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2011-09-02 10:00:00

The 141st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) will be taking place, bringing thousands of fisheries scientists from all over the world to Seattle. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 02, 2011 Thereâs something very fishy going on in Seattle next week. The 141st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society(AFS) will be taking place, bringing thousands of fisheries scientists from all over the world to the Emerald City. The event is predicted to be the largest...

2011-08-26 13:03:58

"It's not that the salmon are biting less, there are less of them," explained Eva García Vázquez, lead author and Functional Biology researcher at the University of Oviedo (Spain). The study, published in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, shows a "very marked" decline in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) populations in the Narcea, Sella and Cares rivers (Asturias, northern Spain), especially during the last decade, almost simultaneously with the...

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2008-11-27 10:25:00

Fishery experts have known for years that shrimp trawling operations in the Gulf of Mexico are contributing to sharp declines in the ranks of Red Snapper, one of the most delicious and popular marine fish on the seafood menu. While it's clear that thousands of young snapper are killed and wasted after being inadvertently "by-caught" in shrimp nets, new research from Texas Christian and Louisiana State universities finds shrimp trawling also may be raising the level of toxic mercury in...

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2008-09-11 09:56:06

A recent study reports that nearly 40 percent of freshwater fish species in North America are in trouble, doubling since 1989. According to experts, humans have caused the "silent extinctions" through polluting and damming freshwater habitats. In the first large study of freshwater fish in North America in 19 years, a team of researchers from the US, Canada, and Mexico looked at a species restricted to certain geographic areas.  The decline among these "subspecies" groups is even more...

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2005-09-07 10:30:00

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Too many people using too much energy and natural resources make it inevitable that wild Pacific salmon will become extinct over the next century without a major overhaul in the way people live their lives, a group of 30 scientists, policy analysts and advocates concluded. "If you look at the four places on the planet that salmon runs originally occurred - the Asian Far East, Europe, Eastern North American and Western North America - as the numbers of people increased,...


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