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First Major Yellowfin Fishery MSC Certified

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MARSHALL ISLANDS: With an MSC certification for skipjack tuna already four years under its belt, the PNA free school purse seine fishery in the WCPO has now become the first major fishery to achieve MSC certification for yellowfin catch. The holder of the certification is the PNA office in the Marshall Islands.

'Cage Aquaculture Needs Policy Framework': Dr Gopakumar

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INDIA - Setting up guidelines and rules & regulations is the first and foremost thing needed for development of the cage aquaculture sector in Asian countries, where such policy frameworks do not exist, said Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute emeritus scientist Dr Gopakumar.

Safety of fisheries observers needs to be addressed

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WORLDWIDE: The conservation organisation WWF is calling upon fishery managers to urgently address the increasing assaults and intimidations targeted at fisheries observers and to immediately take measures to ensure their health and safety onboard fishing vessels.

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.

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