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Howard Browman joins the Marine Stewardship Council’s Peer Review College Oversight Committee

19 November 2018 – Howard Browman was appointed to a three year term as an independent adviser  to the Marine Stewardship Council‘s (MSC) Peer Review College Oversight Committee. Among other activities, the MSC Fisheries Standard is used to assess if a fishery is well-managed and sustainable. The Standard reflects the most up-to-date understanding of internationally accepted fisheries science and management. The MSC’s …

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Team members Rosa Escobar and Gustavo Nunez participate in the Sea Lice 2018 Conference

5-8 November 2018 – Rosa Escobar and Gustavo Nunez (along with about 300 other researchers) participated in the Sea Lice 2018 conference in Chile. Rosa presented her work:  Escobar, R.H., D.M. Fields, H.I. Browman, S.D. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik & C.M.F. Durif. The effects of hydrogen peroxide on mortality, escape response and oxygen consumption of Calanus spp.  and Gustavo presented …

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Webinar on aquatic animal welfare

19 October 2018 – Howard Browman participated in a webinar on aquatic animal welfare organized by the U.S. Aquaculture Society and the U.S. National Aquaculture Association. Other talks were given by Craig Watson, Director, University of Florida, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, Ben Diggles, Director, DigsFish Services Pty and Randy MacMillan, Vice-President for Research, Technical Services and Quality Assurance, Clear Springs Foods. The webinar was recorded …

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The Team conducts and experiment on sensitivity of European lobster (Homarus gammarus) larvae stages to delousing agents

July-October 2018. Rosa Escobar, Ole Samuelsen, Ann-Lisbeth Agnalt and Aoife Parsons conducted a series of experiments to asses the sensitivity of European Lobster (Homarus gammarus) larval stages I to IV to the delousing agents Hydrogen Peroxide, Deltamethrin, Azamethiphos and the mixture of the last two. This will be followed by a behavioral study on the impacts of sublethal doses of …

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Bastien Taormina joins the team to work on the effect of electromagnetic fields on juvenile lobster

October 2018 – Bastien Taormina, a Ph.D. student at IFREMER’s Centre de Bretagne, DYNECO, Laboratoire d’écologie benthique lab and France Energies Marines in Plouzané, France, is visiting us to work on the effect of electromagnetic fields (produced by subsea power cables) on juvenile lobster. To accomplish that, and with the assistance of Florian Freytet, he built a coil system (he is …

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Delousing agent keeps juvenile lobsters from finding shelter

3 October 2018 – Alessandro Cresci‘s recent article – Cresci, A., Samuelsen, O. B., Durif, C. M., Bjelland, R. M., Skiftesvik, A. B., Browman, H. I., & Agnalt, A. L. (2018). Exposure to teflubenzuron negatively impacts exploratory behavior, learning and activity of juvenile European lobster (Homarus gammarus). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 160, 216-221. – was covered as a news story by our …

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The Team goes to Hamburg for the ICES Annual Science Conference

23-27 September 2018 – Kim Halvorsen, Caroline Durif, Anne Berit Skiftesvik and Howard Browman participated in the ICES ASC 2018 in Hamburg. Kim presented an oral paper on some of the Team’s wrasse work: Halvorsen, K.T., Anne Berit Skiftesvik, Tonje Knutsen Sørdalen, Caroline Durif, Reidun Bjelland & Howard I. Browman. Sustaining productive wrasse populations by applying fishery closures during the spawning …

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Fourth International Symposium on The Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans (ECCWO)

4-8 June 2018, Washington, DC. Howard Browman participated in the symposium. He also presented a brief history of the ICES Journal of Marine Science, its current editorial policies and competitive position, and the details of submitting manuscripts for publication in the special ECCWO symposium issue. For details about ECCWO, go to the symposium’s website, HERE. For a summary of symposium …

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Chasing glass eels in Spain

Every year around Christmas, glass eels of the species Anguilla anguilla are recruited to the Spanish coastline. They are the subject of a recreational fishery in the Basque country. Caroline Durif went along with the fishers with a Norwegian author Torolf Kroglund and their host Estibaliz Diaz from AZTI tecnalia. Glass eel sampling was scheduled in the little town of …