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A major breakthrough shows oil spills affect fish hearts

UNITED STATES
Monday, April 20, 2015, 02:20 (GMT + 9)

Researchers from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have revealed that the still-forming hearts of larval fish can be affected by oil spills, leading to developmental defects and reduced survival. These scientists, who have been conducting a study on bluefin tuna at NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Centre in Seattle, reached this conclusion after discovering the molecular mechanism by which toxic compounds in oil damage the hearts of developing fish. They ensure the results likely apply to many other fish species as well. Nat Scholz, the scientist who leads the programme, explained that Now that they understand the effects more precisely, scientists are developing new diagnostic tools to measure the impacts. Sources from NOAA consulted by FIS.com explained the agency is conducting its Natural Resource Damage Assessment in the Gulf of Mexico, ... FULL STORY

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'Extraordinary' Illex squid season forecast
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The Government and the fishing sector engaged in catching Illex squid from the Falkland Islands expect another... FULL STORY
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Ban on supertrawlers takes effect
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Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, described the Labour/Green o... FULL STORY
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Scientists recommend not to bring shrimp season forward
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Scientists at the National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) advised against bringing ... FULL STORY
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Pharmaq plans USD 19 million vaccine investment
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Spain
Shipowners request octopus ban extension
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The Association of Smaller Scale Gear of Galicia (ASOAR-ARMEGA) has asked the Secretariat of Marine Affairs of the Xunta of Galicia for the octopus ba... FULL STORY

Chile
Industrial fishermen report jumbo flying squid abundance
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A group of workers from the fishing industry engaged in catching jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas) ensures that there is still an overabundance of... FULL STORY

United States
Organic seafood standards could be set this year
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The US Agriculture Department (USAD) is planning to propose the standards to allow the sale of US-raised organic fish and shellfish, which is expected... FULL STORY
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IN BRIEF - Queensland Fisheries Minister Bill Byrne slams opponents of net-free-fishing zones for 'scare tactics'
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