Fisheries & Aquaculture

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Help A Researcher Out: Short Survey on Small-Scale Fisheries with Too Big To Ignore

Help A Researcher Out: Short Survey on Small-Scale Fisheries with Too Big To Ignore

Help a Researcher Out! Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) needs your help to highlight the characteristics of fisheries around the globe as a means to increase their visibility and help design adequate policies and management strategies that support them, one question at the time.

Help A Researcher Out: Have your say on co-location of offshore windfarms and fisheries

Help A Researcher Out: Have your say on co-location of offshore windfarms and fisheries

Help a Researcher Out! Emily Lowe (University of Liverpool, England) is working on the co-location of offshore wind farms and fisheries. If you are a fisher, work in the offshore wind industry, or are a professional who is knowledgeable about multi-use of the sea, she wants you to have your say.

Britain, Brexit, and the Blue Belt

Britain, Brexit, and the Blue Belt

As the situation surrounding the UK’s withdrawal from the EU becomes more confusing than ever we are still unsure how it will affect the UK. Join guest contributor Harry Baker and he discusses what Brexit means for UK marine life and their ability to protect it.

Food waste is not only a land-based issue

Food waste is not only a land-based issue

As you probably have heard a million times – fish stocks are declining, but the demand for fish is increasing. But what you might not have heard is that every year, 30 million tons of fish are discarded. As guest contributor Jessica Tengvall explains, this wasteful practice is a problem that stems from regulations and economics.

What bivalve aquaculture does for us

What bivalve aquaculture does for us

With bivalve aquaculture dominating the marine aquaculture industry, the benefits it provides to local economies cannot be understated. But as Andrew van der Schatte Olivier, PhD student at Bangor University explains, “there is so much more to bivalve aquaculture than we currently think...”

Conference Closeup: Introducing YOUMARES

Conference Closeup: Introducing YOUMARES

YOUMARES – a conference run by, and dedicated to, budding and early-career marine scientists - is taking place in Germany this September. Simon Jungblut tells us more!

The Quest for Fish Sterilization

The Quest for Fish Sterilization

Sterilising farmed fish offers the aquaculture industry a number of benefits. For farmers themselves, it can prevent fish from becoming sexually mature – desirable since maturation reduces flesh quality and makes fish more susceptible to diseases. Sterilisation can also restrict their environmental impact in preventing farmed genes, which are often suboptimal for a life in the wild, from being introduced into wild populations by escapees.