Many marine species’ habitats may shift in response to warming seas

New predictions reveal how global warming may shift the geographic distribution of 686 marine species that inhabit North America's Atlantic and Pacific continental shelves,...

Climate change to cause dramatic drop in Persian Gulf biodiversity

The Persian Gulf, also known as the Arabian Gulf, may lose up to 12 per cent of its marine biodiversity in some areas before...

Boosting livelihoods and conservation practices among small-scale fishermen

Around the UK, there are hundreds of coastal communities supporting the livelihoods of hard-working small-scale fishermen. Enabling them to secure a sustainable income has always...

New study reveals cost of 2017 salmon fisheries closure

Last year's closure of the commercial ocean salmon troll fishery off the West Coast is estimated to have cost $5.8 million to $8.9 million...

Walleye fish populations are in decline

Walleye, an iconic native fish species in Wisconsin, the upper Midwest and Canada, are in decline in northern Wisconsin lakes, according to a study published this...

Dolphins tear up nets as fish numbers fall

Fishing nets suffer six times more damage when dolphins are around - and overfishing is forcing dolphins and fishermen ever closer together, new research...

Fighting illegal fishing

Short-term pain for long-term gain. When applied to the reform of global fisheries, this strategy could yield enormous benefits. If only it were that easy. For...

Herring could benefit from an altered food chain

  As soon as they start life, it's all about survival for juvenile young fish. They must learn to catch prey and to escape enemies....

Coral reefs suffering despite outlawing damaging fishing practices

Some of the fishing methods used in today's small-scale fisheries are causing more damage to coral reefs than ever, a new UBC study has...

Marine reserves sustain broader fishing efforts

New research from Florida Institute of Technology finds that fish born in marine reserves where fishing is prohibited grow to be larger, healthier and...

Sustainable ocean development

Earth's vast and vital oceans are a critical source of economic productivity, but issues of space management, interindustry conflict and environmental degradation often limit...

Largest Chinook salmon disappearing from West Coast

The largest and oldest Chinook salmon -- fish also known as "kings" and prized for their exceptional size -- have mostly disappeared along the...

More than half the world’s ocean are commercially fished

More than half of the world's oceans are exposed to industrial fishing activities, a new study, conducted at unprecedented scale, reveals. Peak fishing activity,...

Listening to data could be the best way to track salmon migration

Sound could be the key to understanding ecological data: in a new study in Heliyon, researchers have turned chemical data that shows salmon migration patterns...

Misperception of poaching on reefs and its remedy

New research has revealed the tiny minority of fishers who poach on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) think the illegal practice is justified, because...