Showing posts with label Fisheries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fisheries. Show all posts

Friday, 1 November 2019

'Landmark New Research' Links Neonics With Collapse of Fisheries


Why fish ARE getting smaller (Video)

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Wednesday, 7 August 2019

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.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

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.



Friday, 18 May 2018

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.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

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."

Friday, 1 December 2017

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 Josef Knecht

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

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.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Saturday, 3 September 2016

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.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

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.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

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.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

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.

Monday, 20 June 2016

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.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Millions of Dead Fish Washing Up on Vietnam’s Shores

EcoWatch

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.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

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.

Monday, 4 April 2016

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

DESMOGCANADA
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.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

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.

Could a million freshwater turtles help clean up some of Australia's polluted rivers? A team of scientists believes, they could!

by Larry Powell The freshwater turtle, Emydura macquarii. Credit: Claudia Santori. For well over a century,  freshwater fis...