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2014-05-07 10:50:42

The sight of seabirds following trawlers in order to feast from discarded fish is a common maritime sight, but each year many thousands of seabirds are killed by overhanging cables or in nets. New research in Animal Conservation assesses mortality figures from South Africa to show that a simple bird scaring line can reduce the mortality rate by over 90%. The research compiled data from five years of observations to compare current and historic mortality rates. Previous research shows that...

2014-04-16 12:11:34

Handling frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard commercial freezer-trawlers and about a quarter of the injuries on freezer-longliner vessels operating off the coast of Alaska, new research from Oregon State University shows. Many of those injuries and others aboard the two types of vessels could be prevented with the right interventions, and the research methods used in the study could help identify and reduce injuries and fatalities in other types of commercial fishing,...

Trawling Affects Deep-sea Canyons
2012-09-07 08:15:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Trawling is changing the topography and the environment of deep-sea canyons on the continental slope, a new study from the University of Barcelona finds. The study, published in Nature, contends that marine mountainsides are looking more like plowed fields, which changes the habitats of deep-sea creatures. The process rivals landslides and storms for re-shaping the slopes. Fishing fleets have been trawling the Mediterranean along...

Fishing Boat Missing Since 2011 Tsunami Found
2012-03-25 05:31:36

A large Japanese fishing trawler that was swept away by the devastating tsunami of 2011 has been spotted off the coast of British Columbia in the western part of Canada, various media outlets reported Saturday. According to the Associated Press (AP), the 50-foot long vessel had been discovered approximately 160 miles west of Haida Gwaii, where it had been slowly drifting towards the shore. Officials had identified it as originating from Hokkaido, Japan, and rescue workers said that...

2011-01-12 08:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanctuary Belize a leader in Belize Real Estate eco-friendly growth is pleased to announce a new ban on trawling in the crystal blue Caribbean waters of our country. This ban will be key to the growth of Belize as the premiere destination for environmentally concerned investors. This complete and permanent ban is a very important step toward safeguarding the world's oceans, and we feel it is significant that Belize, a country so focused on...

2011-01-12 08:37:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanctuary Belize, a leader in Belize Real Estate eco-friendly growth, is pleased to announce a new ban on trawling in the crystal blue Caribbean waters of our country. This ban will be key to the growth of Belize as the premiere destination for environmentally concerned investors. This complete and permanent ban is a very important step toward safeguarding the world's oceans, and we feel it is significant that Belize, a country so focused on...

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2010-02-04 10:11:26

Extensive commercial fishing endangers dolphin populations in the Mediterranean. This has been shown in a new study carried out at the University of Haifa's Department of Maritime Civilizations. "Unfortunately, we turn our backs to the sea and do not give much consideration to our marine neighbors," states researcher Dr. Aviad Scheinin. The study, which was supervised by Prof. Ehud Spanier and Dr. Dan Kerem, examined the competition between the two top predators along the Mediterranean coast...

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2009-02-18 08:45:00

Shrimp, a vital foundation of income for many developing countries, are becoming more susceptible to overfishing, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Tuesday. Overfishing of shrimp can then corrupt ecologically significant seagrass beds and coastal regions, the UN agency wrote in the report, "The Global Study of Shrimp Fisheries." Shrimp is one of the most principal kinds of fishery product for many countries, creating total revenues of 10 billion dollars or 16...

2008-12-08 22:32:34

A smattering of Asian tiger shrimp weighing up to a half-pound are being caught off the coast of South Carolina, local trawlers say. The trawlers said five of the jumbo shrimp have been caught in recent weeks, The Myrtle Beach Sun News reported Monday. The tiger shrimp, which are native to Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Australia, can grow as large as lobster, the newspaper said. David Knott, a marine biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, said he doesn't know...


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