Atlantic Ocean (Page 2)
NOAA, Partners Test Red Tide Robot to Detect Shellfish ToxinsNOAA's National Ocean Service | 11 Jun 2013
Recently, NOAA and partners conducted the first field test of an underwater robot using a NOAA-developed sensor that enables remote, automated measurements of paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs). PSTs are produced by the dinoflagellate Alexandrium, the algae that causes toxic red tides in the Gulf of Maine.
UK needs up to 32 factories to build windfarm components, says reportGuardian Unlimited | 11 Jun 2013
As many as 32 new factories will be needed to build the components for the fleet of British offshore windfarms envisaged under the government's current renewable energy plans, potentially creating tens of thousands of jobs, a new report has found. So far, only 10 such factories have been built or are planned in the UK, according to Renewable UK, the trade association for wind companies.
Public support for UK fishing quotaWorld Fishing | 11 Jun 2013
The British public are showing their support for the 'reshuffle' in distribution of the UKs fishing quota with a 110,000 strong petition.
Seafish film 'The Business of Fishing'World Fishing | 11 Jun 2013
Following screening success throughout the UK and Europe, Seafish will be making its 'The Business of Fishing' film available to schools, higher education institutes and other stakeholder groups.
North Sea cod nearly ready for MSC certificationWorld Fishing | 10 Jun 2013
A new report that uses the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) sustainability standard as a common benchmark has found that North Sea cod stocks are nearly ready to be MSC certified.
North Sea herring confirmed sustainableWorld Fishing | 10 Jun 2013
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea's (ICES) latest scientific advice has confirmed North Sea herring as sustainable as a result of the responsible fishing practices of Scotlands pelagic fishermen.
It's not just cod stocks that are increasing - most others are too!fishupdate.com | 10 Jun 2013
The widely publicised news over the weekend (8 & 9 June) confirming that cod stock recovery is well underway in the North Sea should not mask the fact that the majority of other assessed fish stocks in the north-east Atlantic are increasing too ' in some cases by substantial amounts, says the Scottish Fishermen?s Federation.
Fisheries Action Plan for LatviaWorld Fishing | 07 Jun 2013
An Action Plan for Latvia's fisheries has been designed by the European Commission and the Latvian authorities to address shortcomings in the Latvian fisheries control system.
Cod stocks recover after years of overfishingGuardian Unlimited | 07 Jun 2013
Cod could be in for a revival at the fish counter as stocks recover after being overfished for decades. Eating cod has been regarded as close to a crime by environmentalists, and consumers have been urged to opt for alternatives such as gurnard. But a survey by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and other fisheries organisations suggests that effective management means cod is increasing.
ICES issues advice on North East Atlantic advicefishupdate.com | 07 Jun 2013
ICES has now released advice on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VMEs) for North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) and the European Union (EU), taking in new details on hydrothermal vents in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Scientists warn Atlantic puffins in peril in USNew Zealand Herald | 05 Jun 2013
The Atlantic puffin population is at risk in the United States, and there are signs the seabirds are in distress in other parts of the world. In the Gulf of Maine, the comical-looking seabirds have been dying of starvation and losing body weight, possibly because of shifting fish populations as ocean temperatures rise, according to scientists.
Oases 2013: Hydrothermal Exploration of the Mid-Cayman RiseWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 05 Jun 2013
Throughout the month of June 2013, a team of oceanographers and astrobiologists will continue their systematic exploration of one of the deepest points in the Caribbean Sea, searching for life in extreme seafloor environments. Using the hybrid underwater robotic vehicle Nereus, these scientists will extend their investigations throughout the depths of the Mid-Cayman Rise, which reaches to more than 6,500 meters (~4 miles) deep.
Could aquaculture solve Africa's fishing crisis?Guardian Unlimited | 05 Jun 2013
Fish is a critical source of dietary protein in sub-Saharan Africa, providing an estimated 22% of protein intake. But with marine fisheries over-exploited, African fish production is failing to keep up with rising populations. How should that gap be filled to protect this vital source of nutrition?
Clam and cockle fisheries certifiedWorld Fishing | 05 Jun 2013
The Spanish Ría de Arosa Galician Cooperative Society has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its artisanal clam and cockle fisheries.
MMO to start consultation on EU marine sitesfishupdate.com | 05 Jun 2013
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is beginning early engagement on management measures to protect features of certain European marine sites (EMSs) from potential damage by bottom towed fishing gear.
Richard Benyon to be quizzed on discard banWorld Fishing | 04 Jun 2013
The UK's Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries, Richard Benyon, will present the details of the proposals for a discards ban as part of the Common Fisheries Policy to the House of Lords tomorrow.