22% extra for 'line caught'World Fishing | 07 May 2013
A Nofima project has found that UK customers are willing to pay up to 22% extra for frozen cod or haddock if the product is marked 'line caught'.
Solent bylaw to protect seagrassWorld Fishing | 17 Apr 2013
The UK's Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has announced an emergency bylaw prohibiting the use of bottom towed fishing gear within the Solent European Marine Site (EMS).
How much of the seabed is impacted by mobile fishing gear?Oxford Journals | 12 Apr 2013
ICES Journal of Marine Science, 70: 523–531.Demersal trawling impacts extensively on the seabed, and the extent and frequency of this impact can be assessed using Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data (positional data of fishing vessels). Existing approaches interpolate fishing tracks from consecutive VMS locations (track interpolation) and/or aggregate VMS point data in a spatial grid (point summation).
New chart shows the entire topography of the Antarctic seafloor in detail for the first timeEurekAlert | 10 Apr 2013
Reliable information on the depth and floor structure of the Southern Ocean has so far been available for only few coastal regions of the Antarctic. An international team of scientists under the leadership of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, has for the first time succeeded in creating a digital map of the entire Antarctic seafloor.
UK firm joins ocean mineral rushBBC | 14 Mar 2013
A new and controversial frontier in mining is opening up as a British firm joins a growing rush to exploit minerals in the depths of the oceans.
'Too late' for Govt to vote on saving seabedNew Zealand Herald | 08 Mar 2013
The Government says it was "too late" to vote to protect deep ocean habitats from the threat of seabed mining at the world's largest conservation congress because it had already issued prospecting and exploration permits.
Fish harvesting research in CanadaWorld Fishing | 07 Mar 2013
A five year project with the aim of developing innovative harvesting systems specifically suited for shrimp and groundfish fisheries is being undertaken by Canadian researchers.
Deepest undersea vents discoveredBBC | 21 Feb 2013
UK scientists exploring the ocean floor in the Caribbean discover an "astounding" set of hydrothermal vents, the deepest in the world.
Fish Fight renews campaign to protect the seabedGuardian Unlimited | 14 Feb 2013
Damaging fishing methods and a lack of marine protected zones are being targeted by a renewed campaign to protect the world's dwindling fish stocks, spearheaded by food writer Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
Another Mystery at the Ocean's Depths: Seabed Mining (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 25 Jan 2013
I am flying at an altitude of 39,000 ft. while thinking of the ocean's depths, those dark places some of us first saw in rare and beautiful documentaries which introduced us to Jacques Cousteau and the amazing creatures and marine life we have learned to love and cherish throughout the world.
Finding life in the volcanic systems of the Antarctic Polar FrontEurekAlert | 13 Dec 2012
(National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK)) Scientists are exploring a two-mile deep water system of hydrothermal vents, calderas and cold seeps on the East Scotia Ridge at the southern end of the South Sandwich Islands. While on board, the scientists will be contributing to a daily blog called Hot Vents, Cold Ocean: http://hotventscoldocean.blogspot.com.
New look: New Zealand's sea floorNew Zealand Herald | 23 Nov 2012
Vast areas of New Zealand's sea floor have been mapped in never-before-seen detail by the country's scientists.The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) undersea New Zealand map captures about 1.5 million square...
'Eat UK oysters' scientists urgeBBC | 23 Oct 2012
Scientists attempting to revive the UK's massively-depleted native oyster beds are urging people to carry on eating oysters.