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May 25, 2015

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May 25, 2015

May 18, 2015 — A new approach to the difficult tradeoffs that environmental managers face when choosing between environmental sustainability and profitability has been recommended by experts. The findings could ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Projects that stimulate sustainable fishing in developing countries often get no further than good intentions. Thus, some of the imported fish sold in European and North American shops may be less ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Sturgeons are among the most threatened fish species worldwide. To ensure that one day these living fossils will return to our rivers in large numbers, European scientists are collaborating on ... read more

Populated Puget Sound Sees Stark Shifts in Marine Fish Species

May 8, 2015 — The most populated areas of Puget Sound have experienced striking shifts in marine species, with declines in herring and smelt that have long provided food for other marine life and big increases in ... read more

May 7, 2015 — A new study shows that cichlid fish reared in larger social groups from birth display a greater and more extensive range of social interactions, which continues into the later life of the fish. ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Good management has brought the $559 million United States sea scallop fishery back from the brink of collapse over the past 20 years. However, its current fishery management plan does not account ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A new tool ranks the vitality of a fishery by looking at its economic and community benefits as well as its ecological health. Since 2010, researchers have visited and studied fisheries ranging from ... read more

May 5, 2015 — For decades, researchers have tried to find out what regulates changes in salmon when they transform from being freshwater to saltwater fish. Now they have come a little closer to an answer. A new ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Researchers are looking at how the biomechanics of clingfish could be helpful in designing devices and instruments to be used in surgery and even to tag and track whales in the ocean. Clingfish are ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — "Gag grouper? That's our money fish," said a charter boat captain out of Clearwater, Florida, on the state's western shore. "That's what brings customers to the ... read more

Lousy Sockeye Are Lousy Competitors

May 1, 2015 — A key discovery has been made regarding Fraser River sockeye's vulnerability to sea lice. Their recently published research indicates that juvenile Fraser River sockeye salmon that are highly ... read more

Sustainability Progress Should Precede Seafood Market Access, Researchers Urge

Apr. 30, 2015 — Fishery improvement projects -- programs designed to fast-track access to the world seafood market in exchange for promises to upgrade sustainable practices -- need to first make good on those ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — Researchers have discovered areas with extremely low levels of oxygen in the tropical North Atlantic, several hundred kilometers off the coast of West Africa. The levels measured in these 'dead ... read more

Long-Sought Biomarker for Chronic Stress in Fish Discovered

Apr. 29, 2015 — A long-sought biomarker for chronic stress in fish has now been discovered. Fish faced with stressful stimuli launch an endocrine stress response through activation of the ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Asian carp. Burmese python. Hemlock woolly adelgid. These are just some of the most destructive pests and the world's worst invasive species that raise the hackles of fisherman, farmers, and ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — A powerful new model has been developed by a multidisciplinary team, described as a tool to help decision makers maximize the cost-effectiveness of barrier removal projects that also restore ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Several species of fish — including the peppered chub and the plains minnow — were found to be severely declining in the Great Plains. A new article documents a reduction in water flow in Great ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — As well as being a beautiful species capable of changing its colour, shape and even gender, new research shows that parrotfish, commonly found on healthy coral reefs, can also play a pivotal role in ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — For reef-building corals, sponges do not make good neighbors. Aggressive competitors for space, sponges use toxins, mucus, shading, and smothering to kill adjacent coral colonies and then grow on ... read more

Genetics Provides New Clues About Lionfish Invasion

Apr. 23, 2015 — New genetic data suggest the red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, according to a new ... read more

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