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2010-05-04 15:41:23

The UK trawl fishing fleet has to work 17 times harder to catch the same amount of fish today as it did when most of its boats were powered by sail, according to new research.

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2010-03-25 09:03:16

A new climate-population model developed by NOAA scientists to study rising ocean temperatures and fishing rates on one East Coast fish population could also forecast the impact of climate change and fishing on other fisheries.

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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.

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2009-07-30 15:30:00

Scientists have joined forces in a groundbreaking assessment on the status of marine fisheries and ecosystems.

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By Kirk Moore, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Aug.

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2008-06-05 15:39:03

The numbers of Northeastern offshore spotted and eastern spinner dolphins in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean are increasing after being severely depleted because of accidental death in the tuna purse-seine fishery between 1960 and 1990, according to biologists from NOAA's Fisheries Service.

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2008-05-21 12:10:33

Known as an age reader, Sutherland is one of a small team at NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) whose aging work is critical to stock assessments needed to manage the nation’s fishery resources in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean.

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2008-02-18 08:50:00

Giant bluefin tuna are in trouble, primarily because the powerful muscles that propel their extensive ocean migrations come with an Achilles' heel: They're tasty. All three species of bluefins have seen their population plummet in the past 50 years.

2005-06-07 07:10:00

Federal regulators have done too little to save the overfished red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, a new lawsuit by environmental groups alleges.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.