Navigation Links
Global change: Stowaways threaten fisheries in the Arctic
Date:11/4/2013

hat could happen, not just in Svalbard but also in Greenland and other parts of the Arctic."

What can we do?

"The next step is to find out which stowaways will have the greatest chance to survive the journey in ballast tanks or on the ship hulls, and which are most likely to establish breeding populations after arriving in the Arctic. These questions are the focus of our current research.

Each species has its own physiological characteristics and relationship to the environment, so if we can foresee that some particularly problematic species are at risk of becoming established as the climate warms, we are in a better position to concentrate specific effort and resources to keep them out."

How to curb harmful species?

The UN's International Maritime Organization (IMO) is on the verge of entering the Ballast Water Management Convention into force, but this will not happen until 12 months after countries with a combined total of at least 35 % of the World's commercial fleet (measured in gross tonnage) have ratified the Convention. Denmark and Norway have both done so, although the Convention does not presently apply to Greenland. It is up to Greenland's government to decide whether or when they want to join.

In Denmark the Danish Nature Agency states that Denmark is working on ensuring that the Convention enters into force as soon as possible, and that the Convention can be expected to come into effect in 2015. Among other things, they have established a partnership on ballast water with the Danish Maritime Administration and the Danish Shipowners Association and, as one of its activities, the partnership organised an international conference in Copenhagen on 1 November.

In addition to ballast water, biofouling on the hulls is also a source of introduced species. All shipowners are interested in alleviating fouling because a coating of algae etc. on the hull increases the consumption of fuel. However, there is
'/>"/>

