Latest Fisheries science Stories
University of British Columbia researchers estimate that fisheries catches in the Arctic totaled 950,000 tons from 1950 to 2006, almost 75 times the amount reported to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) during this period.
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have completed a new study on the geography of commercial fisheries in Northwest Mexico and the results could have far-ranging implications for the sustainable future of marine wildlife in the area.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang is bringing his Oceans and Fisheries Council to this week's meeting of the New England Fisheries Management Council. New Bedford is the Nation's top fishing port.
Community-based management key to sustaining aquatic resources.
Encouraging new evidence suggests that the bulk of the world's fisheries â€“ including small-scale, often non-industrialized fisheries on which millions of people depend for food â€“ could be sustained using community-based co-management.
Carbon monoxide trapped in ice cores reveals unexpected trends regarding burning biomass.
A measure widely advocated as a means of assessing the health of marine ecosystems is an ineffective guide to trends in biodiversity, and more direct monitoring is needed, a new study has found.
NORTHPORT, N.Y., Sept.
Scientists have for the first time estimated the physical footprint of human activities on the deep seafloor of the North East Atlantic.
The world's most established fisheries certifier is failing on its promises as rapidly as it gains prominence.
Point #1: Warm finger- This region inside the area marked number 1, represents a warm finger of the ocean temperatures. What is occurring is that the warmer air is being pushed faster in this region than the surrounding locations giving us this little finger of warmer temps in that region. Point #2: Warm Eddie- This is a region of warmer temps surrounded on all sides by colder water. Eddies are a closed circulation of water in the ocean that has in this case warmer temps around it. These...
The Peru Current flows from South to North along the western side of South America. This current transports colder air from the south northward towards the equator. This current is responsible for bringing cooler waters off the coast of Peru which is a big reason that they have such high fishing success. However this current can get altered during EL-Nino when the warmer waters of the Pacific are transported west to east and start to replace these colder waters. The Peru current is...
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.