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2009-12-23 10:07:23

Catch share programs result in more consistent and predictable fisheries but do not necessarily improve ecological conditions, according to a new study published online this week by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Employed by nations around the world, catch shares "“ a management system that divides up and allocates percentages, or shares, of the total allowable catch to individual fishermen or fishing groups "“ have generated controversy as to whether...

2009-12-21 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catch share programs result in more consistent and predictable fisheries but do not necessarily improve ecological conditions, according to a new study published online this week by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Employed by nations around the world, catch shares - a management system that divides up and allocates percentages, or shares, of the total allowable catch to individual fishermen or fishing groups - have...

2009-12-10 10:54:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A policy released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) charts an historic new course for the nation's fish stocks, giving hope for the recovery of struggling fishing communities and depleted fish resources. NOAA is seeking to correct decades of failed management that has resulted in economically depressed, unsafe, and unsustainable fisheries around the country. The policy promotes greater use of "catch...

2009-12-10 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lee Crockett, director of Federal Fisheries Policy at the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) release of its draft policy on the use of catch shares in federal fisheries. "NOAA and its Catch Shares Task Force recognize that catch shares are not a one-size-fits-all fisheries solution and not all fisheries can or should be managed by them. In...

2009-12-07 17:10:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) along with alliance partners AED and Darden Restaurants, which owns Red Lobster and Olive Garden, today announced the Global FISH Alliance, a program that promotes sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture practices. The partnership held a reception at the AED Global Theater where a panel representing this unique public-private partnership discussed the importance of a comprehensive...

2009-11-09 15:24:37

Studies conducted in California and elsewhere provide support for the use of marine reserves as a tool for managing fisheries and protecting marine habitats, according to biologists at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A recent study in the Gulf of California, for example, confirmed the validity of a key concept behind marine reserves--the idea that offspring produced in a protected area can replenish the stocks of harvested species outside the reserve. "It seems really obvious, but...

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2009-10-27 10:11:41

An Australian method for assessing the environmental impact of marine fisheries has caught the eye of fishery management agencies worldwide. Aspects of the 'ecological risk assessment' (ERA) method have been adopted in the US, Canada, Ecuador, and the Western and Central Pacific, and by the international eco-labeling organization the Marine Stewardship Council. The method was developed in research led by Dr Tony Smith and Dr Alistair Hobday from CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship in...

2009-10-20 11:01:00

Summary: many trends positive, urgent action is needed; 'Super Green' seafood buying list debuts MONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global prospects for securing a sustainable seafood supply and protecting ocean ecosystems are improving, thanks to a growing consensus on how best to manage fisheries and fish-farming operations, and new commitments by consumers, major buyers and the fishing community. That's the conclusion of a benchmark research report -- "Turning the...

2009-10-01 10:21:34

NOAA and Norwegian researchers recently completed a comparative analysis of marine ecosystems in the North Atlantic and North Pacific to see what factors support fisheries production, leading to new insights that could improve fishery management plans and the ecosystems. Known as MENU, for Marine Ecosystems of Norway and the U.S., the collaborative project involved scientists at the NOAA Fisheries Service's Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Alaska Fisheries Science Center and colleagues...

2009-09-18 10:49:00

10 Years of Planning for Unique Reefs Result in Model Safeguards CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund saluted the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council today for its final vote to protect what may be Earth's largest deepwater coral ecosystem off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. A veritable wonderland of marine life, the 25,000-square-mile area is among the most important in the world for marine species...


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