NOAA Fisheries Service recently announced that it has awarded 14 grants worth nearly 2.5 million dollars under the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP). All grants from the BREP support critical research and development of new methods to prevent and reduce bycatch. The new grants cover many speices, including seabirds, whales, sharks and more. You can read more [...]
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According to Home Office, 14.8 percent of all 3,792,857 animal testing procedures in 2011 were performed on fish. The number of fish being used is increasing, so researchers from the universities of Liverpool and Chester are developing a system that will be able to identify when lab fish are stressed. The system is based off [...]
A new study reveals that healthy seafood comes from sustainable fish. Gerber and colleagues analysis is the first to combine sustainability rankings with specific health components, such as mercury and omega-3 fatty acid content.
“Simply put, the Bluefin tuna can out eat, out grow, out swim, out dive and out migrate any fish in the sea,” explains Jean-Michel Cousteau in his latest blog post, The Porsche of the Sea. In this post, he stresses the importance of Bluefin tuna and the challenges we face when trying to study them.
Starting as early as next week, the government will provide financial incentives for fishermen to hunt bull sharks–listed as near threatened by the IUCN–off the coast of the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.