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2010-09-14 08:32:15

Leading international marine scientists are proposing radical changes in the governance of the world’s oceans to rescue them from overfishing, pollution and other human impacts.

2010-07-08 14:08:04

The rapid growth of the oyster aquaculture industry in Rhode Island has raised questions about how many oyster farms Narragansett Bay and the state's salt ponds can support.

2010-05-13 13:57:20

A new, less selective approach to commercial fishing is needed to ensure the ongoing productivity of marine ecosystems and to maintain biodiversity, according to a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

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.

2009-12-07 17:10:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2009-09-10 11:12:30

What are the long-term evolutionary implications of prolonged fishing for the fish that humans and, perhaps more importantly, diverse ecosystems so depend on?

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2009-08-14 14:07:36

Fisheries experts in Canada are trying to figure out the mysterious disappearance of millions of sockeye salmon from streams during this spawning season.

2009-07-31 14:12:51

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.

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2009-07-30 15:45:00

Efforts to curb overfishing throughout the world are beginning to succeed in five of the world’s ten large marine ecosystems, according to a comprehensive study published Thursday.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.