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April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017

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

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

Using Tropical Microbes to Improve the Environment

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers are harnessing properties in tropical microbes to address a variety of environmental, agricultural and aquacultural ... read more

Catch Shares Slow the 'Race to Fish'

Apr. 5, 2017 — A detailed analysis of 39 US fisheries shows that catch share programs slow the 'race to fish,' reducing costs and occupational hazards for fishermen, improving product quality, and ... read more

How to Clamp Down on Cyanide Fishing

Apr. 3, 2017 — Spraying cyanide in tropical seas can quickly and cheaply stun fish, allowing them to be easily captured and sold. But most countries where aquarium fish are collected have outlawed the method, which ... read more

Red Snapper Reproduction

Mar. 31, 2017 — Recent research conducted on the long-term issue of age distribution of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico indicates that older fish, age eight and up are more reproductive than younger fish were over ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — More than three decades of data on the physical, chemical and biological variables in 11 Midwestern lakes show that while lake temperatures and nutrient concentrations rise within relatively expected ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Unlike most animals, sea lampreys, an invasive, parasitic species of fish damaging the Great Lakes, could become male or female depending on how quickly they grow, according to a new ... read more

Unrestricted Improvements in Fishing Technology Threaten the Future of Seafood

Mar. 27, 2017 — Future improvement of fishing technology poses a threat for the global fishery that could be greater than climate change, new research suggests. The results suggest that we may have recently passed ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — 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 ... read more

Fish Evolve by Playing It Safe

Mar. 21, 2017 — New research supports the creation of more marine reserves in the world's oceans because, the authors say, fish can evolve to be more cautious and stay away from fishing ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — A new species of blind, Amazonian catfish was named for the discoverer's young daughter, who frequently goes on trips to the field with ... read more

When the Sea Ice Melts, Juvenile Polar Cod May Go Hungry

Mar. 15, 2017 — Polar cod fulfil a key role in the Arctic food web, as they are a major source of food for seals, whales and seabirds alike. But the polar cod themselves might soon be the hungry ... read more

New Study Identifies Ancient Shark Ancestors

Mar. 14, 2017 — New research based on x-ray imaging provides the strongest evidence to date that sharks arose from a group of bony fishes called acanthodians. Analyzing an extraordinarily well-preserved fossil of an ... read more

Fish Oil Supplements May Help Prevent Death After MI but Lack Evidence of CV Benefit for General Population

Mar. 13, 2017 — Omega-3 fish oil supplements prescribed by a healthcare provider may be reasonable for patients who have had a heart attack. Patients with heart failure may also benefit from supplementation with ... read more

Fish and Mercury: Detailed Consumption Advisories Would Better Serve Women Across US

Mar. 9, 2017 — Among women of childbearing age in the US, fish consumption has increased in recent years while blood mercury concentrations have decreased, suggesting improved health for women and their babies, a ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — An ancient fish species with unusual scales and teeth from the Kuanti Formation in southern China may have evolved prior to the 'Age of Fish', according to a new ... read more

Fish, Selective Hunting Strategies and a Delayed-Return Lifestyle Among Ancient Foragers

Mar. 8, 2017 — A unique trove of bone material from the 9,200 year old coastal settlement Norje Sunnansund in Blekinge, Sweden, has revealed that surprisingly sophisticated hunting strategies were used at the time. ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Aquaculture, or fish farming, is one of the fastest growing sectors of agriculture in the world today. However, farmers in the United States who wish to capitalize on this momentum face regulatory ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Researchers keep discovering surprises in the Atlantic cod genome. The most recent study has revealed an unusual amount of short and identical DNA sequences, which might give cod an evolutionary ... read more

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