Fisheries ranges are moving due to climate change. Scientists had expected marine animals to move toward the poles to escape the warming waters. What they found is that many animals have, but animals along the California coast and in the Gulf of Mexico had headed south. How to explain this?
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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.
Bluefin tuna numbers are increasing, giving hope to the fisheries that depend on them. Since the trend of the numbers is uncertain – will the tuna continue increasing in numbers, or is this just a population blip? – the World Wildlife Fund is encouraging decision makers to keep tuna fishing quotas where they are.
“Don’t waste your food” takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to bycatch.
Since the Elwha Dam was removed less than five months ago, salmon have already been spotted in the newly opened section of the river.
If your kids are pestering you about salmon and why they migrate so far, this is the video for you. Actually, it’s a pretty good introduction for adults, too.
NOAA released their annual report this week, which shows that U.S. fisheries are improving.
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.
Ok, “without fish” is a little bit of an overstatement, but a new report out by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and leading economists warns us that if fishing policies don’t change, all commercial fisheries could collapse in the next 40 years, which is pretty dramatic. UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner […]