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Initiative to improve sustainable fish labelling unveiledGuardian Unlimited | 26 Apr 2013
A new initiative to make the labelling of sustainable fish clearer and more consistent for consumers will be launched by industry and retailers on Friday, with the backing of the Fish Fight campaign setup by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingttall.
Shark's record dive into the blueNew Zealand Herald | 25 Apr 2013
A shark broke a world record when he dived deeper than any recorded before off the coast of New Zealand this week. Bodhi, a 2.5m male blue shark, dived 1250m deep off the Bay of Plenty coast on Tuesday, data from satellite tagging research by University of Auckland PhD student Riley Elliott has shown.
Decline in north-east Atlantic fishing mortality 'very significant'fishupdate.com | 25 Apr 2013
With Scottish seafood suppliers enjoying a huge amount of interest from international customers at this week's European Seafood Exposition in Brussels, the sustainability credentials of Scottish-caught fish has been further buoyed by recent data from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), which reveals a significant fall in fishing pressure on stocks in the north-east Atlantic.
Atlantic cod in for even more stress?EurekAlert | 23 Apr 2013
(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Researchers have known for some years that the Atlantic cod beats the retreat in the direction of the Arctic when the waters in its traditional habitat become too warm. In summer, shoals from the Atlantic Ocean, for example, are now moving up as far as Spitsbergen into the waters the Arctic cod calls its own.
New ocean acidification studyWorld Fishing | 23 Apr 2013
A new study published in the 'Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA' has revealed a new insight into the potential effects of ocean acidification on the sensory function of larval tropical cobia.
The 'living fossil' coelacanth fish left behind by evolutionThe Independent UK | 17 Apr 2013
A deep-sea fish which became known as a "living fossil" has not changed in appearance since before the time of the dinosaurs with the help of an extraordinary genome that is barely evolving, a study has found.
Study reveals English Channel herring and sardine switchfishupdate.com | 17 Apr 2013
An international study has shown that a sudden switch from herring to sardines in the English Channel in the 1930s was because of a long-term ocean cycle called the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO).
DNA tests of Greenland cod change historyWorld Fishing | 15 Apr 2013
New genetic analyses of fish samples from an old collection in Nuuk have revealed that the fish in Greenland's 'great cod boom in the 1960s did not come from Iceland but were as a result of a sharp increase in a local Greenland stock.
Goosefish capture small puffins over deep water of Northwest AtlanticEurekAlert | 11 Apr 2013
A recent study has shown that bottom-dwelling goosefish, also known as monkfish, prey on dovekies, a small Arctic seabird and the smallest member of the puffin family. To understand how this deep-water fish finds a shallow-feeding bird in offshore waters, researchers looked at when, where, and how these animals were most likely to be in the same place at the same time.
Great white sharksEurekAlert | 11 Apr 2013
Captain Chris Fallows from Apex Expeditions collaborated with University of Miami scientists Dr. Neil Hammerschlag and Austin Gallagher, to explore the behaviors of Great white sharks scavenging on dead whales in South Africa. The team documented as many as 40 different sharks scavenging on a carcass over the course of a single day, revealing unique social interactions among sharks.
NAFC says main Scottish fish species on the increasefishupdate.com | 08 Apr 2013
The abundance of most of the main species of fish caught by Scottish fishermen has increased over the last five or six years. That is one of the findings in a new report released by the NAFC Marine Centre's Department of Marine Science and Technology.
Pelagic quota props up Faroese fishingWorld Fishing | 04 Apr 2013
The Faroese stock exchange (VMF) says that although in the last few years its demersal fishing market has collapsed, at the same time pelagic fishing quotas have increased and the catch has been good, propping up the country's fishing industry.
IMR project to study fish reactions to soundWorld Fishing | 04 Apr 2013
A research project being carried out by the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in Bergen to map the sound field inside a fish pen at Austevoll is using three 8m long, active hydrophone arrays designed by Chelsea Technologies Group Ltd.
Artefacts clues of sharks' absenceBBC | 03 Apr 2013
Nineteenth Century tools made from sharks' teeth suggest that two species of shark used to populate the Central Pacific Ocean but are no longer present.