Oysters are filter-feeders. That means they suck in the water around them, filtering out the plankton and bits of dead animals and waste that they eat, then spit the water back out, free of that waste. The process feeds the oysters, produces food for humans, and cleans the water around them. Exactly how much these […]
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When local sea turtle populations declined, the communities of Magdalena Bay joined together to save them, improving their fisheries at the same time.
A new report shows that Pacific bluefin tuna stocks are down 96.4% from unfished levels.
NASA’s Earth Observatory posted this image of the Korea and the Yellow Sea at night. The bright group of lights in the center is South Korea. China is the left third of the image and Japan is on the right. Why is the sea so well-lit, you might ask? Those are factory fishing operations.
Several nations agreed last week not to catch whale sharks while fishing for tuna. Whale shark numbers have declined in recent decades, along with the populations of other shark species, but whale sharks are often targeted intentionally.
Putting a mild electric field on fishing weights may save endangered hammerhead sharks from becoming part of the bycatch.
The European Union has decided to continue subsidizing fishing at least until 2017.
“Don’t waste your food” takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to bycatch.
Aquaponics is such a great idea. The fish and vegetables lived in a closed system, which means the water is basically reused over and over. Fish supply nutrients to plants and plants do the same. The space required is minimal, too. At least compared to conventional fish farming and field-raised vegetables.
New research shows that fisheries managers can improve profits from sustainable fisheries given the right combination of tools.
NOAA released their annual report this week, which shows that U.S. fisheries are improving.
A new study indicates that some fisheries have not been overfished – yet.