AQUATIC POLLUTANTS IN OCEANS AND FISHERIES

Check out this new publication. There are some important implications for aquatic animal health and aquatic productivity both domestically and globally.

https://ipen.org/documents/aquatic-pollutants-oceans-and-fisheries

Below are their KEY FINDINGS

• Overfishing is not the sole cause of fishery declines. Poorly managed f isheries and catchments have wrought destruction on water quality and critical nursery habitat as well as the reduction and removal of aquatic food resources. Exposures to environmental pollutants are adversely impacting fertility, behavior, and resilience, and negatively influencing the recruitment and survival capacity of aquatic species.

• Chemical pollutants have been impacting oceanic and aquatic food webs for decades and the impacts are worsening. The scientific literature documents man-made pollution in aquatic ecosystems since the 1970s. Estimates indicate up to 80% of marine chemical pollution originates on land and the situation is worsening. Point source management of pollutants has failed to protect aquatic ecosystems from diffuse sources everywhere.

• Pollutants including industrial chemicals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, plastics and microplastics have deleterious impacts to aquatic ecosystems at all trophic levels from plankton to whales. Endocrine disrupting chemicals, which are biologically active at extremely low concentrations, pose a particular long-term threat to fisheries. Persistent pollutants such as mercury, brominated compounds, and plastics biomagnify in the aquatic food web and ultimately reach humans.

• Aquatic ecosystems that sustain fisheries are undergoing fundamental shifts as a result of climate change. Oceans are warming and becoming more acidic with increasing carbon dioxide deposition. Melting sea ice, glaciers and permafrost are increasing sea levels and altering ocean currents, salinity and oxygen levels. Increases in both de-oxygenated ‘dead zones’ and coastal algal blooms are being observed. Furthermore, climate change is re-mobilizing historical contaminants from their ‘polar sinks’.

• Climate change and chronic exposures to pesticides all can amplify the impacts of pollution by increasing exposures, toxicity and bioaccumulation of pollutants in the food web. Methyl mercury (MeHg) and PCBs are among the most prevalent and toxic contaminants in the marine food web.

• We are at the prepice of disaster, but have an opportunity for recovery. Progress requires fundamental shifts in industry, economy and governance, the cessation of deep-sea mining and other destructive industries, and environmentally sound chemical management, and true circular economies. Regenerative approaches to agriculture and aquaculture are urgently required to lower carbon, stop further pollution, and begin the restoration process.

This time, next week, webinars by fish vets from Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.

🔉🗯Boost your knowledge about Fish Management and Medicine by joining this online webinar organized by Fishology Enterprise (Students of Veterinary Medicine Year 3, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan), featuring popular Aquaculture Expert and 2 popular Aquatic Veterinarians from across the globe! This webinars covers on internal medicine, surgery as well as case studies that you don’t want to miss out, so REGISTER NOW before 2nd of June 2021!

🐠🐟🐬🐳🐋🦈🐡

The live webinar will be held on following details:
🗓 Date: 3rd of June (Thursday) and 4th of June (Friday) of 2021
⏰ Time: 8-10 pm (GMT +8)
🧑‍💻Platforms: Microsoft Teams

Fees:
👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️Veterinarian:
📌Local: RM60
📌International: $15

👨‍🌾👩‍🌾Farmer/Breeder/Public:
📌Local: RM30
📌International: USD 8

👨‍🎓👩‍🎓Student:
📌Local: RM20
📌International: $5

This webinar is open to everyone who wants to gain more knowledge in aquatic medicine and aquaculture. CPD points will be provided for Veterinarians!
– CPD points: 2 points (1 point per day)
– E-certificate also provided for all participants

📎Kindly register with us through this link below:
https://forms.gle/DZNbEs8eMBACSKRC8

And make your payments to,
Bank details:

📌Local:
LIM WEI LI
Duitnow – Bank Islam
0139072139

📌International:
LIM WEI LI
PayPal
www.paypal.me/fishwebinar

For any inquiries, please contact:
+6016-4561701 – Pritam

See you there!


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, Fellow WAVMA.

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.

THE FISH VET
Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Locations: Perth | Sydney | Melbourne | Canberra | Townsville | Singapore | London (UK)
Web: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383
Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.

Take your fish for a walk

Have ever wanted to take your fish for a walk? With this new Japanese inve, you CAN!

It’s called a katsugyo bag.

It can monitor and supply oxygen, and maintain the water temperature.

Read more here – https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/offbeat/take-your-fish-for-a-walk-with-bonkers-new-japanese-invention-the-katsugyo-bag-ng-b881869044z

Fish Management and Medicine online webinar organized by Fishology group.

Boost your knowledge about Fish Management and Medicine by joining this online webinar organized by Fishology group (Students of Veterinary Medicine Year 3, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan), featuring popular Aquaculture Expert and 2 popular Aquatic Veterinarians from across the globe!

This webinars covers internal medicine, surgery as well as case studies that you don’t want to miss out, so REGISTER NOW before 2nd of June 2021!

🐠🐟🐬🐳🐋🦈🐡

The live webinar will be held on following details:
🗓 Date: 3rd of June (Thursday) and 4th of June (Friday) of 2021
Time: 8-10 pm (GMT +8)
🧑‍💻Platforms: Microsoft Teams

💸Fees:
👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ Veterinarian:
📌Local: RM60
📌International: $15

👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 Farmer/Breeder/Public:
📌Local: RM30
📌International: $8

👨‍🎓👩‍🎓Student:
📌Local: RM20
📌International: $5

This webinar is open to everyone who wants to gain more knowledge in aquatic medicine and aquaculture. CPD points will be provided for Veterinarians!

  • CPD points: 2 points (1 point per day)
  • E-certificate also provided for all participants

📎Kindly register through this link:
https://forms.gle/DZNbEs8eMBACSKRC8

And make your payments to,
Bank details:

📌Local:
LIM WEI LI
Duitnow
0139072139

📌International:
*Name: LIM WEI LI *
Bank account number: 13017028681035
Branch name: Bank Islam Kuala Terengganu
Swift code: BIMBMYKL

For any inquiries, please contact:
+6016-4561701 – Pritam

See you there!

Fish Veterinary Services are still available.

The Perth metropolitan area and the Peel regions have entered a 3-day lockdown effective until midnight on Monday. In addition, masks are mandatory in public.

Veterinary services are considered to be essential services and are able to remain open. 

So if you require our mobile fish veterinary services, just give us a call.

Phone 0421 822 383.

Netflix’s SEASPIRACY, a conspiraSEA?

Many who have watched this show ask me a lot of questions about the legitimacy of the alarming material presented in the show.

It does raise some salient points, and some are out of context and some are incorrect.

The best answers for the Seaspirary movie can be found at: https://sustainablefisheries-uw.org/science-of-seaspiracy/

What are your thoughts?