Tag Archives: fisheries

Legislation to Address Harmful Algal Blooms Advances

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s Environment Subcommittee, applauded the House passage of S. 2200, which reauthorizes the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act (HABHRCA). The legislation has already passed the Senate. Much of this legislation is the companion bill to Bonamici’s H.R. 4417, the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research

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Senior NOAA Official Calls for Retraction of Study on Illegal Fishing

Chris Oliver, recently appointed NOAA assistant administrator for fisheries, has called for retraction of a paper that finds one-fifth of the 2015 exports from Alaska to Japan illegal, unreported and unregulated. The paper was published July 6 in the journal Marine Policy and was criticized by Oliver in an Oct. 11 letter. Read more at Retraction Watch. Image: Kodiak Archipelago,

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Sea Technology and IOSTIA Partner to Assist Blue Tech

  The International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) is a new 501(c)(6) industry association representing businesses that provide technology and services for sectors that sustainably and commercially utilize the oceans. IOSTIA entered a partnership with Sea Technology magazine to assist blue tech companies by providing information on products and advancements and contributing to IOSTIA’s Small Business Advantage Program,

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Aquabotix Wants to Deploy Technology to Assist with Surveying Hurricane Damage

Aquabotix is an underwater robotics company that makes underwater drones called autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs), as well as networked underwater cameras. The company has issued a statement that this kind of equipment could be useful for surveying underwater damage to infrastructure at ports, offshore drilling rigs and various submerged coastal structures. They are launching a new

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Registration is Open for the Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop

  This three-day workshop held October 15-18, 2017 at Catamaran Resort in San Diego, California is preceded by a full day of networking opportunities and includes customer presentations, product and software training, field service meetings, networking opportunities and on-water demonstrations provided by Teledyne Marine’s top-tier oceanographic manufacturers. Products include ADCPs, CTDs, DVLs, imaging and mapping sonar and software, motion sensors,

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App to Reduce IUU Fishing in Pacific

Real- or near-real-time management of Pacific purse seine tuna fisheries is now possible for the first time in history, changing the game for fisheries management. The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) and WWF are celebrating the rollout of observer electronic reporting tools, through the new Observer eReporting App, that will reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and bolster

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