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Artisanal fishermen bet on Pacific oyster farming

ECUADOR | Thursday, April 27, 2017
Since the beginning of this month, half a hundred artisanal fishermen from Puerto Pesquero...

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Overfishing detected in Gulf of California's small-scale fisheries
United States | 01:50 | A new study suggests that more small-scale fishing boats are operating in the Gulf of California than is economically and ecologically sustainable, implying that local fishermen are spending more time and money to catch fewer fish. Full Story
Salmon price status at week 16
Norway | 01:20 | Export volumes of fresh Norwegian salmon for week 16 are up 2,865 tonnes from week 15 and down 788 tonnes from week 16, 2016, Fish Pool ASA reports. Full Story
'Plasti-eating' caterpillar could contribute to clean oceans
United Kingdom | 00:40 | Scientists have found that a caterpillar commercially bred for fishing bait has the ability to biodegrade polyethylene, frequently found clogging up landfill sites in the form of plastic shopping bags. Full Story
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