Tuesday, November 26, 2013

26/11/13: Climate modelling system use in aquaculture; Brazil suspends entry of Argentinian shrimp; global centre for Great White conservation

A comprehensive climate system model from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Australian  Bureau of Meteorology could provide a boost to Australia's aquaculture industries.

Commenting on the use of the system in aquaculture, Dr Claire Spillman, research scientist at the Bureau of Meteorology said it is proving extremely useful to Tasmania's fastest growing industry. 
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The Federal Court of Brazil has announced it has suspended the entry of Argentinean shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri) into the Brazilian market.

The suspension is part of the country's aim to protect domestic production after the Brazilian Association of Shrimp Breeders (ABCC) filed an injunction to prevent the entry of the wild crustacean from Argentina.
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Dubbed 'seafood capital of the world', Port Lincoln, South Australia is the proposed setting for a momentous conservation development. 

The Global Centre for Great White Shark Conservation has announced plans to develop a world-class floating aquarium off the protected coast of Port Lincoln.

In a bid to help protect the Great White and promote conservation of the species, the centre aims to accommodate a live shark in the world's first ocean aquarium.
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Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) off...
Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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