Study shows land-locked Atlantic salmon also use magnetic field to navigate

A new study shows that Atlantic salmon use the Earth's magnetic field as a navigational tool - much like their cousins, Pacific salmon -...

Few hatchery brook trout genes present in Pennsylvania watershed wild fish

Despite many decades of annual brook trout stocking in one northcentral Pennsylvania watershed, the wild brook trout populations show few genes from hatchery fish,...

Effective fisheries management can reduce extinction risk of marine fish stocks

Numerous studies have highlighted that climate change impacts will put vulnerable marine species at risk of local and even global extinction; however, local actions...

New study highlights shark protections, vulnerability to fishing

A new analysis shows that the habitats of three shark species (great hammerhead, tiger, and bull sharks) are relatively well protected from longline fishing...

The value of seagrass in securing a sustainable planet

Researchers believe that improving knowledge of how seagrasses are important for biodiversity, fisheries and our global carbon cycle in turn needs to be reflected...

Shared management, communication key to success in fisheries

Intertidal ecosystems and the small-scale fisheries they support are an important part of coastal economies, environments, and cultures. Globally, fisheries such as the soft-shell...

Recreational fisheries pose threat to skittish sea turtles

Every summer, thousands of amateur scallopers flock to the warm coastal waters of Florida's Crystal River region, anchor their boats and reap the delicious...

Fish body shape holds key to make fishery management cheaper, easier

A simple body-shape analysis can reveal what part of the ocean a fish came from, according to a new study from Smithsonian scientists working...

New oceanographic insight pinpoints marine ‘hotspots of risk’

Increased computing power has given fisheries researchers new tools to identify "hotspots of risk," where ocean fronts and eddies bring together masses of fish,...

Dolphins deliberately killed for use as bait in global fisheries

Important new research released ahead of World Oceans Day exposes the widespread practice of killing aquatic mammals such as dolphins, sea lions, seals and...

A little water could make a big difference for endangered salmon

Even small amounts of running water--less than a gallon per second--could mean the difference between life or death for juvenile coho salmon in coastal...

Getting conservationists and fishers on the same page

Historically, fisheries and the conservation community have struggled to find common ground. The tension between one's desire to turn a profit and the other's...

New study highlights opportunity to restore abundance to reef fisheries

Unsustainable fishing has depleted coastal fisheries worldwide, threatening food security and cultural identity for many coastal and island communities, including in Hawai'i. A recently...

World’s biggest fisheries supported by seagrass meadows

The study entitled 'Seagrass meadows support global fisheries production' published in Conservation Letters, provides evidence that a fifth of the world's biggest fisheries, such as...

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,...