Noaa predicts wildly active hurricane season out of Atlantic and CaribbeanGuardian Unlimited | 23 May 2013
Americans were warned on Thursday to brace for an extremely active hurricane season - less than a year after the devastation of Sandy, which hit the east coast in October 2012 – with 13 to 20 named storms, including seven to 11 hurricanes.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, releasing its annual forecast, said 2013 would be prolific in raising storms out of the Atlantic and Caribbean.
Prawn catch report highlights dynamic nature of seasfishupdate.com | 23 May 2013
The publication of a scientific article by Marine Scotland on the environmental factors affecting a key fishery in the North Sea for prawns (langoustines) highlights the dynamic nature of the marine environment and the need for greater understanding of such natural fluxes, says the Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF).
Fifty-five beaches meet new rulesBBC World Service | 22 May 2013
Fifty five beaches in England meet tough new EU standards on water quality to achieve Blue Flag awards.
Out of Sight, Out of MindWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 22 May 2013
Study of a right whale named Eg 3911 reveals how entanglement can cause a slow, invisible death
Green light for 'biggest' wave farmBBC | 22 May 2013
Plans for the world's largest commercial wave farm off the Western Isles move forward after minister give full consent for the project.
The farmed halibut that's better to eat than its wild brothersGuardian Unlimited | 22 May 2013
Gigha halibut's sweet, oaky taste has high-end chefs queueing up - and its production is environmentally friendly.These are four-year-old Atlantic halibut, and they may be the future of fish-farming: raised without chemicals and on organic feed.
Marine Harvest agrees to limit pesticides and seal killingsGuardian Unlimited | 21 May 2013
One of the world's largest fish farm companies, Marine Harvest, has voluntarily agreed to much tougher limits on its pesticides use and seal killing by joining a strict new environment scheme. Marine Harvest will join the Aquaculture Stewardship council, a new accreditation scheme championed by WWF, after coming under repeated attack for heavy use of toxic chemicals, seal-killing and major outbreaks of sea lice and salmon diseases.
Scottish sea lice argumentWorld Fishing | 21 May 2013
The Scottish sea lice issue has reared its head again with one of the largest seafood companies in the world, Marine Harvest, facing renewed calls to move its farms away from wild salmon populations to prevent transmission of parasites.
Commission warns Faroes about herring sanctionsWorld Fishing | 21 May 2013
The Faroe Islands have been formally notified by the European Commission that the Commission intends to adopt measures in support of the sustainability of herring fisheries.
Group presents deep-sea fishing recommendationsWorld Fishing | 21 May 2013
A group of deep-sea fishing professionals have presented a set of key recommendations to policy makers, which aim to achieve sustainable fisheries management in the North-East Atlantic.
A Day in the Delta (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 21 May 2013
One recent Monday, I got to spend the day doing something outside, not in a conference room, not in my office, just out in one of North America's great natural wonders. Directly north of Mobile Bay, within a broad river valley that leads northward to the confluence of the Tombigbee and Alabama Rivers, lies a vast region of wetlands known by various names, including the Mobile-Tensaw delta, the Mobile Delta, or simply the Delta.
Marine Harvest signs up for ASC certificationfishupdate.com | 21 May 2013
MARINE Harvest Scotland, the country's largest salmon farm company, has announced it has committed itself to a new international scheme aiming to reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with the industry.
Ambassador to West AfricaSea Around Us | 21 May 2013
Our driftnets don't produce discards." "We dont have illegal fishing - its illegal. Your methods are correct, but your results dont make sense. Dont tell them we fish in their waters, they will deny us access. These were some of the amazing comments I heard during my short visit to seven West African countries earlier this year as part of the Sea Around Us Project and PRCM: Marine Conservation Research, Collaboration and Support in West Africa.
Fish scheme up for ethics awardWorld Fishing | 20 May 2013
The UK's first "community supported fishery", the cooperative Catchbox scheme, has been nominated for an Observer Ethical Award in the Big Idea category.
Mixed fish stocks necessary to ensure future fisheriesfishupdate.com | 20 May 2013
THE Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) has welcomed today's publication of an in-depth study by leading fisheries scientists into the impact and serious implications of man-made reduced marine biodiversity, in particular greatly reduced numbers of predatory fish towards the top of the food chain.