Latest Fisheries science Stories
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 US waters as they move farther offshore.
An Australian method for assessing the environmental impact of marine fisheries has caught the eye of fishery management agencies worldwide.
Major shifts in fisheries distribution due to climate change will affect food security in tropical regions most adversely, according to a study led by the Sea Around Us Project at The University of British Columbia.
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.
U.S. scientists say human impacts and environmental factors are changing the northwest Atlantic Ocean ecosystem. A study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northeast Fisheries Science Center shows fish in U.S.
Overfishing threatens many species but a combination of steps could turn that around, two groups long at odds with each other said. Marine ecologists and fisheries management scientists worked together for two years and published their findings Friday in the journal Science. The researchers agreed solutions to overfishing lie not only in management techniques but also in the political will to apply them, even if it initially causes economic disruption, said a release from the U.S.
WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebecca Goldburg, director of Marine Science at the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to a paper published in the journal Science. The paper's lead authors, Dr. Ray Hilborn and Dr.
Efforts to curb overfishing throughout the world are beginning to succeed in five of the worldâ€™s ten large marine ecosystems, according to a comprehensive study published Thursday.
An international team of scientists with divergent views on ocean ecosystems has found that efforts to rebuild many of the worldâ€™s fisheries are worthwhile and starting to pay off in many places around the world.
Scientists have joined forces in a groundbreaking assessment on the status of marine fisheries and ecosystems.
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...
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