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Links Between Tuna And Floating Objects
2013-07-29 09:03:05

AlphaGalileo Foundation A boon for fishing More than 2 000 years ago, Roman fishermen already used the natural propensity of some species of fish to gather under floating objects, to enhance their catches in the Mediterranean. Today, numerous industrial and artisanal tuna fisheries around the world exploit this "aggregating phenomenon". Over the last thirty years, seine fishing in particular has developed rapidly through the use of massive floating objects, natural at first, then more...

Evidence Found Of Ancient Deep Sea Fishing By Humans
2011-11-25 09:51:37

An Australian archaeologist has discovered ancient fish bones in a cave in East Timor -- a small island country northeast of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands -- that contain the ancient remains of more than 38,000 fish bones from nearly 2,900 individual fish, a sign that humans may have gone deep-sea fishing as many as 42,000 years ago. Among the fish bones were those of tuna and shark, clearly brought to the cave -- called Jerimalai -- by human hands. And to back that up, the...

2011-05-10 08:00:00

MANTA, Ecuador, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisheries, research scientists and tuna fishers boarded a vessel in Manta, Ecuador today and will spend the next two months at-sea launching the next phase of a globally coordinated project to promote effective, practical techniques to reduce the environmental impact of tuna fishing. Purse seine vessels, which use large nets to catch fish, provide the world with millions of tons of tuna every year. When crews use floating objects that attract...

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2010-11-24 12:40:00

According to a new report based on genetic analysis, 30 percent of cannned tunas tested in a dozen countries were mislabeled or had other irregularities. Some of the 50 brands sampled contained different species of tuna across the same product, or had two different species in the same can. Some cans labeled as skipjack also had bigeye or yellowtail tuna, both species with declining populations.  The independent report was timed to coincide with the annual meeting of the International...

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2008-02-18 08:58:36

Scientists advocate solutions and urgent action BOSTON, Mass. "“ Continued mismanagement could force some tuna populations to quickly go the way of cod, a highly threatened fishery that once helped shape economies of whole nations, leading scientists said in the symposium "Last Best Chance for Tuna: Learning from the Cod Collapse" at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Boston on February 18. A group of leading natural and social scientists...


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