The Science Of Food Security

2018-06-25T16:16:25+00:00 June 25, 2018|

From: Ocean News Weekly/ By: Ocean Leadership Staff  What It Was The House Earth and Space Science Caucus (chaired by Representatives Ryan Costello (PA-6) and Jared Polis (CO-2)), supported by the Earth and Space Science Caucus Alliance, presented the second annual Congressional Earth and Space Science Caucus exhibition on “The Science Of Food Security.” [...]

Illegal Fishing Is Even Darker Than It Seems

2018-04-30T15:27:00+00:00 April 30, 2018|

(Credit: U.S. Coast Guard) What It Was The Oceans Caucus Foundation Congressional briefing titled, “Illegal Fishing And Links To Global Human Trafficking Networks.” This was the second in their national security series, which highlights the ocean’s role in economy, safety, and food securities. Why It Matters Around the world, nations (including the [...]

Member Highlight: A Team Tackles A Troublesome Fish

2018-03-26T11:04:11+00:00 March 19, 2018|

(Credit: Steve Gittings, NOAA) It is often said that good things come in groups of three, and that might be the case for a trio of research projects aimed at reducing a recent, but growing, threat to Bermuda’s marine biodiversity: the invasive lionfish. (From Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences) -- While many invasive species [...]

Member Highlight – Deeply Talks: Fighting Illegal Fishing With Big Data, Robots And A.I.

2018-02-20T15:05:34+00:00 February 20, 2018|

(Credit: Getty Images) In this episonde of Deeply Talks, Todd Woody, News Deeply’s executive editor for environment, and a panel of experts talk about how satellites, sensors, artificial intelligence and DNA scanners are creating powerful new tools to fight illegal fishing. Todd is joined by Mark Powell, Vulcan’s senior ocean researcher, and Jake Hanft, an analyst at Schmidt [...]

Raising Seafood

2018-02-05T14:22:19+00:00 February 5, 2018|

(Credit: South Dakota State University) What It Was The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing titled, “Growing The Future: Opportunities To Support Domestic Seafood Through Aquaculture.” Why It Matters Seafood is a valuable staple for many Americans, and advances in research have made it possible to produce fish and [...]

How Blockchain Is Strengthening Tuna Traceability To Combat Illegal Fishing

2018-01-26T13:07:31+00:00 January 26, 2018|

(Credit: Mern/ AP) In a significant development for global fisheries, blockchain technology is now being used to improve tuna traceability to help stop illegal and unsustainable fishing practices in the Pacific Islands tuna industry. (From International Business Times/ By Candice Visser and Quentin Hanich) -- The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Australia, Fiji [...]

Vaccines Not Protecting Farmed Fish From Disease

2018-01-25T11:09:13+00:00 January 25, 2018|

(Credit: Wikimedia/ Alessandro Duci) The vaccines used by commercial fish farmers are not protecting fish from disease, according to a new study. (From Science Daily) -- The study was compiled by researchers at the University of Waterloo, the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso and Chile's University of Valparaiso. It showed vaccinated fish tend [...]

December’s Congressional Wrap Up

2018-01-29T14:58:02+00:00 January 8, 2018|

(Credit: Architect of the Capitol) What Passed Federal funding was a major focus at the end of 2017. A government shutdown was twice avoided by the passage of two short-term continuing resolutions (CR) that extended federal spending at just below fiscal year (FY) 2017 levels until December 22, 2017 (H.J. Res 123) [...]

Statistical Modeling Helps Fisheries Managers Remove Invasive Species

2017-12-20T16:59:05+00:00 December 20, 2017|

(Credit: South Dakota State University) Reeling in a big fish and discovering it's a common carp is often a disappointing experience for anglers. "They're an invasive species," explained South Dakota State University fisheries scientist Michael Brown. One of the primary methods of reducing the abundance of such invasive species is to physically [...]

Salmon Help Their Offspring By Dying On The Spawning Grounds

2017-12-20T15:37:30+00:00 December 20, 2017|

Spawning salmon that die after migrating home actually do their offspring a favor. The study, published today in Ecology Letters, found that by dying, the decaying bodies of the salmon fertilize the stream and create an environment which favors the growth of the young fish and maintains their genetic diversity. (From -- Spawning salmon migrate [...]

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