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Scientists design a biodegradable device for tuna fisheries

A group of experts from the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM) of Barcelona has designed a biodegradable device to fish tuna that could eventually replace the plastic devices currently used for this aim. The initiative is part of a project carried out in collaboration with the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) that seeks to make fishing practices more sustainable.

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Automated system for an efficient biomonitoring of water quality

Scientists of the CSIC and the Universidad de Castilla La Mancha have developed a low cost system for the identification of biological specimens. It is an automated and programmable prototype, which enables the determination of water quality indexes.

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Obtained a bionanohybrid material for quick removal of organic pollutants

Scientists from the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (ICP-CSIC) have synthesized a bionanohybrid material, composed of an enzyme and an iron carbonate nanorods structure. It allows the complete elimination of organic pollutants in extremely short times.

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Device for restoring soils and creating vegetation covers

A CSIC research team has created a device for restoring degraded or polluted soils and creating vegetation covers. It can be adapted to the needs of different soils and ecosystems, as the amendments into its two different compartments can be adapted to the local soil to restore.

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Software calculates the reproductive potential of fish

The Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Vigo has led the development of a software that enables the automatic calculation of fish reproductive potential. The software is called “Govocitos” and is distributed free of charge. It may improve the projections of fish stocks and their preservation.

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