Contact: Chris Ware
cware@utas.edu.au
61-497-568-763
Aarhus University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Next-generation global e-infrastructure for taxon names registry
2. University of Louisville researchers sign global licensing agreement
3. UCLA report urges new global policy effort to tackle crisis of plastic litter in oceans
4. ImageWare Systems Provides Next Generation Cloud Identity Management and Authentication Services to Global Payouts MoneyTracTM Consolidated Payment Gateway
5. Frost & Sullivan: Global Commercial Biometrics Market to Grow Considerably as Awareness Increases
6. Global ocean currents explain why Northern Hemisphere is the soggier one
7. Historic trends predict future global reforestation unlikely
8. Global Next Generation Sequencing Market 2012-2016
9. Protecting the weedy and wild kin of globally important crops
10. Global study reveals new hotspots of fish biodiversity
11. Healthcare Biometrics Market is Expected to Reach USD 5.8 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Global change: Stowaways threaten fisheries in the Arctic
(Date:3/24/2015)... 2015   NexID Biometrics LLC, whose spoof-mitigation ... today announced the beginning of shipments of version 2.0 ... The company, based in Potsdam, N.Y. ... Expo, which began here today at the Walter E. ... of its SDK boosts the accuracy rate range to ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... , March 23, 2015   HOYOS Labs ... management company, today announced that the Company will demonstrate ... both enterprise and consumers at Connect:ID on March 23 ... HOYOS Labs will highlight the IEEE Biometric Open ... ; and enterprise access control system. BOPS was ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... Mar. 20, 2015 Research and Markets ... of the "India Sensors Market Forecast and ... The sensor market is projected to grow ... Consumer electronics, automotive, industrial and healthcare sectors ... the country. In addition, adoption of MEMS technology ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NexID Begins Shipments Of Version 2.0 Fake-Finger-Detection Solution 2HOYOS Labs to Showcase Host of Biometrics Technologies at Connect:ID in Washington, D.C. 2HOYOS Labs to Showcase Host of Biometrics Technologies at Connect:ID in Washington, D.C. 3India Sensors Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020 - STMicroelectronics held the largest share in 2014 2India Sensors Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020 - STMicroelectronics held the largest share in 2014 3
... National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, one of the ... the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine each approximately ... two Programs of Excellence in Glycosciences. Gerald Hart, Ph.D., ... of pharmacology and molecular sciences, will lead these independent ...
... every day could help control Type 2 diabetes and ... Michael,s Hospital and the University of Toronto. In ... Care , a team of researchers led by Dr. ... St. Michael,s Hospital Risk Factor Modification Centre) reports that ...
... 07/07/11, Clearwater Beach, FL. Research to be ... for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost ... drinking behavior, suggests that people can become dependent on ... of consumption, similar to the behaviors we observe in ...
Cached Biology News:Johns Hopkins researchers awarded $32 million 2A 'nutty' solution to type 2 diabetes management 2Evidence for 'food addiction' in humans 2
(Date:4/23/2015)... 23, 2015 Delpor, Inc. (Delpor), a ... the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued ... technology. US Pat. No. 8,986,727 was issued ... drug delivery device for the sustained release of ... for the sustained (zero-order) release of large and small ...
(Date:4/22/2015)... , April 22, 2015  Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... financial results and accomplishments. For the first ... net loss of $5.3 million, or $0.08 per share, ... $0.12 per share, for the same period in 2014. ... cash equivalents, marketable securities and interest receivable of $226.1 ...
(Date:4/22/2015)... 22, 2015   MPIRICA Health Inc. , ... in Series A financing from the McQuinn Trust, ... accelerate consumer and employer awareness of MPIRICA.com, delivering ... over 4,800 U.S. hospitals. "As a ... very concerned about choosing the hospital and surgeon ...
(Date:4/22/2015)... , April 22, 2015 Steep Hill, ... announced today that it has opened an investment ... growth and expansion.  The common stock investment round ... 506(c), a law intended to encourage funding of ... to 506(c), small businesses largely relied on friends ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Delpor, Inc. Announces the Issuance of 2 New US Patents Based on its Nanopore Technology which Enables the Sustained Release of Drugs from a Small Implant Device 2Delpor, Inc. Announces the Issuance of 2 New US Patents Based on its Nanopore Technology which Enables the Sustained Release of Drugs from a Small Implant Device 3Sangamo BioSciences Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Sangamo BioSciences Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Sangamo BioSciences Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Sangamo BioSciences Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Sangamo BioSciences Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6Sangamo BioSciences Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 7Sangamo BioSciences Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 8MPIRICA Health Inc. Secures $1.6M to Promote FICO-Like Quality Scores for Surgeries 2Steep Hill Launches $5M Limited Stock Offering 2Steep Hill Launches $5M Limited Stock Offering 3
... HOPKINTON, Mass. , June 25 Caliper Life Sciences, ... services for drug discovery and life sciences research, hosted its 2010 ... and 10. This thought-leadership conference is focused on sharing knowledge, ... leading to the next generation of breakthrough diagnostics and therapies. , ...
... sequencing and analysis of the human body louse genome, ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), ... disease-vector insect. The project involved more than 70 international ... of Geneva Medical School and the SIB Swiss Institute ...
... of an electron to exist in two places at once ... silicon - for the first time. The research findings - ... the University of Surrey, UCL (University College) London, Heriot-Watt University ... Utrecht - marks a significant step towards the making of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Caliper Owners Group Meeting Showcases Critical Role of Biopharma and Academic Researchers for Improving Healthcare and Quality of Life 2Caliper Owners Group Meeting Showcases Critical Role of Biopharma and Academic Researchers for Improving Healthcare and Quality of Life 3Sequencing of the human body louse genome 2'Quantum computer' a stage closer with silicon breakthrough, reports Nature journal 2
...
PURA Immunogen: PURA (NP_005850, 183 a.a. ~ 293 a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST tag. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles *Available for distribution in the US only...
Mouse monoclonal [3F8 ] to smooth muscle Myosin heavy chain I ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 4629 SwissProtID: P35749...
Phospho-CD18 (Ser756/Thr758/759) Antibody Shipping Temperature: HOT Storage Temperature: -20C...
Biology Products: