Last June, C&EN covered a paper in Science showing that polystyrene microplastics from personal care products ingested by perch could “inhibit hatching, stunt growth, and boost predation” of the fish (2016, DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8828). The paper has now been retracted.
After Oona Lönnstedt and Peter Eklöv of Uppsala University published the study, seven researchers filed a complaint with Uppsala, claiming missing data, statistical design and analysis problems, and discrepancies between how the researchers said they carried out the study and eyewitness accounts of the experiments.
A university-convened panel of researchers concluded on Aug. 31 that no evidence of research misconduct existed. At about the same time, Lönnstedt and Eklöv reported that a computer containing data from the study had been stolen and there was no backup.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A quarter-million hatchery salmon survived the near-collapse of a California dam's spillway this winter, only to suffocate after a pump failed this week, officials said Thursday 11th of May 2017 .
They were among about 5 million baby fall-run Chinook salmon that were rescued in February after tons of mud washed down the Feather River, said California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Andrew Hughan. The erosion came from the failing emergency spillway near the Oroville dam that caused the precautionary evacuation of nearly 200,000 residents.
AKVA group completed first quarter with strong growth in order intake and revenue. The revenue in first quarter of 2017 ended on 510 MNOK (393 MNOK) with an EBITDA of 54 MNOK (40 MNOK). First quarter EBITDA margin was 10.6% (10.1%). The Net Profit increased to 20 MNOK compared to 13 MNOK in Q1 2016.
AKVA group is ending the quarter with an order backlog of approximately 1.1 BNOK.
A half-yearly dividend of 0.50 NOK per share was paid out in March 2017.
On 5 May 2017 Macduff Fishing Fleet Limited, owner of the scallop dredger “Cornelis Gert Jan” and its three masters Pawel Czerniak, Oliver Hughes and Robert Watt pleaded guilty to breaches of the Sea Fish Conservation Act 1967 at Worthing Magistrates Court.
The court heard how the vessel was permitted to retain non-quota species as a bycatch of its main catch of scallops. However, it had fished on a number of occasions in an area known to contain mixed species where a bycatch of quota species was inevitable.
Investigations by the MMO identified that GBP 6,000 worth of sole and anglerfish had been landed by the vessel in the period between 5 May 2015 and 26 November 2015. This was in breach of the vessel’s licence.
John MacLeod, gerente de Scottish Sea Farms, Lismore North farm, sostiene un salmon en Oban, Escocia.
China tiene un gusto mayor por el salmón fresco y ahumado, pero los piscicultores escoceses han tenido dificultades para satisfacer la demanda de este gran mercado.
El país europeo es uno de los mayores proveedores del mundo de esta especie criada, pero el crecimiento del sector se vio recientemente afectado por la invasión de piojos marinos que originó una caída en la producción. Este parásito se adhiere al pez e impide su desarrollo.
Datos del servicio de aduanas británico muestran que las exportaciones de salmón a China bajaron de 11 millones de kilos en 2015 a 8 millones el 2016, algo que el rubro atribuye a la plaga de piojos. En 2014, 13 millones llegaron a la segunda economía del mundo.
The European Commission has adopted an action plan setting out how Estonia can overcome identified shortcomings in its fisheries control system, following an audit programme on data management and control system in Estonian in 2015 and 2016.
This closely follows the plans recently adopted for Germany and Belgium. The measures and timeline of implementation were agreed together with the Estonian authorities, in line with the procedure set out in Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 on fisheries control.
Under the action plan, Estonia will work to improve data management; principally ensuring that catch data are comprehensively collected within the required time limits, validated, cross-checked, exchanged with other countries and applied to ensure effective monitoring and reporting of quota uptake. In addition, Estonia will improve the coordination between the relevant authorities involved in the control of marketing standards and traceability, and ensure that an effective risk-based analysis is applied to ensure inspections are targeted effectively.
The quota for gulf cod has increased from 1500t to 3185t for the 2017 and 2018 fishing seasons. This increase is a positive step for the industry and is in line with the species’ rebuilding plan that was developed by DFO in consultation with industry.
“FFAW has been at the forefront of building a new cod fishing economy. For the fishery to rebuild, harvesters need access to the resource. The announcement today that more than doubled the gulf cod quota will provide some stability for harvesters while effectively managing the stock,” said Keith Sullivan, FFAW-Unifor President.
An email from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) obtained by the ABC reveals concerns that Tasmania's salmon industry is having a "significant negative impact on the environment" despite the organisation being paid to endorse the environmental credentials of Australia's biggest producer, Tassal.
The Australian branch of the WWF allows Tassal to use its logo on its products as an assurance that the salmon is "responsibly sourced".
Concerns about the partnership between the WWF and Tassal were raised late last year, when ABC's Four Corners program revealed Tassal paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to the organisation each year.
Fishcor horse mackerel plant progresses as planned Namibia
The National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) onshore horse mackerel processing plant being set up at Walvis Bay is progressing according to plans, as it was reported by the firm’s chief executive officer.
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