Mediakit 2017

Scientists reveal ocean fish camouflage secrets

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Simulated view of how fish camouflage in the sea. (Photo: Cummings lab.)

 

UNITED STATES A team of scientists from the University of Texas, Austin, has found out that certain fish use microscopic structures called platelets in their skin cells to reflect polarized light, which allows the fish to seemingly disappear from their predators.

The discovery of this method, known as ocean camouflage, could help materials scientists and military technologists create more effective methods of ocean camouflage.

According to the report describing the discovery results, published in the journalScience, polarized light is made up of light waves all traveling in the same plane, such as the bright glare you sometimes see when sunlight reflects off the surface of water.

Peru becomes an active member of SPRFMO

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The Full Congress of the Republic unanimously at its last session, passed the Legislative Resolution Bill approving the Convention on the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation, SPRFMO, signed on 14 November 2009 and signed by Peru on 20 April, 2010.

ISSF warns tuna stocks continue being overexploited

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WORLDWIDE: The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) warns that despite improvements in multiple fisheries, there is continued evidence that the Pacific bluefin tuna, Atlantic Ocean bigeye and Western and Central Pacific bigeye continue to be overexploited and urge stakeholders to prioritize its advocacy efforts.

Spain contributes EUR 31,000 for Globefish

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Globefish infographic. (Image: Globefish)
SPAIN:The Cabinet approved the settlement of an agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment and the United Nations Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the updating and operation of the data bank Globefish.

Illegal Prawn Gheris to Face Penal Action

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INDIA:BHUBANESWAR - In its bid to free Chilika from illegal prawn gheris which continue to strangle the brackish water lagoon, the Odisha Government, for the first time, is contemplating to initiate legal action against the encroachers.

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