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New analysis by an international group of scientists specializing in everything from fish ecology to marine mammals highlights the importance of preserving the seas’ smallest fish species that serve as an important food for larger marine animals.
Reduced catches of small oceanic â€˜forageâ€™ fish like sardines and anchovies may be required in some ocean areas in order to protect the larger predators that rely on these species for food.
Over-fishing by humans has led to fewer big, predatory fish in the worldâ€™s oceans, leaving smaller fish to thrive and double their numbers over the past century, scientists reported on Friday.
Researchers from Upstate New York institutions, including the University at Buffalo, have documented elevated levels of two industrial pollutants in carp in eastern Lake Erie, adding to the body of scientific work demonstrating the lasting environmental effects of human activity and waste disposal on the Great Lakes.
"Sustainable" label for Antarctic krill fishery is misleading WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group today criticized the decision by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to certify Antarctic krill.
Scientists reported on Wednesday that one-third of the world's ocean fish catch is ground up for animal feed â€” a potential problem for marine ecosystems and a waste of a resource that could directly nourish humans.
Thurmond Lake fell to its lowest level since 2002 this week, triggering another set of restrictions on how much water the Army Corps of Engineers can release from the reservoir into the Savannah River.
The Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus, is the one of the most abundant species of fish on the planet. They can be found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean congregating together in large schools (or swarms). They can grow up to 17.72 in (45 cm) in length and weigh more than 1.1 lb (0.5 kg). They feed on copepods, krill and small fish, and their natural predators are seals, whales, cod and other larger fish. The Atlantic herring fishery has long been an important part of the economy of New...