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2013-11-18 23:00:46

GSMFC concludes that Gulf menhaden stock is not overfished, nor is overfishing occurring. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) has completed a comprehensive, three year stock assessment of the Gulf menhaden population and found that the stock is healthy and sustainable at current harvest levels. The assessment was conducted in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southeast Data, Assessment, and...

2013-11-11 11:05:04

Banning the practice of throwing unmarketable or over-quota fish back into the sea is just one of the measures needed to deliver sustainable fisheries according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Research carried out by UEA with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and published today in the journal Fisheries Research reveals that a ban will only help future fish stocks if it is accompanied by other measures to reduce total fishing...

2010-05-24 13:13:00

Pew Environment Group Urges U.N. to Correct Course NEW YORK, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the United Nations meets to discuss the state of high seas fisheries management, two independent, peer-reviewed studies reveal that ineffective international management is undermining the future of high seas fisheries, fish populations and the health of marine ecosystems. One study -- published online by the journal Science -- finds that governments have been ineffective in stopping illegal...

2009-11-03 09:08:18

Southern Species like Atlantic Croaker May Become Common in New England Waters About half of 36 fish stocks in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, many of them commercially valuable species, have been shifting northward over the last four decades, with some stocks nearly disappearing from U.S. waters as they move farther offshore, according to a new study by NOAA researchers. Their findings, published in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series, show the impact of changing coastal and ocean...

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2009-09-02 06:25:00

A band of 91 nations around the globe agreed to sign a United Nations treaty that will prevent sea vessels involved in the illegal fishing trade from entering their ports, a move that participants hope will prevent illicitly captured fish from entering markets, thus curbing the highly lucrative and widespread practice. The treaty will usher in a slew of new regulatory measures for participant nations, such as requiring that incoming foreign fishing ships request permission to enter port in...

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2009-03-02 13:00:00

A UN report published on Monday said the fishing industry must do more to confront the effects of climate change as well as get a grip on the perennial problem of overfishing, the AFP reported. Responsible fishing practices must be more widely implemented and new strategies are needed to cope with climate change, according to the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report. The report went on to say how climate change is already modifying the distribution of both marine and...

2005-10-23 12:53:51

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Americans scorned lobster until the 1880s while the ancient Romans loved fish so much that their catches depleted the Mediterranean, according to a study that may give clues about how to restore damaged world fish stocks. Picking through 200,000 U.S. restaurant menus since the 1850s, schooner logs and archaeological sites, marine historians are finding that capricious human tastes have let some species thrive while other...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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