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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

A New Alternative to Sodium: Fish Sauce

Feb. 2, 2016 — Vietnamese fish sauce added to chicken broth, tomato sauce and coconut curry reduced the amount of sodium chloride by by 10-25 percent while still maintaining the perceived deliciousness, saltiness ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — A peer-reviewed self-assessment that shows the standards of the United States fishery management system under the Magnuson-Stevens Act exceed the criteria of the United Nation's Food and ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Conventional methods of stock monitoring are unsuitable for certain fish species. For example, the infestation of an area with invasive Ponto-Caspian gobies cannot be identified in time by standard ... read more

Why Do Some Fish Thrive in Oil-Polluted Water?

Jan. 26, 2016 — Scientists thought guppies in Northern Trinidad could be a rare example of adaptation to crude oil pollution. But they found something ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Commercial fishing vessels target shark hotspots, areas where sharks tend to congregate, in the North Atlantic. The researchers suggest that sharks are at risk of being overfished in these oceanic ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — A new study shows that removal of derelict fishing gear could generate millions of dollars in extra harvest value for commercial fisheries ... read more

Fatty Acids from Genetically Modified Oilseed Crops Could Replace Fish Oil

Jan. 20, 2016 — Oil from genetically modified (GM) oil seed crops could replace fish oil as a primary source of the beneficial omega 3 fatty acid EPA, according to new research. Researchers studied the effect in ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Researchers have identified a way to predict which reef fish can live across a greater range of depths, increasing their chances of surviving natural disasters such as cyclones and coral ... read more

Researchers Measure Fish Abundance in a Lake Using a Few Water Samples

Jan. 20, 2016 — The DNA suspended in lake water can be used to effectively estimate the abundance of fish living in it, scientists have shown. The details of this new approach could revolutionize how fish stocks are ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — New research centers around the diminutive regal damselfish, found in non-native waters in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Damselfish are some of the most beautiful fishes in the ocean, and that's ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Countries drastically underreport the number of fish caught worldwide, according to a new study, and the numbers obscure a significant decline in the total ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — The tiny snapping shrimp's noisy habits could play a big role in reef ... read more

New Tool to Map Fishing Activities in Europe

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new tool provides detailed maps of high intensity fisheries areas in 2014-2015 in Europe, for the first time. Thanks to tracking data of fishing vessels, it is possible to derive information about ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — An explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain, has been uncovered by a group of researchers. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — First Nations fisheries' catch could decline by nearly 50 percent by 2050, according to a new study examining the threat of climate change to the food and economic security of indigenous ... read more

Real-Time Fishery Management Significantly Reduces Bycatch

Jan. 12, 2016 — Using real-time ocean management to regulate fisheries can significantly reduce accidental bycatch with less economic impact on fishermen, a study finds. By comparing results from six types of ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — Insect oil is a possible new source of the healthy omega-3 fatty acid. Insects make fatty acids by nature and can live on organic waste. A team of researchers examines which insects can best be used ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — While Dungeness crab captured headlines, record levels of the neurotoxin domoic acid were found in a range of species, and the toxin showed up in new ... read more

Anglers' Gear, Cooperation Affect Coral Reef Fisheries

Jan. 8, 2016 — Scientists studying a Caribbean fishing village are shedding new light on the social and ecological factors pressuring coral reef fisheries around the ... read more

The Status Quo on Europe's Mussels

Jan. 8, 2016 — Mussels are the natural treatment plants of bodies of water and, therefore, just as important as bees. Unfortunately, they are equally threatened: most of the world's mussel stocks are in ... read more

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