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Over $5M in clean tech funding for British Columbia fisheries and aquaculture projects BC Gov News

"...From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada (canada. ca) Improving the environmental sustainability of our seafood sectors while ensuring they remain competitive in the marketplace is a shared goal of British Columbians. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting that goal through targeted investments in new technology..."

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Aquatic invasive species cause damage worth billions of dollars

"...Economic costs occur, for example, when invasive species decimate commercially exploited fish stocks, spread deadly diseases or damage infrastructures. "Good examples include invasive mussels that clog intake pipes of factories, power plants or water treatment plants. Or, alien parasites that cause catastrophic declines in commercial fisheries," explains Dr Cuthbert..."

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‘New path’ forward won’t work for moderate livelihood fishery

"...Federal fisheries minister Bernadette Jordan imposed commercial conservation rules on a moderate livelihood fishery for ceremonial and community food after one day of discussion with First Nation leaders in Nova Scotia..."

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Fishing within seasons can preserve Indigenous moderate livelihood fishery

"...The very rules governing commercial fisheries around Atlantic Canada, can help First Nations communities gain a stronger foothold in the industry..."

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Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw chiefs say Ottawa's new fisheries plan unacceptable

"...Sipekne'katik and Potlotek, among other Mi'kmaq bands, also launched self-regulated lobster fisheries late last year, igniting tensions with commercial fishers who argue harvesting outside the federally regulated season would be damaging to existing lobster stock..."

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Ottawa wants Indigenous livelihood fisheries in N.S. part of commercial season

"...In the letter released today by Sipekne'katik Chief Mike Sack, Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan says her department wants to give Indigenous fishers access to commercial fisheries through voluntary buyouts of existing licences..."

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Scientists describe 'hidden biodiversity crisis' as variation within species is lost

"...For the new study, they surveyed the scientific literature for studies showing how intraspecific variation supports ecosystem services and other aspects of nature's contributions to people. They found well documented connections across a wide variety of species, including fish and commercial fisheries, insects and crop pollination, woody plants and forestry products, many different crops and their wild ancestors, and more..."

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Commercial fishers seek intervener status in lawsuit over Indigenous fishing rights

"...YARMOUTH, N. S. -- A group representing commercial fishers is seeking intervener status in a lawsuit filed by a First Nation challenging Nova Scotia's rules around buying and selling seafood products..."

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What's the catch? Algal blooms influence fishing booms

"...A team led by KAUST climate modeler Ibrahim Hoteit has used satellite images to study the phenology of algal blooms in the northern Red Sea and their impact on fish catches. Phenology is the study of key stages in a species' lifecycle, such as when a seed sprouts or a bird migrates. Many phenological events are seasonal and can reveal a lot about the sensitivity of an ecosystem to environmental change..."

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Federal government to release plan for sustainable development of ocean economy

"...Jordan said the goal of a blue economy is to create middle-class jobs while ensuring healthy oceans and sustainable marine industries from aquaculture to shipping. That can be achieved through strategic investment in areas like new technologies that enhance sustainable commercial fisheries, the development of offshore renewable energy and tourism, she said..."

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Fish in warming Scottish seas grow faster but reach a smaller size

"...Researchers have found new evidence that global warming is affecting the size of commercial fish species, documenting for the first time that juvenile fish are getting bigger, as well as confirming that adult fish are getting smaller as sea temperatures rise. The findings are published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology..."

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Marine reserves can increase fishery landings despite closing fishing grounds

"...Marine protected areas (MPAs) are among the best conservation tools at our disposal today. However, by their very nature, these reserves take away fishing grounds, which can make them unattractive to commercial fishermen. Scientists and resource managers often promote MPAs as beneficial for the fishery..."

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Fisheries Coexistence on the Great Slave Lake

Duration: 29:09

"...This week we are continuing the conversation on Indigenous-led fisheries management in Canada with a look at K'atl'odeeche First Nation fishers and the Great Slave Lake commercial fishery. ..."

