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'Landmark New Research' Links Neonics With Collapse of Fisheries

Common Dreams "Marine Life"   by  Andrey Narchuk  is licensed under  CC BY-NC-SA 4.0  "Just awful, what gruesome harm we are inflicting on the environment." Story here. RELATED: Two stories by Larry Powell. New Studies Show Farm Chemicals Are Affecting More Than Bees. Bird Populations are Declining, Too.  Is modern agriculture’s hold on nature becoming a death grip? Will New Research From Europe Nudge Canada into a "Neonic" Ban?

Why fish ARE getting smaller (Video)


Industrial fishing behind plummeting shark numbers

Science News Research finds marine predators are significantly smaller and much rarer in areas closer to people. Story here. An ocean "white-tip" shark. Photo by NOAA.

Commercial fishing banned across much of the Arctic

The Guardian International agreement will protect vast areas of sea that have opened up as the ice melts . Story here.  Fishboats in Norway. Photo by Kristian Magnus Kenstad.

Salmon with side effects: Aquacultures are polluting Chile's rivers with a cocktail of dissolved organic substances

ScienceNews Salmon farming in Reloncavi Estuary, Chile. Photo by  Pablo Rodríguez Tasty, versatile, and rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids: salmon is one of the most popular edible fish of all. Shops sell fish caught in the wild, but their main produce is salmon from breeding farms which can pollute rivers, lakes and oceans. Just how big is the problem? Scientists are working to answer this question by examining the dissolved organic compounds which enter Chile’s rivers from salmon farms. They warn that these substances are placing huge strain on ecosystems and are changing entire biological communities. More here.

Leaked report warns Cambodia's biggest dam could 'literally kill' Mekong river

The Guardian A narrows in the Meykong - Laos. Photo by Hector Garcia. Government-commissioned report says proposed site is the ‘worst possible place’ for hydropower due to impact on wildlife. More here. RELATED: " Mekong - a River Rising. "

Nations agree to ban fishing in Arctic Ocean for at least 16 years

Science Nine nations and the European Union have agreed to place the central Arctic Ocean off-limits to commercial fishers for at least the next 16 years. The pact will give scientists time to understand the region’s marine ecology and the potential impacts of climate change. Story here. Fishing boat in the Arctic. Photo by J osef Knecht

Lake Trout adjust their behaviour in the face of a changing climate, new Canadian study reveals.

UM TODAY                      News The scientists observed a reduction in the fish’s growth and condition, which can impact their reproductive success. Story here.

Ten million tons of fish wasted every year despite declining fish stocks

ScienceDaily Industrial fishing fleets dump nearly 10 million tonnes of good fish back into the ocean every year, according to new research. Story here.

World's Biggest Sockeye Run Shut Down as Wild Pacific Salmon Fight for Survival

Eco Watch Adult sockeye salmon.  Marvina Munch, U.S.  Fish and Wildlife Service For as long as people have lived in the area, salmon have been an important food source. But something is happening to Pacific coast salmon. Story here. RELATED: " Disastrous Fraser River salmon run eclipses 2009 collapse -  Warmer waters, overfishing, fish farm impacts all likely contributed to this year's dismal returns: environmental group"

Closing the High Seas to Fishing Could Save Coastal Fisheries

EcoWatch Researchers from the University of British Columbia say that closing the high seas to fishing could help coastal fisheries, increasing catches by 10 percent. But our waters are now more polluted than ever, threatening the entire food chain. Story here.

Global Fish Production Approaching Sustainable Limit, UN Warns

theguardian Around 90% of the world’s stocks are now fully or overfished and production is set to increase further by 2025, according to report from UN’s food body. Story here.

Climate Change Claims a Bolivian Lake, and an Identity

The New York Times The water receded and the fish died. They surfaced by the tens of thousands, belly-up, and the stench drifted in the air for weeks. Story here.

Canada's Fishery in Severe Decline, Warns Ocean Watch Group

NATIONAL OBSERVER An Atlantic roughie. Photo credit NOAA A leading conservation group, OCEANA, has sounded an alarm over the state of Canada’s fishery in a new report that reveals that less than 25 per cent of the country’s fish stocks are considered healthy and the status of almost half is unknown. Story here.

Salmon Stocks Likely to Diminish in B.C. This Year: DFO

NATIONAL OBSERVER Chinook salmon. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced new federal action to bring back struggling Atlantic salmon on Canada's East Coast, a panel of DFO scientists on Canada's West Coast said the outlook for Pacific salmon has declined from previous years. Story here.

Millions of Dead Fish Washing Up on Vietnam’s Shores

Eco Watch Vietnam  has a fish problem and the government isn’t talking about it. Since April, millions of  dead fish have been washing up on Vietnam’s shores. Story here.

Newfoundland Cod Achieves Sustainability Milestone

World Wildlife Fund A Newfoundland cod fishery has for the first time  been certified  sustainable, a significant achievement  that demonstrates how a  science-based approach to  managing fish populations and  fisheries delivers  conservation success. Story here.

BC Hydro's Bizarre, Multi-Million Dollar Boondoggle to Save Fish from Site C Dam

DESMOG CANADA In a scenario that sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, bull trout and other fish will travel in trucks past the Site C dam for 100 years as part of BC Hydro’s strategy to save the threatened fish species from disappearing from the Peace River. Story here.

At The Arctic Ice Edge

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Could a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Plant Wipe Out Salmon in Northern B.C? Russian Researchers Fear So.

NATIONAL OBSERVER The pink salmon runs in Aniva Bay, once among the largest largest in the world, collapsed after Shell built its LNG facility on the Russian island of Sakhalin in the late 90s. Story here.