Latest Fishing Stories

2014-09-23 23:05:35

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Aquaculture and Fisheries markets. Global market for Aquaculture and Fisheries is projected to reach 188 million tons by 2020, driven by surging consumption of seafood in both developed as well as developing regions and the continuous decline in natural fish stock. San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Globally, demand for seafood has been growing, resulting in overexploitation of natural...

2014-09-23 23:00:53

Rising downstream demand will aid revenue, but wholesale bypass will limit growth. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Fish and Seafood Wholesaling industry to its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The Fish and Seafood Wholesaling industry has grown at a moderate rate over the past five years. Growth in per capita disposable income in combination with growing health consciousness has encouraged Canadians to...

2014-09-23 12:27:26

Premier specialty sporting goods retailer provides great selection of fishing essentials LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As summer comes to an end and lakes and rivers are left behind by their summer occupants, fishermen gear up for fall fishing season. Whether it's planning a fishing excursion in the wilderness or catching a few at the local lake, anglers can head to Sport Chalet to stock up on all the gear and tips they need to ensure they're well equipped to reel in the big...

2014-09-19 23:01:50

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPRFMC) announced the publication of a Memorandum of Understanding regarding fishery capacity-building in the U.S. Pacific Territories. Signatories include thirteen colleges, federal and local fishery management organizations, and regional goverment offices. HONOLULU, Hawaii (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at building the capacity of the US Pacific Island territories to manage their fisheries and...

common bluestripe snappers
2014-09-01 02:00:40

John Delaney, Wildlife Conservation Society A new study reports that an expansion of marine protected areas is needed to protect fish species that perform key ecological functions. According to investigators from the Wildlife Conservation Society and other organizations, previous efforts at protecting fish have focused on saving the largest numbers of species, often at the expense of those species that provide key and difficult-to-replace ecological functions. Many vital ecological...

derelict trap
2014-08-29 03:00:01

NOAA Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles. These traps result in losses to habitat, fisheries, and the watermen who depend on the resources -- losses that are largely preventable, according to a newly published NOAA study. The report, published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, is the first of its kind to examine the derelict fish trap...

damaged reefs discourage new growth
2014-08-25 03:30:06

Brett Israel, Georgia Institute of Technology Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs. Damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that repulse young coral and fish, discouraging them from settling in the degraded habitat, according to new research. The study shows for the first time that coral larvae can smell the difference between healthy and damaged reefs when they decide where to settle. Coral reefs are...

2014-08-18 16:21:50

GALVESTON, Texas, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It seems that every week brings another story of U.S. Coast Guard or other Gulf Coast maritime law enforcement giving chase to foreign fishermen who have snuck into U.S. waters to fish illegally. Foreign illegal fishing in the Gulf, mostly by Mexican crew in boats called lanchas, is a persistent - and alarming - problem, say authorities from Gulf Coast states and the federal government. The urgency of the issue brought...

Giant Amazon Fish Has Become Extinct In Some Local Fishing Communities
2014-08-14 03:55:38

Virginia Tech An international team of scientists has discovered that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing communities. The team compared mainstream bioeconomic theory — which policymakers have depended on in order to protect fish populations — with the lesser-known "fishing-down" theory, which predicts that large, high-value, easy-to-catch fish can be fished to extinction. "Bioeconomic thinking has predicted that...

2014-08-06 20:23:29

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rob Moir, Ph.D is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Environmental Services. Rob is the President and Executive Director of the Ocean River Institute. The Ocean River Institute provides individuals and groups with specific opportunities to make a difference saving wildlife, protecting ecosystems, and practicing stewardship. Save Fish and Fishing Communities is ORI's campaign to gain more...

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