Fisheries News
May 27, 2017

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May 27, 2017

May 11, 2017 — The aquatic environment is full of tantalizing chemicals that can guide a fish to mates or meals. Now, scientists in Japan have identified the olfactory receptor and brain circuitry that picks up the ... read more

May 11, 2017 — Farming crickets for human consumption is less of a burden on the environment than other livestock production systems according to a new study. Results suggest that insect farming systems can be ... read more

May 10, 2017 — As nearly 75 percent of the United State's largest dams approach the high maintenance years, safety and economics figure large in decisions to fix or replace. A recent study makes a case to ... read more

May 9, 2017 — The movement of the dentex, a fish living in rocky sea floors and marine lands in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, is influenced by the changes in ocean temperatures, according to a study carried ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Annual killifish are an excellent animal model for research on interactions between genes and the environment during development. A new article describes the development of one particular South ... read more

May 8, 2017 — Studying how our bodies metabolize lipids such as fatty acids, triglycerides, and cholesterol can teach us about cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other health problems, as well as reveal basic ... read more

Bravery May Cost Fish Their Lives

May 4, 2017 — Fish that show bravery often become prey themselves, whereas shyer individuals survive to a greater extent. Researchers have now successfully established a connection between bold personalities and ... read more

Fish Step Up to Lead When Predators Are Near

May 3, 2017 — Some fish within a shoal take on the responsibilities of leader when they are under threat from predators, new research ... read more

May 3, 2017 — Marine biologists for the first time have documented a wealth of fish in the 'vastly underexplored' deep coral reefs off Hawaii Island. The study gives fishery managers a more complete ... read more

May 3, 2017 — Fish perceive changes in water currents caused by prey, conspecifics and predators using their lateral line. The tiny sensors of this organ also allow them to navigate reliably. However, with ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — In the spring when water temperatures start to rise, rainbow trout that have spent several years at sea traveling hundreds of miles from home manage, without maps or GPS, to find their way back to ... read more

Larger Schooling Fish Found to Have Stronger Attraction Forces

Apr. 26, 2017 — In schooling fish, collective movement emerges as a result of multiple social interactions between individuals. In a new study, larger individuals have been found to display stronger attraction ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists used images from satellites and flyovers to count the number of small boats, or pangas, to find that fishing in Gulf of California, which separates Baja California and mainland Mexico, is ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are not in better environmental shape than the rest of the ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists used a powerful genetic technique to test seafood dinners sold in six District restaurants and found 33 percent had been mislabeled. The swaps, they found, were mostly with closely related ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Scientists have discovered prey detector neurons in the visual system that project to the feeding center in the hypothalamus, and they observed neurons in this circuit firing upon seeing prey. The ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Understanding the severity of the BP oil spill has led researchers to a barcoding fish eggs. This will help them to determine where fish are spawning, hopefully leading toward the creation of ... read more

Fish Cooperate for Selfish Reasons

Apr. 19, 2017 — Why do animals help raise offspring that aren't their own? A new study shows that fish cooperate to raise another fish's offspring to reduce their own risk of being eaten by a ... read more

Banning Transshipment at-Sea Necessary to Curb Illegal Fishing, Researchers Conclude

Apr. 18, 2017 — Banning transshipment at-sea -- the transfer of fish and supplies from one vessel to another in open waters -- is necessary to diminish illegal fishing, a team of researchers has concluded after an ... read more

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