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CITES Announces New Web Resource on Sharks and Raysbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 04 Dec 2013
22 November 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) has announced the establishment of a web section on sharks and manta rays.
Call for GM salmon labellingWorld Fishing | 04 Dec 2013
In the midst of the ongoing debate in the US on the introduction of genetically modified transgenic salmon, Marine Harvest and WWF-Norway have said that if GM salmon is approved for human consumption then it must be labelled as such.
Marine reserves enhance resilience to climate changeEurekAlert | 01 Dec 2013
(University of Southampton) A new study, led by a University of Southampton scientist, highlights the potential for fish communities in marine reserves to resist climate change impacts better than communities on fished coasts.
Concern over status of aggregating fish species in the CaribbeanThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | 29 Nov 2013
The spawning aggregations of groupers and snappers in the Caribbean - the reproductive gatherings necessary to create the next generation - help maintain healthy stocks of these species, but are currently being heavily fished, causing significant reductions.
Sainsbury's admits New Zealand jellied eels were mislabelled as BritishGuardian Unlimited | 28 Nov 2013
Sainsbury's has admitted misleading shoppers by selling jellied eels on its fish counters as "British" when they actually came from New Zealand. The supermarket owned up after the Angling Trust, which represents the UK's anglers, complained that shoppers were being misled.
Shark attack: Western Australia may change law to allow limited cullGuardian Unlimited | 26 Nov 2013
The Western Australian government may change laws so sharks lingering near the southwest coast can be killed. Some surfers have demanded a shark cull after another fatal attack at the weekend and the premier, Colin Barnett, says options are being considered.
Report: Unreported trade of bluefin tunaWorld Fishing | 26 Nov 2013
A new WWF study has found that between 2000 and 2010 the equivalent of 18,704 tons of live bluefin tuna were traded via Panama without being reported to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
The stealth tax that says to hell with North Sea cod stocks (opinion)Guardian Unlimited | 25 Nov 2013
It's a stealth tax about which the government has kept very quiet. When you hear the details, you will know why. I doubt whether one in a thousand people is aware that it exists. Every time you buy fish in the UK, you pay a fee to support an organisation which opposes campaigns to protect fish stocks and marine ecosystems.
Genome scale view of great white shark uncovers unexpected and distinctive featuresEurekAlert | 19 Nov 2013
(Nova Southeastern University) A new study by scientists from Nova Southeastern University's Save Our Seas Shark Research Centre and Cornell University published in final form today in the journal BMC Genomics now undertakes the first large-scale exploration of the great white shark's genetic repertoire, and comes up with unexpected findings.
Ocean of Life: How our Seas are Changing, by Callum Roberts - book reviewGuardian Unlimited | 18 Nov 2013
The best science writers can command words, imagery and cadence to match any award-winning novelist. That is not, however, why we read science books. We read them for what they have to tell us: the best science books are triumphs of substance over style, and Ocean of Life is one of them.
Anchovy worth more as food than feedWorld Fishing | 14 Nov 2013
Canadian and Peruvian researchers have found that Peruvian anchovy is much more valuable as food for human consumption than as fishmeal.
Understanding young salmonWorld Fishing | 14 Nov 2013
How fish fare during their first weeks in the ocean has a significant impact on their ability to survive into adulthood, says the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).
North Sea cod still 'off the menu' despite rise in stocksGuardian Unlimited | 13 Nov 2013
Consumers are being urged by a conservation charity to continue avoiding cod from the North Sea, despite an encouraging rise in stocks. The Marine Conservation Society has decided not to change its advice on North Sea cod, saying that more stability is needed before it can be put back on the menu and eaten without guilt.
Shark finning alertWorld Fishing | 12 Nov 2013
An INTERPOL alert has been circulated to all 190 member countries, after a method of shark finning aimed at avoiding detection of illegal practices was identified by Coast Rican authorities.
Award-winning Kiwi filmmaker exposes New Caledonian mine disasterNew Zealand Herald | 07 Nov 2013
Entertainment: Film maker Jim Marbrook's new documentary, set to grace our screens next year, will examine the impacts of a mining disaster in New Caledonia. The documentary, Cap Bocage, follows indigenous Kanak socialist and environmental activist, Florent Eurisouke as he, and environmental organisation Mee Rhaari, bring a private New Caledonian mining company to justice for a marine accident which poisoned a customary fishing area in 2008.
Shark Experts Descend on Plymouthfishupdate.com | 01 Nov 2013
PLYMOUTH, UK// West Country waters are home to many amazing sharks, skates and rays including the superfast Shortfin Mako and the giant Basking Shark.
Fisheries: Hope or despair?sciencedirect.com | 31 Oct 2013
Recent work suggesting that fisheries depletions have turned the corner is misplaced because analysis was based largely on fisheries from better-managed developed-world fisheries. Some indicators of status show improvements in the minority of fisheries subjected to formal assessment. Other indicators, such as trophic level and catch time series, have been controversial.