Early warning system for fish farmersEarly warning system for fish farmers

A novel autonomous biosensor may help scientists to detect environmental hazards in the sea at an early stage. But applying such approach to the marine environment is a huge challenge.

October 2014
Einar Eg Nielsen – Genetically tracking farmed fish escaping into the wildEinar Eg Nielsen – Genetically tracking farmed fish escaping into the wild

Newly developed genetic tools may help distinguish wild fish from those escaped from farms, providing a boost for sustainable and environmentally friendly aquaculture.

August 2014
Microbes – The New Bioplastic FactoriesMicrobes – The New Bioplastic Factories

European scientists are experimenting with bacteria and algae and turn them into bioplastic factories. Their vision: these microorganisms should produce a large portion of our plastic materials without any petroleum.

July 2014
The road to sustainable tuna aquacultureThe road to sustainable tuna aquaculture

Domesticating Atlantic Bluefin Tuna may help meet the food industry’s demand for this endangered species. However, making such an endeavour sustainable is a challenging task.   

July 2014
Antonio Marques – Improving seafood safetyAntonio Marques – Improving seafood safety

New research is underway that aims to improve detection of seafood contaminants that could be used in prevention and to assess their impact on public health.

June 2014
Can plastic be made from algae?Can plastic be made from algae?

Algae offer many advantages, for the production of precursor molecules used to produce plastics. But these solutions are still quite a long way away

May 2013
Nylons made from shrimpsNylons made from shrimps

Scientists are investigating how shell waste from crustaceans could be turned into polymer precursors as a substitute to petroleum-derived solutions.

February 2013
Aquaculture: helping blue turn greenAquaculture: helping blue turn green

Producing sea shells and algae alongside fish could provide both an environmentally friendly and economically viable solution to make Mediterranean aquaculture sustainable.

January 2013
Fish bones’ second lifeFish bones’ second life

A new project is exploring means of turning fish waste into value-added products such as neutraceuticals while attempting to make fisheries a greener industry in developing countries

December 2012
Gasping for oxygenGasping for oxygen

How continuous monitoring of coastal ecosystems, such as the Black Sea, could help understand oxygen depletion affecting fish populations and better manage fisheries

December 2012