries in a changing climate could be at risk.
Snow crab sold for world record USD 46,000 Japan
A snow crab caught off Tottori Prefecture was sold for a record JPY 5 million (USD 46,000) at auction, the local fisheries association said Thursday.
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