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2007-12-07 11:20:00

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.

2007-01-03 21:00:18

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.

2006-10-29 03:00:18

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.

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2006-07-07 06:15:00

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.


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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.