Category archives for: Fishery News

Russia Exploring Fukushima Accident Effects

Russia Exploring Fukushima Accident Effects

Russian  research vessel ”Professor Khlyustin” sailed out from Vladivostok on a 28-day expedition to explore the long-term effects of the accident at the Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima-1. The expedition was organized by State Institute of Oceanography as part of the Russian Geographical Society project ”Continued research to assess the radiological situation in the Sea of ​​Japan […]

Canada-South Korea Free Trade Agreement Signed

Canada-South Korea Free Trade Agreement Signed

On September 22, 2014, the high officials of Canada and South Korea signed Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), Canada’s first free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region. Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea, witnessed the signature of the CKFTA, expected to boost Canada’s annual GDP by CAD 1.7 billion, […]

Warming Oceans Reshaping Fishermen’s Catch

Warming Oceans Reshaping Fishermen’s Catch

For the first time, scientists have shown that ocean warming has had a global impact on the mix of species caught by fishermen, The Pew Charitable Trusts reports. Previous studies indicated that some species are shifting location in response to temperature increases, with fish gradually moving away from the equator into cooler waters. However, research published […]

Farmers Trash Huadong Shipyard

Farmers Trash Huadong Shipyard

An enraged mob of around two hundred aquaculture farmers and close to one thousand locals from Guangzhou province forced their way into Fujian Huadong Shipyard, smashing the office building and parts of the shipyard infrastructure, forcing the shipyard to temporarily suspend its operations, Reuters reports. The violent attack came as a response to the pollution of the […]

Japan Holds Firm on Whaling Programme

Japan Holds Firm on Whaling Programme

Japan is not backing down from its decision to pursue whaling despite the non-binding decision of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to limit Japanese ‘scientific whaling’ programme. Japan described the resolution as “regrettable”, but said it would proceed with a new round of culls in the Southern Ocean next year. The resolution to curb Japan’s controversial “research programme” […]

Warming Atlantic Sets Stage for Invasive Species Outbreak

Warming Atlantic Sets Stage for Invasive Species Outbreak

Warming water temperatures due to climate change could expand the range of many native species of tropical fish, including the invasive and poisonous lionfish, according to a study of 40 species along rocky and artificial reefs off North Carolina by researchers from NOAA and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. The findings, reported for the first […]

Safer Seas 2013 to Be a Sobering Reminder

Safer Seas 2013 to Be a Sobering Reminder

The National Transportation Safety Board has released “Safer Seas 2013: Lessons Learned From Marine Accident Investigations,” a compilation of accident investigations that were published in 2013, organized by vessel type with links to the more detailed accident reports. The introductory message from Tracy Morrell NTSB Director, Office of Marine Safety says that the goal of the report […]

Date Set for Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event 2015

Date Set for Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event 2015

The 9th annual Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) will be held on Wednesday 22 April 2015 at the Beurs World Trade Center in Rotterdam. During the 2014 event the organizer, Navingo BV, welcomed 4.449 visitors and 131 exhibitors, making this the most comprehensive career event in maritime and offshore industry. In 2015, the […]

Rolls-Royce Displays Latest Engine

Rolls-Royce Displays Latest Engine

Rolls-Royce has unveiled the first of a new family of medium-speed engines for the marine market that will include versions powered by diesel and gas. The new engines reportedly offer a 20 per cent increase in power per cylinder, while reducing fuel consumption, emissions and through-life operating costs compared to existing engines in the Rolls-Royce […]

All Eyes on SMM Hamburg

All Eyes on SMM Hamburg

The SMM international trade fair of the maritime industry has officially been opened in Hamburg. Every two years representatives of the maritime industry and experts from all over the world gather in Hamburg to showcase innovative developments and leading-edge technologies, and discuss the industry’s prospects. (SMM: shipbuilding, machinery, marine technology). The opening ceremony of the […]

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