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Today’s Show: Indigenous and commercial fishermen, Cardus, Parks Canada, and a new Alberta Fairness campaign launches

Duration: 1:50:33

"...Guests: MP Chris d'Entremont, shadow minister for Intergovernmental Affairs & Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Brian Dijkema, vice president of external affairs at think tank Cardus, Carolyn Campbell, Conservation Specialist at Alberta Wilderness Association, and Bill Bewick, Executive Director of Fairness Alberta..."

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Dispute between commercial fishermen and Indigenous fishermen in N.S.

Duration: 19:27

"...Guest MP Chris d'Entremont, shadow minister for Intergovernmental Affairs & Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency..."

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The effect of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on two ecosystem services in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

"...The DWH simulation led to an increase in fisheries overall and decrease in POC sequestration ecosystem services in 2010..."

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An assessment of post-harvest fish losses and preservation practices in Siavonga district, Southern Zambia

"...Structured and semi-structured questionnaires were used to collect data on post-harvest fish losses and preservation practices from aquaculture producers, artisanal, and commercial fishers..."

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Use of light-emitting diode (LED) lamps in combination with metal halide (MH) lamps reduce fuel consumption in the Vietnamese pu

"...Typically, metal halide (MH) lamps are used in the commercial fishery to attract fish, however these lights require more energy, have a shorter lifespan, and lower chromatic performance than light emitting diode (LED) lamps..."

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A review of recent studies on the life history and ecology of European cephalopods with emphasis on species with the greatest co

"...While some priority areas, such as the development of the species identification guides and evaluation of climate change impacts on cephalopods, have seen significant advances, other challenges remain for the future..."

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Catches, sales and discards: Small-scale fisheries in a Portuguese Marine park

"...The natural park “Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina” (PNSACV; SW coast of continental Portugal) includes a recently implemented marine protected area of 2 km along its coast, where important, although not quantified, small-scale commercial fisheries are carried out..."

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Predicting mobulid ray distribution in coastal areas of Lesser Sunda Seascape: Implication for spatial and fisheries management

"...This study highlights a critical need for species-specific and populations-level management measures for Indonesian mobulid rays, whereas current MPA design has focused on a broad-scale coastal ecosystem management approach, which may have limited effectiveness in practice..."

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Contrasting patterns of population structure in commercially fished sawsharks from southern Australian waters

"...In the waters of southeast Australia, two species of sawshark?the common (Pristiophorus cirratus) and southern (Pristiophorus nudipinnis) sawshark?are frequent by-catch in commercial fisheries..."

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Status of Hilsa Fishery in Hooghly-Bhagirathi River System and Associated Coastal Waters of Northern Bay of Bengal

"...By adopting ?Stratified Multistage Random Sampling? method, mostly followed for marine fish catch estimation, with modifications to suit the nature of inland fish landings and migratory habit of the species, the annual catch of hilsa in Hooghly-Bhagirathi river system and associated coastal waters in northern Bay of Bengal was estimated for four consecutive years, from 2013 to 2016, as 16,318 t, 45,615 t 12,192 t and 48,922 t, respectively..."

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Recreational fisheries can be of the same magnitude as commercial fisheries: The case of Cyprus

"...The study indicates that MRF in Cyprus and probably elsewhere in the Mediterranean has been underestimated thus far and that it should definitely be taken into account when considering measures for fisheries management..."

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An adaptive management approach for implementing multi-jurisdictional response to grass carp in Lake Erie

"...Grass carp, one of four species commonly referred to as Asian carp, are considered invasive because of their ability to adversely modify aquatic habitat through consumption of aquatic macrophytes..."

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Regionalization of benthic hard-bottom communities across the Pourtalès Terrace, Florida

"...The Pourtalès Terrace is an exposed hard-bottom platform located south of the Florida Keys in 200–450 m depth with a diverse deep-sea coral ecosystem dominated by stylasterid hydrocorals, octocorals, and sponges that supports recreational and commercial fisheries..."

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Management of anadromous lampreys: Common threats, different approaches

"...Eleven threats to these anadromous lampreys have been identified: climate change, shifting oceanographic regimes, artificial barriers, low water quantity/flow management, habitat degradation, poor water quality, reduced habitat availability, host and prey availability, predation, overharvest, and disease..."

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