Browsing the "Fisheries" Tag

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Factory Fishing in the Yellow Sea

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.

December 18th

Bluefin Tuna Numbers Are Up

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.

October 12th

Aral Sea Fisheries Return

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.

October 26th

Oceans Without Fish in 40 Years?

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 […]

June 2nd