Overfishing and the Replacement of Demersal Finfish by Shellfish: An Example from the English Channel

Note: this research, and other similar findings, illustrate the fact that fish stocks do not exist in isolation, thus emphasizing the importance of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management. July 10th, 2014, by Carlotta Molfeese, Doug Beare, Jason M. Hall-Spencer, Research Article on PLOSone.org Abstract The worldwide depletion of major fish stocks through intensive industrial fishing […]

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US experts to help protect NZ Aquaculture

This article refers to a workshop organized mainly by Todd Capson from our team, working with partners in NZ and with the Marine Conservation Institute: Aquaculture experts from the United States and New Zealand are meeting in Nelson to focus on protecting the $350 million industry in New Zealand from harmful ocean acidification. About 60 […]

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PMEL and Partners Deploy First Ocean Acidification Mooring in the Indian Ocean

Week of November 27, 2013 PMEL successfully deployed the first carbon dioxide flux and ocean acidification mooring in the Northern Indian Ocean on November 23.  The Bay of Bengal Ocean Acidification (BOBOA) mooring will help us understand the large intraseasonal, seasonal and interannual biogeochemical variations in the Bay of Bengal, and how the marine ecosystem […]

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Ocean Acidification Workshop in Nelson Focuses on Protecting Our Marine Resources

This past week my deputy Marie Damour traveled to Nelson for a workshop on ocean acidification which our Embassy co-sponsored with the New Zealand government, the NZ seafood industry and the Gordon & Betty Moore foundation. The workshop, titled “Future Proofing New Zealand’s Shellfish Aquaculture:  Monitoring and Adaptation to Ocean Acidification,” was intended to respond […]

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European Union is funding a €3.6 million shellfish study to understand affects of OA

Created on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 A team of international scientists has launched an ambitious mission to understand how the warming and acidification of the world’s oceans will affect Europe’s shellfish. Currently scientists do not fully understand how species such as oysters, mussels, scallops and clams produce their shells, or how a change in environment […]

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