Seaweeds, or macroalgae, are aquatic plants commonly found along rocky shores. Many of you will have seen them on beaches. And they could be the UK’s farming future. We have been harvesting wild seaweed in the United Kingdom for many …
Half of undersized sole survive after being caught and discarded in the English east coast inshore otter trawl fishery, according to preliminary results of research conducted by Cefas scientists. Senior scientist Tom Catchpole provides an update on the survival of …
Millions of people enjoy seafood. But achieving food security remains a significant and ongoing challenge for society.
Alternative metrics reveal the Cefas research that has received the most online attention during the past year.
In a series of blog posts we will be showcasing some of the science recently published by Cefas scientists.
The Cefas Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI) have recently produced a new guidance leaflet “Koi herpesvirus disease and your fishery”. The leaflet is intended for carp fishery owners, is available to download from the Angling Trust, and is reproduced here.
Intertidal areas, such as estuaries, can be both important fisheries and key habitats for wildlife. During winter months, large flocks of wading birds (Order: Charadriiformes) gather to feed within estuaries.
It was January and therefore traditionally the time for a survey of fish stocks around the island of South Georgia, in the Southern Ocean.
Dr Joanna Murray from Cefas explains why she needs to know what species people are keeping in their fish tanks.
The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) is one of the world’s longest-established marine research organisations.