Menhaden is a tiny fish with a big impact on the ecosystem. Because of recent overfishing, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission recommended a change in the amount of catch allowed this year from 92% of the spawning population to 70%.
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Discount retailer Target announced they will sell only sustainable, traceable fish by 2015.
The Glines Canyon Dam is coming down. The dam has been blocking the natural water flow of the Elwha River and salmon migration route for a century.
A third Pacific salmon has been found with infectious salmon anemia. Until the recent finding of two wild Pacific salmon with infectious salmon anemia, the virus has only been found in the Atlantic Ocean, where it originated, and in Atlantic salmon being farmed in the Pacific Ocean.
A dike built to separate the Northern Aral Sea from the Southern Aral Sea has restored enough of the ecosystem that the fisheries have rebounded. There’s still a long way to go, but it’s a good start.
The ecology of the Great Lakes has been struggling for many years. Parts of them are dead and others are dying. “Feast and Famine in the Great Lakes” examines the reasons why.
A community in Mexico pulled together to conserve marine life in their area, and it worked!
Gordon Ramsey tries Shark Fin’s stoup for the first time and video tapes the event, and what followed afterwards.
In 2020, four dams obstructing the Klamath River in northern California may finally reach their demise. For many decades, salmon have not been able to reach the upper portions of the river, and the dams have created an unhealthy environment responsible for massive fish kills and closed commercial salmon fishing along the California and Oregon […]
Human activity is not only causing increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in our atmosphere, but our oceans are suffering as well. CO2 absorption causes the water to become more acidic, which in turn alters marine life’s natural instincts to avoid predation. Researchers fear the results will have “far-reaching consequences for the sustainability of fish populations”. […]
So it happened. The first Asian carp was found past the electric barrier designed specifically to keep them out of Lake Michigan. And the thing weighed 20 pounds. After several suits against Illinois to close the shipping waterways that separate the Mississippi River and Great Lakes water basins and losing every time, including in the […]
Here’s the theory: climate change contributes to rising temperatures and dropping water levels, which in turn leads to lower catch volume and smaller fish, which pushes some Lake Naivasha fishermen in Nairobi’s Rift Valley to cast their nets into the world of crime. Naivasha police say that most of their recent arrests for kidnapping, rape, […]