A new short video has been produced highlighting the collaborative approach between fishermen and scientists in their innovative survey to assess the status and composition of herring stocks to the West of Scotland.
The film gives an informative overview of the multi-partner survey, which is using a combination of acoustic data and catch sampling to estimate the abundance of herring and investigate whether stocks in the northern part of this fishing zone (area 6a) are different from those further south.
Such data will then contribute to the international stock assessment process carried out by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.
Dr Mackinson says: “By adopting such a collaborative approach between scientists and fishermen, we are able to provide valuable data that can be incorporated into the scientific process for assessing herring stocks in this area.
The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has said aquaculture is expected to supply 8.76 million tons of fish to the domestic market in 2019, or 60 percent of the country’s fish consumption.
The ministry’s aquaculture Director General Slamet Soebjakto said fish consumption per capita in Indonesia was projected to reach 50 kilograms annually in 2019, meaning fish consumption would reach 14.6 million tons per year.
“I think in the moment of World Food Day, the aquaculture sector should be able to provide an alternative solution to fulfill food demand in a sustainable way,” said Slamet when attending the commemoration of World Food Day in Palu, Central Sulawesi, on Tuesday as quoted in a press statement.
Egyptians practised fish farming more than 3,500 years ago, the earliest evidence of such activity worldwide according to a joint German-Israeli study published on Tuesday, 16 October in Nature.
Scientists studied 100 fish teeth found at archaeological sites across modern-day Israel to conclude they had been plucked from a lagoon in Egypt's Sinai thousands of years ago.
"The sample of teeth covered a chronological period extending over 10,000 years, from the early Neolithic period through to the early Islamic period," said a statement from Israel's Haifa University, one of the participants in the study.
Water that the Japanese government is planning to release into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant contains radioactive material well above legally permitted levels, according to the plant’s operator and documents seen by The Telegraph.
The government is running out of space to store contaminated water that has come into contact with fuel that escaped from three nuclear reactors after the plant was destroyed in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck north-east Japan.
Its plan to release the approximately 1.09 million tons of water currently stored in 900 tanks into the Pacific has triggered a fierce backlash from local residents and environmental organisations, as well as groups in South Korea and Taiwan fearful that radioactivity from the second-worst nuclear disaster in history might wash up on their shores.
Bering Sea commercial crabbing starts this week, with the smallest quota for Bristol Bay red king crab in more than 30 years at 4.3 million pounds, a 35 percent decrease from last year's 6.6 million pounds.
The last time there was such a low number was in 1985, at 4.1 million pounds, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Ethan Nichols in Unalaska.
Nichols expects fewer boats fishing this year, with fishermen combining quotas onto one boat that otherwise would have been fished by two vessels.
Experts from CapeNature are puzzling over a die-off of fish in Groenvlei Lake in the Goukamma Nature Reserve, near Sedgefield.
On October 6 2018, fish suddenly began dying in the natural lake, which is the only known South African habitat for genetically distinct populations of estuarine round herring and Cape silverside.
"Fish started dying on Saturday, 6 October, in small numbers followed by a bigger fish die-off between 8 to 10 October, when substantial numbers of largemouth bass, bluegill sunfish and indigenous fishes died," Marietjie Engelbrecht, CapeNature senior manager for communication services, marketing and eco-tourism told News24.
Among the many pressing issues accorded priority by the Thai Government, the problem of IUU fishing is at the forefront. Over the past three years, the Government has spared no effort in its fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Thailand, with the battle being waged on many fronts simultaneously. It is worth highlighting some of them.
A strong legal framework is an essential foundation for the Government’s endeavours and, in this regard, a new law was passed in 2015 governing the entire fisheries sector. Furthermore, necessary amendments to existing legislation have been made and over 100 new implementing regulations have been enacted. This comprehensive legal reform of the fishing industry has enabled the Government to gain complete oversight over fishing activities, while also providing the tools to punish violators of the law.
Fisheries management is of utmost importance in order to prevent overfishing and ensure the sustainability of marine resources. New regulations were issued to control fishing gears with high-catch capacities. Fishing methods deemed to be highly destructive were prohibited. The period of validity of fishing licenses issued to fishing vessels will henceforth take into account the quantity of existing fish stocks that can be caught on a sustainable basis.
TOKYO - A top market official acknowledged Tuesday 16th of October 2018that the recent move of Japan’s main fish market from Tsukiji to a site found contaminated by arsenic could have been better handled.
“I can’t say that discussions were sufficient,” Hiroyasu Ito, chairman of the Toyosu Market Association, told reporters.
A few businesses are staying in Tsukiji, selling their products in the morning, even as dismantling work starts around them. But nearly all of the 500-plus wholesalers and other businesses have now shifted to Toyosu.
The move was delayed for two years after contamination, including arsenic, was found in the groundwater and soil at Toyosu, the former site of a gas plant.