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Two Winners Chosen for ASL Early-Career Scientist Award

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ASL Environmental Sciences has chosen Dr. Laura Hobbs and Dr. Roland Proud as the winners of the fourth annual Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP) early-career scientist award contest. They are both Scotland-based marine ecologists, specializing in bioacoustics. Hobbs is associated with the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and the University of Strathclyde, and Proud is with the University of St. Andrews. Together, they plan

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3D Sonar for Pelagic Fisheries Research

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FarSounder‘s 3D sonar technology will be part of a project to increase sustainability and benefit the commercial fishing industry. The objective is to assess pelagic fish species such as menhaden and herring. The technology currently used in many fishery surveys is suitable for sampling bottom-dwelling species but not accurately assessing pelagic species.  In Rhode Island, pelagic fish, like the Atlantic

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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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