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2011-11-21 10:00:57

A new study led by University of British Columbia researchers reveals how the effect of climate change can further impact the economic viability of current fisheries practices. "Fisheries are already providing fewer fish and making less money than they could if we curbed overfishing," says Rashid Sumaila, principal investigator of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC and lead author of the study. "We could be earning interest, but instead we're fishing away the capital. Climate...

2011-11-07 14:10:00

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seafood Coalition is a broad national coalition of commercial fishing interests, seafood processors, and coastal communities that includes members from every region of the U.S. and accounts for about 85 percent of the fish and shellfish products landed annually in the U.S. Its members are united in opposition to the Administration's new National Oceans Policy regulatory regime. The Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and...

2011-10-04 20:41:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fisheries managers, fishermen, nonprofit organizations and others with a stake in America's fisheries now have additional resources to put their innovative ideas into action. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the second round of grants available from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a public-private partnership to foster the design and implementation of new and ground-breaking ideas for sustainable fisheries...

2011-09-29 18:14:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Academy of Sciences, one of the country's most respected scientific and cultural research institutions, is showcasing Safeway's leadership in seafood sustainability as part of the Academy's "Science in Action" video exhibit. Responsible seafood sourcing is an important component of Safeway's overall and comprehensive sustainability strategy, which it refers to as the Heart of Safeway. The Sustainable Seafood video, which is...

2011-09-23 15:25:00

Regional Fishery Management Organization Extends Timeline of Area Closures, but Fails to Fully Implement U.N. Resolution HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 33(rd) annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) ended today with countries failing to agree on significant, additional measures to safeguard vulnerable deep-sea marine ecosystems. While NAFO has made progress since 2006 in closing certain seamounts and areas of corals and...

2011-09-21 11:35:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Clinton Global Initiative's (CGI) Seventh Annual Meeting, Darden Restaurants formally announced the company's three-year commitment to rebuilding troubled fisheries through Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs). Initial FIP work will be in and around the Gulf of Mexico with partners Publix Super Markets and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050203/FLTH026LOGO) Darden's recognition...

Warming Seas Affect European Fish Stocks
2011-09-16 12:45:27

  The first "big picture" study of the effects of rapidly rising temperatures in the northeast Atlantic Ocean shows that a major shift in fish stocks is already well underway. But it isn't all bad news. The research, published Sept. 15 in Current Biology, shows that some fishes' losses are other fishes' gain. The study led by Dr Steve Simpson of the University of Bristol in collaboration with researchers from eight other institutions, is the first to combine a suite of European...

Accidental Sea Turtle Deaths Down, But Still Too High
2011-09-15 04:48:28

  Some 4,600 sea turtles are accidentally caught and killed in U.S. fisheries every year, a 94 percent reduction since 1990, according to a new study published this month in the journal Biological Conservation. However, the progress may not be enough to sustain turtle populations, according to researchers at Duke University's Project Global and Conservation International, who conducted the study. The use of turtle-excluder devices (TEDs), or large holes that allow the sea...

2011-09-07 13:18:00

Latest Results from Largest-Ever Research Initiative Point to New Ways for Aquariums, Zoos, and Museums to Increase Conservation Action WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans from "sea to shining sea" finish enjoying the summer, a new report offers insight into public opinion about the environment, including the need to conserve and safeguard the health of our ocean. "The latest research indicates that most Americans want to be seen as 'being green'," said Bill...

2011-09-07 13:14:16

Scientists find nearly all deep-sea fisheries unsustainable, call for stopping unsustainable fisheries and government subsidies that support them A team of leading marine scientists from around the world is recommending an end to most commercial fishing in the deep sea, the Earth's largest ecosystem. Instead, they recommend fishing in more productive waters nearer to consumers. In a comprehensive analysis published online this week in the journal Marine Policy, marine ecologists,...