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intensive fishing's collateral damage
2014-03-21 09:07:51

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Biology researcher joins with other scientists to chart intensive fishing's collateral damage. Seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals such as dolphins may not appear to have much in common, other than an affinity for open water. The sad truth is that they are all unintended victims – by-catch – of intensive global fishing. In fact, accidental entanglement in fishing gear is the single biggest threat to some species in...

Fate Of Fish Stocks In The Baltic Sea Determined By Salt Stratification
2014-02-19 15:39:07

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel Why management strategies must take into account regional conditions In the Baltic Sea, two cod stocks evolve independently. Also the juveniles of two economically important flatfish species, flounder and plaice, live there within limited space. This is possible due to the irregular distribution of water masses of different salinity in this inland sea. Scientists of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Institute of...

2014-01-29 08:22:57

Promotes Reforms to Boost Fish Populations, Ensuring Sustainable Supplies of Fish for Food and Income Five-Year Commitment is the First Program to Simultaneously Reform Small-Scale and Industrial Fishing Practices, and Places Bloomberg Philanthropies Among Top 5 Global Oceans Funders NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the launch of the Vibrant Oceans initiative, a commitment of $53 million over five years to promote reforms to boost...

2014-01-08 17:21:40

Florida State University researchers have spearheaded a major review of fisheries data that examines the domino effect that occurs when too many fish are harvested from one habitat. The loss of a major species from an ecosystem can have unintended consequences because of the connections between that species and others in the system. Moreover, these changes often occur rapidly and unexpectedly, and are difficult to reverse. “You don’t realize how interdependent species are until it...

2013-12-19 23:32:35

According to Saving Seafood, the OZY article relies largely on outdated and invalidated claims which have been called into questioned by multiple reputable scientists in journals, in the New York Times and and on National Public Radio. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 (Saving Seafood) - Warning that “within our lifetimes, the world’s supply of fish could collapse entirely,” the startup news website OZY last week promulgated claims about the depletion of ocean fish based on...

2013-12-18 23:27:48

List summarizes many ways people can mitigate issues facing oceans in the next year. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 In honor of the start of another year of trying to motivate humankind to work together to save our oceans, Marine Conservation Institute today announced its list of "14 Things Humans Can Do to Make the Oceans More Abundant in 2014." The world’s oceans are vital to human survival, yet they face growing challenges. The list from Marine Conservation...

2013-12-12 11:57:37

New study has implications for conservation Bonefish, also called gray ghosts, are among the most elusive and highly prized fishes sought by recreational anglers in the Florida Keys, Bahamas and similar tropical habitats around the world. Bonefish support a fishery worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually, but this fishery is threatened in many areas by habitat loss and degradation, and by overfishing. Scientists are scrambling to identify and protect critical habitats and identify...

2013-11-29 13:28:35

The European Union's taxpayers are paving the way for fishing fleets to reel in valuable catch in developing countries while fishing companies pocket the profits, according to University of British Columbia researchers. In a study published today in the online journal PLOS ONE, researchers from UBC's Fisheries Centre analyzed access agreements that allow EU-based fishing fleets to operate in Africa and the South Pacific. They found that EU governments pay 75 per cent of the annual access...

2013-11-18 23:00:46

GSMFC concludes that Gulf menhaden stock is not overfished, nor is overfishing occurring. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) has completed a comprehensive, three year stock assessment of the Gulf menhaden population and found that the stock is healthy and sustainable at current harvest levels. The assessment was conducted in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southeast Data, Assessment, and...

2013-11-14 23:02:15

National Aquarium Receives $160,000 Grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded a $161,375 grant to National Aquarium in support of its efforts to lead a group of scientists and fishery managers to better understand, explain and address the sources of uncertainty in fisheries management. Uncertainty in stock assessments, effectiveness of management measures and changing ocean conditions are factors...


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Albacore, Thunnus alalunga
2012-04-02 15:56:46

The Albacore, (Thunnus alalunga), also known as the Albacore Tuna, Albicore, Longfin, Albies, Pigfish, Tombo ahi, Binnaga, Pacific Albacore, German Bonito, Longfin Tuna, Longfin Tunny, and just Tuna, is a species of fish in the Scombridae family. It is the only species of tuna they is marketed as “white meat tuna” in the United States. It is found in open waters of all tropical and temperate oceans and the Mediterranean Sea. The adult Albacore measure up to 4.5 feet in length and...

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