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2012-03-15 11:54:50

Fishing for a 'balanced harvest' can achieve productive fisheries as well as environmental conservation, an international scientific team reports today in the journal Science. In contrast, increasing fishing selectivity to catch a small group of species and sizes neither maximises production nor minimises the ecological effects of fishing, according to the paper titled, 'Reconsidering the Consequences of Selective Fisheries'. The collaboration that led to the paper was fostered by the...

2012-02-21 10:58:48

University of British Columbia researchers have identified conservation "hot spots" around the world where the temptation to profit from overfishing outweighs the appetite for conservation. Combining economic outlook and fisheries population growth rates for all countries currently reported to fish in the ocean, UBC fisheries researchers William Cheung and Rashid Sumaila developed a conservation risk index to reveal the economic-conservation trade-offs of fishing. Areas with the highest...

2012-02-20 13:39:41

An international team from the Nippon Foundation-University of British Columbia Nereus program has unveiled the first global model of life in the world's oceans, allowing scientists and policymakers to predict — and show through 3D visualizations — the state of life in the oceans of the future. Combining scientific data from three major factors impacting our oceans — climate change, human activity (including fisheries and river run-off) and food web dynamics (fish eating...

Image 1 - Changing Environmental Conditions And Predators Affect Survival Of Atlantic Salmon In The Gulf Of Maine
2011-11-19 04:28:27

Stocks of  Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), which have been steadily declining for the past few decades, are facing  new challenges in the Gulf of Maine, where changing spring wind patterns, warming sea surface temperatures and new predators along altered migration routes are affecting their survival. In a paper published online in the journal Fisheries Management and Ecology, Kevin Friedland and co-authors suggest post-smolts are entering an increasingly warmer coastal ocean,...

2011-11-17 03:12:37

Sustainable coastal management, regional coordination and long-term, holistic viewpoint needed to protect fragile ecosystems The rapid, large scale coastal development underway in the Middle East must be better planned and managed to avoid aggravating already "severe" degradation and losses in the fragile marine ecosystems shared by eight Gulf countries — Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates — warns a new report today by the...


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