Farmed Fish To Exceed Wild Fish In Human Consumption By 2018

Huffington PostBy Svetlana KovalyovaJuly 9, 2012 Aquaculture output is expected to rise 33 percent over the next decade helping to meet the world's growing demand for fish as healthy and nutritious food gains popularity while fishing stagnates, the United Nations' food agency said on Monday. World fisheries and aquaculture production is projected to rise to about 172 million tonnes in 2021, 15 Read More…

Cod bones provide material for human bone replacement

FIS By Analia MuriasJuly 5, 2012The use of cod bones to obtain a material for human bone replacement is one of the studies developed by the Marine Resource Assessment Multipolar Centre as part of Iberomare project presented this week in Matosinhos.According to Rui Reis, director of 3B's Research Group, this centre aims to be "an active agent in the pursuit of alternative assessment of marine Read More…

Fishes may be able to cope with rising CO2 levels

Zee NewsJuly 2, 2012Melbourne: As the Earth copes with rising carbon dioxide levels, some marine species are likely to be able to adapt to the predicted rising ocean temperatures and acidification associated with climate change, a new study has found. A paper published in Nature Climate Change magazine today said that marine species would adjust to rising carbon dioxide levels if their parents Read More…

Research details impacts of low-elevation irrigation diversion dams…

The Columbia Basin BulletinJune 29, 2012Increased flows, lower temperatures and “outright removal of barriers” like irrigation diversion dams would dramatically increase the passage and, thereby, the survival of Pacific lamprey in the Umatilla River, according to a paper published in June in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management. The article – “Low-Elevation Dams are Read More…

How fish food rises from ocean depths

PhysJune 26, 2012 The research, published in the journal Continental Shelf Research, represents an international breakthrough in the understanding of the dynamics of coastal upwelling systems. Upwelling centres are regions in which vast amounts of dissolved nutrients are brought into the surface layers of the ocean. Associate Professor Kaempf said that although they occupy only one-tenth of one Read More…

Mystery of the Flatfish Head Solved

Alaska Native NewsJune 25, 2012 Those delicious flatfishes, like halibut and sole, are also evolutionary puzzles. Their profoundly asymmetrical heads have one of the most unusual body plans among all backboned animals (vertebrates) but the evolution of their bizarre anatomy has long been a mystery. How did flatfishes, with both of their eyes on one side of their head, evolve? So puzzling was Read More…

Global sea-level rise could hit California hard

San Francisco ChronicleBy David PerimanJune 22, 2012 Global sea-level rise, induced by the warming climate, will hit California's coastline harder than the other West Coast states over the coming decades and on through the end of the century, according to a new report from the National Research Council. Oceans around the world are rising, but seas around California will rise even higher - by Read More…

Research buoys will pay off

Anchorage Daily NewsBy Laine welchJune 16 2012Thanks to a nearly $3 million show of support from the state, high tech buoys will soon be measuring ocean acidity levels year round, and Alaska fishermen will play an important role in the research.Basic chemistry proves that ocean waters are becoming more corrosive and it is happening faster in colder waters. The acidity, caused by increasing carbon Read More…

Barged smolts don’t suffer from transport, issue is ‘accelerated…

The Columbia Basin BulletinJune 15, 2012Juvenile salmon collected at dams and transported down through the Columbia-Snake hydro system aboard barges show no ill effects from that conveyance, according to a research paper published this week. “Transported” fish survived as well as in-river migrants during the first month after they exit the Columbia River freshwater system, according Read More…

Research shows humans are primary cause of global ocean warming

PhysOrgBy Anne M. StarkJune 11, 2012New research by a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and international collaborators shows that the observed ocean warming over the last 50 years is consistent with climate models only if the models include the impacts of observed increases in greenhouse gas during the 20th century.Though the new research is not the first study to Read More…