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Study finds warming waters drove collapse of Mexico’s jumbo squid fishery

July 19, 2019

The culprit responsible for the decline of Mexico’s once lucrative jumbo squid fishery has remained a mystery, until…
Hotspots’ reveal where sub-Antarctic seabirds are at risk from fishing

May 23, 2019

A new study by a University of Liverpool seabird ecologist highlights, that sub-Antarctic seabirds are most at risk…
Cameras and DNA tests to control discard fish

March 28, 2019

Under new EU rules, fishermen must land previously discarded catches. New control methods are needed—for example video cameras…
From menace to resource: Starfish become animal feed

March 27, 2019

Up to 50 starfish per square metre. This is the situation in several places in the Limfjord, where…
Research predicts overlap of tunas, sharks and ships at sea

March 20, 2019

Maps that show where sharks and tunas roam in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and where fishing vessels travel…
Fish Farmers of the Caribbean

January 15, 2019

There are only so many fish in the sea. And our appetite for seafood has already stressed many…
True Sanctuary for Sharks

October 18, 2018

When they first set out to follow grey reef sharks around the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI),…
High-res data offer most detailed look yet at trawl fishing footprint around the world

October 9, 2018

About a quarter of the world’s seafood caught in the ocean comes from bottom trawling, a method that…
Study leads to a question: Should the fishing industry insure itself against risk?

October 9, 2018

Oregon State University’s James Watson, an assistant professor who specializes in marine resource management, published a study in…
Study: ocean acidification may reduce sea scallop fisheries

September 27, 2018

Each year, fishermen harvest more than $500 million worth of Atlantic sea scallops from the waters off the…
Seafood/fishing industry alerted scientists to acidification, hypoxia issues off Oregon

September 20, 2018

The first biannual report to the Oregon Legislature from the Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Coordinating Council concludes that…
A Climate ‘Wake-up Call’

September 4, 2018

If we proactively implement effective fisheries management and limit global temperature rise, the world’s oceans still have the…
Troubled Waters of Industrial Fishing Behavior

August 8, 2018

As the global population booms, equitable access to healthy food sources is more important than ever. But, a…
Recreational fisheries pose threat to skittish sea turtles

August 1, 2018

Every summer, thousands of amateur scallopers flock to the warm coastal waters of Florida’s Crystal River region, anchor…
Study finds “hidden harvest” in world’s inland fisheries

June 22, 2018

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says we are dramatically underestimating…
California’s Other Gold

June 11, 2018

Sea urchin roe is an acquired taste. Served as sushi, uni — the Japanese word for this delicacy…
Farming Fish Saves Land

May 3, 2018

To satisfy the protein demands of an anticipated nearly 10 billion people by 2050, the United Nations’ Food…
Partnering with indigenous communities to anticipate and adapt to ocean change

March 28, 2018

The productive ocean off Washington state’s Olympic Coast supports an abundant web of life including kelp forests, fish,…
Changes in ocean fishing could save some species from extinction

March 19, 2018

Better fisheries management could reverse spiraling population declines in roughly half of threatened ocean species caught unintentionally, according…
Study: global fisheries to decline 20 percent, on average, by 2300

March 15, 2018

A new, long-view study of climate and the oceans suggests that, as a result of rising global temperatures,…
Global fisheries to be, on average, 20 percent less productive in 2300

March 12, 2018

In a study published in Science, UCI climatologists outline the results of computer simulations showing a world subjected to…
Data ‘listening’ offers a new way to track salmon migration

March 1, 2018

A University of Virginia music graduate student and composer from the Pacific northwest is working with a fisheries…
Fisheries discarding edible fish pose a threat to food security

February 28, 2018

The study, conducted by Cardiff University and Swansea University and in collaboration with Susantha Udagedara of the Blue…
Simple rules can help fishery managers cope with ecological complexity

February 20, 2018

To successfully manage fisheries, factors in the environment that affect fish — like food sources, predators and habitat…
Global importance of seagrass-based fishing

November 23, 2017

Scientists from Cardiff University, Swansea University and Stockholm University examined how seagrass meadows globally support fishing activity. Providing…
The tragedy of the seagrass commons

November 22, 2017

Urgent action is required to stem the loss of the world’s seagrass meadows to protect their associated fisheries.…
Giant Sea Bass: Worth Their Weight

October 16, 2017

Almost as large as a Smart car, giant sea bass can weigh more than 500 pounds and grow…
Catching a diversity of fish species — instead of specializing — means more stable income for fishers

September 19, 2017

For people who make a living by harvesting natural resources, income volatility is a persistent threat. Crops could…
Bottom-trawling techniques leave different traces on the seabed

July 18, 2017

Fishing fleets around the world rely on nets towed along the bottom to capture fish. Roughly one-fifth of…
Lake Harvests are Likely More Fruitful than We Knew

June 28, 2017

Harvests from freshwater fisheries such as the Great Lakes could total more than 12 million tons a year…
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