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El Mundo, 2014-08-11

Anisakis, a hidden parasite in fish

Anisakiasis is the main parasitic infection caused by fish and Anisakis is one of the main allergens in people older than 45. 


Faro de Vigo, 2014-08-09

The first marine biobank, managed from Vigo, stores now more than 60.000 parasites (ES)

The biobank has stored during this first year more than 60.000 anisakid samples coming from 4.500 commercial fish species from the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific.

The samples are carefully identified and stored at -80ºC.


EFSA, 2014-07-18

Scientific Opinion on health benefits of seafood (fish and shellfish) consumption in relation to health risks associated with exposure to methylmerc

Following a request from the European Commission to address the risks and benefits as regards fish/seafood  consumption related to relevant beneficial substances (e.g. nutrients such as n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids) and the contaminant methylmercury, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver a Scientific Opinion on health benefits of seafood consumption in relation to health risks associated with exposure to methylmercury.


Magazine Oceano, 2014-07-13

Changes in the abundance of Iberian sardine stock (ES)

During the last three decades, the Iberian sardine stock (Spain and Portugal) has experienced important changes in its abundance, continuously decreasing since 2007, what has implied fishing restrictions in Portugal. 


ICES- Press Release, 2014-07-11

New interactive map makes ICES advice more accessible to the public (EN)

Fishery regulation in the Northeast Atlantic is to a large extent based on advice provided by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). ICES assessments of the status of fish stocks are now easily available via an interactive map.