Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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BlueLeg Monitor measures harmful algae
BlueLeg Monitor measures harmful algae in Gulf of Oman with WISP hand held device
BlueLeg Monitor
During a visit to the Ministry of Fisheries of the Sultanate of Oman, BlueLeg Monitor demonstrated the hand held WISP algae monitor at various locations. Several experts of the Aquaculture Centre were introduced to the operational use of the WISP and in-depth discussions were held on the applications of the WISP in Omani circumstances.
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The seventh Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize
Dear Madam, Sir

The non-profit organisations HYDRO and the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) are pleased to announce the seventh Dr Edouard Delcroix (1891-1973) Prize, established in honour of the Belgian orthopaedic surgeon and pioneer in thalassotherapy. This international triennial scientific prize, with a value of 25 000 EUR, will be awarded in 2013 to a researcher or a research team for an original scientific study on the links between oceans and human health.
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Vessel sinking off PSQ affects livelihood of Sidab fishermen

Fishermen say the floating bitumen has damaged their nets (Muscat Daily)

By Mehdi al Lawati
June 25, 2013
http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/Vessel-sinking-off-PSQ-affects-livelihood-of-Sidab-fishermen-2d1y
Muscat

Nisar R3 was carrying 816 tonnes of bitumen which spilled into the sea. The sinking of Nisar R3, a Cypriot vessel, 1.4 nautical miles off Port Sultan Qaboos (PSQ) on Wednesday has hit Sidab's fishing industry hard. The vessel was carrying 816 tonnes of bitumen, which spilled into the sea, leading to pollution and forcing fishermen to sail 30km away from the coast for their daily catch.
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Strategy to boost fish output


MUSCAT — His Majesty Sultan Qaboos has approved the strategic plan for the fisheries sector for the period from 2013 to 2020, Dr Fuad bin Jaafar al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, said adding that, His Majesty the Sultan is the main supporter and promoter for achieving food security in the Sultanate. In a statement to Oman News Agency, Dr Sajwani said that more than RO 515 million has been allocated for the development of the fisheries sector.

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 Fertilising oceans with iron dust helps sink carbon-study

Doubts remain over possible damage to marine life

Gulf News
http://gulfnews.com/news/world/other-world/fertilising-oceans-with-iron-dust-helps-sink-carbon-study-1.1051156

Oslo: Dumping iron in the seas can help transfer carbon from the atmosphere and bury it on the ocean floor for centuries, helping to fight climate change, according to a study released on Wednesday.

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