Latest Fishery Stories
What happened to the king salmon run in Alaska may be remain a mystery, but what's known for sure is a popular fishery has closed because of a dismal return.
A new study helps explain a cyclic increase and decrease of jellyfish populations, which transformed parts of the Bering Sea--one of the U.S.'s most productive fisheries--into veritable jellytoriums during the 1990s.
How about a job grossing half a million bucks in 60 minutes? That's what some commercial seine fishermen in Sitka, Alaska, scooped out of the water on Wednesday -- in the form of fatty, silvery Pacific herring.
At a time when a quarter of the world's fisheries are considered depleted, can commercial fishermen make more money by fishing less? A study published in the Friday edition of the journal Science says they can - with one condition.
Giant jellyfish have been spotted in large numbers in the usually chilly waters surrounding Norway, an Oslo University scientist reported. Hege Vestheim told the Tonsbergs Blad newspaper that she photographed large numbers of the giant comb jellyfish in Norwegian waters last fall.
By Lehodey, P; Alheit, J; Barange, M; Baumgartner, T; Et al ABSTRACT Fish population variability and fisheries activities are closely linked to weather and climate dynamics.
One of the problems the population boom has created is overfishing in Gulf waters, which has endangered marine ecosystems and fisheries that are the source of multimillion-dollar recreation and fishing industries.