Monthly Archives: August 2011

6th World Fisheries Congress

When? 7th-11th May 2012 Where? Edinburgh, Scotland The 6th edition of this congress, which is held every 4 years, will take place in Edinburgh, hosted by the Fisheries Society of British Islands. Title of this congress is “Sustainable Fisheries in … Continue reading

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Summary of the First paper discussion

The first Finet paper discussion started with the article “The impact of subsidies on the ecological sustainability and future profits from the North Sea fisheries”, by J.J. Heymans and others, and published on PLoS One in May 2011. This article … Continue reading

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PhD project at University of Stirling & Bergen Institute of Marine Research: Genetic differences between farmed and wild Atlantic salmon: a comparison of gene transcription profiles under controlled conditions.

The continuing expansion of the global Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) aquaculture industry is mirrored by long-term declines in wild salmon stocks, which are believed to reflect diverse anthropogenic and environmental pressures. Interactions between wild and farmed salmon and their pathogens … Continue reading

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PhD position at Aberdeen: The development of acoustic methods to investigate the distribution and abundance of mackerel

Atlantic Mackerel (Scomber scombrus) is a small pelagic fish which schools in huge numbers all around the British Isles, and the North East Atlantic stock is Scotland’s most valuable single species fishery. Until recently this fishery was being fished sustainably, … Continue reading

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PhD position: Developing science-based management strategies for environmental and commercial sustainability of native oysters

The Lough Foyle oyster fishery is one of the last remaining productive native oyster fisheries in Europe. The fishery has been well studied in the past but efforts to develop its full potential and manage the fishery in a sustainable … Continue reading

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PhD project: Mathematical and statistical modelling of the spread and establishment of non-native invasive species into UK marine waters

Non-native species are a significant threat to native wildlife and populations of various species have established themselves in UK marine waters. Increasing temperatures due to global warming have increased the number of potential species that can invade. The American comb … Continue reading

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PhD project at University of Glasgow: The consequences of climate change in coastal environments on the sustainability of commercial fisheries

Coastal environments are important to many commercial species but vulnerable to climate change. This project will investigate habitats important to commercial species around Scotland, how climate change is likely to affect them, and the consequences for human communities. The work … Continue reading

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