Fisheries Science

  • Fisheries and climate: Climate impacts on stock shifts

    Fisheries and climate: Climate impacts on stock shifts

    27th February 2024

    Why the thermal niche is a key consideration in fish stock management By DR RICHARD KIRBY In my previous article about the recent return of bluefin tuna to UK seas (FN, 18 January, ‘Why are bluefin back in UK seas?’),…

  • Kiwi innovations set for UK trials

    Kiwi innovations set for UK trials

    24th January 2024

    Two gear technologists from New Zealand completed a whistle-stop tour of the UK at the end of last month, discussing the potential uses of their novel codend technology – which has now become widespread in the Kiwi fishing industry –…

  • Taking stock of pollack

    Taking stock of pollack

    13th December 2023

    Through the ongoing Pollack FISP, scientists from the universities of York and Plymouth are working with the industry to better understand the stock of this commercially important – but data-poor – species By Dr Simon Thomas, University of York Whether…

  • Getting to grips with fishing gear

    Getting to grips with fishing gear

    17th November 2023

    Seafish recently refreshed its longstanding working relationship with the Sintef Flume Tank in Hirtshals in northern Denmark by running a two-day basic fishing gear training course there for 14 non-fishers. Consumers increasingly expect responsibly sourced seafood, which means there is…

  • Flavours of the future: innovations to preserve taste and reduce waste

    Flavours of the future: innovations to preserve taste and reduce waste

    17th October 2023

    With the UK Seafood Innovation Fund’s latest research and development projects underway, Fishing News is delving into some of the innovations that the fund has supported. This week: how two different supply chain innovations could help feed the UK’s appetite…

  • UK Seafood Innovation Fund: Getting SeaWise about vessel stability

    UK Seafood Innovation Fund: Getting SeaWise about vessel stability

    12th September 2023

    With the UK Seafood Innovation Fund’s latest research and development projects underway, Fishing News is delving into some of the innovations that the fund has supported. This week: a technology designed to save fishermen’s lives by alerting them when their…

  • Fisheries management exchange programme open for applications

    Fisheries management exchange programme open for applications

    4th September 2023

    An international exchange programme that aims to advance the global sharing of knowledge around the management of fisheries and the ocean has opened for applications. The initiative, by The Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust and Fisheries Innovation and Sustainability (FIS),…

  • Science gear deployed at Little Halibut Bank

    Science gear deployed at Little Halibut Bank

    21st August 2023

    Scientists from Hariot-Watt University who are working on an international project looking at the settlement of marine organisms in the North Sea have asked Fishing News readers working in the vicinity of the Little Halibut Bank to keep a look-out…

  • DNA testing kits for fish

    DNA testing kits for fish

    3rd July 2023

    A team from Liverpool John Moores University, led by Professor Stefano Mariani, is developing a testing method with the potential to help stamp out the fraudulent fish sales that damage consumer confidence BY STEFANO MARIANI Those who spend time at…

  • A Day In The Life Of: Fisheries Technician Rose Finneran

    A Day In The Life Of: Fisheries Technician Rose Finneran

    16th June 2023

    Share a day in the life of Cefas fisheries technician, Rose Finneran “I love what I do,” Centre for Environment, Fishers and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) fisheries technical Rose Finneran told Fishing News. “Everyone says that I’m the Cefas poster girl…

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