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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. 

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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.

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FIS Spain, 2014-07-11

Northern bonito labeling fraud found out (EN)

A team of researchers from the CEU San Pablo University proved the existence of fraud because of the substitution of northern bonito or albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) with species of lower commercial value.

With the help of an immunoenzymatic technique known as ELISA, the scientists determined that yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), little tunny (Euthynnus alletteratus), bullet tuna (Auxis rochei), skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), bigeye (Thunnus obesus) and bonito (Sarda sarda) are being sold with albacore tuna label.

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Inversion&finanzas.com, 2014-07-10

The Basque Country Government predicts a good bonito campaign (ES)

Bittor Oroz, representative of the regional ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, has stated today that the bonito campaign will be satisfactory this year. He has participated in a summer course in the Basque Country University where he has assured that the first data received are positive, what makes think that the campaign will be good. 

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FAO, 2014-07-08

Multicriteria-based ranking for risk management of food-born parasites (EN)

FAO, together with the World Health Organization, has recently published the book entitled Multicriteria-based ranking for risk management of food-born parasites.

Infectious diseases caused by food-borne parasites have not received the same level of attention as other food-borne biological and chemical hazards. Nevertheless, they cause a high burden of disease in humans, may have prolonged, severe, and sometimes fatal outcomes, and result in considerable hardship in terms of food safety, security, quality of life, and negative impacts on livelihoods. The transmission routes for food-borne parasites are diverse. They can be transmitted by ingesting fresh or processed foods that have been contaminated via the environment, by animals or people.

Anisakidae and anisakiasis is one of the cases addressed.

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